Apply for the Venture Challenge: Edition Fall 2016

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The Venture Challenge is one of the LifeSciences@work activities aimed at stimulating and supporting Life Sciences researchers in translating their inventions into viable business ideas.

The Venture Challenge is a ‘must-do’ opportunity for all aspiring Life Sciences entrepreneurs. It offers coaching and advice on essential elements of setting up a business, thereby paving the way for your future success.

It is also superb preparation for the next stage. In two 3-day workshops, the facilitators and other ‘competing’ teams will challenge you to focus your business idea to create optimal customer value, and you will learn to pitch your business case.

The winning team will take home €25,000 to start their business.

 Make sure you're available on the dates below before you enter! 

  • Deadline for application: 29 August 2016
  • Interviews: 6 or 7 September 2016
  • Workshop I: 21 – 23 September 2016
  • Workshop II: 2-4 November 2016
  • Finals:  23 November 2016
  • Announcement of the winner: 24 November 2016

If you plan to submit a proposal, please send an email to: Louise Hoppel,

The Valorisation department has joined and won the competition several times and is available for questions and support on writing a proposal.

For more information and the latest info go to: or check out this video:


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