Course 7: Innovative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurial Thinking

Welcome & Networking, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity18.10.2023 10:00 - 18:00 (Mi)TUM Graduate School
Course 7: Innovative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurial Thinking19.10.2023 09:00 - 18:00 (Do)Sarah Jessl
Course 7: Innovative Problem Solving and Entrepreneurial Thinking20.10.2023 09:00 - 15:00 (Fr)Sarah Jessl
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Keywords: Problem solving, innovation, ideation, creativity, entrepreneurship .

Introduction to the course topics:

Exciting new findings are the core of every research and doctorate. Often, however, these findings are the result of solving many challenges first. Luckily there are tools that will help you tackle problems, come up with creative solutions and take steps forward. This comprises the first part of the workshop – to enable you to solve problems not only in work but also in your private life.
The second part then focusses on learning how to connect innovative ideas with societal impact. What if your ideas could be more than a published paper? What if it could actually change the world by becoming a successful company? What if your research could be the start of a new BioNTech? Learn what your first steps in that directions could be and where you can get the support you might need.

Course aims:

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship 101

Teaching Methods: Input via presentations, group work, reflection

Technical requirements: Laptops with internet connection

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Sarah Jessl

Sarah Jessl is a chemist with a PhD from Cambridge University, a trainer since 2011 and a coach for start-ups teams from the natural sciences. She gained industry experience in R&D, as well as leadership experience in multiple international settings during her time as a lab team lead at BASF, founding her own training company and working with multiple student organizations. She is currently focusing on supporting innovative scientists in the field of chemistry on their entrepreneurial journey as managing director at the TUM Venture Labs. She believes that every person has the resources and strength to reach their goals – and sometimes only needs a helping hand, the right training or seminar.