Getting research from the lab to the market is a tough job, but for the ones who succeed in this endeavor, the reward can be massive. However, we live in a world of fast-changing industries, and getting aboard on this train is not a trivial task. If you are on a path of developing your business idea or innovation, we are sure that this is something you already know. So far, you may have even come across a number of obstacles and wondered: "What am I doing wrong? What should be my next step?"Certainly, you will agree that on this road to success every help you can get is more than welcome. Therefore, to prepare for the labor market and improve the ability to exploit business opportunities, every student, researcher, or entrepreneur needs to learn as much as possible about entrepreneurship and secrets of business opportunity development. And this is where the BOSS platform comes to place. This platform has been developed by the University of Belgrade, META Group, and the University of Liège within the “Business Opportunity Support System upgrade for strengthening European innovation ecosystem Project”, co-founded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.
How can the BOSS platform help you
Whether you work alone or there is a whole team behind you, the BOSS platform is putting at your disposal several tools that will help you to bridge the gap between academia and the business sector. Via BOSS platform, through active learning and development, students, teachers, and researchers can work better on securing the transfer of their ideas to the market and, at the same time, creating strong connections between the university and the industry. The main benefit this platform offers to its users is a set of well thought out tools designed for only one purpose - to help you. There are 3 tools at your disposal:
The business opportunity self-assessment tool
Created in a form of the questionnaire, this tool allows you to assess your business opportunity through answering questions about you and your team, the technology you use, potential markets, unique value proposition, IP, and financials. All of these questions are of the utmost importance for the business opportunity, and taking the results of the assessment as a base for further improvement is essential for your future success.
The business opportunity development planning tool
This tool enables you to find out all the important elements you need to take into consideration in the process of business opportunity development so you can work to the fullest on its further enhancement.
The business opportunity disclosure form
The purpose of this tool is to collect the information required to understand the results of scientific research and to evaluate these results for protection and commercial potential. All of these tools are accompanied by extensive educational materials in PDF and video format. These materials provide you with much-needed knowledge about different topics such as team, market, intellectual property, technology, etc.
Ease of use
The big advantage of the BOSS platform is its accessibility and ease of use. The platform is free and available in several languages. It can be accessed by users worldwide 24/7 via the Internet. This means that you can work on the BOSS platform whenever it suits you, no matter what time of the day or night it is (yes, we are aware that a lot of people prefer to work at night). Enjoy working on the go? You can work and learn from your home, your office, or from your favorite coffee shop. Also, you can edit, save, and download the results, and work on up to 10 different projects at the same time!
So, what are you waiting for? Go to the platform and become the BOSS!!!