Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
CCBIO Research School / Neuro-SysMed Research School

CCBIONeur912: Health Innovation course

The course aims to teach PhD candidates and other researchers how to recognize the close connection between research findings and innovation potential. The course will use examples from our own research environments as well as internationally, to showcase the practical route from idea to patent – and beyond.

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The overall aim of this course is to encourage and enable our PhD students and young researchers to identify and evaluate the innovation potential in their own research projects, and provide them with the knowledge needed to be able to do this. The course will provide inspiration and practical knowledge on alternative ways to realize the innovation potential from research projects. Professional expertise from the Medical Faculty, Division of Research and Innovation at UiB, and the local tech transfer office VIS will provide a good understanding of the legal and practical framework for research-based innovation, including how to protect and exploit their intellectual property. 

The students will also be introduced to the perspective of early stage venture capital fund managers and learn about the available funding instruments for the various stages of development. Last but not least, local and international entrepreneurs from the two centers of excellence will share their experiences with the students. 

Agnete Engelsen (CCBIO) and Magnus Alvestad (Neuro-SysMed) are academically responsible for the new course CCBIO912, Health Innovation, which is a collaboration between CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed

The course will be arranged as a blended learning program with four seminar days of synchronous work and additional resources and assignments available for asynchronous online work.

When: November 8-9 and December 2-3, 2021

Where: Campus Haukeland University Hospital.

Registration: not available yet, so save the date so far! Will be available in Studentweb as of June 1, deadline September 1. 

Open to all, and no fee.

ECTS: approved for 4 ECTS.