Accelerate: Building Business From Science and Technology

IE Business School

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  • 5 months
  • blended

IE Business School


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Who should attend

  • Scientific, medical and tech professionals who wish to gain business insight and understanding.
  • R&D professionals looking to innovate by enhancing their entrepreneurial and business skills.
  • Business Development professionals in science, pharma or tech who wish to bridge the science-business gap.
  • Scientists, engineers, and technologists wishing to turn their technical expertise into entrepreneurial success.
  • Members of large private or public research centers looking for new ways to promote innovation within.

About the course

A blended program that aids science and technology specialists in unlocking their management and entrepreneurial potential. Led by prominent industry professionals, participants become experts in the fundamental business skills required for the transition from lab to market.

The Blended Methodology of the program combines virtual learning with face-to-face sessions at our campus in Madrid, meaning that participants do not have to disrupt their work schedule to receive career-transforming specialist training. In an innovative, globally minded learning environment, participants will gain knowledge and insight into strategy, economic environment, finance, marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship, and various legal issues. The practical focus of the program will ensure that participants have hands-on experience of constructing business plans and financial models; skills indispensable to the market professional.


  • Learn from dynamic industry experts.
  • Immerse yourself in a diverse learning environment.
  • Receive groundbreaking training without interrupting your work schedule.
  • Unlock the door to entrepreneurship.


  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of marketing, strategy, funding and entrepreneurship.
  • A host of new professional opportunities.
  • A platform to launch your technical expertise into the global market.
  • Academic and professional support from a world-leading institution.


IE Business school is a dynamic hub of market-focused education. With an aim to mirror the frontline of sector developments, our innovative programs explore the most up-to-date knowledge and industry skills. Students learn using practical, hands-on methodologies, led by a world-class faculty with real industry experience.We pride ourselves on our diverse, international environment, welcoming students from over 130 nationalities on campus and with 160 nationalities represented in the wider alumni network. This melting pot of backgrounds, talents and cultures is the ideal greenhouse for ambitious entrepreneurial professionals with a global outlook and the drive to lead transformational change.


The program’s Blended Methodology is focused in our virtual classroom, where learning takes place through video conferences and online forums. During the first and last week of the program, participants attend face-to-face in-class sessions at our campus in Madrid, where they apply their knowledge to develop case methods and business plans.

Participants are encouraged to challenge and debate throughout the course, learning from each other and collectively pushing boundaries and redefining standards. This hands-on approach allows participants to grow not only as market professionals, but also as forward-thinking individuals.



Every leader’s success depends on his/her ability to obtain results using the best and most appropriate strategy, and making the right decisions taking into account the economic environment he/she works in. Participants will therefore learn two important topics in this module: Strategy and Economic Environment.


This module is composed of 4 areas: human resources, communication skills development, career strategy, and negotiation.


This module will aid participants to understand and interpret financial statements, enabling them to analyze a company’s financial health: solvency, profitability, capital structure, and operating efficiency.


This module introduces the participants to the concepts of time value of money, capital budgeting, business valuation, and the link among risk, cost of capital, and the weighted average cost of capital–all essential to bring about sound financial decisions.


This module enables participants to adopt the customer’s perspective, learn the important issues in the marketing process, familiarize themselves with the current Marketing & Sales trends, understand and acquire the resources to satisfy customer needs, and gain and retain key clientele.


This module exposes the participants to the principles of process design, control, and improvement. Students will explore the structure and management of different kinds of operation processes, innovation, and even advanced topics such as mass customization and microfoundations of process effectiveness.


In this module, participants will delve into legal issues such as intellectual property and technology transfer and licenses that are pertinent in the science and research field.


This module exposes participants to the fundamental features of the entrepreneurial mindset, behaviors, and skills. They will learn to spot business opportunities, gather resources, work in a team, and build a strong business plan.


Simon Gifford

My career to date has been both successful and varied; and I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in work which I thoroughly enjoy and about which I am passionate. I have a broad general management background with deep skills in 3 areas: Developing and selling consulting solutions ...

Gayle Allard

At a time when European unemployment rates are soaring, particularly in countries such as France and Germany, the research of Gayle Allard, a Californian, on the effects of welfare-state policies on employment and unemployment is of particular relevance. Her most recent areas of focus include ...

Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant joined IE´s Entrepreneurship Faculty in 2009, having earned his PhD in 2006 from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the origin and evolution of entrepreneurial organizations, their capabilities and strategies. His research progra...

Julio Urgel

Julio Urgel is a professor of Corporate Finance and of Negotiation at IE Business School since 1989. He also manages to find time to serve as Senior Advisor to the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), an international association of business schools based in Brussels, responsibl...

Virginia BombÍn

Virginia Bombín is adjunct professor in corporate finance at IE Business School and Headspring, a FT|IE Business School joint venture. She is also an independent financial consultant for Small and Medium size Enterprises and Start-ups. She is specially interested on Economic Value Creation and t...

Daniel Soriano

Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Academic Director of the specialized Entrepreneurship Module and Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School. Professor and Mentor of Corporate Innovation Projects in Multinationals at Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate L...

Manuel Fuertes

Manuel Fuertes, MEng, MChS, MBA (Oxon) Manuel Fuertes is an engineer, investor, entrepreneur and technology transfer expert. He is CEO of Kiatt Group and adjunct professor at IE Business School. Manuel graduated Summa Cum Laude in Engineering, studied Chinese Language at Jiaotong University (...

Dulce Miranda

Practicing lawyer since 1993, Dulce Miranda has a wide experience in patent and software litigation and specializes in transfer technology agreements in different fields. Appointed independent expert to assist European Commission on IP valuation. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association, th...

Fabrizio Salvador

Fabrizio Salvador is Professor of Operations Management at IE Business School. He is also a founding member of the MIT Smart Customization Group, Adjunct Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Program and serves as senior scientific advisor for the IE Foundation. Dr. Salvador has been visiting p...

Javier Bernad

Javier Bernad is a communication and marketing executive and founder of Speak & Span. Since 1998, his organization has given people in companies and business schools, especially in higher management, the skills and fundamentals of public speaking. He has experience leading teams of over 100 ...

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