Summer by Design Workshop

KI has been given the opportunity to inform PhD-students at KI that they can apply to the workshop ”Summer by Design” given by University of Toronto (UofT). ​​​​​​​Dead line to apply directly to UofT to this opportunity is the 21th of February.


The workshop is offered by the programme Medicine by Design in partnership with The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), the Rotman School of Management and the Stem Cell Network.  The course is a two-week workshop that will advance the PhD-students’ understanding of how to translate and commercialize regenerative medicine research.

The workshop will take place from June 6-21, 2020, in Toronto, Canada, where stem cells were first discovered in the 1960s and a leading regenerative medicine ecosystem has developed.

Summer by Design brings together trainees from selected international regenerative medicine institutes and the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals, to learn from experts in clinical translation and commercialization, explore the city’s dynamic life sciences hub, and make connections with emerging researchers from around the world.

The Objectives of The Summer by Design Workshop are:  

  • Introduce a group of high-performing trainees in regenerative medicine to the breadth and depth of research, commercial and translational activities occurring in the Toronto ecosystem.
  • Develop commercial and clinical translation skills and knowledge.
  • Build a network of leaders and experts who can collaborate on future translational and commercial projects.
  • Foster an environment where innovative conversations and debate can occur and where key challenges in regenerative medicine can be tackled from multiple perspectives.

For more information about the summer course:

The KI PhD-student(s) that will be selected by UofT to participate in the workshop will get the cost for the course/workshop and accommodation on campus covered by Medicine by Design. The selected PhD-student will have to cover his/her own cost for travel, insurance and meals. The selected PhD-student can apply to KI travel grants and will get insurance coverage from the department.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply directly to The Summer by Design Workshop at UofT by the 21st of February.

Information regarding document to submit will be found here in the application form as well as here:

1. Your curriculum vitae, including your education, relevant research or work experience, academic awards and publications.

2. A letter of support on official letterhead from your current supervisor.

3. Please describe how this workshop would benefit your research and career goals. (Maximum 250 words)

4. What knowledge or expertise would you be able to share during the workshop?

5. Please provide a short biography. (Maximum 150 words)

Application form:

If you have any questions about the workshop/course, please contact Ola Hermanson at

Content reviewer:
Emma Hägg