A MODULE FOR EVERY NEED

With our brandnew set of career and methodology modules we are responding to our partners’ demand for more flexible workshop formats. Our online modules can be combined to form various workshop lengths, from a 2,5-hour-session to a full two-days workshop. Request our partner brochure for info about our offline modules via the contact listed below.

Career & Empowerment

Exploring entrepreneurial skills, mindsets and career paths

Modules

  • Introduction to working in teams
  • Agility and self-organised teams (VUCA)
  • Role model Q&A with a team expert

  • Introduction to the innovator’s skill set
  • Reflection on one’s own skill set
  • Discovering the entrepreneurial superpowers within the group

  • Deep dive into the concept of social entrepreneurship
  • Getting to know different dimensions and examples of social business models
  • Brainstorming about potential social business cases
  • Exchanging with and learning from role models

  • Reflection about one’s own perspectives and mindset
  • Getting to know the concept of empathy in human-centred design
  • Practising a change of perspective
  • Assessing the potential of empathy in one’s research/work environment

  • Discovering alternative career paths
  • Getting to know the concept of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Exchange with role models from both fields
  • Reflection on one’s own potential entrepreneurial journey

  • Reflection about the potential of one’s own research topic/idea
  • Assessing potential through identifying users/stakeholders
  • Developing or extending potential use cases based on one’s research & network

Ideas & Methods

Discovering user-centric methods to yield ideas and develop them further

Modules

  • Understanding a problem as a basis for innovative ideation
  • Getting to know different brainstorming methods and test them
  • Generating, evaluating, and selecting ideas

  • Introduction to building a convincing pitch
  • Creating & practising one’s own pitch
  • Pitch in front of an expert jury

  • Learn and reflect on relevant future trends in a specific field (STEEP trend & key factor analysis)
  • Discover possible futures that are worth being prepared for
  • Develop a future scenario that you would like to make a reality

  • Introduction to rapid prototyping
  • Defining the critical function of an idea
  • Building a prototype and presenting it

  • Understanding the problem space: Getting to know the user and building empathy
  • Finding human-centred solutions: Identifying the problem, developing a solution, assessing the ideas
  • Prototyping & testing: Building a prototype and testing the critical function

  • Introduction to business modeling vs. business planning; getting to know the Business Model Canvas
  • Hands-on working with the elements of the Business Model Canvas
  • Reflection and exchange on how to apply the tool outside the workshop

Benefit from our experience and expertise

Our modular workshop formats allow you to be as flexible as ever when it comes to booking the workshop of your choice – if you want to! You can also choose to go with one of our Best Practise Workshops instead. They have been tried and tested in the real-world. Explore our most popular combinations below.

Our Best Practise Workshops

Sciencepreneur Intensive 1 (online)

Intensive track of Design Thinking from idea to implementation

2 full days, 8 hours each
Day 1
8 h
  • Discovering alternative career paths
  • Getting to know the concept of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Exchange with role models from both fields
  • Reflection on one’s own potential entrepreneurial journey
  • Introduction to the innovator’s skill set
  • Reflection on one’s own skill set
  • Discovering the entrepreneurial superpowers within the group
  • Teamwork: Design Thinking Challenge
  • Understanding the problem: Empathy & user research
Day 2
8 h
  • Generating & choosing ideas
  • Trying out brainstorming methods
  • Teamwork: Building Prototypes
  • Introduction to testing & iteration
  • Introduction to building a convincing pitch
  • Creating & practising one’s own pitch
  • Pitch in front of an expert jury

“It was amazing to see how a business idea could be created from scratch – in just two days. The design thinking tools allowed for tangible and immediate results creating a more mature idea that has already undergone a series of short real-world tests.”

Participant in the “From PhD to Innovator” workshop in Oldenburg

21.—22.03.2022

Sciencepreneur Intensive 2 (online)

A well-balanced mix of career-focused modules and interactive sessions to develop an idea

2 full days, 8 hours each
Day 1
8 h
  • Discovering alternative career paths
  • Getting to know the concept of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Exchange with role models from both fields
  • Reflection on one’s own potential entrepreneurial journey
  • Introduction to the innovator’s skill set
  • Reflection on one’s own skill set
  • Discovering the entrepreneurial superpowers within the group
  • Reflection about the potential of one’s own research topic/idea
  • Assessing potential through identifying users/stakeholders
  • Developing or extending potential use cases based on one’s research & network
Day 2
8 h
  • Understanding a problem as a basis for innovative ideation
  • Getting to know different brainstorming methods and test them
  • Generating, evaluating, and selecting ideas
  • Introduction to rapid prototyping
  • Defining the critical function of an idea
  • Building a prototype and presenting it
  • Introduction to building a convincing pitch
  • Creating & practising one’s own pitch
  • Pitch in front of an expert jury

“The programme was very well structured with a perfect balance between learning moments as well as elaboration of the newly acquired concepts – alone and in groups.”

