Winter School on Transferrable Skills

A-WEAR and APROPOS ITN representatives are organising a workshop on transferrable skills. The participation corresponds to 1 or 2 ECTS (1 for participation, 1 for 2-page diary).

Sunday 05.03.2023

20.00-22.00 ESRs kick-off with Dr. Aleksandr Ometov (optional socialisation in the centre)
Location: Gastropub Tuulensuu (Hämeenpuisto 23, 33210 Tampere)

Monday 6.3.2023, Location: Scandic Tampere Station Ratapihankatu 37, 33100 TAMPERE

8:30-9:30 Hotel breakfast is served to the participants

9.30-9.40 (10’): Introduction to the event

9.40-10.20 (40’): Dr. Otso Arponen, Medical Doctor at TAYS and Visiting Staff at University of Cambridge, “Career success and how PhD affected it”

10:20-10:30 short break

10:30-11:10 (40’): Dr. Jose Villa Escusol, Autonomous Vehicles Professional at SANDVIK, “My journey with autonomous vehicles: From underwater to underground mining”

11:10-11:20 short break

11:20-12:00 (40’): Dr. Valtteri Lahtinen, CSO/Co-Founder at QUANSCIENT, Finland, “Success story in a startup in Finland”

12:00-12:30 Panel discussion

12:30-13:40 lunch break

13:45-17.00 – Dr. Ira Virtanen, Senior Specialist in Researcher Competence at Tampere University Doctoral School: Diamond hard soft skills for early career researchers

15:00-16:00 Afternoon coffee with snacks in the middle of the workshop


Tuesday 7.3.2023, Vaihmalan Hovi, Lempäälä (bus transportation will be ensured)

8:45 – bus leaves from Scandic Tampere Station (if you are late – you may get to the place by train + taxi, which is not cheap)

Location: Ratapihankatu 37, 33100 TAMPERE – the ride takes about 30’

9.30-Morning coffee, salty and sweet treats, fruits

9.30-9.45 Welcome & Introductions

9.45-11.00 (1h15) Prof. Anahid Basiri, Professor in Geospatial Data Science, University of Glasgow, UK, and former post-doc in MULTI-POS MSCA ITN, “Academic life post MSCA”

11.00-11.15 break

11.15-12.30 (1h15) Dr. Joaquin Torres Sospedra, Senior Researcher and MSCA IF fellow at University of Minho, Portugal, “A use case on Reproducibility, Replicability and Fair Comparisons in Research”

12.30-14.00 lunch break

13.30-14.45 (1h15) Dr. Oana Cramariuc, Senior Researcher and CEO/co-founder of CITST, Romania, “Leveraging your PhD skills in a business world”

14.45-15.00 Afternoon coffee and a pastry

15.00 -16.30 (1h30) Dr. Anni Mörö, Senior Research Fellow and Co-founder/COO of StemSight Oy, Finland, “The story of an Academic Entrepreneur”

Around 16.45 – bus back to Tampere

END of seminar

Wednesday 08.03.2023 (Hervanta Campus)

9:30-10:30 Campus tour (for ESRs outside TAU)

Possibility of gaining 2 ECTS through 2-day participation (1 ECTS) and writing a 2-page summary of main learnt concepts and main take-away points post the workshop (1 ECTS). Certificate of participation available on request.