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 Talk: Starting and Running a Software-Based Company

Lasse Schuirmann (Founder and CEO of

What are the challenges when founding a software company? How do I identify a niche for my business? These and other questions will be answered by Lasse Schuirmann, founder of several software-based startups, 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
27 May 2019,12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Campus Bahrenfeld, CFEL, SR1

To facilitate our planning, please register by email until Wednesday, 22 May 2019 (

Past events and activities

Gründungsförderung für Tech Start-Ups (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 25 April 2019
Startup Support at DESY & UHH (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 25 March 2019
The Ideal Startup Team: Does It Really Exist? (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 21 February 2019
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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