This is a one-week comprehensive course aimed to promote entrepreneurship in the field of Biotechnology. It provides an in-depth understanding of what it takes to set up and finance successful biotechnology companies in Europe. Extensive discussions and case studies will emphasize the challenging issues that are critical to this relatively new market opportunity. During the week, participants may draft a plan for developing a new opportunity in their area. Participants will be given guidance on how to take on leadership roles in their communities, to start and fund their own business, or play a more active role in investing in life-sciences ventures.