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Target group

Scientists (PostDoc and more advanced) currently preparing a scientific project application or working in a scientific project that has potential for applied results. Participants that have attended all four moduls receive the Vetmeduni certificate. During the workshops the participants will work on their own research projects currently in preparation or already running.

What participants say

"This was an exceptional PE seminar series, which more than met my expectations! The topics about project writing with emphasis on project communication, dissemination and impact as well as IP, patents, funding sources, and finally exploitation of ideas have been thoroughly covered; the speakers were from a broad range of expertise and working fields with a lot of knowledge and experience, and were quite good at keeping our attention, interest and concentration. Examples and exercised nicely rounded up the individual seminars! Excellent course – can absolutely recommend that!"

"The Entrepreneurial course is really useful and met my expectation. I learned the working steps when planning to apply for grants, and the way I can exploit my works and ideas for further commercial purposes."

"Thank you again for inviting excellent speakers and organising such a wonderful workshop! The four sessions covered the most important aspects on entrepreneurship for academics (financing, IP and marketing). All speakers are real experts in their field, who shared with us their experiences and provided us very useful tools. In addition, I really enjoyed having in-depth discussions with the speakers and other participants. I’ve recommended the course to my colleaguesJ"

"The course met my expections, especially the small exercises were fun and quite useful. Within a regular working day at university you usually don't have time to really think about transferring your science into a business idea - during the course you are encouraged to do so. It was also great to meet other colleagues and get some new input.  Btw, I really liked the talk about the global animal health market.. really interesting insights!! Thank you for organising this course, it was a really great experience."

"The Entrepreneurial Basics at Vetmeduni is a must! Practical paramount information about science that we do not think much about. On top, we had fun and the trainers were amazing people!"

Modul 1 Impact and Dissemination

Tuesday, 03.10.2023 13.00-17.00

FFG Expert:  Astrid Hoebertz

What does „impact“ mean and what is included?
How can I investigate the impact of my project?
What comprises non-commercial dissemination?
Practise the phrasing of the impact of your project!


Modul 2 Commercial Assessment

Wednesday, 11.10.2023 13.00 - 17.00

Expert:  Stephan Jung, WU Vienna

What is the environment of my scientific field?
How does the market look like?
Who could be customers?
What are funding opportunities for applied projects?


Modul 3 Intellectual property

Tuesday, 17.10.2023 13.00 - 17.00

Experts:  Manuela Loidl, Marita Preims, Redl Patent Attorneys

Which intellectual properties rights (IPR) exist?
Why and when should you consider IP protection?
How is IPR handled at Vetmeduni Vienna?
Where and how can you search for patents yourself?


Modul 4 Commercial Exploitation

Tuesday, 24.10.2023 13.00 - 17.00

Expert: Vladislav Kurtev, Business Development, Richter Pharma

animal/veterinary health market
my business model 
Cooperation with industry partners