innovaTion challenge fOr PhD STudents And ReSearchers

November 6-15, 2017, CLab, Piazza Fiera 4, Trento

TOP STARS 2017 has an emphasis on ways of applying the currently available techniques in improving the everyday life & business activities. Topics of challenges proposed by companies are introduced through presentations, tutorials and workshops on approaches focused on techniques to assess and promote feasible solutions on both technical and business aspect. Enhancing entrepreneurial skills and specific business capacities from idea to a clear business proposition remains the key objective of the winter school.

The winter school offers PhD students and young researchers a unique hands-in opportunity to address a societal challenge in the Raw Materials framework by combining the technical expertise with innovation and entrepreneurship experience. For about two weeks, students will work in teams to identify a technical solution and develop it into a business proposal. The winter school will introduce students to entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour, business and innovation processes, high-tech ventures marketing, and business model generation techniques. This experience will help to foster a community of students among various universities and to create an interaction with companies and start-ups operating in the specific field.