Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1-2 April 2022
Instructors: Giovanna Pugliese and Michelle Willebrands
Welcome to the new SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme! On this page you can register for this 12-months programme, aimed at providing you with the best hard and soft skills for your career as a PhD.
The programme starts with a two-day training at the world-class Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam on 1 and 2 April 2022. This will be followed by several online skills workshops and the assignment of your personal mentor, who will help you answer questions about your best career options in- and outside academia.
The SKIES training will take you through the basics of open science, innovation and entrepreneurship in a two-day intensive course. There will be a focus on transferable skills and career development, and you will have the opportunity to talk with alumni working in various fields.
Register now, places are limited!
The course is free of charge, including lunch and dinner, accommodation and a reimbursement for your travel costs.
There is a maximum of 30 places in this training, so register now to secure your place!
Each participant will get a certificate of attendance at the end of the programme.
Training Event Programme
Day 1 – Friday 1 April 2022
|10:00||Welcome with coffee|
|11:00||Overview of the SKIES training|
|11:30||The EntreComp framework and transferring astronomy skills|
|13:30||Introduction to innovation, entrepreneurship and business models (in research)|
|15:30||The SKIES mentoring programme|
– The space sector in the Netherlands
– International career opportunities in space
|17:00||Reflection + programme day 2|
|18:00||Dinner at ECE|
|20:30||Drinks at local cafe|
Day 2 – Saturday 2 April 2022
|9:00||Recap day 1 and introduction to today’s programme|
|9:30||Your own business idea related to SDG13 – Climate Action|
|11:00||Lighting talks by astronomy alumni|
|12:30||Lunch with alumni|
|13:30||Further development of your own business model canvas and elevator pitch|
|14:50||Open science, RRI, public engagement, and EO data|
|16:00||Conclusion and evaluation|
Online follow-up sessions
After the in-person training days on 1 and 2 April, there will be four more online follow-up training events on topics relevant to participants’ professional development, in April and May 2022.
Conditions for participation
By registering to this programme you agree to the following conditions:
- You are willing and able to commit at least two hours per month in a 12-month period,
- You are willing and able to report at least three times to the project organisers about your progress,
- You are willing and able to participate in an interview/survey about the SKIES Training and Mentorship Programme.