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:


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PIER is pleased to announce its first PIER Start-Up Workshop of the year, “Design Thinking”, for early stage researchers (PhD students and Postdocs), taking place on 25 March 2021 via Zoom.

In this remote workshop, PhD students and postdocs get an overview of the Design Thinking approach, a creativity technique they can use to generate/utilize ideas from their own research results. In addition, they learn how to develop new products or services as well as their own business models using their own ideas. Design Thinking is based on the cognitive working process of designers. Whenever designers develop ideas and solutions, they progress step by step: they empathize, define, innovate, create prototypes and test these. This is exactly the process our participants will go through within the workshop.

The workshop offers a mix of theoretical input as well as creative and practical group exercises, which encourage the participants to think and act like entrepreneurs when analyzing their ideas and business models. In order to create an interactive learning environment, the participants can ask individual questions and share their own experiences and opinions within the group.

The workshop will moderated by Andreas Voss (Concis Group! & People & Friends).

Details:
Online Workshop: PIER Startup Bootcamp I “Design Thinking”
Date: 25 March 2021, 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/29240/

As the number of participants is limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Members of DESY and Universität Hamburg 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...


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...


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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