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Innovation School

Are you interested in working and solving real-life problems? Stop searching – and join our INNOVATION SCHOOL! Join us on a one-semester innovation journey and develop innovative, actionable solutions for real world medical challenges in an interdisciplinary team. The INNOVATION SCHOOL leads you through the whole cycle of innovation from the idea to a viable business product. Guided by professional coaches and mentors, participants will learn to use state of the art innovation methods and practical skills from the vast field of entrepreneurship.

Innovation School by hei_INNOVATION
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The INNOVATION SCHOOL takes place in the winter semester 2022/23. This year’s challenges come directly from the clinical environment of the Heidelberg University Hospital and include a wide range of different fields and areas of its everyday clinical practice. The INNOVATION SCHOOL is designed for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and students from all disciplines, but generally all motivated individuals from Baden-Württemberg are invited to apply. Participants will learn about entrepreneurial skills and the process of innovation. There will be a mixture of on-site and online formats, which take place every Thursday during the Wintersemester 22/23 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

ABOUT INNOVATION SCHOOL

The INNOVATION SCHOOL is organized by hei_INNOVATION at Heidelberg University and supported by the Heidelberg Faculty of Medicine and Heidelberg University Hospital. After five years of continuous advancements and validation, INNOVATION SCHOOL 2022 combines state-of-the art innovation methods with practical skills from the vast field of entrepreneurship. It is a project-based course, during which interdisciplinary teams will develop innovative ideas, first prototypes and business models for real world medical challenges. The challenges come directly from the clinical environment of Heidelberg University Hospital and include a wide range of different fields and areas of its everyday clinical practice. The main target group for the INNOVATION SCHOOL are PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and students. But in general, all motivated individuals from Baden-Württemberg with a passion for or interest in entrepreneurship - from all disciplines and backgrounds - who are committed to improving healthcare are welcome to apply.

The application portal will open soon and the deadline for applications is September 15, 2022.

The INNOVATION SCHOOL is part of the Entrepreneurial Skills Curiculum and succesful completion of the program can be certified with 5 credit points. The program can also be included into the completion of the Entrepreneurial Skills Certificate.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Why does the innovation school cost money?
We have to charge a small fee on participation (10€). In exchange, you will receive food during the program at the opening and closing ceremonies.

What language level is required?
The whole programme will be in English; you have to speak and understand English at least at B2 level.

What technical requirements do you need?
You need a stable internet connection and a laptop or computer which can be used for video calls. We will provide you with accesses to the platforms that will be in use for the online sessions.

How much time do you need?
You should be available in the WS 22/23 during the mandatory workshop sessions on Thursdays from 2-6pm. You can find the detailed programme soon on this website.

Is it possible to get ETCS Credits for participation in the programme?
After successfully participating in the INNOVATION SCHOOL you will get a certificate with ECTS credits. It depends on your faculty and study course, however, if they accept this certificate. Please check with your department or faculty to make sure of that in advance. To receive a certificate an active participation during the live workshop sessions and during the group work is obligatory. The INNOVATION SCHOOL is part of the Entrepreneurial Skills Certificate.

 

Partners of INNOVATION SCHOOL 2022

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