Published on 30 May 2017
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25 PhD students are coming together from June 6 to 9 for Université Paris-Saclay's “Doctor'Preneuriales.” Organized in partnership with the Institut d'Optique Graduate School, this course is designed to sharpen their taste for entrepreneurship and innovation.

The “Doctor'Preneuriales” kicks off with the Doctorial Camp, a three-day seminar combining theory and practice. This first phase of the course aims to immerse PhD students in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation so they can start acquiring the tools and skills needed to start a business.

Participants will spend the three days working in teams on an idea for an innovative project. The course will give them a clearer perception of the world of innovation and of the future projects they could undertake.

At the end of this seminar, each team will present its work to a panel of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors.

The Doctorial Camp will also be a chance to listen to a talk on June 8 by Anaïs Barut, a graduate of HEC Paris and the Innovation-Entrepreneurship program at Institut d'Optique Graduate School. Founder and CEO of DAMAE Medical, Anaïs will share her experience as an entrepreneur and talk about her recent capital-raising campaign with the Paris-Saclay Seed Fund.

The second phase of the “Doctor'Preneuriales”, dubbed Valorisation Camp, will be held next fall in partnership with SATT Paris-Saclay. During that phase, participants will be able to develop a personal business project—and come out with all the skills they need to embark on the great entrepreneurship adventure!

Find out more about the course