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Opportunity Recognition Workshop: Research with Impact

Opportunity Recognition Workshop: Research with Impact

Once you have finished a research project, a wide variety of different questions come up: What different financing opportunities would be available to follow up the project? Who would be a potential investor? How viable is your and customer oriented is the content of your research?

The Opportunity Recognition Workshop (ORW) will address such issues and help you make the first step to turn your research project into an actual business idea. Experts in the field of technology transfer will introduce their concepts and instruments, which will help you in developing a business idea and apply for a follow-up project. The concepts and instruments will be taught and practically applied in the two-day workshop.


1) Communicate your research: Present the content, challenges and potential of your research
2) From technical research to business opportunity: Identification of a potential field for application of the technological innovation
3) Outlook / Value Proposition Design: Business Model Canvas, establishing a business model and a proper business idea

The number of participants is restricted to 15 people. For more information and in order to apply, please visit:

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  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum