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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.
"These events help me plan my future career […], and were also great fun. I think the Startup Bootcamp is particularly useful for researchers seriously planning to leave academia and start a company, however, it may be too much for people that are just interested in non-academic paths. For those I would highly recommend the Innovation lunch talks."
- Vadim, workshop participant
Upcoming Events and Activities:
PIER is pleased to announce its next PIER Innovation Lunch Talk "How to transform your research into real products: learnings from high-growth startups“ taking place remotely (via Zoom) on 23 June 2021, 12 noon. How do you scale an invention into a market-ready product? And what does it take to commercialize your research? These and other questions will be addressed in our next digital PIER Innovation Lunch Talk where Claire Gusko and Martin Weber, co-founders of INFARM and one.five, will share their experience of establishing and scaling up a startup. We will send around the Zoom link to all registered participants shortly before the event.
Deadline for registration is 21 June 2021.
Registration link: https://indico.desy.de/event/30195/
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PIER is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop “From PhD to Innovator” organized by the Young Entrepreneurs in Science program (YES) in cooperation with PIER and Nexperia on 6 & 7 July 2021 (via Zoom). The workshop addresses interested PhD students and postdocs of all disciplines and invites them to learn how to turn a PhD into a startup idea, meet real-life innovators and train a pitch story in front of the camera. In addition, participants have the chance to discover hidden potential together with other high-caliber researchers, led by professional innovation coaches. Participation grants them a personalized certificate and exclusive access to the YES online network for scientists.
On day 1, the participants discover what it means to be an entrepreneur, explore their entrepreneurial strengths and meet role models.
On day 2, the participants test their own prototype in front of a critical audience and learn how to convince people of their idea. They will meet an innovator from Nexperia to gain insights into the corporate world.
Online Workshop: From PhD to Innovator
Date: 06-07 July 2021
Venue: online via Zoom
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...
PIER Startup Bootcamp is a series of five 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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