Course 3: Creativity and Innovative Problem Solving

Welcome & Poster Session, Good Scientific Practice & Research Integrity03.07.2024 10:00 - 18:00 (Wed)TUM Graduate School
Course 3: Creativity and Innovative Problem Solving04.07.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Thu)Sarah Jessl
Course 3: Creativity and Innovative Problem Solving 05.07.2024 09:00 - 16:00 (Fri)Sarah Jessl
Problem Solving, Innovation, Ideation, Creativity, Entrepreneurial Thinking
Course Description: 

Exciting new findings are the core of every research and PhD. 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. Whether during your PhD or in private life, creativity and problem solving are key skills for success. So if you would like to learn more about yourself, about how to solve problems and how you can also use this in order to take your research further, maybe even take irst steps on an entrepreneurial journey, come join the workshop. 

Course aims: 
  • Creativity
  • Innovative Problem Solving
  • Entrepreneurship 101
Teaching methods: 

Input via presentations, group work, reflection

This course fits doctoral candidates in the following phase: 
  • Beginning of the doctorate
  • During the doctorate
  • End of the doctorate
Participation requirements: 

No previous knowledge needed

Technical requirements: 

Cell phones 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 focussing 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 ressources and strength to reach their goals – and sometimes only needs a helping hand, the right training or seminar.