I'm applying for industrial positions for data scientist and related. I've a lot of relevant academic experience (e.g. PhD in math and postdocs), but very little industry experience. For the later, I worked for 2 months in a startup (in France, if necessary) as a data scientist, but they discontinued my trial period. Despite, I feel that I've learnt couple of things from that short period, e.g. gaining more proficiency and confidence in Python programming, having some familiarity with computer vision, and the satisfaction of completing a significant part of my project. With this in mind, I don't want to completely leave it off, like someone asked here-Is it OK to leave very short-term employment off my resume?
Because I'm applying for similar industrial positions, I'm thinking of mentioning that brief experience in my CV to prove that I've some industry experience. On the other hand, the fact that it's too short may imply negatively of me in my CV. So, given these positive and negative points, is there a way I can prove in my CV that I've some relevant industry experience that made me grow my skill set, without being a victim of the fact that it's too short? Is there a way to prove my industry knowledge without the precise duration of it? if yes, what's the best way to mention it in my CV? Should I mention the startup's name?
I'm thinking of mentioning just the year of work (2018) for this industry experience, as well as for other experiences as well, instead of mentioning the months of start and finish. Will that work?