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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Postponed: PIER Startup Bootcamp I: Design Thinking

Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus, the workshop "Design Thinking" will be postponed to a later date. We will keep all registrants informed.

Regular PIER Innovation and Startup Events:

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PIER Innovation Lunch Talks take place several times each year at Bahrenfeld Campus. PIER invites entrepreneurs, business and legal experts to give practical insight into different aspects of innovation, technology transfer and business startup. Read more...

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PIER Startup Bootcamp is a series of four startup workshops that PIER offers on a regular yearly basis. Focusing on different stages on the way to business startup, the workshops provide early-career researchers interested in founding their own company with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques. Read more...

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Interested in past PIER Innovation events?


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...

DESY and Universität Hamburg offer consulting services for knowledge-based start-ups also via the digital interaction platform "beyourpilot". Read more...

Events of other institutions

Wie entwickle ich meine Gründungsidee? 16 April 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mittelweg 177, SR N0006 + N0008

Gründung – habe ich schon einen Plan? 20 April 2020, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Career Center, Monetastraße 4

Workshop: Ein Blick auf Gründung 21 April 2020, 5 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., Mittelweg 177, SR N0006 + N0008

How to Advance Your Career in Research and Get Funded 23 April 2020, 4:30 p.m., Hamburg Research Academy, Gorch-Fock-Wall 7