Course 2: Entrepreneurship in healthcare
Learn how to develop a research idea into a new company from experienced entrepreneurs, life science executives and academics.
As a student at "Entrepreneurship in healthcare" you will experience Scandinavia´s most advanced support systems for healthcare entrepreneurs. Furthermore you will receive basic training in entrepreneurship and how to write a business plan from either Copenhagen Business School or a Norwegian academic institution in Oslo.
The overall aim of this course is that you as a researcher or clinician will learn from experienced life science entrepreneurs or business development executives, how to develop a research idea into business and to develop a business plan.
"Entrepreneurship in healthcare" is a part of The School of Health Innovation (HIS). HIS is a collaborative initiative from University of Oslo, NTNU, and Karolinska Institutet. The school is developed in collaboration with Nansen Neuroscience Network.
Choose between two tracks
You will firstly learn the basic skills of entrepreneurship with the combined support from CBS (Copenhagen Business School) or a Norwegian academic institution in Oslo.
Then you will start as a mentee in a biotech, pharma, health incubator or MedTech company. Your assigned mentor will teach you the basic skills of how to take a business idea into an investable start up.
There are two different tracks offered. Please indicate your interest in your application for which track you are most interested in.
The tracks are:
1) Mentorship in companies in collaboration with CBS in Copenhagen (Bio entrepreneurship)
You can either bring your own project idea that you believe may be commercialized, or you will be given a project idea from the mentor organization. At the CBS track you will work as a group, and develop a business plan as a group.
This track requires up to 7 days of participation in classes at CBS in Copenhagen and approximately 1 full week of mentorship from your business mentor. You and your mentor will decide when and where to meet for the mentorship.
2) Mentorship in companies in collaboration with a Norwegian academic institution (General entrepreneurship)
You can either bring your own project idea that you believe may be commercialized, or you will be given a project idea from the mentor organization. You will use this project idea as the basis for developing a business plan.
This track requires 5 days of participation in classes in Oslo and approximately 1 full week of mentorship from your business mentor. You and your mentor will decide when and where to meet for the mentorship.
Some of the mentor companies and incubators supporting the programme:
- Serendipity partners, VC Fund, Oslo
- AstraZeneca,Gøteborg, Sweden
- Inven2, TTO Oslo
- Pre-Diagnostics (Diagnostics company – Alzheimers) - Oslo
- Network of companies that work with Nansen Neuroscience Network and Oslo Cancer Cluster
- Aleap health incubator - Oslo
The exam will have two parts:
- Development of a written business plan for a research idea that may be commercialized. This idea may be generated from your own research, or given to you from your mentor organization or work group. The business plan should be minimum 10 pages.
- An investor presentation, that will be held at the final meeting in Stockholm in December.
The course gives 5 ECTS.
Practical issues and expenses
There is no course fee, and acommodation is booked and covered by HIS for the duration of the course (not the night before or after). Participants who want to stay longer have to book and cover this themselves.
Participants have to book journeys and cover traveling expenses, or apply to own employer or other funder for covering.
HIS covers lunch and dinner. Dinner includes up to 2 glasses wine/beer/mineral water. Additional beverage must be covered by participants due to Norwegian regulations.
Prerequisite for entry:
- Successful participation in School of Health Innovation course 1 or acceptance by admittance commitee.
- Phd-program in life science, phd graduate life science, post-doc program in life science or clinician.
Time and place
Time period: 3rd of September - 14th of December 2018.
The program will start with a physical kick off meeting in Oslo and finish with a wrap up session in Stockholm.
The kick off meeting in Oslo will be the 3rd-4th of September 2018.
The wrap up meeting in Stockholm will be 13th-14th December 2018.
Applicants should calculate using between six and eight days in total on course 2, including the gatherings in Oslo and Stockholm (the "kick off" and "wrap up").
Application deadline: June 27th.
By sending this application, you commit to attend all classes and engage in all preparatory activities, and Mentorship sessions during the course.
Applicants for the programme will be notified by email approximately two weeks after the application deadline.
Do you have any questions? Please contact Bjarte Reve: email@example.com