Innovation



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:

Picture for the Startup Workshop

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PIER is pleased to announce its next PIER Startup Workshop “Business Plan” for early stage researchers (PhD students and Postdocs), taking place remotely (via Zoom) on 11 December 2020.

In this workshop, PhD students and postdocs get an overview of the business plan and learn how they can transfer their own business ideas, Business Model Canvas or research results into this more classical framework.

The business plan is an important instrument in order to test and review business models, make and adhere to strategic decisions and to share one’s own business idea with potential investors. Writing a business plan represents a special challenge that includes rules, which entrepreneurs and business professionals need to become familiar with and follow. The workshop participants learn what is important to keep in mind when developing a business plan and review typical pitfalls. Besides covering topics such as marketing, market research, legal structures and team development, the participants examine various go-to-market strategies in detail.

The workshop will be moderated by Andreas Voss (Concis Group!).

Details
Online Workshop: PIER Startup Bootcamp V “Business Plan”
Date: 11 December 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: online (required software: zoom.us to participate in the virtual workshop; miro.com for individual & group exercises)

Registration: https://indico.desy.de/event/25552/

Deadline for registration is on 4 December 2020. As the number of participants is limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Members of DESY and Universität Hamburg will be given preference.


Picture for the Startup Workshop

Photograph: Franck V. T. on Unsplash

PIER is pleased to announce its next PIER Startup Workshop “Finance and Funding for Startups” for early stage researchers (PhD students and Postdocs), taking place remotely (via Zoom) on 1 December 2020.

In this workshop, participants are introduced to sound financial planning methods for startup projects and learn how they can transfer their own business ideas or research results into different financial frameworks. The financial part of the business plan is an important instrument in order to quantify business models and share one’s own business idea with potential investors. Creating a proper financial plan represents a special challenge that includes rules, which entrepreneurs and business professionals need to become familiar with and follow.

The participants will also learn about various financing strategies and opportunities such as Venture Capital, government grants, debts, subsidies and other funding opportunities for start-ups along the different stages from idea generation to the actual establishment of a company in Germany and the EU. By using different examples, the participants are equipped with the basics of financial business planning and business financing in order for them to be able to lay the groundwork for future financial decisions.

The workshop will be facilitated by Andreas Voss (Concis Group!).

Details
Online Workshop: "PIER Startup Bootcamp IV: Finance and Funding for Startups"
Date: 1 December 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: online (required software: zoom.us to participate in the virtual workshop; miro.com for individual & group exercises)

Registration: https://indico.desy.de/event/27758/

Deadline for registration is 24 November 2020. As slots are limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Members of DESY and UHH will be given preference.


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...


Photograph: Franck V. T. on Unsplash

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...


Photograph: Marta Mayer/ DESY

Interested in past PIER Innovation events? Read more...



Contact

Dr. Marion Stange
Building 61
Room 118c
+49 40 8998 5501 Tel.:+49 40 8998 5501
E-Mail: marion.stange@pier-hamburg.de

 
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