Netherlands, Leiden

EPIcenter: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer School on Healthy Living and Happy Ageing

when 19 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2.5 EC

EPIcenter is a two-week summer school that brings together promising students to develop solutions that enable seniors to live a healthy, active and enjoyable life. Participants go through the full cycle of state of the art innovation methods (co-creation, design thinking, rapid prototyping, business modelling) to develop their innovations and inspire their entrepreneurial mindset.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
The EPIcenter summer school will give you the opportunity to experience the full innovation cycle. It will provide you knowledge, skills, tools and support to create your own start-up, while working on real-life challenges from companies, non-profit organisations and users. During the summer school, you will be supported by coaches, mentors and experts. Finally, the international group of participants provides an inspirational and inviting atmosphere to develop yourself and create a network of international peers.

WHEN AND WHERE?
EPIcenter takes place from August 19th until August 31st and will be hosted by the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing in Leiden, The Netherlands.

INTERESTED?
The deadline for registration is June 1st. Scholarships will be available for travel and accommodation costs. For more information, please visit our website: www.epicentersummerschool.eu.

Course leader

Frank Schalkwijk

Target group

Solutions and innovations for healthy living and happy ageing require a multidisciplinary approach, so no matter what your background is, you can contribute! PhD students, dedicated master students, young professionals and other motivated individuals are welcome to apply.

Course aim

The EPIcenter summer school will give you the opportunity to experience the full innovation cycle. It will provide you knowledge, skills, tools and support to create your own start-up, while working on real-life challenges from companies, non-profit organisations and users. During the summer school, you will be supported by coaches, mentors and experts. Finally, the international group of participants provides an inspirational and inviting atmosphere to develop yourself and create a network of international peers.

Credits info

2.5 EC
ECTS credits for the summer school will be awarded through Leiden University Medical Center.

Fee info

EUR 0: This summer school is funded by EITHealth, and is free of charge for participants.
Travel and accomodation costs are not covered. For these costs, scholarships are available.

Scholarships

For travel and accommodation costs scholarships will be available.
The final amount will be determined after the selection process has finished. We will contact you after admission to EPIcenter with a formal request for a scholarship application.