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Training Program for Biotech Start-up Business Plan (Biobiz)
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Biobiz®: Commission acts to help researchers acquire biotech business skills
The European Commission is supporting an initiative which aims to help researchers and scientists to acquire the skills needed to turn a good biotechnology idea into a successful business proposition. The Commission has awarded 193,000 euro to the Eurobiobiz company to host a series of workshops designed to educate potential biotech entrepreneurs on business requirements. Designed to deal with the specific characteristics of the biotechnology sector, the workshops will look at issues such as business plans, the dynamics of start-ups and securing capital.
This will be the third round of this sort of workshop, following two previous successful rounds in previous years, with 25 of previous participants having gone on to establish their own companies. The funding for them comes under the Commission's 'Quality of life' programme, part of the Fifth Framework programme.
Remarks: Candidates will be selected according to the maturity of their start up and their ability to show at least a basic understanding of the issues and skills involved.
Workshops will take place between February 2002 and May 2003 in the following cities:
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"Typical Training Agenda" ( - 92 Kb)
The Biobiz® workshops are specifically designed for (potential) entrepreneurs in the biotech sector. Applicants should be researchers with a well though of start-up project. Applicants should have at least a basic understanding of what is involved in starting and running a business and a working knowledge of Excel®. Candidates will be selected preferentially on the basis of the maturity of their start-up plans.
For information or to register, please go to EuroBiobiz website.