1st CAROTS Startup School: 11 participants have been selected

For the very first run of the Startup School 11 scientists from Estonia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland have been selected by jurors from 48 applications received across Europe and the Baltic sea region. They all have experience in an advanced analytical method, are interested in bridging the gap between science and industry and are playing with the idea of becoming a “sciencepreneur” by turning their skills into a business.

The business ideas they applied with range from tomography through to material characterisation methods. The Startup School participants will now receive four months of webinars and personal coaching sessions as well as access to a network of successful scientific service companies.

 

The focus of the CAROTS Startup School is on practical knowledge transfer. To this end, six experienced founders and CEOs of successful scientific service companies will share their knowledge with the Startup School participants in facilitated webinars and 1-to-1 coaching sessions from the end of March until the end of June 2021. After completing the programme participants will write a business plan. The best concepts will be presented at the CAROTS Final Conference in September 2021.

 

The CAROTS Startup School is a pilot programme of the EU project CAROTS. It was initiated with the aim of expanding the market of scientific service companies. The programme wants to help remove thresholds to the creation of scientific service companies by transferring entrepreneurial knowledge to scientists.The CAROTS Startup School is a pilot programme of the EU project CAROTS. It was initiated with the aim of expanding the market of scientific service companies. The programme wants to help remove thresholds to the creation of scientific service companies by transferring entrepreneurial knowledge to scientists.

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