Training on “From research to enterprise: an introduction to startup creation and management”

The Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the DYNACOMP project received a 3 day course on entrepreneurship (“From research to enterprise: an introduction to startup creation and management”) on 12/09/2018, 13/09/2018 and 18/09/2018 at IMDEA Materials Institute. The course was delivered by Marco Laucelli and covered the following topics:

  • The startup as an experiment
  • The problem: identifying and validating the problem
  • Customer development: discovering the customer
  • The Solution: unique value proposition
  • The Pivot: discovering the right opportunity
  • Modelling the revenue streams: revenue models and validation
  • Being unique: the unfair advantage, IP, competitive advantage, barriers
  • Reaching the customers: channels and metrics
  • Basic Financials for startups
  • Team, culture and processes
  • Startup management, the hardware case
  • Pitching to Investors: business plan, resources, needs, risks


The DYNACOMP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722096