MARS42's Press kit

Short description

MARS42: Research Beyond University program is a Summer Entrepreneurship School managed by SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) and 42Accelerator (Italian early stage startup accelerator) that has been designed with a clear mission: to provide Science PhDs and Post-Docs with the high-technical guidance and multidisciplinary mentorship required for reading Research under a new light.

From testing a new business idea, to bringing a new disruptive technology to the market, this Summer Entrepreneurship School will teach students how to transform their research into a new venture and communicate themself and their ideas to the world.

Long description

MARS42: Research Beyond University program is a Summer Entrepreneurship School managed by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) and 42Accelerator that has been designed with a clear mission: to provide Science PhDs and Post-Docs with the high-technical guidance and multidisciplinary mentorship required for reading Research under a new light.

From testing a new business idea, to bringing a new disruptive technology to the market, this Summer Entrepreneurship School will teach students how to transform their research into a new venture and communicate themself and their ideas to the world.

The program, entirely in English due to the international composition of the classroom and the faculty, is made up of 4 modules within 2 weeks and it is based on the scientific approach build-measure-learn.

During the Summer Entrepreneurship School, PhD students and Post-Docs will learn:

  • how to effectively perform customer discovery activity, in order to reach a first step of awareness (problem/solution fit).
  • how to validate the solution in a scientific way (product/market fit).
  • how to accomplish a  successful business model that will make the initiative sustainable in every single aspect.
  • how to raise the interest of the market

Analyzing how successful scientist-entrepreneurs made their first steps, MARS42’s students will be able to apply the learnt methodology and real case histories to their own project.

SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies: Postgraduate training and leading-edge research in various areas of Physics, Mathematics, and Neurosciences are the objectives of SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste. SISSA was the first Italian university to offer the PhD degree, and has continued to do so with notable success. Since its founding in 1978, SISSA has prepared more than 900 young people for careers in research and teaching: today SISSA represents one of the leading scientific institutions in Italy and a noted center on the international stage.

42 Accelerator: 42Accelerator is a Turin based startup accelerator looking for hungry game-changing entrepreneurs who are eager to get real help to build a high-grow business, an a-team, and win a terrific credibility toward investors. The team behind 42Accelerator is highly experienced in coaching startups to transform a structured out-of-the-building experience into a unique value to their clients as well as a competitive advantage for their ventures.

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For press inquiries, please contact Alessandro Coltro:

E-mail: alessandro@mars42.org

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