Postdocs from across Europe attend Enterprise Fairs to learn about entrepreneurship and corporate venturing. Hosted by Industry members and in partnership with the member Universities, these events explore key issues in entrepreneurship through a series of talks, panel sessions, one-on-one sessions, workshops and networking.
Postdocs have the unique opportunity to meet and gain advice from start-up CEOs, corporate entrepreneurs, marketing and HR experts, IP lawyer and investors. The Enterprise Fairs provide the opportunity to network with industry leaders from across Europe, as well as other postdocs working both in industry and academia.
Very useful to hear experiences of the experts and also other postdocs in similar situations.
Fantastic for meeting like-minded postdocs and talking with industry experts and individuals from start ups. The advice given was not obvious and may prove invaluable for my future plans.
I took something from each presentation or activity but the one on the Minimum Viable Prototype (MVP) particularly resonated with me. It became increasingly clear to me after the presentation that we need to get our device out on the market as soon as possible. That would allow us to get some feedback and explore new avenues of where the device can be used.
Upcoming Enterprise Fairs:
Postdocs 2 innovators Paris
18-20 March 2020
Application process for non PSL postdocs now closed
Previous Enterprise Fairs:
Postdocs 2 innovators Innsbruck
12-14 March 2019
Postdocs 2 innovators Paris Meet-up
21-22 March 2018
DGTL Startup Ecosystem
6-7 Nov 2017, Berlin
Postdocs 2 innovators Cambridge
4-6 November 2019
Photo Credit: Barnabas Csomor
Postdocs 2 innovators Glasgow
19-21 November 2018
23 May 2017, Schlumberger, Cambridge