"Extensive and high-quality training modules for researchers"

A Selection of our Training Opportunities
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The ECIU network offers to its researchers extensive and high-quality training modules at the different member universities. Here a selection of the courses, the ECIU is offering.

Classics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Theory

Linköping University
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Sweden

The aim of this course is to present the underpinnings of innovation and entrepreneur­ship. The course covers the literature in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the content includes system perspectives on innovation, the economic foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship, sources of innovation, the resource-based view, creative/innovative work, and organizing for innovation.

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Entrepreneurship

Aalborg University
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Denmark

The offered entrepreneurship events aim to create more awareness among PhDs and Postdocs about the possibility of pursuing a career as an entrepreneur. The workshops and events on entrepreneurship, have close collaboration with the AAU Inkubator, and seek to inspire young researchers through stories of AAU PhD entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurship Programme (ENP)

Linköping University
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Sweden

In the programme PhD students, post-docs, researchers as well as business employees having an idea with the intention to start or in the start-up process are welcome to apply. Every participant has access to two personal mentors, which bring a natural connection to the business world. You will furthermore be invited to a network of 200 knowledge-based companies in the region.

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Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice

Linköping University
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Sweden

Today it is generally accepted that a university, besides contributing to research and education, also contributes to social development and encourages learning. In this context, the entrepreneurial university can be seen as an organisation whose strategy and operative structure facilitate its interaction (cooperation) with industry; promotes creativity and ideation; and on the whole, inspires an entrepreneurial approach among co-workers. Entrepreneurship is broad (wide-ranging) in meaning, and includes firm start-up based on research results, development of a course, and collaboration with society. This view of entrepreneurship forms the basis of this course.

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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

The training introduces to the ins and outs of running a virtual company in order to learn about and plan for all aspects related to starting up a company on the basis of a product/service concept. Participants build on this experience by exploring the commercial and financial value of an invention made within the UT (and disclosed to the business development team) in order to assess the attractiveness of it to invest in.

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Innovations and Global Economy

Kaunas University of Technology
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Lithuania

Training on: 

  • knowledge on the fundamentals of innovation and international business theory and global innovation theory and practice
  • creative skills on decision-making about valuable and relevant contributions to science.
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VentureLab International Courses

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

Research-based business development programme for technology-based start-ups.

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A Coming Academic: Innovation, Collaboration and Publishing Strategies

Aalborg University
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Denmark

As a coming  university employee it is important that the researcher can manage himself  and make the necessary investments in establishing and developing a research  network, cooperation and strategies with regard to publishing. In this  presentation is shared some experiences about divagating and ways to go when  a researcher is developing the research profile in cooperation with  colleagues and research groups. Ideas to how to grow and develop research  network and some good advice in relation to involving colleagues nationally  and internationally regarding publishing.

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Basic Management of Research Projects

Linköping University
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Sweden

After the course the participant will be able to improve their personal planning of their own research projects. The curriculum introduces and train elements and methods within personal planning and project management. 

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Developing and Managing Your Research Career

Dublin City University
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Ireland

This course aims to support researchers in looking at their interests and abilities, their career objectives and develop strategies for their career that work for them. The course aims to assist participants to:

  • identify practical ways in which they can take responsibility for their career
  • understand their research career; -identify their transferable skills and work values
  • understand how their motivation impacts on the way they work and why
  • establish how work fits into the rest of their lives
  • identify their personal career objectives and develop practical plans to achieve those objectives.
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IEUA Sharing

University of Aveiro
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Portugal

Events created with the aim of sharing knowledge and entrepreneurial experiences. Held in the Business Incubator at the UAVR and is open to all interested parties to discuss the theme proposed by a guest speaker.

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Maximising your Research Profile

Dublin City University
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Ireland

This course will help to build a toolkit to make the most of research outputs. The focus lies on: - strategies for effective academic writing and considering research from a reviewer and editors viewpoint.

  • targeting at peer-reviewed journals and exploring open-access publication
  • constructing strategies for increasing the impact of a publication
  • presenting effectively to a range of audiences, both inside and outside of academic research
  • managing your on-line research profile using discussion forums, blogs, linkedin and twitter
  • using networking at conferences as a route to increased collaboration and research impact
  • building effective collaborations and maximising your research profile.
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On Stage – Voice, Body Language and Nerves

University of Stavanger
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Norway

The aim of this course is to equip participants with crucial presentation techniques so that they can be more comfortable on stage and focus on delivering their message to the audience. The main objectives of the course is to further develop competences in

  •  presentations skills – how to use body and mind effectively on stage
  • ·achieving contact with the audience – how to communicate effectively and create engagement amongst the audience
  • managing stage – advices and techniques on how to deal with “nerves”
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Professional Competences for Researchers

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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Spain

The aim of the course is to encourage entrepreneurship by focussing on the development of professional competences for researchers. The programme consists of a variety of courses which include: project management, courses on personal motivation, adaptation to change, conflict resolution, leadership, standardization, copyright laws, Data Management, ISO requirements, etc.

