The third OPATHY winter school took place from 16th till 18th of January at QVQ and Westerdijk premises in Utrecht, Netherlands. Beside presentations comprising amongst others the topics Working at a company after your studies From science to value: identification and evaluation of new results, projects and ideas How can a company be taken over (IPA deal)? How can a company taken over a small company? Budapest treaty and Nagoya protocol. ESRs also received practical training in identifying valorisation potentials of their research projects.
The 2nd winter school took place at University College Dublin, Ireland, from 13th to 16th of March 2018. The winter school covered the following topics: Article writing, Grant writing, and Critical Thinking.
The first OPATHY Winter School with a focus on the Improvement of science communication skills took place from 1st till 4th of March 2017 at CRG in Barcelona, Spain. Beside the 13 OPATHY ESRs also 14 ESRs from five other ETNs being coordinated in Barcelona participated in the course.