Science and Research Based Business
Description of the programme
The programme for the 30 EC Minor Science & Research Based Business consists of two full-time courses:
• Science Based Business Fundamentals (15 ects)
• Principles of Research Based Business (15 ects)
The ‘Science Based Business Fundamentals’ course is made to help broaden your horizon and to find out whether you would enjoy working in business and industry. You become acquainted with some of the major organizational and commercial principles, you improve your personal skills, and you also get an idea of the opportunities in the business sector.
The programme for the ‘Principles of Research Based Business’ course focuses on the process between acquiring new knowledge and actually applying this knowledge in innovation and business, by planning new activities and starting up new companies based on knowledge generated in the exact and natural sciences. This is also known as new business development, and seen as the key condition for an innovative society.
Pivotal in this process are people who understand science as well as the business sector and are able to bring the two together. Scientists develop knowledge that enables them to discover new medicines, more sustainable materials, healthier nutrition, smarter software and safer chemicals, but how do they apply this knowledge in practice? This often involves resolving complicated issues relating to patent protection, safety for people and the environment, financial conditions, and acceptance by the authorities.
How to enroll
If you are interested in (a part of ) the S&RBB minor, please let us know by filling out the registration form.
This will help us prepare for the course.
Please note: you will have to (also) register in USIS. Registration in USIS starts on May 1. 2012 and continues until the maximum number of 30 students has been enrolled. The minimum number of students for this Minor program is 15.