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Coming in January 2022

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  • 2-year program

  • In-person and online training

  • Biomedical Science Career Preparation

  • Strong Entrepreneurship Component

  • Science Career Development

  • Life and career coaching

  • Becoming an Entrepreneur

  • Job Shadowing Program

  • Costs: Our course is free!

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Location

  • Gauteng

  • Western Cape

  • Kwazulu-Natal

Timeline Year 1

General knowledge year.

Students will be finalizing their academic curriculum while participating in the program part-time. The second half of the year focuses on two tracks: SETA accredited New Venture Creation learnership and job shadowing.

Month

Duration

Topic

January

February

March

April

3-5 days

Biotechnology career tracks

3-5 days

R&D lab careers vs research institutes

3-5 days

Working in Pharma

3-5 days

Science Communication; IP law and Technology Transfer

May

2 weeks

Leadership in science

June - December

20 days

Entrepreneurship – basic training/ New Venture Creation

July

August

September

5 days / month

Job shadowing

October

November

December

Timeline Year 2

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Finding placement

Entering incubator

Biotechnology incubation year.

Students entering the incubator will be working on their own ideas while receiving coaching from different experts.

Students finding placements will be coached on regular basis.

Month

Topic

January

Setting up a funding team

February

Self-development mindset

March

April

Becoming a leader

Team management

May

Communication skills

June 

Conflict management

July

August

September

October

November

December

Work-life balance

Staying motivated through the project

Minimum viable product

Regulatory bodies in South Africa

Preparing investors pitch

Seed funding investors pitch

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Student profile:

  • final year postgraduate student (MSc or PhD level)

  • Academic background includes but is not limited to:

    • plant biology,

    • human biology,

    • pharmacy,

    • health sciences,

    • genetics,

    • developmental biology,

    • virology,

    • immunology,

    • medicine.

Time commitment:

  • Support program

  • few days a month

Applications are now closed

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