Painting session ved Boot Camp

Receiving excellent mentoring, building soft skills, and broadening your scientific networks is an important part of being a BRIDGE follow. To facilitate this, we arrange educational and networking activities throughout the fellowship, in addition to giving the fellows the possibility to arrange their own fellow-driven seminars.

Boot Camp

The initial two-day Boot Camp kick-starts the mentor-mentee relationship, assist in networking and provide insights on research methodologies and stakeholders within translational research.

Previous Boot Camps include:

  • Introduction of fellow and mentor teams
  • Introduction to the programme, courses, stakeholders and administration
  • Bonding with mentors through painting-your-project-session
  • Translational research talks by excellent scientists
  • Dinner, social activities and networking

Academic afternoons and networking events

Academic Afternoons is organised by the BRIDGE Team 3-4 times annually with the purpose of inspiring fellows and mentors with new insights into subject such as funding possibilities, inspirational talks from life science industry pioneers, entrepreneurship and innovation, research communication using social media etc.

Previous events include:

  • An introduction to the start-up eco-system in Copenhagen and beyond by the Innovation Office, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH
  • Social media for researchers by Mike Young Academy
  • Fundraising strategies and tools by Senior Advisor Chris Finnie and Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines
  • Building biotechs by Martin Bonde, PhD (DTU), Graduate Diploma (CBS)
  • Match-making day PERMED by Miriam Kolko
  • Industrial Career Event for Medicon Valley Alliance by BRIDGE, DiaUnion & Danish Diabetes Academy researchers

Networking event

Fellow-driven seminars

Fellow will present his/her research project for critical review by peers, alumni and external experts at the biannual fellow-driven seminars. Seminars could also be without committees present and thus solely consist of contents developed by fellows. Fellow-driven seminars can also include visits to relevant companies and industry. 

The bi-annual fellow-driven seminars are arranged by fellows with assistance from the BRIDGE Team.

Previous events include:

  • Site-visit to the National Biobank
  • Virtual seminar: How to bridge structural gaps between biomedical research institutions?
  • Site-visit to two translational research entities at Novo Nordisk A/S