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IPIM 2020 Online program

Update regarding COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 virus and its unpredictable course, the committee has decided to change this years Summer School into an online program, which can be followed from any location. Of course this means that there will be changes in both the program and costs, but we will keep all our applicants up to date as much as possible. Even though the situation has changed, we are still working hard to make the IPIM Summer School a great success. Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

Summer School Innovation in Medicine 2019
Summer School Innovation in Medicine 2019

Industry Perspectives on Innovative Medicine Summer School

In August 2020 the sixth edition of the Industry Perspectives on Innovative Medicine (IPIM) Summer School will take place in Groningen, the Netherlands. IPIM aims to teach students about private sector priorities and the societal impact of their research, in order to help them to become fully equipped translational researchers.

Industry Perspectives on Innovative Medicine (IPIM), is a one-week interactive school for advanced undergraduate and master students who want to learn about the broader, non-academic, setting of biomedical research. The participants in this international Summer School come from all over the world. IPIM provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn from different speakers from the private sector (e.g. Pharma, Drug Development, Biotech, Diagnostics and Food & Nutrition), as well as experts in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Rights, and Research Funding.

Participants gain insight into non-academic decision making processes and the societal value of biomedical research. Additionally, they get experience in implementing new concepts in their research proposals, including customer value, competition, competitive advantage, and team importance.

The week-long school is split between guest speakers, site visits and interactive workshops, where students work in groups guided by experienced business coaches to form a business proposal based on some of their own research. During the final day of IPIM participants present their group proposal as an investor pitch in front of an expert jury. The pitch deemed the most original and commercially viable is awarded a prize.

The programme of the 2020 IPIM Summer School will be similar to the 2019 programme, and will be updated upcoming spring.

Dates 23 - 28 August 2020
Deadline for application 1st of June 2020
Level MA/PhD/Postdoc/Practitioners
Coordinator Gerben Gotlieb
Fee exclusive housing €60
Partners University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship (UGCE)
Business Generator Groningen
Healthy Ageing Campus
Faculties Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Economics & Business
Contact email: summerschoolIPIM
partners of IPIM
partners of IPIM
Last modified:12 May 2020 12.50 p.m.