A 3-month program for Slovak doctoral students and researchers, aimed at making scientific research applicable to broader communities through knowledge transfer and commercialization.
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What we offer
Expert-led workshops
Soft skills development and hands-on learning under the guidance of experts and successful entrepreneurs from a scientific background.
Mentoring and Coaching
Individual mentoring & coaching sessions on regular basis.
Forging new contacts and partnerships with active key industry players. 
Founder stories
Open discussions with successful scientists and entrepreneurs sharing their experiences and lessons learned. 
Who we're looking for
Doctoral students at Slovak educational or research institution.
Senior researchers at Slovak educational or research institution.
Both individuals and teams can apply.


What can you get except for an exciting experience?

The program
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frequently asked questions

Is there a fee for participation in the program?

No, all activities are free of charge.

Is the whole program going to be online?

No, participants are expected to attend in-person workshops and other events in Bratislava. Specific locations will be shared with participants during the program duration.

Do I need to have a team to apply?

No, you can also apply as an individual and form a team with other participants within the first weeks of the program.

What is the time commitment needed to participate in the program?

To participate in our program, committing from 2 to 3 hours a week is expected from each participant. This time allocation consists of weekly workshops and biweekly individual mentoring and coaching sessions. Additionally, participants are expected to devote time for networking activities and individual work.

What is the language of the program?

The program will run in Slovak language with some sessions held in English.


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Knowledge partners
Comenius University Bratislava Faculty of Medicine
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Innovation League
Strengthening the Slovak innovation ecosystem. Together.
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