During the minor Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences and Health you will study how scientific findings in the field of life sciences and health get translated into social and economic applications that benefit society and/or the economy. The translation step from knowledge to innovative products or services often proves to be difficult. Many good ideas perish in the proverbial "valley of death". The question you ask yourself during this minor is how successful entrepreneurs and innovation managers succeed in introducing a new product or a new service. Naturally, you explicitly look at innovations in life sciences and health care, such as pharmaceutical products, medical devices, digital health applications (eHealth, mHealth), etc.
You will learn about the principles of business administration and entrepreneurship and how to write a business plan in the context of an internship. You study how large and small companies, universities, governments, financiers and social parties deal with innovation processes. You follow courses at Natural Sciences & Innovation Management and at the Utrecht University School of Economics.
The minor in Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences and Health presents you with a general understanding of the field innovation management and entrepreneurship in the health and life sciences sector.