Certificate in BioEntrepreneurship Program


The Simonyi BEDC in collaboration with the Biotechnology Research Group of the Szentágothay János Research Center offers this unique one-year Certificate in BioEntrepreneurship program, which truly is an interdisciplinary business-technology-analytics program. It is ideal for students eager to bring biotechnology into effective use in business.

Merging science and business is at the center of the BioEntrepreneurship program. Students who want to become part of the development and commercialization of science must first understand the running of a biotechnology organization. To acquire this experience and knowledge, students can earn a Certificate in BioEntrepreneurship. This certificate offers the opportunity to learn critical aspects of biotechnology product development, including how to create a new enterprise, finance, marketing, and other areas of commercialization. This certificate is ideal for students planning to engage in the enterprise of biotechnology beyond the science.

On completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Apply the core principles of science and business to the biotech industry
  • Fluently speak the language of science and business
  • Ask the right questions of scientists and business people on critical issues facing their organizations
  • Identify, evaluate, and act on scientific and business opportunities that arise in the field.
  • Formulate and implement strategies within the interdisciplinary functional areas of the biotech enterprise
  • Define and expand their professional role in a biotechnology enterprise through completion of a variety of required and elective courses
  • Demonstrate principles of human inter-relationships to research, design and development activities.

Modules of the program:

Name of Module Module Leader Semester CH* A** Credit
Entrepreneurship modules
Ideation and Business Model Generation Dr. Zsolt Bedő Fall 2+0 k 3
Discipline specific modules
Communication for Medical Entrepreneurs Dr. Attila Sík and guest speakers Spring 2+0 k 3
Medical Start-Ups: Theory and Practice Dr. Attila Sík and guest speakers Spring 2+0 k 3
Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Dr Luke Pittaway, Dr. Zsolt Bedő Summer 3 weeks k 6

*Contact hours per week

**Assessment: k – experiential learning based assessment in class