Courses & Workshops

DIOMUNE has experience in organizing lectures and workshops both from the basic science to the translational base. At the translational level we have already designed the course “entrepreneurship and business management”. Let us know your needs and we will design and deliver a course or workshop tailored to your specific needs.

In the translational level we have already delivered our course “Entrepreneurship and business management in Biotechnology” on several occasions.

This training can be formated as both lecture/course or interactive workshop format and is ideal for its inclusion in the training of students within the Marie Curie Slovoska and similar programs. In fact DIOMUNE has organized and taught the course on 2 ITN-Marie Curie Slovoska-financed networks financed under the European Union (Projects HOMIN and TOLLerant).

The program contents are:

  • Strategic plan

Every leader´s success depends on his/her ability to obtain results using the best and most appropriate strategy, and making the right decisions taking into account the economic environment he/she works in, and the technical and economic feasibility of their ideas. This section will guide participants to the right strategy by helping them understand market competition, learn strategy tools to obtain competitive advantage, and develop their strategic thinking skills.

  • Marketing & Sales

Sales are the ultimate objective of any project. This module enables participants to adopt the customer’s perspective, learn the important issues in the marketing process and understand and acquire the resources to satisfy customer and market needs and develop a market study to discover if the idea is really feasible.

  • Entrepreneurship: Applying innovation

This is the integrative theme of the program. Entrepreneurship converts innovations into economic goods that benefit society, addressing new needs and giving rise to fresh ventures and enterprises. This module exposes participants to the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviours, and skills. They will learn main lines to spot business opportunities gather resources and build a strong business plan.

  • Intellectual property

Innovation and originality have great potential value and the future success depends on them. Thus, intellectual property should be a top priority in R&D institutions, companies, scientists, etc.

In this module, participants will delve into legal issues such as intellectual property, technology transfer and licenses that are pertinent in the science and research field. In any business plan it is important to know the types of patents/intellectual property protection that exist, how they must be submitted and what deadlines and costs they have.

This training is designed to provide students with an introduction to patents as one of the types of protection of intellectual rights.

  1. The course allows students to know what a patent is, what can be patented, how IP enhances competitiveness and how it can be used to generate revenue.
  2. The course also considers what is needed in an invention to be patentable, what are the rights of a patent holder and the steps and costs for obtaining a patent and extending it to several countries.
  3. The course provides students with techniques to perform patent search in the Web in order to use patents as a source of technical information (to use it in business, legal or technical applications).
  4. In addition, the course explains how patent-based considerations can be to incorporated considerations into the Company or Research Institute Strategy.
  • Business Financing

Finally, a module on the main line of business financing  including H2020 funding opportunities will be carried out:

The course is designed to provide the students a general guide the different ways to finance the development of promising technologies, services, etc. (e.g. patented technologies) and put them into the market:.

  1. Detailed characteristics of the programmed: SME phase1 (Concept and feasibility assessment), SME phase 2 (innovation project) and phase 3 (Attracting investors).
  2. Analysis of the eligibility criteria and respective sub-criteria. Excellence, impact and implementation as the key points.