Global Young Academy (GYA) members and other early career scientists and engineers who have their PhDs and are working in Asia have a unique opportunity to develop their business skills and creativity. On 13-15 October, 25 aspiring entrepreneurs can attend the first workshop on 'Sharing the Start-Up Experience'.
The workshop is hosted and organized by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH), and sponsored by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA); GYA; and IAP, the global network of science academies. IAP, based in Trieste, Italy, is a partner of TWAS.
The workshop will focus on strategies to launch start-up companies, emphasizing their importance as a means of improving local economies and linking science to society.
In addition, the workshop will aim at being instrumental to growing a new class of young Asian entrepreneurs. Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman, a member of IASH, will lead the workshop, providing attendees with hints on entrepreneurs’ language and style, as well as on the best way to organize and manage fund-raising initiatives to support a start-up.
Learn more about the programme and how to attend, and then be sure to apply by 1 July.
For more information, contact Bob Lapidot (email: boblap[at]academy.ac.il).