CTM CRC is currently pioneering an industry-specific, tailored entrepreneurial PhD program (ePhD Program).
The foundation of the program is an independent research project supervised by one of CTM CRC’s researchers, working at the interface of academia and industry on complex challenges impacting the manufacture and translation of cell therapies into clinical practice. This is supplemented with formalised education in commercialisation, entrepreneurship, business, and communication skills, all embedded in the PhD experience.
The ePhD program exposes students to a range of stakeholders and perspectives, provides insight into the commercial world, and fosters an appreciation for the real-world application of research. In this way, the program opens up a range of possible career paths and provides a competitive edge to ePhD graduates in the job market.