Innovation Acta Training Courses

Scientific communication and presentation of scientific data

The course will focus on the different scientific communication skills that a researcher should possess. Depending on the situation and target audience, dissemination of the research outputs requires different "vehicles" and different presentation styles. The general concepts of scientific communication and the principles of oral and poster presentation to scientific meetings, how to write scientific papers, and how to communicate to the general public will be the main topics. At the end of the course the attendees should be able to present scientific concepts and data in an effective fashion.

Duration: 3 days

Grant writing

In this training, participants will get to know the most important European funding programmes. They will get to know the different funding opportunities as well as their specific requirements. In a second step, the participants will learn to choose the most suitable call, to identify possible partners and to understand and start writing specific parts of a research proposal: the research plan, the impact chapter, the implementation, the budget, the ethics, the gender aspects and other parts requested by the funding agencies the participants intend to address. Theorical and practical lessons will be given on the main instruments to write a successful proposal within the EU Commission programmes.

Duration: 3 days

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Academic research in Europe is witnessing an important transition phase. Europe has seen an unprecedented increase in the quality of researchers trained in European countries, and yet these excellent researchers face grim employability options. As the number of PhD holders increases, it is critical to equip researchers with the talents, business skills, and entrepreneurial capacity to be competitive in the evolving markets. With this course the participants will learn to navigate an entrepreneurial journey from idea generation to starting and managing a business. Core concepts will be introduced such as customer centric and hypothesis driven approach to innovation, ideation process, principles of managerial accounting, strategy analysis, competitive advantage, business ethics, and communication strategies.

Duration: 3 full day workshop + continuous training/coaching of teams over selected period (18-30 months)

Open data and Data Management

The principle of "open science" will become the modus operandi of Horizon Europe, requiring open access to publications and data, supported by infrastructure across Europe. This will assist market uptake and increase the innovation potential of results generated by EU funding. Open access of scientific publication and Open Research Data are key elements in Horizon 2020 and will acquire an even more relevance in the Horizon Europe Programme. Participants will learn how to make their research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). Good research data management is not a goal in itself, but rather the key conduit leading to knowledge discovery and innovation, and to subsequent data and knowledge integration and reuse. The trainers will provide useful tools and examples to prepare a data management plan.

Duration: 4 days

Gender dimension

Integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation is an added value in terms of excellence, creativity, and business opportunities. It helps researchers question gender norms and stereotypes, to rethink standards and reference models. It leads to an in-depth understanding of both genders’ needs, behaviours and attitudes. It enhances the societal relevance of the knowledge, technologies and innovations produced. It also contributes to the production of goods and services better suited to potential markets. The course will provide knowledge of key concepts around the gender dimension and gender equality.

Duration: 2 days

Intellectual Property Rights

This course aims to providing key concepts for the intellectual property protection of an invention, as well as results of your research. Why and how to protect inventions. The course will strengthen knowledge on IPR and on legal aspects of intellectual property in EU, and will provide tools for searching a patent, run a state of art and novelty search. Participants will learn how to read a patent document and find relevant information contained.

Duration: 2 days

Bio-ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation

This course focuses on ethical behavior in scientific research (regulatory compliance, responsible scientific behavior, societal impact of biotechnology and ethics) as well as the implementation of rules and guidelines for biomedical research involving human tissue and laboratory animals. Main topics of interest include: Responsible Research and Innovation; Protection of Personal Data within Research Activities; Management of Data in Research; Bioethics in Research (in general and in specific fields: biomedicine, social sciences, etc.); Biolegal Rules in the Management of Biological Materials; Open Science and Open Innovation.

Duration: 2 days

Integrity in Research

The course Integrity in Research will be focused on the analysis of the legal framework to support the researcher on her/his activity. Thus the module refers to the rights and obligations of researchers for responsible research activities, based on the meaning of freedom of research, freedom of circulation of researchers and the rights of the researchers on data and other results of scientific activities. To reach this goal, we will analyse the EU policy, for building the internal market and for the society of researchers and how in the performance of their activity these professionals must comply with a series of obligations. The course will also include some practical and interactive activities in order to involve the audience.

Duration: 1 day

Outreach communication and dissemination in EU projects

The course Outreach communication and dissemination in EU projects focuses on the analysis of communication strategies in European research programmes. The first part deals specifically with communication and dissemination in Horizon Europe, providing the legal basis and the main elements to be considered in writing a proposal. At the end of this part some communication and dissemination plans of particularly successful projects will be analyzed in detail. The second part of the course defines scientific communication, underlines its importance in European projects and provides valuable suggestions for the planning of specific communication strategies. Finally, an overview of the techniques for an effective and efficient communication in video and social channels will be presented.

Duration: 1 day


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