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Research to Business Toolbox

Toolbox on how to create impact from research

As a researcher

As a researcher, you can use the tools to gain insight into the entrepreneurial mindset, acquire concrete competencies to help you commercialize or create societal impact with your research, or to get inspiration about alternative career paths outside academia.

As a facilitator

As a facilitator, you can use the tools to create individual workshops about the entrepreneurial mindset for junior researchers or you can create longer training programs.

The tools include a “how to”-guide for both researcher and facilitator. You can use the tools in a step-by step-training process or select the individual tools that are relevant for you.

In which PHase are you?

The tools in the booklet are categorized into 3 phases:

  • Awareness section - Here you will find tools/cases to inspire you and increase your knowledge about the entrepreneurial tools and how they can benefit researchers in generating: Industry collaborations, impact creation, research funding, and alternative career opportunities.
  • Competence section: Here you will find tools/concepts for hands-on training sessions and entrepreneurial competence building.
  • Realization section: Here you will find tools/concepts to help you or others move from idea to creating value from research.



Contact business developer Claus Skaaning cls@adm.aau.dk if you have questions regarding the Science for Society toolbox.

Tools for integrating entrepreneurship in your teaching

SEA has also developed a toolbox with inspiration and advice for instructors, who wish to implement entrepreneurship in their teaching of students. See tools for integrating entrepreneurship in your teaching.


The Science for Society toolbook have been developed, tested and utilized in the EU Interreg project Science for Society, which, primarily, focused on teaching entrepreneurial skills to junior researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) and increasing their awareness of and competences in relation to how they can put their research into use, both as commercialization and societal impact.


This activity is part of the EU Interreg project Science for Society 2.0 (2019-2021).


                                Interreg Science for Society 2.0

Toolbox on how to create impact from research

Cases from the program

‚ÄčGet inspired: Cases from the program

" - As a researcher you tend to believe that everybody understand the importance of your research area. But that is often not the case. We as researchers should therefore have a sense for how mature the market is for a given technology – and what that means in addition to approach and resources, explains Anca-Simona Horvath."

Get inspired: See more cases!

Book a meeting

               Claus Skaaning
2069 0771