Apply for a spot in the UU Innovation Mentor Programme


Develop your idea faster and further by joining UU Innovation's mentor programme. It’s time to
apply for the spring 2023 semester. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.

Now you can apply to the UU Innovation Mentor Programme and gain new skills and networks to take your idea to the next level. Apply by 15 November 2022 for the chance to have a mentor for the spring 2023 semester.

UU Innovation's mentor programme is aimed at researchers and doctoral students at Uppsala University who want to develop an idea or research result for wider use. Each participant is matched with a hand-picked mentor working outside academia. The mentor shares knowledge and contacts and provides an additional sounding board during the development of your idea.

This should help participants gain new perspectives, knowledge and a broader network to advance more quickly with their innovation projects. The overall aim is to make knowledge and results from research more useful and beneficial to more people.

All disciplinary research domains

The UU Innovation mentor programme is for anyone from third-year doctoral students to professors, in all disciplinary research domains. The programme is suitable both for those seeking to start development of a research idea into practical application as well as those already well underway with an innovation project.

Six meetings from February through November

The next round of the programme will start in February 2023 and end in November. During this period, you will meet with your mentor on at least six occasions according to a plan agreed between you. Simultaneously, you will receive coaching and support from UU Innovation advisors, for example in financing and intellectual property law - support that will continue even after the mentoring programme ends.

Want a mentor?

Applications are accepted for the Spring 2023 UU Innovation Mentor Programme until 15 November 2022.

Go to application

The UU Innovation Mentor Programme has two programme starts per year, spring and autumn. Applications for Fall 2023 are accepted starting 1 April 2023.

Learn more about the UU Innovation Mentor Programme

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Last modified: 2023-12-01