From Lab to Market — I got a PhD, what’s next?



So, you got your PhD, congratulations! But just the paper doesn’t pay the bills, so what now? Welcome to the latest From Lab to Market event to hear about alternative career paths for researchers! In this session, you’ll learn about your competitive advantage, hear stories from different experts and get to know career opportunities in and outside academia.

We’ll be joined by different organisations, who will showcase opportunities for individuals with research experience and background, so make sure to wear your best networking shirt!

Career opportunities & organizations:
1)    Post docs in companies, Seppo Tikkanen, PoDoCo
2)    Corporate venturing & intrapreneurship, Terhi Vapola, Helen Ventures
3)    Applied research & entrepreneurial opportunities for research and science-based ideas, Tiia-Maria Tenhunen, VTT Technical Research Centre 
4)    Entrepreneurship, Prateek Singh, FinnAdvance
5)    Academia member who is commercializing, Esko Kauppinen, Aalto University
6)    Industry-Academia collaboration & funding: Petro Poutanen, Impact Foundation
7)    Consulting, Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen, Dain Studios
8)    Career development for PhD students, Kirsi LaPointe, Aalto Career Design Lab
9)    Combining executive and academic career, Antti Koivula, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

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