futureSAX Nominee Portrait about Prof. (em.) Jörg Steinbach from HZDR and Jens Junker from ROTOP

Workbook Alumni in KTT

The brochure presents practical examples of the technology and knowledge transfer at the HZDR.

Partners in technology transfer


HZDR Innovators School

HZDR Innovators School - a Helmholtz Transfer Academy

What is the goal of our research? For many scientists, the answer to this question is that they want to put their ideas into practice quickly so that society can benefit from them. This requires not only scientific competence but also entrepreneurial skills. However, because in most cases these first have to be learned,  the HZDR Innovators School has been established since the beginning of 2023. By intensifying and systematically bundling qualification and awareness-raising offers, the Transfer and Innovation Department would like to promote the transfer and entrepreneurship culture at the HZDR on a broad scale in the future.

The HZDR Innovators School is an HGF project that will be implemented 2023-2025 by the Technology Transfer & Innovation staff department together with the Human Resources department and the Postdoc Center HZDR-TUD and other partners such as dresden|exists, HighTech Startbahn, TransferAllianz and HZDR Innovation GmbH. The Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung in Leipzig, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Deutsche GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam are involved in the HZDR Innovators School as an advisory board.

Recap on the first HZDR Transfer Day on 23th January 2024

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Upcoming events:

03, 10 and 12.06.2024 |  Startup Basics Workshops  | dresden | exists

The three-part series of events organized by dresden | exists provides the most important know-how on the subject of starting a business. We will inform you about important legal stumbling blocks when founding a company, help you with information on financing and funding your startup and give you the formal finishing touches as well as contact points for founding a company.

  • 03.06. - Company law
  • 10.06. - Financing & funding
  • 12.06. - Ready to start

Further information and registration: https://www.dresden-exists.de/events/startup-basics-dresden/


13.06.2024  |  Innovate your Science | with Dorit Teichmann

This online seminar is designed to provide participants with basic knowledge about innovation and transfer processes.
The seminar is open to both new and existing employees, regardless of their area of work or academic degree, who are looking for an overview of the department of technology transfer and innovation.

Language: German

Registration: https://events.hifis.net/event/1478/  

The HZDR Innovators School is part of the

Helmholtz Transfer Academies

This programmes across the Helmholtz Centers should sensitise, motivate and support researchers throughout the innovation process to strengthen the transfer culture of Helmholtz. This includes the establishment and expansion of accelerator programmes and entrepreneurship education initiatives, a wide range of offers for developing skills and methods, the teaching of entrepreneurial basics as well as networking and establishing contacts with helpful partners and companies. In addition to the HZDR Innovators School, the HZDR also participates in other Helmholtz Transfer Academies:

HZDR Innovators School

An online platform with basic offers in sensitisation and further training in the field of transfer for HZDR employees from research and technology.

Coming soon: www.hzdr-academy.de

H3 Health Hub

An online platform for life science entrepreneurship with offers for exchange, further training and joint cross-centre projects.



Three-part training programme exclusive for supervisors who want to use the potential of transfer activities profitably for their team.



Nine-month training programme for researchers and technicians to identify transfer projects and bring them in application - whether knowledge or technology transfer.


Your contact persons for the HZDR Innovators School are:

Porträt Dr. Richter, Anne; FSTT-M

Dr. Anne Richter

Project Manager of the HZDR Innovators School - a Helmholtz Transfer Academy
Marketing and Qualification
Phone: +49 351 260 3851

Porträt Teichmann, Dorit; FSTT-M

Dorit Teichmann

Head Marketing and Qualification
Innovation Manager Life Science
Phone: +49 351 260 2800

Porträt Giebel, Melanie; FSTT-M

Melanie Giebel

Technology Marketing and Alumni Coordinator
Phone: +49 351 260 2062

Porträt Dr. Körösi, Veronika; FK

Dr. Veronika Körösi

Business Career Counselling
Postdoc Cen­ter HZDR-TUD
Phone: +49 351 260 2306