On the road to success                                 Dr Anna Czerwoniec12th May 2011, Łódź
Plan of the Presentation          VitaInSilica – Company’s Profile          The Idea          Problems          Help for B...
Company’s Profile          VitaInSilica has been established by PhD students, as well as faculty          members of Adam ...
Company’s Profile          VitaInSilica is the first in Poland project which gathers together         experts in a field o...
Our Interdisciplinary Team                                       Biotechnology                                            ...
Company’s Profile – Bioinformatics          Bioinformatics – is the application of computer science to the field         o...
Company’s Profile – BioinformaticsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej      www.vitainsilica.p...
Company’s Profile – Our Mission          The main aim of VitaInSilica is to:             Encourage scientists to use bioin...
Support in laboratory experiments                                                           Sequence                      ...
Company’s Profile – Our Mission          The main aim of VitaInSilica is to:             Cooperate with companies connecte...
Company’s Profile – Our Mission                                                Support in all Phases                      ...
Company’s Profile – Our Mission          Good School of Bioinformatics             Trainings and workshops in a field     ...
Company’s Profile – Our Mission                                                            The Basics                     ...
The Idea – How did it start?           What to do with my PhD diploma?Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki...
Problems we faced starting our own business          Lack of business experience, only academic background.          Lack ...
Help for Beginners          Workshops and courses sponsored by government and EU.             How to run own business/star...
Pre-inqubation – Receivers          Pre-incubation is dedicated to people who are between 18 and 35          years old.   ...
Pre-inqubation – Benefits          One can try out his/her idea with no consequences if it fails.          Minimum costs (...
Pre-inqubation – Limitations          Formally „no company” status.          Pre-inqubation costs.          Limited income...
Technology Park          PPNT is a place where the science and business meet together.          Supports the commercializa...
Technology Park          Nickel Technology Park is a first private technology park          in Poland.          Gives spac...
Promotion          Scientific Meetings          Business conferencesAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki P...
Promotion          Scientific Meetings          Business conferences          Local media and pressAkademicki Inkubator Pr...
Promotion          Scientific Meetings          Business conferences          Local media and press          Forums and ne...
Promotion          Scientific Meetings          Business conferences          Local media and press          Forums and ne...
Promotion – Social Networks          Facebook Scientific & News Portal          LinkedIn         http://www.linkedin.com/c...
BIO Business              The Enterprise Europe Network helps small business to make the              most of the European...
BIO Business            Brings together close to 600 business support organisations from 48            countries.         ...
BIO Business            BioRegion Wielkopolska is an association which integrates and            promotes biotechnological...
BIO Business            BioRegion Wielkopolska            FilmAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańs...
Summary            The idea is important, but it not always must be brilliant!            There are organizations where yo...
Summary            Remember about networking.              Use every opportunity.              Look for opportunities wher...
Tel. +48 692 677 438
Thank you!                            Questions?VitaInSilicaAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznański...
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  1. 1. On the road to success Dr Anna Czerwoniec12th May 2011, Łódź
  2. 2. Plan of the Presentation VitaInSilica – Company’s Profile The Idea Problems Help for Beginners Pre-inqubation Technology Parks Promotion Bio-BusinessAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  3. 3. Company’s Profile VitaInSilica has been established by PhD students, as well as faculty members of Adam Mickiewicz University. This innovative start-up company is being developed under the auspices of Poznan Academic Pre-Incubator of Entrepreneurship.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  4. 4. Company’s Profile VitaInSilica is the first in Poland project which gathers together experts in a field of bioinformatics, computational biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, computer science and physics.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  5. 5. Our Interdisciplinary Team Biotechnology Molecular biology Bioinformatics Computational biology Computer science PhysicsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  6. 6. Company’s Profile – Bioinformatics Bioinformatics – is the application of computer science to the field of molecular biology and biotechnology. Support in every stage of laboratory experiments. Professional data management.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  7. 7. Company’s Profile – BioinformaticsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  8. 8. Company’s Profile – Our Mission The main aim of VitaInSilica is to: Encourage scientists to use bioinformatics tools in their research. Convince them, that application of bioinformatics shortens research time and allows more precise design of wet lab experiments. Improve results and make them more interesting and reliable.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  9. 9. Support in laboratory experiments Sequence Sequence Protein Database Search Domains and Motifs Domains and Motifs Protein Database Search Structure Prediction Identification Identification Structure Prediction Sequence 3D Modeling analysis Sequence 3D Modeling Sequence Complex Interactions Complex Interactions Clustering Clustering Multiple Multiple Phylogenetics Phylogenetics Sequence Alignments Sequence AlignmentsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  10. 10. Company’s Profile – Our Mission The main aim of VitaInSilica is to: Cooperate with companies connected with Bio-Business in database and software development. Design software applications improving laboratory data management and automatic data flow. Build databases gathering biological data and results of laboratory experiments.