Summer School 2015 : « Brain to Market »

Summer School : « Brain to Market »
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From 31st august to 4th September 2015, IHU-A-Institut du Cerveau – ICM and Collège des Ingénieurs organize the Brain to Market Summer School, that will host 20 scientists and engineers.

This programme aim to improve students skills both in Neuroscience and entrepreneurship, this year on the subject of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The Brain to Market summer school want to be a transformational experience that will leave participants with a new mind-set and the skills needed to innovate and make a real difference for patient, research and health care systems.

In a boot-camp format, the participants will learn about a specific topic each year, the art of idea creation, the basis of entrepreneurship, and business plan development including project management.

The first two days, the topic will be introduced through lectures about MS, with several points of view of experts (researcher, clinician, patient…). Companies like Genzyme, Air Liquide, Sanofi and start-ups of the Health and Wellbeing Business Community will provide several examples.

Throughout three days the participants will work in teams of three to four students on projects, while a coach will work with participants to help them pitch their ideas. The participants’ projects will be presented to and reviewed by a panel of experts.

Working in multidisciplinary team, the emphasis is on the ability to develop a value proposition and improve your knowledge transferable from research to business and vice versa.

The Brain to Market Summer School is organized by IHU-A-Institut du Cerveau – ICM and Collège des ingénieurs, and hosted by the Institut du Cerveau – ICM.


Find all publications about Brain To Market Summer School :

Video (in french) : Starting of Summer School

Bertrand Fontaine, Directeur Général de l’IHU-A-Institut du Cerveau – ICM, and Alexandra Auffret, Responsable du Pôle des Affaires Scientifiques, explain the goals and issues of the Summer School.


Video : participants from the Summer School

20 scientists and engineers participate to the Summer School Brain to Market.


Video (in french) : Dr Bruno Stankoff – research about MS

Dr Bruno Stankoff was in the Brain to Market Summer School, about research on Multiple Sclerosis (MS).


Video (in french) : The Collège des ingénieurs and the Summer School

The Collège des ingénieurs (CDI) is a partner of the Brain to Market Summer School. Bruno Boulay, Director of the development of the CDI, explain the goals of the CDI with this Summer School.


Video : Brain to Market Summer School – Start a business in health

Paul Fifield, Professor at the Collège des Ingénieurs and speaker in the Brain to Market Summer School, give some tips to start a business in health.


Video (in french) : End of the Summer School

The Brain to Market Summer School ended with the students’ projects presentations. Professor Pierre-Antoine Gourraud, and Éléonore Bayen, physician, speak about students works and the importance of the Summer School.