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Making a business plan for a life science company



Honours College students Beta & Life Science year 2 or 3.


This honours course is based on and runs jointly with the course Research Based Business Planning. Major difference is that the plan to be made will be based on a business idea of an existing company on the Leiden BioScience Park.

Participants will write a fully developed business plan on behalf of the stakeholder company. They will do so in a team of 3-5 persons. In doing so, they will be coached by a company representative and staff of the program Science Based Business. With the plan, they will participate in the New Venture Competition. Background knowledge will be acquired in several seminars and by reading a book and other selected literature. At some of the seminars, it will be required to present the progress of their planning process. This will be enhanced by individual feedback sessions.




Will be made available during the course.


Grading will be based on the written business plan, the presentation of the business plan, tests and/or class participation.


This course will be organized as a compact and intensive 4-weeks course in May-June 2015. Seminars and meetings take place in the afternoon, so might overlap your regular BSc programme’s schedule. Only take this course when it doesn’t affect your regular studies negatively. Solutions for individual scheduling issues can be discussed with the course organizers.