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Great event for PhDs at Oslo Science Park

Nyhet   •   nov 09, 2016 10:14 CET

Coach and actor Torunn Meyer were leading the sessions on how to present the research better (Foto: Oslotech)

More than 40 young scientists were attending the practical Pitch Your PhD-workshop on November 4th. The workshop took place at Oslo Science Park, and is one of many activities to increase entrepreneurship among PhD's.

More than 40 young scientists were attending the practical Pitch Your PhD-workshop on November 4th. Coach and actor Torunn Meyer were leading the sessions on how to present your research better. During five hours the PhDs got tools, training, lots of feedback, reflection - and more training(!). This is helpful whether you apply for a job, need funding for your next project or need investments to build your own startup. To sum up - a workshop that built confidence!

Behind the workshop is Science for society

Science for society is a learning- and networking platform for PhD-students and postdocs, focusing on academic value creation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, and employability. The project runs at Lund University (SE), University of Oslo (NO), University of Aarhus and Aalborg (DK), in addition of Oslotech (NO) and Region Midtjylland (DK) as project partners.

Rektor Ole Petter Ottersen at the University of Oslo is enthusiastic 

This is what he said, introducing the learning platform in December 2015:
- Our students and PhD candidates have enormous potential for innovation. This Nordic effort is going to create new ideas and new businesses, says Rektor of the University, Ole Petter Ottersen, adding;
- Through participation in the Science for Society, the University wants to increase innovation. Science for Society gives us the opportunity to learn from others' best practices and it gives us a wider network within business.

Other offers from the platform are workshops on lean launchpad, business modelling, value creation, competence clarification, CV and cover letter writing, and more.

Yudi Wen is PhD Candidate at Department of Economics, University of Oslo. Here she is pitching to a group of fellow PhDs. (Foto: Astrid B Lund, Oslotech)

And Yudi got feedback, from the left: Siri Anne Dahlum, Dep. Of Political Science, UiO, Daria Kormacheva, Faculty of Arts, Univ of Helsinki and Bayanaa Undraa from Noragric, NMBU (Foto: Astrid B Lund, Oslotech).

Torunn Meyer and Petter Niklasson Hagen were in charge of the workshop that took place at Oslo Science Park. The PhDs attending were from UiO, NMBU, BI, AHO, Cambridge and Helsinki.

Check scienceforsociety.no for upcoming events, and follow the network Science for Society on Facebook

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