PIER Innovation Events 2021



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Xploraytion...an example of a successful scientific service startup (PIER Innovation Lunch Talk), 14 January 2021

Scientific Service Companies act as innovative problem solvers and facilitate applicable tailor-made solutions to industrial and societal challenges involving industry and academia. As intermediaries they lower the burden for businesses to get in touch with research infrastructures. Being knowledgeable about research instruments and methods are key features of their competence. In our first digital PIER Innovation Lunch Talk of the year, Bernhard Hesse, CEO of the Berlin-based scientific service startup Xploraytion, shared his experience of setting up an analytical service provider. In addition, Uwe Sassenberg, project lead of CAROTS, a European funded project led by DESY for the promotion of companies like Xploraytion, talked about opportunities for researchers thinking about starting their own scientific service company.