Lean Startup Principles

About this video

The temptation to work in the industry while not wanting to leave academia is a common contention for many researchers in their career trajectory. The good news is that researchers do not have to leave behind academia to contribute to industry. Not only is combining academia and industry possible, but also advantageous. Innovation and the idea to develop a business can lead researchers to successful startups as having a research background can be very beneficial for those who create and manage new businesses.

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 specifically designed for researchers who want to make an impact with their research and are looking for ways to transfer their research results into marketable applications. The focus is to provide researchers with guidance on how to build and verify products and business with less time and resources.

After watching this module, you will come away with a better understanding of the principles of the Lean Startup approach and how is it different than conventional business development.

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.