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GFVP Kicks-off its new course!

Register today to one of the two cohorts starting in November 2021, if you want to:

  • learn how to change the world using your research
  • get an introduction to technology commercialisation
  • dive into EIT Food network of leading academic & industry partners
  • bring entrepreneurial skills into your work
  • boost your future career

What will you gain?

1. You will gain entrepreneurial skills, which can benefit your research funding, employability or get inspired in creating a spin-out.

2. You will have a polished 5 min pitch deck, that will clearly describe the impact of your research!

3. You will learn how to take a complex research concept, like your PhD, and formulate it into clear value propositions that can be used in your grant applications, for potential investors and other stakeholders.

Our offer!

1. Access to five (5) Asynchronous Modules with small assignments on EIT Food education learning platform CANVAS (15 h of offline work).

2. One-on-one mentoring over a 4 to 8 weeks period, from GFVP partners that have vast experience in supporting PhDs to acquire entrepreneurial skills.

3. Participation in a series of synchronous workshops so that you do not feel alone in your journey.

How to apply

Pathways to Impact course offers two terms to which you can apply to: Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 (see below section Course Structure & Timeline for further details). As a participant in Cohort 1, you will be able to decide if you will fully follow its timeline, or you will participate in the pitch training & the final event of cohort 2!

Cohort 1

  • From 24th Nov, you will be able to access online entrepreneurship material and learn on your own schedule.
  • Be prepared to pitch your PhD project on Dec 3!
  • Afterwards you will receive weekly 1:1 mentoring.
  • You will be able to select a date on which you will pitch (Closing Event) in front of a jury on 10th of Jan 2022.
  • An Online Event will be organised to provide you with group feedback sessions by mentors. You will also meet inspirational guest speakers and much more!

Deadline 29th of November

Download the Syllabus of Pathways to Impact Cohort 1!

Cohort 2

  • From 4 - 16th Dec, you will be able to access online entrepreneurship material and learn on your own schedule.
  • Be prepared to pitch your PhD project on Dec 17!
  • Afterwards you will receive weekly 1:1 mentoring.
  • You will pitch (Closing Event) in front of a jury on 27th of Jan 2022.
  • An Online Event will be organised to provide you with group feedback sessions by mentors. You will also meet inspirational guest speakers and much more!

Deadline 15th of December

Download the Syllabus of Pathways to Impact Cohort 2!