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nanoGUNE PhD Workshop 2020


The PhD researchers of nanoGUNE have organized a one-day event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of nanoGUNE. The workshop has consisted of three sessions: Spin-off inside and outside of nanoGUNE, Escape the lab, and a poster session.

In the first session, different speakers talked about starting, developing, and maintaining a spin-off company. This session was focused on how spin off companies start from a research idea and evolve into a successful company. The speakers were asked to share the challenges they encountered when creating a spin off company, developing a business model, looking for investors, etc.

After lunch, a lab tour combined with a scavenger hunt took place. The main goal of this activity was to show the equipment and the labs such that participants can get an idea of the work that is performed in each lab. The activity included an introduction into the work that is conducted in the lab and within the research group. Furthermore, in each lab a riddle, puzzle or experiment had to be solved to get a clue. After all the labs were visited, the sum of the clues led to a final destination.

The event concluded with a poster session where the PhD researchers showed off their work. This part of the workshop was open to the general public as well. In this activity, the PhD researchers had the chance to defend and discuss their work with scientific colleagues from the different research centers in San Sebastian.