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    Knowledge in collaboration - how research creates values in society.

    Locations: The course is given at four different locations.  Plan your travels in time .

    Friday, Sept 14
    Day 1. Introduction.

    Time:09.00 – 12.30

    Preparations: Bring smartphone or laptop. Be in time!

    Location: SmiLe Incubator, Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2, Lund. 

    30 min walk from Lund C.


    Friday, Sept 21     

    Day 2. Research in collaboration.

     Times:   09.00 – 12.00                       BMC I1341

                      Lunch                                       own time

                      13.00-16.00                         BMC I1345

     Preparation: Upload self-reflection assignment by Sept 19. At least ½ A4 (>250words).

    My attitudes towards collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation?

    What is my role, my opportunities for collaboration?

    In what way are my ideas and research valuable to society?

    What do I want to learn in this course?

    Location:BMC I1341/45, Sölvegatan 19, Lund.

    It is a 15 minute walk from Lund C. After arriving at BMC reception follow the red line on the map and go up two floors to I13. 


    Friday, Sept 28     

    Day 3. Research value potential and pitch-training.

    Time:09.00 – 16.00        Lunch provided

    Preparation:   Prepare your 3 minute pitch (detailed instructions provided on Sept 21).

     Who is it directed to (colleague, journalist, investor, collaborator et c)?

     It is recommended to use powerpoint and bring your own laptop!

     Location: LU Innovation,  Sölvegatan 16, Lund.

    18 min walk from Lund C. 


    Friday, Oct 5                     

    Day 4. Creating value.

    Time: 09.00 – 14.30 (lunch provided).

    Preparation: Upload self-reflection assignment by Oct 3. At least ½ A4 (>250words).

    The necessary steps you will take so that society can benefit from your ideas.

    Imagine the steps towards commercializing your idea.

     Location: Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Scheelevägen 15B, 223 63 Lund

    Room 1048. 

    25 min walk from Lund C. 

    Requirements to pass:
    - 100% attendance and active participation!

    - Upload all 4 assignments in time.

    The overall aims are to learn to reflect on the importance of academic research in society at large and how academic research can help solve society's challenges.  

    Learning outcomes: 
    On completion of the course, the students shall be able to:

    • describe and reflect on the concepts of collaboration, utilization and innovation in relation to academic research.
    • analyze and then deliver a time and recipient-adapted "pitch" that effectively describes the potential benefits of a research project.
    • reflect on potential for more collaboration and value creation today, and how to continue to contribute to increased cooperation and creation of values ​​in society.

    Learning Activities: In order for each student to learn how to increase their interaction with society, the course contains several interactive learning activities that call for self-reflection and group reflection. This includes situations where students will learn to convey the importance of their research, argue and describe how their research has the potential to generate a greater value. Other activities involve case studies, simulation of real situations as well as discussions with entrepreneurs. During  group exercises students will train to receive and provide instant feedback effectively. Finally, the students will work with the written self-reflection in which they reflect on opportunities for collaboration, utilization and innovation now and in the future. This self-reflection shall be integrated into the student portfolio.


    Grades are Pass or Fail. For a Pass on the course, the students must:

    • actively participate in all components of the course
    • give and take constructive criticism with fellow course participants
    • submit an individual written self-reflection to be integrated into the PhD student portfolio

    • Day 2. Collaboration


      9:00 – 9:15   Welcome and introduction

      9:15 – 10:30   Case reading + Fika

      10:30 – 12:00   Discussion of case introduced by short presentation of case 

      12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

      13.00 – 13:45   Collaboration in ‘theory’: Lecture - a conceptual overview 

      13:45 – 14:00   Fika

      14:00 – 14:30   Collaboration in practice: Experiences from two practitioners 

      14:30 – 15:00   Discussion with practitioners 

      15:00 – 15:30  Summary of reflections and learnings

      15:30 – 16:00   Information about preparations for "Assignment 2", pitch training during next occasion (see below)

      Please prepare a 3 minute long pitch on your research (preferably using power point or a similar presentation tool).  
      - The pitch should be directed at a stakeholder (for example colleagues, investors, journalists, etc.)of your own choice.
      - No need to upload presentation-

      Next week please bring your own computer. If this is not possible bring USB stick with presentation.

    • Day 4 "creating value"

    • Final self-reflection >1000 words.

      Write a final summarizing self-reflection that you can incorporate in your PhD portfolio. You can reuse part of the text you already wrote and include it in this final document.

      Your attitude before the course, now, in the future?

      The value of my ideas?

      Your own opportunities now/in the future? Courses? Resources? 

      Collaboration now/future?

      Entrepreneurship now/future?