Entrepreneurial training for Junior Researchers

Organised by the Junior Researcher Development Programme and Science for Society

2017.11.14 | Annemarie Etzerodt

Date Mon 05 Feb
Time 09:00 11:12
Location Meetingroom 1. Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
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Engaging Research expertise with societal change: Combining academic knowledge with value creation 

This course focuses on how to combine your academic knowledge and competences with value for society. Starting with your research domain and academic expertise you will explore the potential links to other areas of academia, industry, the public sector or to investigate becoming an entrepreneur. You will relate your knowledge and expertise to potential problems or challenges in society. Through participation in this course you will be able to articulate your expertise to the public domain (supplementing traditional paper writing), a new potential career path or a business idea.

The course will be taught by:

Associate Professor Sarah Robinson srobin@tdm.au.dk and Special Consultant Helle Meibom Færgemann hmf@tdm.au.dk

Course outline

2 full teaching days:

  • 5 February 2018, 9.00-15.00
  • 19 March 2018,

Number of participants: maximum 30 

The workshop is targeted postdocs and assistant professors, including tenure track

Registration deadline: 19 january 2017 

The course introduces an entrepreneurial process approach that combines your academic knowledge to real life issues to create value for others.  The value created will be stipulated by the individual participant themselves and can take the form of social, environmental, cultural, health and welfare as well as economic value. Participants will explore their own networks, articulate their competences and research experience and work with innovative tools to discover potential nexus between their field and opportunities. Between the teaching days participants will work individually with value creation based on their research interests and expertise. The individual work will be facilitated by the Academic Entrepreneurship team at AU External relations and technology Transfer.

By the end of the course you will have experience of a range of methods that are used in the entrepreneurial process. There is the potential to create start ups if the participant wishes, and to develop an enterprising mindset through the use of a range of tools which can be used for innovative value creation inside work places in the public and private sectors.

Day 1 (5 February 2018, 9.00-15.00):

  • Overview of academic knowledge and competences, network etc.
  • Creativity and ideation
  • Introduction to ethnographic fieldwork

Day 2 (19 March 2018,

  • Presentation of results of the ethnographic work
  • Exploration of links from mapped ressources to other areas of society and concrete problems and challenges in society
  • Articulation of your expertise

Between the teaching days

  • Facilitated individual work with value creation based on research interests and expertise . For the individual work we will be using methods in the field of Academic Value Creation, Function-usage canvas, stakeholder analysis and user-/costumer discovery. The individual work can be supported by workshops in the relevant subjects.

The individual work is facilitated by: Special consultant Anne Sofie Dahlmann Breindahl asb@au.dk and Development Consultant Maija Strala.

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Please fill out this application form and send it to Annemarie Etzerodt, ame@au.dk, before the registration deadline, 19 january 2017. You will be notified whether there is a seat for you at the course, no later than 25 january 2017.  

Junior Researcher, Junior Researcher Track 4, Junior Researcher Track 1