Content

“The real world starts after finishing your (post)doctoral degree” is it truth or myth? How can you bridge the gap between academia and industry? To solve this question, you need to start by understanding what is available in the industry. What are the different type of roles? What are the parallels and differences with your academic career? In this workshop we will provide a behind the scenes perspective of a typical R&D organisation in a corporate context, the different roles and responsibilities. You will go through an R&D case study and get to experience the typical functions involved in the innovation and production process.


Learning objectives

  •  Understanding the general structure of an (industrial) R&D organisation.
  • Understanding the different roles and responsibilities within an R&D organisation.
  • What are the key expectations and deliverables of a PhD profile in an R&D organisation?
  • Break the ‘real world’ myth, by identifying the parallels between academia and industry.

 
This 6-hour workshop includes a real business case to analyze and to experience the core responsibilities

Target group

(Post)doctoral researchers of the University of Antwerp who consider looking for a job in industry.

Practical Information

Date:

28 June 2022

Time:

from 9h00 till 16h30

Location:

Campus Drie Eiken - Building D - Room D.042

Trainer:

Robin Lefebvre, business manager and coach of the training company Grow to excel. His credo is “Excelling leaders are grown not born”.

Language of the course:

English

Docop-points:

This course counts for 0,7 docop-points.

Registration:

Via Sisa Selfservice. Log in with your student account.