2022-10-27 07:29Press release

Applications open for SmiLe e-Campus – an introduction program to life science entrepreneurship

SmiLe e-Campus is a free, online training program for future life science entrepreneurs, organized in collaboration with GE Healthcare and Philips. The program is open for graduates, researchers, and early-stage entrepreneurs from all over Europe and has received excellent reviews from participants of previous rounds.

SmiLe's 8-week online course, e-Campus, is based on a combination of online lectures and tests. Applications are open to European academics, researchers, and early-stage entrepreneurs who want to learn the basics of life science entrepreneurship—no experience required. There are 30 spots available, and SmiLe is accepting applications until December 4th, 2022.

SmiLe e-Campus is taught by more than 20 experts from SmiLe and its partners, including GE Healthcare and Philips, both significant players in the industry. In the program, they give participants valuable insights into the needs and requirements of the major pharmaceutical and MedTech companies—invaluable information for aspiring life sciences entrepreneurs.

Accepted applicants will receive a broad introduction on business models, corporate governance, financing, IP, regulatory issues, marketing, and pitching to investors. These subjects are relevant to all areas of life science businesses, such as biotechnology, medical technology, health technology, e-health, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics.

Participants from previous rounds of e-Campus rate the program highly, and report that they gained a valuable understanding of the industry.

“We´re very pleased to see how high this has scored among previous participants, and that so many would recommend this program to others. We´re excited to be able to offer this opportunity to yet another batch of aspiring entrepreneurs,” says Lina Olsen Boreson, COO of SmiLe Incubator.

Application deadline is December 4th, 2022, and the program runs from January 16th to March 10th 2023. Apply here: https://www.smileincubator.life/ecampus/

For more information, contact: Lina Olsen Boreson, +46 (0) 70 3781279, lina@smileincubator.life.


Facts about the program:

Smile e-Campus is an online 8-weeks program that requires 5 hours of commitment per week. No earlier experience is required.

· It is a free online program with 30 available spots.

· Applicants with BSc, MSc or PhD degrees are welcome to apply.

· Application deadline is December 4th, 2022

· The program runs January 16th – March 10th, 2023

· For more information and application, please visit: https://www.smileincubator.life/ecampus/


Reviews from earlier participants:

"A very important course that equips entrepreneurs with useful and relevant skills. I learned a lot of things about what is related to being an entrepreneur, how we control the capital, what are the keys to resources, and much more. This eight-week course is very clear and effective, with a proper scope: I found this course very useful and inspiring."

Krunal Dholiya, Cofounder & Chief Scientist, Framtix Holdings AB

“Participation in this eight-week course was a precious experience, granting me insights into the various fields of business in science. I absolutely recommend this course for anyone who wants to deepen its knowledge about entrepreneurship in life-sciences.”

Graduate Student Assistant at UTSouthwestern Medical Center


About SmiLe Venture Hub – Pioneering Life Science Innovations

SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas. There are currently 30 companies in SmiLe which, together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 664 million in venture capital to date since 2014. SmiLe offers excellent business coaching, a broad international network of contacts and a dynamic community, as well as well-equipped laboratories which is unique of its kind in Sweden. SmiLe is a non-profit organization and receives basic funding from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, Lund University and Medicon Village. SmiLe´s sponsors are Agilent, Sparbanken Skåne, Awa, Høiberg, Prevas, Setterwalls, Zacco, Magle Chemoswed, NanoTemper Technologies, Phase Holographic Imaging and ChemoMetec. SmiLe’s 20 listed alumni companies have a market capitalization of more than EUR 824 million (Q4 2021). www.smileincubator.life