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Science Communication Training n. 5: Business of science: The transferable skills that straddle academia and industry


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Find out about the transferable skills that can help academic scientists in the business world, and how some entrepreneurs have roles that straddle both academia and industry.
This is the final episode in our five-session science communication series. Previous episodes looked at elevator pitches, how to publish academic papers, how to excell at your interview, and learning from setbacks. 
But today we are doing things a little differently and looking at the transfer of skills between the business and academic worlds. We are taking a deep dive at different case portfolios to answer the following questions:
What is it about graduate school and the things you learn there that equip you for entrepreneurship and a commercial career?
What can one bring to academia, from life and business and entrepreneurship?
How would it work if you decide to return to academia after launching a startup, or even to have a more portfolio career that straddles both academia, and business? 
Now academia is a difficult career at the best of times, and so is running a business. How can the challenging task be overcome to do both of these things simultaneously?
This session is coorganised with our partners from the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service. 
The webinar is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. 


Date & Duration
- (4 - 6pm)
Science Communication Training





Dr. Ulf Henning Richter

Dr. Ulf Henning Richter is a professor, author, and serial entrepreneur, based in Hong Kong SAR, China. He received a Doctorate in Economic Sciences from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and an MBA from European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel in Germany. He is the founder and CEO of CARBON10B X focusing on carbon removal solutions, and runs his own trade and investment firm Richterion Limited. He previously served as Chairman / Head of Office of Lukoil Asia Pacific Hong Kong Branch and as Head of Asia of Red Lions Capital, an alternative investment platform focusing on exclusive pre-IPO opportunities. Prior academic appointments include City University of Hong Kong, Tongji University (Shanghai), University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Portland State University, and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He was a Visiting Scholar with INSEAD and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He is an award-winning entrepreneur and has 20 years of cross-sectorial work experience throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Dr. Richter has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications in high-level academic journals and practitioner outlets, and is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa. Topics include:

o Global energy transition, with a particular focus on China’s contribution to the Paris Agreements

o Mobility trends such as connectivity, artificial intelligence, electrification and sharing economy

o China’s emergence as global power, specifically China’s One Belt, One Road Strategy and cross border M&As.

o Emerging Africa and infrastructure investment



Christian Jensen

Change Manager at Audi China R&D