From academia to industry – and back

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The ESMAC Early Career Network (ECN) board is delighted to announce their next online webinar: on the experiences of switching between academia and industry.

The webinar is free, but registration is required

Subtitle: Transitions between industry and academia and collaborating with industry

When: Monday 10th of June 2024 at 11:30 BST/12:30 CET

Click here to register for the webinar!

Details: During this webinar the speakers will share their experiences regarding transitions between academia and industry. Why did they decide to move to industry? What is it like to work in industry? What are the differences between a career in academia versus industry? What are benefits and pitfalls of an academic profile within industry? How do you sell your academic skills for an industry position? Furthermore, experiences regarding collaboration between academia and industry will be shared during this webinar.


  • To Industry:

    Dr. Kim Duffy – Senior Product Manager Life Sciences at Vicon (United Kingdom).
    Dr. Maud van den Bogaart – VLAIO innovation mandate holder (Post-doctoral researcher) at Hasselt University (Belgium)

  • And back:

    Dr. Yvette Kerkum – Business Developer at the Faculty Rehabilitation Sciences at Hasselt University (Belgium).

We hope to see you at this meeting.  For any questions, please contact