ACE Venture Lab Bootcamp – Sustainable Chemistry

Win a one-week chemistry bootcamp and seed money to start your chemistry spin-off!

The Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry invites Master students, PhD students and postdocs to participate in a fully-sponsored one-week bootcamp at the ACE Venture Lab, focused on sustainable chemistry. The winner of the intensive bootcamp receives 6-12 months salary and mentoring to start-up her/his own chemical company.

Ace Venture Lab boot camp

ACE Venture Lab Bootcamp

In order to prepare for the contest several meetings are recommended:

23 September 2016 HRSMC-HIMS Sustainability workshop
30 September 2016  Workshop: Explore entrepreneurship in Molecular Sciences, 1
7 October 2016  Workshop: Explore entrepreneurship in Molecular Sciences, 2
14 October 2016 Q&A session to discuss draft applications with ACE Venture Lab
  13.00 – 14.00 h. in room B1.25 (incl lunch).
   

Applications

Applications should be stated in English and must fit on 1 page A4. The following items should be addressed:

  1. Name, affiliation, phone number and email address.
  2. Summary of CV.
  3. Your idea for commercialisation of innovative (sustainable) chemistry that you would like to explore and develop during the bootcamp week.

Submitting

Applications must be sent as PDF attachments only to hims@uva.nl, quoting “Sustainable Chemistry Bootcamp” in the subject line. Deadline is 20 October 2016 at 15.00 h.

By entering the competition, each participant declares that i) their application contains original work only and ii) they are available to join the complete program of the bootcamp from Monday 14 November 2016, 9.00 h. to Friday 18 November 2016, 17:00 h. at ACE Venture Labs, Science Park 402 Amsterdam.

Eligible participants

The following people are eligible to participate to the competition:

  • MSc students registered at the UvA or at the VU who study chemistry or who are taking a minor in chemistry.
  • PhD students and post-doctoral researchers working at HIMS.
  • PhD students that are member of the research school HRSMC.

Others who are interested to participate may send their motivated request to apply to the organisation via hims@uva.nl, before 1 October 2016. Ultimately 10 October 2016 they will be informed whether they have permission to submit.

Procedure

After a formal check by the SusChem board of HIMS, all eligible entries will be judged for originality and relevance by the Industrial Advisory Board of the RPA Sustainable Chemistry. The board’s decision is final.

At maximum ten applicants will be selected to participate in the one-week bootcamp at the ACE Venture Lab, focused on sustainable chemistry. This week will be organised from Monday 14 November 2016, 9.00 h. to Friday 18 November 2016, 17:00 h. at ACE Venture Labs, Science Park 402 Amsterdam. Read the draft program.

At the end of the week a jury will select a winner of the bootcamp week. The winner receives 12 months salary (appointment at the UvA) and mentoring from ACE Venture Lab to start-up her/his own chemical company.

Schedule

1 October 2016  Deadline to request permission to apply for non-eligible candidates
14 October 2016 Q&A session to discuss draft applications with ACE Venture Lab
  13.00 – 14.00 h. in room B1.25 (incl lunch)
20 October 2016 Deadline submitting applications
1 November 2016 The winners of the bootcamp tickets will be announced on the
  SusChem RPA website
14-18 November 2016  Bootcamp at ACE Venture Lab
18 November 216 Jury selects winner of the bootcamp

                 

Published by  HIMS

9 September 2016