Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

Course on Valorisation/Knowledge Utilisation for PhD candidates

23Mar2017 09:30 - 17:00


The Graduate School is offering a one-day course on Valorisation/Knowledge Utilisation in the PhD skills program. Researchers who have recently obtained their doctorates are also invited to take part in the workshop.

The goal of the workshop is to provide participants insight into how academic knowledge in the humanities can be made applicable for societal and/or economic utilisation. You will be trained in translating your research topic into concrete applications that can benefit society. This exercise will not only help you in preparing future grant applications, but can be equally useful as preparation for job interviews, also outside of academia.

During the afternoon session, UvA researcher Dr Stefania Milan (Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, ERC Starting Grant laureate and consultant to various organisations) will talk about her valorisation activities. Subsequently, we will move to the Venture Lab Humanities, where you will practice and present your pitch. Dr Jonneke Bekkenkamp (coordinator Venture Lab  Humanities and Assistant Professor UvA), Karin van den Bogaert (journalist and co-owner of Science ON AIR), Dr Patricia Lulof (Grant team Humanities and Associate Professor UvA) and Albert Wijnen (Business developer IXA) will take part in the expert panel to give feedback on your pitches. 

The course is provided by IDFuse, a company that regularly organises impact workshops for the universities in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Leiden. Their approach is hands-on, so during the workshop you will practice defining how your research can be put into practice.

If you're interested in taking part in the workshop, please contact

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