Monday February 27th 2017

11.00 - 11.45 (In "Papegøjeburet")

Registration and lunch

11.45 - 12.05 (In "Det lille teater")


Science for Society, Project consultant Ulla Egidiussen Egekvist, AAU Innovation, and Director of AAU Innovation, Søren Damgaard

12.05 - 12.50 (In "Det lille teater")

Keynote speaker

“Learn to bring your PhD into play” by Professor Lene Tanggaard Pedersen, AAU

12.50 - 13.05


13.05 - 14.05   

Session 1 (parallel sessions A and B)

A: (In "Det lille teater")

  • “Where do they go?” by Associate Professor Ina Drejer, AAU
  • “Competences and Career Profiles of PhD graduates from the Humanities and Social Sciences” by Associate Professor Annette Rasmussen, AAU

B: (In "Radiosalen")

  • “PhD Employability” by PhD careers consultant Vibeke Broe, Aarhus University
  • “From AAU, to Pharma, to Medtech, to… who knows” by Scientific Manager Omar Do Nascimento, Coloplast (AAU PhD)

14.05 - 14.35


Networking with presenters

14.35 - 15.35

Session 2 (parallel sessions A and B)

A:  (In Danish - "Det lille teater")

To arbejdsgiveroplæg om erfaringer med brug af ph.d.-kompetencer og kvalifikationer:

  • CEO Jens Hausted, Danish Coastal and Nature Tourism
  • Analysis and Research manager Vibeke Normann Andersen, KORA

B: (In "Radiosalen")

  • "What does it take for a PhD to succeed in an industrial environment" by Principal Scientist Poul Toft Frederiksen, Grundfos
  • “Why a PhD makes good sense in the "real world"” by Environmental Consultant Christina Grann Myrdal, Aalborg Municipality

15.35 - 16.05


Networking with presenters

16.05 - 17.05

Session 3 (parallel sessions A and B)

A: (In Danish - "Det lille teater")

  • “Fra erhvervs-Ph.d. til leder i offentlig virksomhed” by Head of Social Services Birgitte Schjær Jensen, Copenhagen Municipality (AAU PhD)
  • “Fra Ph.d. til selvstændig” by CEO Mads Lindholm, Wice (AAU PhD)

B: (In "Radiosalen")

  • “From AAU PhD to serial entrepreneur” by CEO Claus Skaaning, Sales on Tap (AAU PhD)
  • “Get ready for the long haul!” by Associate Professor Reimer Ivang, Cofounder of Better World Fashion


Guided tour in the city of Aalborg

By Architect and PhD Anne Juel Andersen, Aalborg Municipality.



Azzurra Nordkraft, Kjellerups Torv 3, 9000 Aalborg

Tuesday February 28th 2017

09.00 - 09.05 (In "Det lille teater")


09.05 - 09.45 (In "Det lille teater")

Keynote speaker

“Starting up within medical technology” by CEO Kathrine Myhre, Oslo Medtech

09.45 - 10.00


10:00 - 11:00

Session 4 (parallel sessions A and B)

A: (In "Det lille teater")

  • “Entrepreneurship as gendered phenomenon” by Senior Lecturer Caroline Wigren, Lund University

B: (In "Radiosalen")

  • ”From AAU to LEGO – transforming a researcher into an industry resource” by Senior User Experience Architect Janne Jul Jensen, LEGO (AAU PhD)
  • “From AAU to NEAS Energy” by Head of Risk Management Thomas Aalund Fredholm and Postdoc Jesper Jung, NEAS Energy (AAU PhDs)

11.00 - 11.30


Networking with presenters

11.30 - 12:30

Session 5 (parallel sessions A and B)

A: (In "Det lille teater")

  • “From international PhD to Vestas” by Power Electronics Engineer Rui Wu, Vestas, (AAU PhD) 
  • “Transferable skills training for PhD students” by Associate Professor Thomas Arildsen, AAU

B: (In "Radiosalen")

  • “The Creative Platform Workshop” by External Lecturer Jesper Thinnesen and Career Consultant André Bjørn Nielsen, AAU Career

12.30 (In "Papegøjeburet") 

Lunch and goodbye