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International Bioinnovation Scholarship Program

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Looking for Bioinnovation Startups host a graduate student for a five month research project

  • Hosting a scholar will add a highly skilled and self-driven graduate student to your team while contributing to the next generation of bio-innovation entrepreneurs.  
  • The program covers major costs and supports the scholar so they can focus on their research project in your startup. 
  • Build connections to Denmark’s strong bioinnovation sector and their talents, research, industry and data.

The International BioInnovation Scholarship Program is a program that matches Danish top graduate students with bioinnovation startups in Silicon Valley for a 5-month long research project either in the spring (Feb 1 – Jun 30).

The Silicon Valley-based management ensures the scholar and the startup can hit the ground running:

  • Drive the process from recruiting to arrival
  • Covers major costs (visa, flight, rent, monthly stipend)
  • Support logistics including housing and flight
  • Organize social and professional entrepreneurial events
Who are the scholars?
  • Talented and ambitious graduate students interested in learning about and experiencing how to bring research to market from Danish Universities
  • Students studying any discipline within STEM can apply, including life science, biotech, computer science, engineering, and data science
  • Students from Danish universities are enrolled (or are about to be enrolled) in a graduate program
Who can apply?
  • bioinnovation start-up that is willing to host a scholar
  • requires a dedicated project allocated to the scholar
  • a mentor that will support the scholar
  • based in the San Francisco Bay Area 
  • at least 5 full-time employees
  • start-up with a 12-month funding runway preferable series A

What our entrepreneurs have to say about hosting interns …

It was a complete pleasure for all of our team to have Gabor work with us. He had a huge impact on the company (technically, culturally, all around), and we are sad to see him leave.

Peyton Greenside
Co-founder & CSO, BigHat Biosciences

What our interns have to say about their experiences …

Life changing. These two words fall short to express what the Silicon Valley experience has been like for me. What has my day to day life been like? A tremendous exposure to a lot of innovative and disruptive minds that I will be eternally grateful to for challenging me every day to bring out the best version of myself on a personal and professional level. This experience would not have been possible without the program, to which I am grateful for the opportunity to meet many people who passed on their knowledge, their passion and to whom I owe part of the person and professional that I am today. Special mention also to the company I worked with, Berkeley Lights, where I learned to think big and the importance of having a good team to achieve your goals. Thanks for everything Silicon Valley, hope to see you again soon!

María José Romero Lado
Scholar, Spring 2022, Ku Student, Startup: Berkeley Lights

For more information, contact

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