BII Summer School 2021

In introducing this new summer school Bioinnovation Institute, in collaboration with CBS Executive, is taking yet another initiative to increase the understanding of innovation and commercialisation among life science researchers.

Application submission is closed

The summer school will provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of the most common aspects of commercialisation assessments and planning of Biotechnological Innovations. The course will cover BioIndustrials, HealthTech and Therapeutics. The course is focused on making assessments and decisions about commercialisation of science innovations, potential products and technologies and drafting a science-based business model. The programme will include cases from the pharma and medical industries and industrial sustainability business.

The course covers a broad set of topics including the innovation ecosystem, translation of technology, assessment of unmet needs, idea generation and evaluation, target product profile and minimal viable product, market and industry analysis, strategic value chain design, open and closed innovation, business models and confidentiality considerations in relation to patents.

It is taught using a combination of lectures, interactive seminars, simulation training cases, group work with an emphasis on case discussions in the class. All participants will also work on their own case. An emphasis is placed on active participation, and several case studies, group work and exercises are used in order to optimize learning and to prepare scientists for future opportunities of commercialisation of research.

You can read more about the summer school here.

The course has a limited number of places available, and a few of them are dedicated to members of the Digital Life Norway Research School. Members of the research school should not register via the external webpages, only through our registration form. The research school will cover all expenses (fee, travel, accommodation) for our members.

Application is open for all members of the research school.

Each application should include:

  • A cover letter specifying a clear motivation for participation
  • An abstract describing the science that could potentially form the basis for a business case
  • A short CV


Liv E. Falkenberg,

Rosalie Zwiggelaar, 

Published May 5, 2021 10:23 AM - Last modified June 24, 2021 10:13 AM