Pitching training for researchers

Pitching training for researchers

Do you want to know more about pitching? Do you need tips on how to make a presentation that makes an impact? Join us for a pitching session arranged for researchers at Hanken on 5 September 2018 at 10-12.

Pitching your research is an increasingly important skill for researchers. Both research funding agencies and society at large expect researchers to be able to summarize their projects in a concise and non-scientific manner. Pitching provides a good way of increasing the impact of your research.

We would like to offer you the possibility to participate in a pitching training held at Hanken in Helsinki. Kaskas Media is joining us to coach you to be a star pitcher! Kaskas Media was founded in 2013 and is the leading communications agency in the Nordics to specialize in science and research communications.

We will start with a kick-off session on 5 September at 10.00-12.00 in the Teachers’ Lounge. During the kick-off you will get some tips on how to build a presentation that makes an impact and how to present yourself and your work with passion. We will go through structure, language and visuality.

Individual coaching sessions

After the kick-off session we will offer max 10 participants the possibility to get personal coaching in pitching your research. What is important and interesting in your research? How do you present it effectively? Should there be more than 10 researchers interested in personalized coaching, we will prioritise researchers who are also eligible for the Skolar Award (see below) at Slush.

Put your new skills to the test at Hanken Research Day!

During Hanken Research Day on 15 November we will have a pitching final! The 10 researchers who have received personalized coaching can then try their new skills in public. A jury decides who will get the 500 euro research scholarship that is at stake!

Sign up for the kick-off event by 31 August:

Welcome to join the Hanken pitching training!

Skolar Award is a research pitching competition for ambitious postdoc researchers with a prize of 100 000 euros. Hanken encourages you to participate and take the stage at the biggest startup conference in the Nordics, Slush.

The application period for Skolar Award is open until 17 September. There will be 8-10 applicants pitching their ideas at Slush on 5 December. Though there’s only one winner for the 100 000 euro prize, all the finalists will get a unique training that will help them pitch their research anywhere.

Who can apply?
Post-doctoral researchers (max. 5 years after PhD) across all research fields. In the selection of finalists topical ideas that have societal significance and are relevant to this day and age are prioritised.