Through lectures and group simulation exercises taught by University of Chicago and Booth School of Business faculty, as well as external industry experts, the scientists and staff will get a world-class education over six months on aspects of entrepreneurship, including developing a growth mindset, communication and collaboration strategies, intrapreneurship, and technology commercialization.
“We wanted to create a program that taught entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurial practice and also give the cohort the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Chicago Booth Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship Robert Altman, who developed the program in collaboration with the Polsky Center’s Dan Sachs, executive director of education and programs, and Anna Wislocki, senior program manager, sciences.
“It is our goal to have these learnings in entrepreneurship be put into practice in two ways. One is to enhance, augment and benefit the approach to their basic research. The second way is to develop a refined approach to applied research inspiring meaningful innovation,” explained Altman.