Start-up School

Start-up School is an entrepreneurship course for secondary education aimed at instructing in the process of turning an idea into a business project. Case studies will focus on the industry 4.0 ecosystem and the ACDC technologies.
The start – up school will be included in the Italian high school internship programme “Alternanza scuola – lavoro".

16 students in the 4th and 5th years of the High School.

Interested students should write a cover letter describing their attitudes and abilities, any interests and extra-curricular experiences and the reasons why they wish to take part in the start-up school.
If the number of requests exceeds the number of places available, participants will be selected taking into account the motivational letters and possible interviews.
Applications must be send by 20 December 2020 to:

The school will start in February 2021, scheduling one meeting per week.

The workshops will take place at the MUSE – Science Museum of Trento conference hall, except for the pre-session, when students will visit the Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento.

Mentors are experts in the field of innovation management, University professors, communication professionals, local innovative entrepreneurs and biology researchers.
Participants will gain practical experience in science, technology, and innovation and they’ll develop problem-solving abilities.
The programme includes 8 workshop, about 4 hours each plus independent group work time, to a total of 30 hours.

Module 0: Health and safety
Pre-session: ACDC project and biotech start-ups
Module 1: Idea generation
Module 2: Idea validation
Module 3: Business modelling
Module 4: Pitching your idea
Module 5: Final preparations
Module 6: Project presentation






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