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Two workshops on Entrepreneurship for Scientists
Hossam Zawbaa's picture

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)
Networking Event: Perspectives on business-research collaboration
Maria Górna's picture

The Polish Chapter kindly invites MCAA members to participate in a networking event organized by the National Science Centre (NCN), Poland and Vitae. The meeting will gather laureates of the POLONEZ COFUND (MSCA/NCN), other NCN programmes, the Foundation for Polish Science, as well as MCAA members.


The National Science Centre (NCN) and Vitae invite you to attend our networking event at 6.15 – 8.15pm on Saturday 1 December 2018 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Warsaw City Centre ( Golden Tulip w Warszawie, ul. Towarowa 2). Please register by Nov 27th by sending an email to

Networking – the development, maintenance and leadership of networks of individuals who can offer advice and access to opportunities – is a valuable skill for researchers. Maintaining a wide professional network can prove helpful in your current role and may lead to your next collaboration, funding opportunity, contract post, or change of career.

The Vitae POLONEZ networking event will give you the opportunity to expand your network, meet interesting people and hear from speakers who work beyond academia in innovative start ups and research and development in business and industry.

Beginning with a keynote talk from Emilia Demczur of 3M, the event will also include an opportunity to hear the career stories of carefully-selected speakers and a chance for you to develop your networking skills in fun and creative ways. The event will set the foundations for a POLONEZ peer to peer alumni network as well as giving participants the opportunity to meet researchers from other programmes, including Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) fellows.

  • Keynote talk from Emilia Demczur, Innovation Center Coordinator at 3M, a science-based technology company.
  • Career Stories from our guest speakers
  • Networking opportunity
  • Informal drink (location tbc)
Refreshments and a light finger buffet will be provided.
Saturday, 1 December, 2018
Location City:
Golden Tulip Hotel
Towarowa 2
00-811 Warsaw