SCIFI: From Scientists to Innovators for Industry


If you are a young life scientist, this programme can give you the skills you need to thrive as an innovator in the healthcare industry.

Transitioning from academic research to working in the pharma and medtech industries can be challenging. This course helps you overcome that challenge with the guidance of academic and industry partners, so that you can learn from real-life cases and have the opportunity to work with experienced mentors.

The programme offers two tracks: the Full Programme and the Light Programme. Both tracks involve a three-month online learning programme.

Apply by 23 June.

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What you get

Curriculum: Full Programme

Take part in the online learning modules – including five core modules and three industry-specific modules – participate in all the events and webinars, and receive mentoring from the best industry experts. In this programme you will:

  • Complete all five core modules and at least one bonus module
  • Participate in all events and webinars
  • Complete assignments after each module
  • Receive at least two hours of mentoring
  • Solve a real industry case study: Participants will be divided into interdisciplinary teams of five and will work jointly to develop a solution to a real-life industry case. The solution will be presented to a jury and industry partners at the final event
  • Pitch with your team during the final event of the programme
  • Commit approximately 5 hours per week from September to December 2023

Curriculum: Light Programme

Take part in the eight-week online programme, participate in the recruitment events and go at your own pace by fulfilling the assignments on your own:

  • Complete all five core modules and at least one bonus module
  • Participate in the midterm and recruitment events
  • Commit approximately 1.5 hours a week from September to December 2023

Key details

Key dates:

  • Online Kick-off: 1 September 2023
  • Kick-off in Barcelona: 18-19 September 2023
  • Online Mid-term presentations: 10 November 2023 at 4 PM CET
  • Final event in Erlangen: 11-12 December 2023


  • Full programme
    • Participation fee: €500– includes certificate and accommodation
    • Early-bird price: €400 until 30 April 2023
    • 5 sponsored spots for applicants that come from and are currently employed in RIS countries
    • 5 sponsored spots for Ukrainian researchers
  • Light programme
    • Participation fee: €150– includes certificate

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Who should apply

This programme is for you if you’re a young scientist based in any Horizon Europe country who:

  • is working at university, research institute or clinic
  • is a PhD candidate in any area in healthcare – especially MedTech and Pharma
  • or has a Postdoc in healthcare

Want to find out more?

Info sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about this programme and to get all your questions answered by the team. Join us on:

Ready to apply?

Applications for the next edition of our programme have just opened. Apply by 23 June.


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