1st International Summer School on Knowledge-Driven Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The University of Luxembourg Incubator is organising the 1st International Summer School on Knowledge-Driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship from 2 – 6 July 2018. Interested participants should register as soon as possible. 

This residential summer school is organised for promoting knowledge-driven innovation and entrepreneurship in the Luxembourg ecosystem. The summer school is fully funded and will host promising local as well as international researchers with innovative research results and possibly even intellectual property making it a viable business opportunity.

Interlaced between lectures and informal discussion sessions (with investors, startup founders, CEOs, etc), is a fun-filled action packed summer school with outdoor and indoor activities etc.. (outdoor activities as the weather permits).

The event is restricted to PhD, postdocs and young researchers (hopefully with some commercially oriented research direction or results in hand) so please spread the word among your network. Potential FNR JUMP (Pathfinder) applicants may find this summer school useful for identifying their value chain.

The event will be mastered by Prof. Ted Zoller who is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Summer School.

An ensemble of local and external founders, investors, corporate members to support your learning experience. Apart from traditional learning sessions, the organisers will strive for providing participants a learning by doing experience. The informal discussions will continue along with outdoor hikes, mountain biking, canoeing sessions as per the weather conditions allow or may it be while learning how to keep bees.

The summer school is fully funded and transport will be provided from the Gare Centrale and UL Belval campus to the venue (Hollenfels Castle) on Monday (2 July )and return on Friday (6 July, 16:00). Attendance to all days is compulsory unless agreed upon in advance.

Date, time location

The summer school will start at 10 am on Monday 2 July and run until 6 July, 16:30 pm.

All participants will stay together in dorms in the Hollenfels castle hostel. Sessions will be held in the castle rooms as well as outdoors as per the weather conditions.


Interested participants should register as soon as possible (limited spaces).

Registration link

The University of Luxembourg Incubator is supported by the FNR’s KITS programme.

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