SOCRATES offers a training programme comprising both individually tailored activities, and network-wide activities. To provide practical training for academic careers, all ESRs are actively involved in the implementation and organisation of these activities.
Business related training given through courses (in Business Plan Writing, Business development, and IPR), industrial secondments, and through the business oriented workshop organised by FHG. Each ESR has a personal business coach assigned by the business unit at the local university, or one of the project partners. This training arrangement gives the ESR access to consulting regarding commercialization of research ideas, and direct support for initial market investigations and patent searches.