Industry Perspectives on Innovative Medicine (IPIM), is a one-week interactive school for advanced undergraduate and master students who want to learn about the broader, non-academic, setting of biomedical research.
IPIM provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn from different speakers from the private sector (e.g. Pharma, Drug Development, Biotech, Diagnostics and Food & Nutrition), as well as experts in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Rights, and Research Funding.
This Innovation in Medicine course is offered by the University of Groningen.
The week-long school is split between guest speakers, site visits and interactive workshops, where students work with the experienced business coaches of the Groningen Business Generator in groups to form a business proposal based on their some of their own research.
During the final day of IPIM participants present their group proposal as an investor pitch in front of an expert jury. The pitch deemed the most original and commercially viable is awarded a prize.Recognition of Acheivement
Students who successfully complete the school are awarded a certificate of participation.Organization
IPIM is organized by the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) of the University of Groningen/University Medical Center Groningen, in close cooperation with the Groningen Business Generator, and students get a chance to learn from representatives of both large and small pharmaceutical companies, as well as academic researchers and business developers.
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Participants gain insight into non-academic decision making processes and the societal value of biomedical research. Additionally, they get experience in implementing new concepts in their research proposals, including customer value, competition, competitive advantage, and team importance.
For more information, please visit the course website.
Who can participate in IPIM?
The Industry Perspectives on Innovative Medicine Summer School is open to advanced undergraduate students in the biomedical sciences and master students engaged in biomedical research.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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