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Business skills

Understanding the world of business is not only important for postdocs willing to move to a career in industry. More and more private companies fund R&D projects run by academics, and collaborative funding aiming at increasing the societal impact of research are regulary advertised. Universities are very interested in the commercialisation of their research and give more importance than before to patents and the creation of spin-out companies.

Knowledge and experience of business, intellectual property and science commercialisation thus make postdocs very attractive candidates in and out of academia!