Part of PIER’s mission is to promote innovation within the thematic scope of the PIER research fields. In the name of DESY and Universität Hamburg, PIER seeks to establish an innovation-friendly culture on the science campus in Hamburg Bahrenfeld and to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among its researchers. To this end, PIER engages in a variety of activities, e.g. the organization of workshops and coachings, presentations of best practice etc.

Upcoming events and activities

PIER Start-Up Workshop
8 December 2017, 9 am - 4:30 pm

What does it mean to translate knowledge, or ideas, into something that creates wealth – i.e. innovation? Developing business ideas needs to start with a basic knowledge on innovation management and the business environment. The PIER Start-Up Workshop aims to deliver this knowledge for early stage researchers.

For registration, please send an email to

As the number of participants is limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Members of Universität Hamburg and DESY will be given preference. Registration will close on 1 December 2017.

Past events and activities

PIER Innovation Day, 17-18 March 2016
PIER Talk, 22 June 2015
PIER Innovation Workshop, 22 May 2014


Dr. Marion Stange
Building 61
Room 118c
+49 40 8998 5501 Tel.:+49 40 8998 5501

Consulting and support at DESY and Universität Hamburg


DESY Innovation and Technology Transfer (ITT)
Consulting and support for DESY employees regarding spin-offs, patents and commercialization. Read more...

Universität Hamburg Knowledge and Technology Transfer
Consulting and support for Universität Hamburg students and employees regarding start-ups and knowledge and technology transfer. Read more...

Events of DESY and Universität Hamburg


16 November 2017 / Hamburg
Unipitch Hamburg

Events of other institutions


1 - 22 November 2017 / HAW Hamburg
Lecture series "Entrepreneurship"

13-19 November 2017 / various cities
Startup Week Germany

20 November 2017 / Handelskammer Hamburg
Infotag zur Existenzgründung

14 December 2017 / IFB Hamburg
Workshop Gründungsfinanzierung