From Scientists to Innovators for Industry (SciFi)

New blended learning program offered by EIT Health

 

You are a (young) scientist wanting to change from an academic, research driven setting to an industry career path? And you have a keen desire to actually apply your research on a medical problem to improve patients’ lives but are concerned if you possess the right skill set in order to make this change to industry?

Then we have exactly the right program for you, where you will learn and apply industry specific skills in order facilitate your transition from academia to industry.

From Scientists to Innovators for Industry / SciFi is a 3 month blended-learning program consisting of online modules (with 7 basic modules and 3 industry specific modules), webinars, mentoring sessions and rounded off by three events (kick-off, mid program and final event).

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Why get involved?
Learn skills that our industry partners considered vital for a successful onboarding to industry:

Soft skills:             Module 1: communication, collaboration

Creative skills:      Module 2: understanding your customer needs, design thinking, prototyping

Module 3: strategic management

Business skills:    Module 4: problem solving & critical thinking

Module 5: project management

Module 6: operational management

Module 7: finance & market access

Industry specific skills:
Bonus modules on: intellectual property, medical device regulation and digital transformation.

  • Learn, apply and present your skills in a team
  • Enjoy coaching from mentors from industry and academia
  • Receive recruitment coaching and networking with potential employers at the final event.

 

 

 


How it works
Depending on your time commitment that you are able to make, we are offering two different tracks: a Full Program and a Light Program.

 

 

 

 

The Full Program: participants take part in the online learning modules (7 core modules and 3 industry specific modules), 3 events and webinars, and additionally also receive mentoring.

  • Take part in kick-off event (08. – 10.09.2021), midterm event (27.10.2021) and final event (02.-03.12.2021)
  • Complete all 7 core modules and min. 1 bonus module
  • Participate in webinars
  • Complete assignments after each module
  • Take at least 2 hours of mentoring
  • Prepare and present final pitch (with a team)
  • Pay a participation fee of 500€ -certificate included (early bird applicants till the 30.05.2021 get a 50% discount and pay 250€)
  • Time commitment from September to December 2021: approximately 4 hours per week

Participants of the mentoring track will work together in multidisciplinary teams of 5 and will jointly develop a solution to a real life industry case, which you will then present to a jury and industry partners at the final event.

The Light Programme: participants take part in the online learning modules (with access to the final event)

  • Complete all 7 core modules and min. 1 bonus module
  • Pay a participation fee of 100€ (early bird applicants till the 30.05.2021 get a 50% discount and pay 50€)
  • participants may receive a certificate (50€)
  • Time commitment from September to December 2021: approximately 1,5 hours per week

For early applicants we are offering a special ‘early bird reduction’ of 50% till the end of May. Further we are going to offer a limited number of industry sponsored places for the Full Programme.

Who should apply?
Young scientists (PhDs and PostDocs) who are interested in starting a career in industry.

Important Dates
Application: 19.04.2021 – 30.06.2021
Kick-off event: 08.-10.09.2021
Modules from 13.09.2021 through to 12.11.2021
Mid Program event: 27.10.2021
Final Event: 02.-03.12.2021

 

SciFi consists of a large consortium of academic and industry partners from MedTech and Pharma
Academic partners:

Industry Partners/ Non-academic Partners:

 

For further information contact:

Joanna Baranowska (main activity leader)

Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Medical University of Lodz

E-mail: joanna.baranowska@umed.lodz.pl

 

Victoria Goldberg (Coordinator FAU)

Central Institute for Medical Engineering (ZiMT)

E-mail: victoria.goldberg@fau.de