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Making a business plan for a life science company



Honours College students Beta & Life Science year 2 or 3.


This honours course is based on and runs jointly with the course Research Based Business Planning. Major difference is that the plan to be made will be based on a business idea of an existing company on the Leiden BioScience Park.

Participants will write a fully developed business plan on behalf of the stakeholder company. They will do so in a team of 3-5 persons. In doing so, they will be coached by a company representative and staff of the program Science Based Business. With the plan, they will participate in the New Venture Competition. Background knowledge will be acquired in several seminars and by reading a book and other selected literature. At some of the seminars, it will be required to present the progress of their planning process. This will be enhanced by individual feedback sessions.




Will be made available during the course.


Grading will be based on the written business plan, the presentation of the business plan, tests and/or class participation.


(Preliminary) Course schedule RBB Planning Semester 2, 2016

Dates and topics

Feb 1: Combined kick-off RBB Ventures and RBB Planning *Feb 11: Science meets Business Cafe – Biopartner 1 (17.00- 19.00 h)
Feb 15: RBB Planning Session 1
Feb 29: RBB Planning Session 2
Mar 10: Science meets Business Café
Mar 14 RBB Planning Session 3
Apr 4: RBB Planning Session 4
Apr 14: Science meets Business Café
Apr 18: RBB Planning Session 5
May 2: RBB Planning Session 6
May 12: Science meets Business Cafe
May 23: RBB Planning Session 7
Jun 6: RBB Planning Session 8
Jun 20: Business Plan Contest – presentation Business Plans
Jun 27: Deadline for submission of final Business Plans