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Project Management for Researchers

Aalborg University
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Denmark

By the course focusing on fundamental project management tools, the participant will be able to apply these tools to the own research project immediately after the course. The participant will strengthen the awareness of the different roles of the people involved in the project as well as choosing an appropriate form of communication along the way. The module includes focus on the significance of the project tools in connection with fundraising for the project. Therefore, the module is concluded with a part that addresses fundraising as a theme, in which key specialists from AAU will participate. In the case of "single man projects", academic staff often hold multiple roles within the project, one of which is her/his involvement as a researcher.

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Research Integrity

Dublin City University
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Ireland

The course provides researchers with a better understanding of the obligations and responsibilities that today’s researchers have, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves. It includes practical information that users can quickly apply to their own situations, and that captures the complexity of real-life situations.

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Time Management: How to Plan your Work in a Busy Environment

Dublin City University
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Ireland

At the end of this course, the researcher will be able to:

  • prioritise
  • plan and organise
  • take responsibility for managing interruptions and interactions
  • use a time management balance sheet to allocate your time effectively
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Budget Preparation for Research Proposals

Dublin City University
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Ireland

Objective of this course is to provide guidance to participants on budget preparation for proposals for funding to National Fund, European Commission, or other funders such as charities or industrial sponsors.

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Entrepreneurship and Company Creation

University of Aveiro
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Portugal

Researchers are trained to develop into more holistic, dynamic, business focused, ethical and social responsible entrepreneurs. Through a practical and hands-on approach the researcher will learn about critical entrepreneurial behaviour and attitudes. The attendant will gain knowledge and skills to set and manage a new venture.

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Financial Management for National and European Research Projects

Dublin City University
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Ireland

Objective of this training is to learn participants to: 

  • understand the Research project Cycle from application to final report
  • understand the Principle Investigator responsibilities as a Grant Manager
  • be aware of common problems and issues that arise during the project life cycle from a financial and accounting perspective
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Intellectual Property

Dublin City University
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Ireland

Protection of intellectual property rights is becoming increasingly important as we strive towards a knowledge economy. This course aims to educate researchers about the basic steps of protection and exploitation of intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property as a Business Tool (IPR)

Linköping University
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Sweden

Participants will  gain: 

  • Increased knowledge regarding patents and how and when to file for a  patent
  • Understanding of how patents are used to start a company and how they  are used within a company. 

The course will provide knowledge in:

  • IPR-Patent,  trademark and design
  • Databases and patent comparison
  • Licensing
  • Company IPR  Management
  • Patent as a tool in your business, company and research.
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Philosophy and Governance of Science and Technology

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

Researchers are trained to develop a basic understanding of how science and technology influence the human being and society, focusing on human behaviour, knowledge and values, and on evaluating and governing social change.

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Project Management and Entrepreneurship

University of Aveiro
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Portugal

This training  raises awareness of the increasing importance of project management. The  researcher will acquire knowledge about methods and analytical tools for  planning, evaluating, implementing and controlling projects. The trainee will  acquire an entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to model tasks through  projects.

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Research Ethics

Tampere University of Technology
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Finland

The seminar series raises awareness on research ethics by discussing Authorship in Science and Ethical practices to strengthen research projects.

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Research Ethics, Methodology of Science and Technology

Linköping University
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Sweden

After completing the courses, the participants should be familiar with scientific methodology in general, demonstrated the ability to intellectual independence, scientific reasonableness and ability to make research ethical assessments, as well as demonstrated in-depth insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and human responsibility for how it is used.

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Research Project Management

Tampere University of Technology
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Finland

The training provides knowledge to successfully and efficiently manage research projects. Topics are: Applying for research funding; Defining results documentation and reporting; Project finances, Legal and contractual matters; Research results utilization.

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Technology-Based Entrepreneurship Course (CEBT)

University of Aveiro
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Portugal

In this course, multidisciplinary teams will define the business model strategy, determine its commercial potential as well as study the economic viability of future companies.

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Academic Leadership

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

Subjects: 

  • Effective communication
  • Situational leadership
  • Intervision and coaching
  • Conducting difficult interviews
  • Career and competence development
  • Change management
  • Giving feedback.
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Collaboration as a Researcher, Reflection and Practice on Usefulness and Relevance

Linköping University
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Sweden

Reflections and analytically usage of concepts such as collaboration, valorisation, utilization and impact related to the researchers own area.

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Communications Training for Academics and Researchers

Dublin City University
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Ireland

The course aims to assist participants to: 

  • Learn the art of talking about their research
  • Understand and create impact through media
  • Put their training into practice through mock interviews for print, broadcast and documentaries (participants must select two of these options).

At the end of the course the participants will have learned how to: 

  • be a better and more confident media communicator
  • promote their achievements to the public
  • understand what the media want
  • write and tailor their research message to the target audience
  • communicate through various media
  • print, broadcast, documentary.
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Entrepreneurial (summer school)

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

Developing an entrepreneurial attitude and relevant skills is vital to prepare for life in tomorrow’s world. Not only for aspiring entrepreneurs, but for every researcher.

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Open Innovation Platforms and Entrepreneurial Mindset

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

Y-Kampus is an open-door space for researchers to  develop start-up ideas and network with start-up funders. Y-Kampus is also a  gate to the various open innovation platforms operating in the RIS.

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Supervising PhD Candidates

University of Twente
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The Netherlands

Apply the right  supervision and communication styles for different tasks of a PhD-candidate,  coaching, supervising a planning, negotiating, supervising the writing  process.

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