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There is a new free online e-learning course designed to introduce researchers and students to entrepreneurship and guide them through the main steps of how to validate the business potential of their idea. Starting from the market discovery, the researcher/student learns and applies fundamental concepts through a series of lessons that include both learning material and exercises.

The tool has been developed by Roma Tre University (Italy), in partnership with the National University of Ireland – Galway, IESE business school and Venture Hub (Spain), Translated (Italy) and the European Young Innovators Forum (Belgium), in the framework of an EU-funded project called STARTED. The aim of the project is to reinforce and structure a European network for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the R&D area while improving the flow of knowledge and win-win cooperation between universities, research institutes and businesses.

The course is free, please use the link below to join the platform.

The STARTED project also established a database of more than 600,000 innovative organisations throughout Europe. It can be particularly useful for people that are looking for competitors and innovations in a specific industry or country. The link can be found below.