Valorisation in a nutshell

What
This workshop takes researchers or members of the supporting staff through the valorisation process by adressing a few completed caess. These cases encompass all the phases of proposition, validation and execution. You follow the entire program.

Step 1: Proposition
The first step in the valorisation process is finding a social/cultural/societal problem for which the researcher can offer a solution. The biggest challenge is usually translating complex and abstract research into a solution for such a problem. This translation step is given for all cases. These problems all have an ‘owner’, someone who experiences the problem to a great degree who is often prepared to invest in solving the problem. We also show how the researchers found these people.

Step 2: Validation
The next step in the process is to test the theoretical problem/solution combination in practice. In several cases it becomes clear that the original solution has been changed drastically during this process. It is also important to be in tune with your audience so you can find the best way to get the message of your scientific knowledge across. This seminar also covers the best way to deliver a proposal to another part.

Step 3: Execution
The following step of the valorisation process often depends on the nature of the valorisation: an exhibit for a museum has a different valorisation trajectory than a psychological treatment protocol. We will discuss the forms of collaboration and dilemmas surrounding intellectual property. In closing we show what the valorisation of the research has meant for the scientists in question. Did their trajectory mean the end of their scientific career? Or have they actually found a new source of data that they can (re)use for relevant follow-up studies?