Come join us to learn about “Managing research findings effectively” Session I: Scientific Writing, Session II: Commercial Technologies

About this Event

BrainAura presents “Tell me about it – managing Research Findings Effectively”.

Come join us to learn about “Managing research findings effectively”

13th of April, 2019 in the very happening

R/D Coffee Bar – Chausseestraße 19, 10115 Berlin.

We will be talking about the effective communication of scientific findings, and how to turn the results of research into commercially viable technologies.

The workshop features a guest lecture by Dr. Adam S. Wilkins, geneticist, author and editor, titled “The Importance of Technical Writing in Communicating Science”. Dr. Wilkins is a geneticist, an editor and author specializing in teaching good writing practices in the natural sciences. The author of ‘Making Faces’ and ‘The Evolution of Developmental Pathways’, he has taught scientific writing for 12 years and has over 34 years of experience doing editorial work.

Organization of the Workshop:

Session I

3. 00 PM- 3.15 PM: An Introduction to BrainAura.

– The company’s mission and vision, our business ethics, ranges of products and services, and our business development in Germany.

3.30 PM- 4.15 PM: Guest lecture: The Importance of Technical Writing in Communicating Science – Dr. Adam S. Wilkins.

– An overview of the importance of scientific writing, characteristics of good writing, common pitfalls and how to tell a compelling story so as to get the point across. Targeted at doctoral students/ post-doctoral researchers who want to improve their writing skills

What Can You Expect From Session I?

The different types of scientific writing – specific characteristics and objectives.

Clear, concise and goal-oriented guidelines on organizing research and review articles.

Communicating scientific information in clear, interesting and memorable ways to different audiences.

Understanding and appreciating the importance of language, tense, and tone in scientific writing pieces.

4.15 PM- 4.30 PM: Coffee Break

Session II

4. 30 PM- 5.30 PM: Converting results into commercial technologies, by the experienced BrainAura team.

What Can You Expect From Session II?

An overview of the different routes of commercializing science and their respective advantages.

The concept of an academic entrepreneur.

An introduction to patents.

Applying for a patent in an academic environment – important considerations and pitfalls to avoid.

Case studies and discussion.

5.30 PM- 6.00 PM: Social Gathering & Networking Event. Have a beer or a cold drink on us, and get to know your fellow attendees!

Apart from a rigorous overview of our activities and ways of getting involved with us, a complementary editing service is included in the ticket: participants will have the opportunity to get one writing sample reviewed by us.