Alumni Events

Upcoming Alumni Events:

On this page, we inform you about upcoming events. 

Invitation to the Alumni Talk 5 on October 16, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Institute for Resource Technology in Freiberg

Poster Alumni Talk 5 ©Copyright: HZDR

We cordially invite employees, scientists and doctoral students to the next event in the series "Alumni Talk" at the HZDR / HIF on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This time the Alumni Talk will be carried out jointly by the HZDR and the Freiberg Alumni Network (FAN) of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and will take place in Freiberg at the HIF.

Two former doctoral students from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology report on their careers and present their companies. You have the chance to get to know new professional perspectives in the business world and to make interesting contacts. At the subsequent get-together there is the opportunity to network at a distance with snacks and drinks. Please note: A maximum of 40 seats may be occupied in the lecture hall.

We welcome as guests:

  • Dr. Andreas Klossek, COO, Managing Director of EIT RawMaterials (the European raw materials network)
  • Dr. Dirk Sandmann, Managing Director of Erzlabor Advanced Solution GmbH (a spin-off of the HIF)

We ask for registration by October 9th. 2020 at The event takes place in the Europium lecture hall (Chemnitzer Straße 40). The event language is English.

Another note: In order to protect all participants, we ask you to pay attention to the general distance rules, to refrain from shaking hands and to carry your mouth and nose protection with you.



Previous alumni events:

Alumni Talk online 9. Juni 2020 ©Copyright: Sahneweiss

Alumni Talk 4 on June 9, 2020 as an online event for the first time

The 4th Alumni Talk was held as an online event for the first time on June 9, 2020. Over 30 participants dialed in using the meeting tool "big blue button" to hear the presentations by the two alumni. Pavel Apanasevich and Martin Arlit, two former doctoral students and recent alumni of the Institute for Fluid Dynamics, reported on their professional path after completing their doctorate.

Spin-off Alumni-Talk on 22nd Jan at Rotech. ©Copyright: HZDR/ M.Giebel

Spin-off alumni meeting at ROTECH

The third spin-off alumni meeting took us on January 22nd, 2020, to the Rossendorfer Technology Center (ROTECH) on January 22nd, 2020, at GeSIM - Gesellschaft für Silicon-Mikrosysteme mbH. Managing Director Steffen Howitz spoke very openly about the ups and downs in over 25 years of business. GeSIM was founded in 1995 and is one of the first spin-offs of the Rossendorf Research Center.

Business & Beer in Werkstätten Hellerau ©Copyright: HZDR

3rd Alumni Meeting "Business & Beer"

December 10, 2019

On December 10, former and current HZDR employees met in a relaxed atmosphere for the third-ever Business & Beer. In a presentation prepared exclusively for the HZDR alumni, Mr. Straub, Managing Director of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau, shed light on the history and the present day of the company. Mr. Kandt from the Department for Research and Development presented exciting examples from his everyday work: for instance, how new materials for luxury yachts are developed in cooperation with scientists. After this, the Czech food and beer in the nearby restaurant Prag tasted very good.

Transfer Breakfast ©Copyright: HZDR

Transfer Breakfast: Does open science block the way to exploitation?

November 18, 2019

Are open science and the commercial exploitation of research results mutually exclusive? Members of the HZDR staff gathered to discuss these question at the Transfer Breakfast on November 18, 2019.

Tobias Huste, who works in the field of computational science at the HZDR, was able to draw an important conclusion from the event: "The exchange with colleagues showed that it is worthwhile to at least keep an eye on the exploitation possibilities in the early stages of a project. As we discussed this topic on the example of scientific software development, it became clear that a sustainable software development process can significantly support the later exploitation process. Commercial exploitation does not rule out performing open science and vice versa".

The event was organized by the HZDR Alumni Network. The Transfer Breakfast serves to sensitize the participants to transfer topics, to generate new commercialisation ideas and to bind the HZDR employees to the alumni network at an early stage.

Alumni Talk III Poster - Picture ©Copyright: HZDR

Alumni-Talk III

September 24, 2019


1. Dr. Torsten Müller, Infineon Technologies

   Alumnus des Instituts für Ionenstrahlphysik und Materialforschung

2. Dr. Jacob König-Otto, DREEBIT GmbH

    Alumnus des Instituts für Ionenstrahlphysik und Materialforschung

Transfer After Work ©Copyright: M.Giebel

Transfer After-Work2 ©Copyright: M.Giebel

Transfer After-Work: Relaxed exchange of thoughts on transfer ideas

August 27, 2019

In a relaxed atmosphere with music and snacks, HZDR employees and scientists met for the first "Transfer After-Work". Away from the desk and the laboratory, about 20 interested people exchanged thoughts on transfer topics. How can the transfer culture be promoted at the HZDR? Do people have new transfer ideas? What kind of further education on transfer would be interesting for PhD students? These questions were discussed by the participants with the innovation managers of the department of Technology Transfer and Innovation. The next event is planned for autumn as a transfer breakfast.

2nd Alumni Meeting "Business & Beer"

July 10, 2019

Guided tour in the brewery "Brauhaus am Waldschlößchen"

followed by dinner in the restaurant Waldschlößchen                                                                                                                                                

Alumni-Talk 2 Poster

Alumni Talk II

January 10, 2019


1. Dr. Tobias Heinrich, Bayer AG

   Alumnus of the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research

2. Prof. Dr. Thoralf Gebel, Mittweida University of Applied Scinces

    Faculty of Industrial Engineering

    Alumnus of the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research

3. Tobias Seidel, Sunfire GmbH

   Alumnus of the Insititute of Fluid Dynamics

Business & Beer

1st Alumni Meeting "Business & Beer"

November 8, 2018

Guided tour in the Gläserne Manufaktur followed by dinner

in the restaurant Torwirtschaft at the Großer Garten


Alumni-Talk Poster

Alumni Talk

June 7, 2018


1. Hans-Ulrich Härting, BASF Schwarzheide GmbH

   Alumnus of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics

2. Constanze Richter, Sächsiches Landesamt für Umwelt, Wirtschaft und Geologie

    Alumna of the Institute of Resource Ecology

3. Eik Schiller, ROTOP Pharmaka GmbH

   Alumnus of the Insititute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research


On this page, we inform you about upcoming events. 

Sign up for the events by email or by phone 0351 - 260 2062 / Melanie Giebel.