Brain to Market Summer School, 29 August - 2 September 2016, France, Paris

Publish Date: Jul 13, 2016

Deadline: Jul 17, 2016

Event Dates: from Aug 29, 2016 12:00 to Sep 02, 2016 12:00

About host institution 

The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) – is an international brain and spinal cord research center whose innovative concept and structure make it the only institute of its kind in the world. The ICM brings patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly develop treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible.

The best scientists from all backgrounds and countries come together at the Institute to perform leading-edge research in this area. To help researchers advance in their work and give patients tangible reasons for hope, we must all play a role: government agencies, corporate actors and individuals. No one can afford to idly stand by, because this fight is vital to every one of us.

Executive Summary

The Brain to Market Summer School is a program combining translational neuroscience and entrepreneurship training in a boot-camp format. At the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle épinière (Paris, France), a 5 days meeting with neuroscience and entrepreneurship courses (all in English) are offered to researchers and engineers from both national and international origins. The Brain to Market Summer School is an executive education program that will leave participants with a new mind-set and the skills needed to innovate and make a real difference for patients, research, development and health care systems.

Key facts:

  • Two profiles of participants: Scientists (PhD, Post-doc, MD), Engineers, Executives
  • A unique combo training: neuropathology and entrepreneurship
  • A bootcamp format: multidisciplinary groups to share knowledge in an efficient way
  • Moonshot projects: propose a project submitted to a jury

Program and teaching method proposed

The first day, the scientific topic is introduced through lectures about the disease by all the care workflow (researchers, clinicians, paramedical staff). The goal of this day is to highlight the main disease challenges and pave the way for the project thinking.

The second and third day, the basis of marketing, business, health economy, ethic and regulatory aspects are provided by actors of the Health and Wellbeing Business Community examples (companies, patients, regulators professionals).
During three days, the participants work in teams of five on projects, while a coach works with participants to help them pitch their ideas. The projects are presented and reviewed by a panel of experts.

Working in multidisciplinary teams, the aim of the working groups is to develop a valuable proposal and improve their knowledge transferable from research to business and vice versa.

The registration

The admission for the Summer School is open to everyone who is interested (scientists, clinicians, engineers, trainees), but please note that seats are limited to 40. There is a selection process for admission based on motivation and background. Each candidates are asked to follow the link for the registration and send us a CV and motivation statement (about 500 words lengths) before 17 july 2016. After the selection by the teaching staff, the candidate will receive a registration confirmation.

Aplication fees

Please note that applications require payment of a non-refundable application fee that must be paid to confirmation the participation. The fees for academic attendees is 100€ to take part in the week. The fees for industrial attendees is 500€.

The costs of tuitions, the meals on campus and all the social events during the week are covered. Costs for travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants. We might offer help to book an accommodation nearby the Institute.

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