Event: PhD Innovation Café 2023

Registration via https://event.ugent.be/registration/phdinnovationcafe2023 from 16-01-2023 08:30 until 27-03-2023 23:59


Always wanted to pitch your research to a crowd of interested companies? Would you like to receive valuable feedback from the corporate world or engage in collaborations? Then it’s time to pour your knowledge into the business world and apply for the PhD Innovation Café!


The Ghent University PhD Community, VOKA, DO! and Doctoral Schools host the fifth edition of the PhD Innovation Café. We organize knowledge exchange between young researchers and companies. This networking event will initiate new perspectives and aims to bridge the gap between academia and society. We provide a unique opportunity to introduce you to a variety of companies interested in your research. 

The PhD Innovation Café offers…

You will get the unique chance to network with representatives from over 25 companies. Over the past years, we welcomed Advisory Services, ITronic, Codevid, IRC Engineering, Milmax, BPI Formipac, Decathlon, Mint Europe, Farmad, Yara International, Partners voor Ondernemers, MindCapture, and many more.

For whom?

Any (post-)doctoral researcher at Ghent University, from any year or faculty who

We happily welcome pitches from any faculty or research field, with an important focus on innovation.

Application process

The first selection of applications to pitch is done by a preliminary jury. Selected researchers will get a one-day training to help deliver a more powerful presentation. This pitch training will earn you 1 Transferable Skill Seminar from the Doctoral Schools. After this training, a second selection will be done to select the researchers who will present their pitch during the PhD Innovation Café.

The timing of this program is as follows:

All sessions need to be attended to receive the Doctoral Schools credit and to participate in the final event. 

By registering you confirm that you've discussed your participance with your promotor(s) and/or IOF manager. This is to avoid unwanted distribution of confidential information. 

Save these dates and apply now!


Register Option Description Location When? Available Seats

PhD Innovation Café 2023


16-05-2023 16:00 - 21:30

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