About Science for Society

Science for Society is a learning- and networking platform for PhD-students and postdocs. We focus on academic value creation, entrepreneurship, commercialization and employability. In addition, the project creates important networks between the next generation of researchers, entrepreneurs and business leaders across Scandinavia. We build a common Scandinavian best practice for Entrepreneurship activities for PhD-students and researchers. 

Science for Society seeks to solve one of the most important challenges which the Scandinavian countries face today - the challenge of creating growth and long term prosperity in light of increasing global competition. This can be achieved by knowledge-based innovation and by bringing academic research and knowledge into society in the form of new and innovative solutions to societies’ major challenges. The target group of this project is PhD-students and postdocs in the Scandinavian Region.

Science for Society is operated in cooperation between Sweden, Denmark and Norway (Oslo Tech, Oslo University, Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University, Lund University & Aalborg University).

Read more about Science for Society at the main project website.

We offer:

  • Awareness activities - introduces PhD-students to the subject of entrepreneurship through a series of inspiring workshops, seminars and lectures.
  • Scandinavian university courses (+ ECTS points) and workshops (-ECTS) – aimed at PhD-students who want to learn more about entrepreneurial methods and develop their competences following the “awareness” seminars.
  • Customized courses/workshops aimed at PhD-students who want to go forward and realize a business idea. These courses/workshops focus on business collaboration, customer-market research and pre-seed funding. Furthermore, we want to help the PhD-students to connect with other partner organisations and/or industry.
  • An annual PhD-conference for students, business leaders and industry representatives from Scandinavia