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Research Based Business courses

Vak 2010-2011

Register here to join the INFORMATION MEETING on Monday December 13 2010 in the LUMC at 15.30h (exact location will be announced).

Course content

There are four courses on Research Based Business (RBB):

  • Three 5 ects evening courses: RBB Opportunities, RBB Planning and RBB Ventures (formerly known as Orientation on Technopreneurship)
  • Principles of RBB, a 15 ects integrated programme of the three RBB evening courses.

1) RBB Planning (RBBP) has an experiential, inside-out approach, focusing on business planning as a basis for starting a new, science-based company;
2) RBB Ventures (RBBV) has a more conceptual, outside-in approach, exploring entrepreneurship and the process of new venture creation by studying a number of cases illustrating the entrepreneurial process form various angles.
3) RBB Opportunities (RBBO) has a focus on understanding how to recognize and frame entrepreneurial business opportunities for research- and technology-based business.

These three courses, with a course load of 5 ECTS each, can be followed together as well as independently from each other, mostly as evening courses. The courses are intended for Master students (as an elective or as part of the SBB Specialisation), Ph.D. students, post-docs and others motivated for creating and working in research-based business.

4) Principles of RBB provides an integrated programme of the three RBB courses mentioned above, in which students learn to master knowledge and skills relating to the commercialisation of know-how and inventions generated through research. This full-time day course of 15 ects is intended for 3rd year Bachelor students as part of the S&RBB minor and for Science students as part of their Master Specialisation.

More information on each course and the course schedules can be found on the individual pages of RBB-Planning, RBB-Ventures and RBB-Opportunities.
Principles of RBB

Why Research Based Business

Research Based Business (RBB) aims to lower the hurdles for students and researchers for getting involved in the process of starting high-tech ventures. The intention is to arm students and (future) researchers with the basic knowledge of how to spot, assess and exploit an entrepreneurial, research-based business opportunity. This knowledge will be valuable for those who aspire to one day start their own company or who want to become involved in the process of company creation and development as tech transfer managers, business developers, business advisors, investment managers or surrogate entrepreneurs.

More reasons why you should attend RBB and testimonials of students who already did can be found on the Science & Research Based Business website.

Register here to join the INFORMATION MEETING on Monday December 13 2010 in the LUMC at 15.30h (exact location will be announced).