The IGE.IPI will support up to 24 candidates (PhD students, post docs) covering their registration fee and accommodation in a double room for the upcoming Patenting in Life Sciences & Chemistry Workshop for PhD students & Postdocs 2023.

Patenting in Life Sciences & Chemistry
A two-day hands-on workshop for doctoral students and post-docs in life sciences & chemistry
on 12 - 13 June 2023 in in Centre Loewenberg, Murten.

Whether you plan an academic research career, a move into the pharmaceutical or biotech industries or a switch to a research support role, there is a high chance that you will be confronted with questions related to intellectual property and patenting. Over the last decades, life sciences have become a productive source of technological innovation, leading to commercial products and new markets. Along with this ongoing development, issues in intellectual property are becoming more and more important for researchers in biosciences.
To help you to prepare for this challenge, we organize a course dedicated to patents and their implementation in the field of life sciences. At the end of this two-day workshop, you will master the basic knowledge of intellectual property and will have answers to the following questions:

How does patenting in life sciences affect – my career? – academic research? – the society?

The course consists of a series of lectures (see attached "Meeting program") on intellectual property protection and patent law, challenges related to intellectual property in an academic environment and a spin-off company and ethical considerations. You will also discover new job opportunities in the field of intellectual property management.

Importantly, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops where you can gain hands-on experience in the topics described.

Grant application deadline: 8th March 2023

Registration deadline: 27th March 2023

Please see more information here.


Céline Wittwer, SCS