Anna Vidina (24), Latvia

IMIM student
Anna Vidina

The IPIM Summer School was a great experience to listen to people who are bridging science and industry. Most of the speakers were local and gave the feeling about startup, company and business idea financing culture in Groningen. I appreciated a lot the more global perspective given by Ellen 't Hoen. I also loved the introduction by Martin Smit and Dr Ingrid Molema's and Dr Erik Frijlink's take on the relationship of the university (of Groningen) and principal investigators with business initiatives. 

One of the best parts were the coaches who helped during groupwork to explore our own business ideas and prepare for pitching them. The evening social activities gave a bit of time to enjoy Groningen and relax after the long days of new impressions. Overall it was a great experience and I would add just a bit more of the global perspective on what's happening in Groningen.