Participant in the “From PhD to Innovator” workshop

13.—14.01.2022

Sciencepreneur Compact 1B (online)

An introduction to research transfer with interactive sessions

5 hrs
Day 1
5 hrs
  • Reflection about the potential of one’s own research topic/idea
  • Assessing potential through identifying users/stakeholders
  • Developing or extending potential use cases based on one’s research & network
  • Understanding a problem as a basis for innovative ideation
  • Getting to know different brainstorming methods and test them
  • Generating, evaluating, and selecting ideas

“The workshop opened my mind and gave me courage and inspiration that starting your own business is possible for anybody.”

Participant in the “From PhD to Innovator” workshop

13.—14.01.2022

Sciencepreneur Compact 1C (online)

An introduction to research transfer with a role model Q&A

5 hrs
Day 1
5 hrs
  • Discovering alternative career paths
  • Getting to know the concept of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Exchange with role models from both fields
  • Reflection on one’s own potential entrepreneurial journey
  • Understanding a problem as a basis for innovative ideation
  • Getting to know different brainstorming methods and test them
  • Generating, evaluating, and selecting ideas

“I highly recommend Young Entrepreneurs in Science because meeting with other international bright minds allows me to think differently, open my mind to new opportunities, get feedback, collaborate with each other and network. The workshop offers high quality contents, an engaging environment and the opportunity to ask experts.”

Participant in the “From PhD to Innovator” workshop

20.—21.05.2021

Sciencepreneur Compact 2 (online)

An introduction to research transfer with interactive sessions

5 hrs
Day 1
5 hrs
  • Reflection about one’s own perspectives and mindset
  • Getting to know the concept of empathy in human-centred design
  • Practising a change of perspective
  • Assessing the potential of empathy in one’s research/work environment
  • Introduction to the innovator’s skill set
  • Reflection on one’s own skill set
  • Discovering the entrepreneurial superpowers within the group

“The workshop opened up my mind and gave me courage and inspiration that starting your own business is possible to everyone.”

Participant in the “Your Idea’s Potential” workshop

31.03.2022

Sciencepreneur Compact 3 (online)

The Design Thinking Process in one day

8 hrs
Day 1
8 hrs
  • Teamwork: Design Thinking Challenge
  • Understanding the problem: Empathy & user research
  • Generating & choosing ideas
  • Trying out brainstorming methods
  • Teamwork: Building Prototypes
  • Introduction to testing & iteration

“I take away that starting a business is a little bit like science: You have a hypothesis, you have to investigate it, dig as deep into the needs of people as you would have done with literature, and at some point you have to be brave to present it to the world.”

Participant “From Innovator to Business” Workshop

12.01.2021

Sciencepreneur Compact 4 (online)

One compact day of learning entrepreneurial skills

8 hrs
Day 1
8 hrs
  • Introduction to the innovator’s skill set
  • Reflection on one’s own skill set
  • Discovering the entrepreneurial superpowers within the group
  • Understanding a problem as a basis for innovative ideation
  • Getting to know different brainstorming methods and test them
  • Generating, evaluating, and selecting ideas
  • Introduction to rapid prototyping
  • Defining the critical function of an idea
  • Building a prototype and presenting it

“This workshop changed my perspectives entirely. I don’t have to be a marketer before I can be a CEO. I can work with a team with diverse talents and skills but similar interests. I don’t even have to be born with the entrepreneurial mindset; It is a skill that I can learn.”

Participant in the “From PhD to Innovator” workshop in Oldenburg

21.—22.03.2022

Build your own YES workshop

With the help of our new workshop tool, YES partners and certified YES trainers can build customised workshops via a step-by-step guide. The tool is currently in its prototyping phase and will be updated regularly according to our partners’ needs. As a YES partner or trainer, you are automatically signed in and able to use the tool right away.

Get in touch and learn more about our modular workshop programme.

Hanna Lange

Partner Management

+49-30-6098839-767 hanna.lange@falling-walls.com

Sarah Scheck

Quality and Participant Management

+49-30-6098839-754 sarah.scheck@falling-walls.com

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