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The Brain to Market Summer School, from 29th August to 2nd September 2016, at Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (Institut du Cerveau – ICM), in Paris.

Executive Summary

The Brain to Market Summer School is a program combining translational neuroscience and entrepreneurship training in a boot-camp format. At the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moëlle épinière (Paris, France), a 5 days meeting with neuroscience and entrepreneurship courses (all in English) are offered to researchers and engineers from both national and international origins. The Brain to Market Summer School is an executive education program that will leave participants with a new mind-set and the skills needed to innovate and make a real difference for patients, research, development and health care systems.

Key facts

• Two profiles of participants: Scientists (PhD, Post-doc, MD), Engineers, Executives
• A unique combo training: neuropathology and entrepreneurship
• A bootcamp format: multidisciplinary groups to share knowledge in an efficient way
• Moonshot projects: propose a project submitted to a jury

Program and teaching method proposed

The first day, the scientific topic is introduced through lectures about the disease by all the care workflow (researchers, clinicians, paramedical staff). The goal of this day is to highlight the main disease challenges and pave the way for the project thinking.

The second and third day, the basis of marketing, business, health economy, ethic and regulatory aspects are provided by actors of the Health and Wellbeing Business Community examples (companies, patients, regulators professionals).
During three days, the participants work in teams of five on projects, while a coach works with participants to help them pitch their ideas. The projects are presented and reviewed by a panel of experts.

Working in multidisciplinary teams, the aim of the working groups is to develop a valuable proposal and improve their knowledge transferable from research to business and vice versa.

Find the full program of the Brain to Market Summer School.

The registration

The admission for the Summer School is open to everyone who is interested (scientists, clinicians, engineers, trainees). Seats are limited to 40. There is a selection process for admission based on motivation and background. Each candidates are asked to send us a CV and motivation statement (about 500 words lengths).

Application Fees

The fees for academic attendees is 100€ to take part in the week. The fees for industrial attendees is 500€.

The costs of tuitions, the meals on campus and all the social events during the week are covered. Costs for travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants. We might offer help to book an accommodation nearby the Institute.

For more information, please take a look at the previous edition or contact us at: scientific.affairs (at)

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