After one year of basic training in nanomedicine, molecular neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience robotics at IIT, a few MINDED researchers will be selected for the business development training path. The selection will be performed according to the criteria already implemented by the UniBO-Launchpad platform at the University of Bologna.
By taking this training path, MINDED fellows will acquire specific skills in the area of management, technology and entrepreneurship. Many of the core challenges encountered in the business world today are situated at the intersection of technology and management, and require fast and innovative, entrepreneurial solutions. To successfully meet those challenges, professionals must be able to bridge the worlds of technology and management, understand the functioning of modern business organizations in a holistic manner, be able to think out of the box in order to develop new approaches, manage a variety of firm-internal processes and engage with external stakeholders. Furthermore, in the case of biomedical technologies, successful entrepreneurs should also be aware of marketing authorisation processes for novel therapeutic agents and devices which are established by regulatory agencies, such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).