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  11. 11. Company’s Profile – Our Mission Support in all Phases Support in all Phases of Development and Implementation of Development and Implementation of Bioinformatics Software of Bioinformatics Software Biological Biological Automatic Automatic Bioinformatics Data Integration Data Integration Data Flow Data Flow software development Database Database Laboratory Laboratory Systems Systems Database Management Database ManagementAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  12. 12. Company’s Profile – Our Mission Good School of Bioinformatics Trainings and workshops in a field of bioinformatics will help you freely mine biological databases and use bioinformatics tools knowingly. We offer workshops adjusted to the level and needs of participants.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  13. 13. Company’s Profile – Our Mission The Basics The Basics of Bioinformatics of Bioinformatics The Basics The Basics The Basic The Basic of Programming of Programming Bioinformatics Tools Bioinformatics Tools Good School of Bioinformatics Linux Linux Biological Biological Operating System Operating System Databases Databases Professional Professional Scientific Scientific Presentations PresentationsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  14. 14. The Idea – How did it start? What to do with my PhD diploma?Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  15. 15. Problems we faced starting our own business Lack of business experience, only academic background. Lack of money. Lack of time. Cooperation between academic units and companies is harsh. Academic units are not redy for real business.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  16. 16. Help for Beginners Workshops and courses sponsored by government and EU. How to run own business/start-up company? External funding. How to be a good manager? Etc.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  17. 17. Pre-inqubation – Receivers Pre-incubation is dedicated to people who are between 18 and 35 years old. Perfect candidate is a student or a university graduate. However grades, type of school or experience are not considered. Innovative idea and a will to try a successful business are most important!Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  18. 18. Pre-inqubation – Benefits One can try out his/her idea with no consequences if it fails. Minimum costs (no taxes). Professional assistance. Contacts with other start-up companies. Network creation and time for promotion of brand name.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  19. 19. Pre-inqubation – Limitations Formally „no company” status. Pre-inqubation costs. Limited income.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  20. 20. Technology Park PPNT is a place where the science and business meet together. Supports the commercialization process of scientific research results in economy. PPNT is a multidisciplinary centre gathering specialists of the sciences, natural sciences and technologies. Creates optimal conditions for running businesses offering a wide variety of business orientated services.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  21. 21. Technology Park Nickel Technology Park is a first private technology park in Poland. Gives space and support for a new business. Nickel BioCentrum offers modern space (experimental laboratories and offices) for Bio/Med projects allowing easy development and cooperation between bio-companies.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  22. 22. Promotion Scientific Meetings Business conferencesAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  23. 23. Promotion Scientific Meetings Business conferences Local media and pressAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  24. 24. Promotion Scientific Meetings Business conferences Local media and press Forums and news groupsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  25. 25. Promotion Scientific Meetings Business conferences Local media and press Forums and news groups BIO-associationsAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  26. 26. Promotion – Social Networks Facebook Scientific & News Portal LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/vitainsilica Twitter http://twitter.com/vitainsilicaAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  27. 27. BIO Business The Enterprise Europe Network helps small business to make the most of the European marketplace. Working through local business organisations, they can help you: Develop your business in new markets Source or license new technologies Access EU finance and EU fundingAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  28. 28. BIO Business Brings together close to 600 business support organisations from 48 countries. As members of the Enterprise Europe Network we are linked up through powerful databases, sharing knowledge and sourcing technologies and business partners across all Network countries.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  29. 29. BIO Business BioRegion Wielkopolska is an association which integrates and promotes biotechnological, medical and life science business. Network of academic units, companies and individual scientists. Contacts in Central and East Europe - BioCity Turku, Bavarian Biotech Cluster, European Federation of Biotechnology, Hungarian Biotechnology Association, Europa Bio).Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  30. 30. BIO Business BioRegion Wielkopolska FilmAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  31. 31. Summary The idea is important, but it not always must be brilliant! There are organizations where you can ask for help and get support. Your own business is a full time job. You will face many problems, but treat them like challenges.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  32. 32. Summary Remember about networking. Use every opportunity. Look for opportunities where others gave up. Go beyond schemes.Akademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki Poznańskiej www.vitainsilica.plDS 3, pok. 16, Kórnicka 5, 61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
  33. 33. Tel. +48 692 677 438
  34. 34. Thank you! Questions?VitaInSilicaAkademicki Inkubator Przedsiębiorczości Politechniki PoznańskiejDS 3, pok. 16,Kórnicka 5, www.vitainsilica.pl61-132 Poznań office@vitainsilica.plTel. +48 692 677 438
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