11-7-2019, 14:50

Enrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP)

What is the Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program about?


ENRICH in the USA is launching its first Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) for European researchers. If you are a European researcher, the ESDP is designed to provide you with the necessary skills and technical trainings to spark your entrepreneurial mind-set and boost your research impact in the US – a country known for its “entrepreneurial culture”. Getting to know the US ecosystem will open more doors and market opportunities for you and your research.

The ESDP will take place in Philadelphia, PA, USA on 19th – 24th March 2020, in conjunction with the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) National Spring Meeting. The Program will provide a 3-day technical training and info session on crucial topics for entering the US market, before the ACS conference. Prior to the program you will be matched to highly-qualified experts from science and business – your ENRICH-mentor tailored to your specific needs.


Your Benefits?


Funded by the European Commission, this call will partially support 20 participants. If selected, you will

The reduced training fee to be paid by participants is a total of 450€ only (this excludes ACS registration fee [optional]).


Tentative Agenda


What’s in it for you?


ESDP will provide motivated researchers with the opportunity to attend information-sessions and technical training courses on commercialization strategies, technology transfer, career development, negotiation, IP protection, patents, licensing, negotiation practices, marketing among much more.

By attending the ACS National Meeting, you will be able to connect with more than 15,000 international attendees to grow your network, explore 200+ exhibitors who will showcase their latest technological developments and attend more than 50 professional training courses and workshops to advance your career. Additionally, you will also have the chance to match-and-meet with highly engaged and experienced mentors. The mentoring program will help foster personal development through insider knowledge and best practices from senior managers (mentors).


Who are we looking for?


We are looking for early to mid-career researchers, whose research has 1) a high innovation potential and 2) the possibility of commercializing in the US. Thus, you are our ideal candidate if you are motivated to develop your entrepreneurial skills, technical knowledge and increase your research impact.

A scientific focus on chemistry is preferable, due to the back-to-back activities with ACS.


Our Partners


The Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) is proudly brought to you by ENRICH in the USA in conjunction with the American Chemical Society (ACS).


The ENRICH in the USA Consortium Partners – National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) – jointly organize this service.


Click here to apply.


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