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

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PIER Innovation Lunch Talks: The Ideal Startup Team: Does It Really Exist?
Hanno Kellner Wirtschafts-Senioren-Beraten e.V.

Successful startups rely not only on smart business ideas but also on the people behind them. But is there really something like the ideal startup team? And if yes, what does it look like? These and other questions will be answered by Hanno Kellner of Wirtschafts-Senioren-Beraten e.V. during the next PIER Innovation Lunch Talk. Join us for a get-together after the talk, discuss further questions with the speaker and meet like-minded fellow researchers. Free refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Date & Venue
21 February 2019,12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Campus Bahrenfeld, CFEL, SR1

To facilitate our planning, please register by email ( until 15 February 2019.

Past events and activities

Starting and Running a Hardware-based Start-Up (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 22 November 2018
What Does the Perfect Pitch Look Like? (PIER Innovation Lunch Talks), 25 October 2018
Startup Knowledge - How to Apply for a Bank Loan (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 27 September 2018
Hidden Assumptions and Typical Pitfalls When Founding in Tech (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 25 June 2018
Business Plan, Business Model Canvas and Pitch (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 24 May 2018
Starting a Company in the Life Sciences (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 19 April 2018
Business meets Physics, 16 April 2018
Inventions and Patents (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 22 March 2018
Starting a Tech Company (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 22 February 2018
PIER Start-Up Workshop, 8 December 2017
PIER Innovation Day, 17-18 March 2016
PIER Talk, 22 June 2015
PIER Innovation Workshop, 22 May 2014


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Events of other institutions

Crowdfunding Club Afterwork  13.12.2018, 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr, Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg

Starter Kit  Das Starter Kit bietet eine allgemeine Übersicht über die Themen, die für Startups in Hamburg wichtig sind. 14.,25.Jan. 2019,  Axel-Springer-Platz 3, 20355 Hamburg

Fördermittel beantragen 25.1.2019, 10:00 – 14:00 Uhr, Stockmeyerstr. 41-43, 20457 Hamburg

Erfolgreich in die Selbstständigkeit starten  22.2.2019, 10:00 – 18:00 Uhr, Stockmeyerstr. 41-43, 20457 Hamburg

Startup Workshop: SICHER GRÜNDEN  Wie Du Dein Startup vor Cyber Kriminalität schützt. 17. Januar 2017, 18:00 Uhr - 21:00, Betahaus - coworking hamburg, Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg,