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

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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 transfer team was successful with four applications submitted for the "Helmholtz Transfer Academies" call as part of the transfer campaign. Starting in 2023, the HZDR Innovators School will design qualification programmes that build on each other. These will be closely interlinked with the promotion of individual career paths.

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.



Register now for Start-up Days 2023 on 18 and 19 October in Munich

Foto: Start-up Days 2023 ©Copyright: HZDR/FSTT

Perhaps you have a vague business idea floating around in your head, but you still have many unanswered questions? Or are you generally interested in the topic of business start-ups and want to talk to experts about it? Regardless of whether you are still at the beginning of your journey, are already active in the market or just want to find out more about starting a business, then you should not miss the Start-up Days. Be there from 18 to 19 October 2023 in Munich when the four major non-university research institutions jointly organise the 11th Start-up Days. The event offers you as a start-up-interested researcher everything your heart desires:

  • Benefit from inspiring personalities from the start-up scene who will be happy to give you important tips in one-on-one meetings,
    Get an overview of current funding programmes and possible start-up financing.
  • Exchange ideas with like-minded people from other institutes or research institutions.
  • In addition, take advantage of the many opportunities to network with representatives of funding partners, transfer institutions and people interested in founding a company.

The number of participants is limited. The programme is in German and partly in English. The participation fee is 50 euros per person. The registration deadline is 25 September 2023. Registration and programme can be found at: www.start-up-days.de.

INNOVATE YOUR SCIENCE: Next Basis Seminar online on 19 September 2023 at 10 a.m.

Foto: Innovate your science seminar ©Copyright: HZDR/ Innovators School

In this compact one-hour seminar, we provide initial basic knowledge about innovation and transfer processes. Where do innovations start? What is meant by patent first, publish later? Why does everyone make such a fuss about contracts? Our Innovation Manager Dorit Teichmann gives an overview and answers the most important questions that arise in scientific work in connection with transfer.

This seminar in English is only for HZDR employees. Participation is online via zoom possible. Plese register here: https://events.hifis.net/e/tt-june-2023.

Career Lunch Talk #8 on 20/09/2023 // 12pm - 12:45pm with Dr. rer. nat. Susette Germer from EMPASYNIX

As part of the Postdoc Appreciation Week, Career Lunch Talk #8 will focus on the topic "Embracing a Mosaic Career as a Doctorate: From Academia and Industry to Entrepreneurship." Susette will share the importance of academics exploring opportunities in the industry and not being afraid to embark on new ventures. Please register here.

Workshop: Startup Idea from dresden|exists on 18 and 19 September from 15:00 to 18:00 p.m. onsite in Dresden

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” ― Marie Curie

You want independence and self-realisation, want to try out an idea and are interested in start-ups? Then let yourself be inspired in a two-day workshop on how you can develop your idea and work towards a business model.

LifeTechLab from dresden|exists: Starting up in life sciences - Apply until 30 September 2023

Foto: LifeTechLab 2/2023 ©Copyright: dresden|exists

With the startup incubation program LifeTechLab scientists and students get the opportunity to turn their life-science discovery or business idea into a solid business model. In addition to general challenges that every start-up faces, such as limited resources and many decisions, the field of life sciences requires unique market and income-cost considerations as well as a clear understanding of intellectual property (IP) rights and regulations. With LifeTechLab you will do first things first, avoid pitfalls and learn from experts, successful entrepreneurs and each other.

SAVE THE DATE: Gründerfoyer from dresden|exists on 15 November 2023 at Hörsaalzentrum of TU Dresden

For 20+ years, up to 500 people interested in founding a company, start-up founders and supporters have regularly met at the Gründerfoyer of dresden|exists. Well-known entrepreneurs such as Dr. Oetker, Brand eins founder Gabriele Fischer and Flixbus founder André Schwämmlein have shared their experiences and success stories here. It's best to register quickly at: https://www.dresden-exists.de/events/gruenderfoyer-50/.

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; FKVP

Dr. Veronika Körösi

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