NorDoc Summer School 2021
The NorDoc Summer School takes place online on 16-20 August 2021 and this year the topic is:
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Career Development
The annual NorDoc Summer School brings together PhD students from the Nordic countries for a week of interaction and discussions.
However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the NorDoc Summer School will this year be an online event.
The summer school is open to PhD students, faculty and administrators.
There are only 450 seats available for the conference.
We have invited excellent speakers from the Nordic countries and hope to inspire you and give you new insight into some of the current opportunities in the Nordic countries. There will be presentations and panel debates as well as breakout sessions and workshops, where you get to work with experts and PhD students on the topics of your choice.
You can participate in several full-day PhD courses in innovation and transferrable skills - and you also get a chance to visit the industry in or around Copenhagen (online) for a full day and learn how start-ups, small and big companies work with innovation. Last, but not least, the summer school ends with a conference.
As NorDoc Summer School is online this year, there will be no participation fee.
We look very much forward to NorDoc Summer School 2021 – see you soon!
NorDoc is a network for graduate schools in health and medical sciences in the Nordic countries.
The conference at NorDoc Summer School 2021 is about entrepreneurship, innovation and career development.
The speakers will tell you about their personal travel from a discovery in basic research to a company with products on the market; how a great idea turned into one of the biggest business successes in Denmark; and how to sell your idea to an investor - and what the investors look for. Finally, we have invited a speaker that will inspire you to find out what motivates you so you can become successful and live your dream.
Apart from the plenary sessions, we also offer breakout sessions in smaller groups of people on various career pathways from business development in the industry and at the universities; over consulting; patent law; scientific communication and fundraising, to research in the industry and research management.
Further, we offer workshops, where you can delve deeper into a subject on topics from design thinking and idea creation; Pitching your idea; Starting a business; Need-driven innovation via BioMedical Design; to a CV and application workshop run by experts from one of the big medical companies in Denmark.
In addition to the conference, the summer school offers several full day PhD courses in innovation and transferrable skills as well as a Visit the Industry Day (online), where you learn how start-ups, small and big companies work with innovation. Course seats are limited. However, if you are registered for the conference at NorDoc Summer School you will have priority and access to the courses free of charge.
For an overview of the courses and visit the industry day, please see the course section.
Check out the programme for more information.
We are looking forward to seeing you online for NorDoc 2021!
From 16 to 18 August 2021, several full day PhD courses in innovation and transferrable skills are offered by the Graduate School.
However, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the PhD courses will this year take place online.
Course seats are limited. PhD students registered for the NorDoc Summer School will have priority and access to the courses free of charge.
Sign up for NorDoc Summer School PhD courses here.
Courses in innovation, entrepreneurship and career development:
- Commercialization of research, 16 and 17 August 2021 (20 participants)
- Design Thinking in Health and Medical Sciences, 16 and 17 August 2021 (20 participants)
- Facilitating innovative processes, 16 and 17 August 2021 (25 participants)
- Finishing your PhD & Planning your future career, 16 and 17 August 2021 (20 participants)
- Intensive Medical Writing: Learn how to write papers that get published, 16 and 17 August 2021 (30 participants)
- Media School for PhD students in health and medical sciences, 16, 17 and 18 August 2021 (30 participants)
- Practical course in systematic review technique in clinical research (SRT), 16, 17 and 18 August 2021 (15 participants)
- Use of statistical software R, 16, 17 and 18 August 2021 (27 participants)
Visit the industry in /around Copenhagen
PhD students also get the chance to visit the industry in or around Copenhagen (online) for a full day and learn how start-ups, small and big companies work with innovation.
The courses have quotas to ensure mixed participation across the universities.
Therefore, 20% of the seats on each course are reserved for PhD students from the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. 80% of the seats on each course are reserved for PhD students coming from outside the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. If one of above quotas is full you will be placed on the waiting list.
Other scientific courses
PhD Students are also welcome to browse the course catalogue to see what else is available in August around the days of the Summer School.