Last call: take part in a unique programme for innovators “Ideas to Innovation: i2i Baltic”

Important | 2021-11-16

Early-stage researchers and doctoral students from the Baltic region are invited to develop research ideas based on Cambridge, Cranfield Universities and MIT expert-developed programme.

The Ideas to Innovation (i2i Baltic) online programme, based on experiential learning, was developed by experts from the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The programme provides the participants with the opportunity to strengthen their motivation, acquire the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the commercialization of business development ideas, and apply the acquired knowledge and competencies to meet the needs of society or create their own start-up.

The training will be led by i2i founders and an expert:

  • Enthusiastic educator, entrepreneur Shailendra Vyakarnam, professor at Cranfield University
  • Orsolya Ihasz, a researcher at the University of Cranfield
  • The University of Cambridge researcher and entrepreneur Liisa van Vliet

Finally, a “cherry on the cake”, the organisers call a practical lecture, which will be delivered by an MIT expert. The practical innovation workshop will be led by a team of experienced facilitators.

Partner prizes and the benefits of virtual training

Selected participants in the i2i Baltic program can win the following prizes:

  • One remote coaching expert session from the Basic Research Institute for Start-ups, Innovation and Technology, University of Potsdam, Germany (Gift value – EUR 500)
  • Five health gift bags assembled by Dimedic Baltic for the best presentations of ideas (value of one gift – 40 EUR)
  • The authors of the most developed ideas will have the opportunity to receive specialised consultations from KTU and MITA experts in their respective fields for further development of their idea
  • The author of the best idea in the field of life sciences from Lithuania will be awarded lunch with an investor who specialises in investments in this field

Benefits for participants:

  • Assessing the potential of an idea
  • Strengthening the motivation to develop an idea
  • Practical idea commercialisation skills
  • Getting acquainted with the practical principles of team building and work organisation
  • Virtual acquaintance with investors and the opportunity to ask practical questions for idea development
  • Participants: young Baltic States’ researchers and doctoral students considering the commercialisation of their ideas and wishing to acquire entrepreneurial skills

Online training is organised by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Knowledge Empowered Entrepreneurship Network (KEEN) together with the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA).

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Application deadline: November 19, 2021