The Interinstitutional Programme of Postgraduate Studies (M.Sc.) in Bioentrepreneurship is co-organised by the University of Thessaly (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology) and the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Institute of Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biotechnology) in Athens, Greece.
Most life science researchers simply are not trained in the complexities of commercialisation. Properly educating more researchers to understand entrepreneurship and have the skill sets needed to succeed in the commercial world is of tremendous importance for translating discoveries into products, building companies and also providing the knowledgeable recruits that industry wants to hire.The M.Sc. programme aims to develop entrepreneurial and innovative skills to young scientists and to integrate academic education and business training. The MSc in Bioentrepreneurship is the first postgraduate programme in Greece composed of multi-component and transferable learning activities facilitating the development of scientific, business, and entrepreneurship skills.