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Two workshops on Entrepreneurship for Scientists
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Dear MCAA Member,

Innovation Incubation Center(i2C) from TU Wien is offering workshops for scientists in following two topics. Generally all i2c workshops are restricted to TU Wien Scientst. However, as part of collaboration with MCA3C, any MCAA member can join the workshops for free of cost! You will be able to choose MCAA Scientists option at the registration links. 


Workshop ‘A step-by-step guide to gathering competitive intelligence’
WHEN: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, 3:00 –5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Innovation Incubation Center, Floragasse 7, 1040 Wien, ground floor

Workshop description
Understanding the competition by conducting a market research and analysis is a crucial activity for
any researcher who wants to bring their research results from the lab to the market. You want to
know what’s out there, what’s worked, and what hasn’t. Take this workshop to experience a deep
dive into the subject. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with the tools & strategies needed
to understand and evaluate the competitive environment you are operating in, and give you a sense
of direction for uncovering how to position your technology, products and services in a way that
gains a competitive advantage with potential customers.

Registrations Link:

Workshop IP Fundamentals and IP Business Strategy
WHEN: Monday, December 3rd, 2018, 2:00 –4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Innovation Incubation Center, Floragasse 7, 1040 Wien, ground floor

Workshop description
The workshop on IP Fundamentals and IP Business Strategy focuses on the principles of Intellectual Property and why IP is so critical to new businesses. The workshop will cover IP as value driver for start-ups, how to monetize IP and various methods to protect your IP. The guest lecturers will draw upon their experiences from working at Dolby Laboratories, one of the most successful licensing companies, as well as from Adobe Systems, a software powerhouse, and TU Wien, the leading research institution in Austria ranked by the number of patent and utility model applications in 2016. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to get first-hand accounts on how business strategy is formed around IP, what opportunities and challenges companies have to face and how to maximize the value of IP as well as how IP is handled at TU Wien.

MBA, M.Ec. Matthias Ulrich
Director – IP Protection & Compliance Dolby Germany GmbH

DI DR.Tanja Sovic
Head of Patent and License Management Division, Research & Transfer Support, TU Wien



If you need more information, please contact directly to Program Manager of i2c: Dipl. Ing. Alexandra NEGOESCU ( or write to me (


Best Regards,

Mostafa Moonir Shawrav

Vice-Chair, MCAA

Thursday, 22 November to Monday, 3 December, 2018, (All day) - (All day)
Location City:
Innovation Incubation Center
Floragasse 7
1040 Wien
ground floor
22/11 to 03/12/2018, (All day) - (All day)
#VitaeChat: Open Research – What researchers need to know
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Register your interest

‘An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet…

Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.’ Budapest Open Access Initiative 2002

Open research is becoming increasingly important as researchers need to comply with institutional or funder requirements and in order to keep in line with accepted practice.

The open researcher needs to be equipped with a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges raised by open research; be skilled in finding and using data generated by others; and understand the legal and ethical requirements relating to their own research outputs.

In this #Vitaechat, we will unravel, share and discuss the many questions surrounding the largely untrodden path of open research. Our moderator, Dr Katie Wheat will be joined by a panel of experts to help understand:

  • What open research means and why it is important?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of open research?
  • How can researchers start using open research practices?
  • How can researchers publish openly?
  • How can open research help a researcher’s career?
  • How can reputation and reward work for individuals in an open research environment?
 Nov 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Europe/London / UTC0)                      11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Europe/Brussels/ CET)

Meet the #vitaechat panel

Dr Brian Cahill, Research Programme Manager, University of Edinburgh

Dr Emma Anne Harris, Project Manager, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

Leila Jones, Head of Journals Editorial Development, Taylor & Francis Group

Dr Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian (RDM), University of Nottingham

Gareth O'Neill, President, European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

Thursday, 29 November, 2018
Location City: