Business Development for Researchers

About this video

Business benefits with deep insights from research, but is it possible for researchers to benefit from business models? Is it relevant for researcher to know how to find business ideas and build a business model around those? The answer is yes. Business-savvy researchers can combine academia and industry, and for that they need motivation and a little guidance.

This module is a part of the Researcher Academy’s Innovation for Researchers series, delivered in collaboration with experts Christina Stehr and Sebastian Adolphy from Humboldt-Innovation  at Humboldt University. It is designed specifically for researchers, who want to make an impact with their research and are looking for ways to transfer their research results into marketable applications.

After watching this module, you will come away with a better understanding of the fundamental elements of business models. You will understand the path from having a business idea to building a business model using innovative methods like “Business Model Canvas”.

About the presenter

Sebastian Adolphy

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sebastian Adolphy teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.  As educational program manager at the startup incubator he enables students and researchers to develop their business ideas and guides their journey in starting companies. An engineer by trade, he built his expertise as lecturer, scientist and consultant in engineering design methodology and product development at various Berlin research institutions. His current research focus is on personalities, competences and roles in startup teams.