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The VacPath Courses, organised by Sclavo Vaccines Association in Siena from the 6th to the 10th of June 2022 at a beautiful venue between the Tuscan hills, the Certosa di Pontignano

Many speakers from different ares of Accademia and Industries were involved. On the first day the ESRs had courses on research valorisation and innovation and patent protection, along with that, they had the opportunity to visit Toscana Life Sciences Foundation bio incubator, one of the most important organizations that supports research and development. The second day the course was focused on the fundraising, access to EU funds and proposal preparation. The third day the ESR had an overview of the scientific and administrative Project management and coordination focusing on the various activities of the role of the project manager, the importance of the impact assessment and the communication, exploitation and dissemination activities in an EU project. The last day of the courses was dedicated to the scientific communication and presentation skills, centered on the world of publication.

During the week the 10 ESRs had the chance to implement the communication and exchange of ideas, results, and experiences between them face to face. Beside the courses, in their free time, the ESRs had the opportunity to enjoy visits of the city of Siena and to taste the delicious food and wine of Tuscany.