PhD Course - Entrepreneurship part 1Title:
Entrepreneurship (part 1): Designing and communicating your work for different audiences in different formats Organiser: Sisse Finken, Associate professor, ITU
Malene Bichel, Singer and process consultant, Copenhagen Dates:
Kristoffer Li, Graphical designer, part of the office for graphical design and research Alexis Mark, Copenhagen
Lene Nielsen, Associate professor, ITU
15-16 November 2018
9:00 15th November 2018 – 16:45 16th November 2018
Skjoldnæsholm Hotel og Konferencecenter Course description:
The symposium is hands-on based and concerns how PhD-students can move their work between, and make an impression in, different professional settings. The aim of the symposium is to work actively with one case, vignette, idea, or research finding, which is to be translated it into different formats (oral and visual presentations) for different audiences, such as e.g. academia, industry, investors, public institutions.
The program of the symposium is composed with the effort to train PhD-students in clearly and innovatively disseminating research outcomes to foster dialogue and/or further collaboration with different addressees.
The symposium is interdisciplinary in focus and cater to PhD-students in all stages of their studies, from newly enrolled to graduates.
Day 1 - Thursday Nov. 15th
PhD-students are asked to bring along a case, vignette, idea, research finding or similar, which is to be worked with during the symposium. The chosen case, vignette, idea or research finding is going to be shortly presented (2 min.) on the first day during in the afternoon after the poster workshop. Upon arrival, Kristoffer Li (graphical designer) presents graphical/layout tools, which are then used for designing posters. After lunch, and following poster designs, there will be time for feedback and dialogue about the work presented.
9:00 leave ITU by bus to Skjoldenæsholm
10:00-10:30 Arrival and coffee. Introduction to the symposium (Sisse Finken)
10:30-11:50 Poster making (Kristoffer Li)
12:00-13:00 lunch + check-in (find your rooms)
13:00-15:00 Poster making/presentations/feedback (Kristoffer Li)
15:00-15:30 Coffee and talk
15:30-16:30 Pitching (2 min.) your cases, vignettes, ideas or research findings shortly presented. Feedback
Time to check email, to relax, or take a walk before dinner?
Socializing (events organized by ITU PhD students)
Day 2 - Friday Nov. 16th
Lene Nielsen (associate professor) gives a lecture on how to present research for industry partners. After a short coffee break, Malene Bichel (singer and process consultant) continues with a performance workshop that aims at improving the body language when presenting for and/or interacting with an audience.
After lunch, there is a short session during which the PhD-students are to make a short oral pitch (2 min.) aimed at industry or other relevant partners outside academia. The pitch is to be formulated using insights from the performance workshop and the morning lecture. A short feedback session on the oral presentations ends day 2.
8:00-9:00 Breakfast + packing
9:00-9:45 Industry presentation (Lene Nielsen)
10:00-12:00 Performance workshop (Malene Bichel)
12:45-13:00 Prepare a 2 min. oral pitch to be presented
14:45-15:45 Bus travel to ITU
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2 ECTS for full attendance
Amount of hours the student is expected to use on the course:
Participation: hours 28 h (1+½ day at Skjoldnæsholm + written exam)
Preparation: hours 28 h (readings + selection of a case, vignette, idea, research finding, or similar)
2 pages about the topic of the symposium, how it relates to your work, and how the symposium is found useful for disseminating your research outcome to interested others.
17 Participants – course is full