From November 15th to 17th 2018 Winter School of Research Commercialization was held at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb. Project collaborators Barbara Pem, Rinea Barbir and Ivona Capjak participated as trainees.
The School consisted of lectures and workshops held by top local and international experts in the fields of pharmaceutical industry and chemical technologies. The participants were given an opportunity to learn about merging scientific research and industry, and also about technology transfer and intellectual property. They were presented real-life examples of the journey from the idea to the commercial product, involving the basics of starting, financing and investing in a start-up. The workshops involved practicing the preparation and presentation of a pitch in front of a panel of investors. The trainees were given feedback on their pitching skills from Croatia’s top investors,a s well as experts from both industry and academia.