YEBN at the Euroscience Open Forum 2014


On the 21st of June, the city of Copenhagen will celebrate the opening of this year’s EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a week-long scientific meeting that comes in more than a single flavour, designed to engage (young) researchers & students, policymakers & entrepreneurs and the general public alike. At the ESOF, science itself as well as interrelated matters such as career paths, science policy and science translation will be presented and debated in over 150 individual sessions and panel discussions.

Within the realm of ESOF’s Science-2-Business track on the theme of ‘why great ideas aren’t enough’, the Young European Biotech Network (YEBN) will enrich the prevailing discussion on successful science translation by hosting a 90-minute session on Tuesday about ‘Unconventional Science Innovators’: Three inspiring young scientists will share their personal stories on how scientific knowledge can give rise to an (unconventional) innovative idea and grow into a successful business, or may enrich the operations of an established biotech firm. Session speakers and participants will ultimately engage in a discussion on what it might take to unleash and nurture creativity in science translation, and on how to support and advice young scientist that are undertaking entrepreneurial activities.

Don’t worry if you cannot be present at the session yourself, YEBN will publish the insights of ESOF afterwards. Additionally, we plan to set up a workshop about start-ups and entrepreneurial thinking. News about this workshop will be posted on this website.

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