OCTOBER 4th, kl 11.00-17.00, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

This Ph.D. course is a one-day event, aiming focusing on technology-based entrepreneurship and introduce different perspectives on innovation, entrepreneurship, business development and strategy. Throughout the day there will be short lectures from both researchers and technology driven companies, and a panel discussion, taking up the participating Ph.D.’s questions on the area of technology-based entrepreneurship. This course allows for networking with peers interested in technology-based entrepreneurship coming from various backgrounds, institutions, disciplines, and countries.  

Please, note that the spirit of the Ph.D. course is to be opened to any projects whatever its stage, providing the PhD student submits a short bio, a statement about Ph.D. thesis and questions for the panel discussion.


Schedule of the sessionConference Room 

11:00 Welcome by Professor Christian Nielsen, Aalborg University Business School

11:15 Entrepreneurship & Business Development by Gert Spender, Aalborg University

11:45 Constructing Business Models, Implementing Business Models, and getting Market Traction

 by Christian Nielsen, AAU Business School

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Technology driven Business cases by Morten Wagner, FORCE Technology

14:30 Break

15:00 From Research to Startup by Brian Lohse, FORCE Technology 

15.45 Panel Discussion

16:45 Concluding remarks

17:00 Departure for the Ph.D.-dinner


Organization of the Ph.D. course

First, it is important to note that Ph.D. students may have submitted a paper for the main conference, Business Model Conference (held on October 5th and 6th). They may also register only for the Ph.D. course without having submitted a paper for the main conference. Ph.D. students attending the main conference may also attend the PhD course provided they also apply for the Ph.D. course.


Participants are required to send the following in advance for applying to the Ph.D. course to

  • A short CV and bio (1 to 3 pages) outlining especially: (a) your academic disciplinary training at university level (b), your full-time work experience (if significant), (c) your current university and Ph.D., (d) title of papers published or submitted to conferences (if any).
  • A statement of your Ph.D. thesis (2 to 3 pages) underlining: (a) your research questions (or if you have just started, your ambition); (b) the literature you refer to; (c) your methods and eventually empirical fields you investigate or will investigate; (d) your expected contributions (if any at this stage).
  • Lastly, we ask that you submit a question with a contextualization (max 1/2 page) for the panel discussion in the context of technology-based entrepreneurship


You will receive further details and information after sending your application to the convenors of the Ph.D. course.

Please, note that we need your application before September 25th. Acceptance to the Ph.D. course will be notified ASAP after receiving application so that you can arrange your venue.


  • The Ph.D. student participation in the Ph.D. course is credited with 1 ECTS
  • The Ph.D. student participation in the Ph.D. course and Conference is credited with 3 ECTS

PHD course

from €120

  • Conference proceedings
  • Admittance to academic sessions
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Networking lunch, coffe and refreshments and 2 lunches
  • Optional Conference Dinner