Start date TBA
Price, excl. VAT. DKK 10000/EUR 1350
Duration 5 days
Language English

BII summer school 2021

Innovation and commercialisation of your science project

In introducing this new summer school Bioinnovation Institute, in collaboration with CBS Executive, is taking yet another initiative to increase the understanding of innovation and commercialisation among life science researchers.



The summer school will provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of the most common aspects of commercialisation assessments and planning of Biotechnological Innovations. The course will cover BioIndustrials, HealthTech and Therapeutics.

The course is focused on making assessments and decisions about commercialisation of science innovations, potential products and technologies and drafting a science-based business model. The programme will include cases from the pharma and medical industries and industrial sustainability business.

The course covers a broad set of topics including the innovation ecosystem, translation of technology, assessment of unmet needs, idea generation and evaluation, target product profile and minimal viable product, market and industry analysis, strategic value chain design, open and closed innovation, business models and confidentiality considerations in relation to patents.

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Target group

Postdoc´s & young research group leaders from European universities and research institutions.

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What’s in it for you?

After the course, the participant should have skills and competencies that enables him/her to meet the following learning outcomes:


  • Understand the overall commercialisation process of science innovation
  • Understand technology features important for commercialisation
  • Understand basics of unmet needs, applications, markets and competitor analysis
  • Explain how to develop a strong business model for science innovation
  • Be a strong dialogue partner to professionals in the science commercialisation space such as technology transfer professionals, patent attorneys and investors


Use acquired skills in planning for a commercialisation process for new science innovations. These skills include knowledge about when to work in closed and open innovation settings and knowledge about when to seek professional advice for more specific commercialisation activities such as patenting and negotiation.


Capable of applying different commercialisation models for different types of science innovations

Moreover, the Summer School provides an excellent network opportunity for like-minded researchers. We include ample time for discussions and socialising.

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Teaching and learning methods

This summer course is taught using a combination of lectures, interactive seminars, simulation training cases, group work with an emphasis on case discussions in the class. All participants will also work on their own case.

An emphasis is placed on active participation, and several case studies, group work and exercises are used in order to optimize learning and to prepare scientists for future opportunities of commercialisation of research.


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Each application should be accompanied by:

  • A cover letter specifying a clear motivation for participation
  • An abstract describing the science that could potentially form the basis for a business case
  • A short CV

Early application is recommended. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the enrollment will close when the course is full.

Final application date is June 5th 2021.


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Other contributors include:

Academic researchers:

  • Thomas Andresen Professor, Technical University of Denmark
  • Anja Boisen Professor, Technical University of Denmark

Venture capital representatives:

  • PreSeed Ventures
  • EIR Ventures
  • Sunstone Life Science Ventures

Intellectual property rights experts:

  • Høiberg

Industry and start-up contributors:

  • Cirqle
  • Novo Nordisk

 + BII team with extensive business development know-how.


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Registration deadline:
To Be Announced

The course will take place at Bioinnovation Institute, Ole Maaløes Vej 3, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark.

The course starts out on 16 August, 9:00 and ends on Friday 20 August 16:30. The course is expected to run into early evenings Mon-Thur. (catering included)

The course fee is DKK 10,000/EUR 1,350 (excl. Danish VAT) which includes educational programme, course materials and catering during course. The course is partly sponsored by Bioinnovation Institute.

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    Start date
    5 days
    Bioinnovation Institute
    Price, excl. VAT.
    DKK 10000/EUR 1350
    Programdirektør Kim Pedersen
    Program Manager Pia Maj Hvolby