At its annual alumni event on 31st May 2018, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) will present a forum on the topic of science start-ups. Successful founders together with BAM president Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne and other important stakeholders from the Berlin start-up community will discuss success factors of spin-offs.
Around 90 young researchers are expected to attend the alumni event. In addition to Prof. Panne, the podium participants will include:
- Dr. Martin Hörenz from Project Management Jülich and the "EXIST – University-based start-up” programme
- Roland Sillmann, managing director of WISTA Management GmbH
- Sonja Jost, DexLeChem co-founder
- Dominik Sarma, Belyntic co-founder
- Dr. Nikolaus Mirtschin, Smarterials Technology co-founder
- Dr. Nils Nöther, fibrisTerre Systems co-founder
- Claudia Kästner, BAM Ph.D. Students Working Group
"I look forward to interesting discussions and a lively exchange with our alumni on the topic of start-ups", said BAM president Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne. "With our start-up initiative we aim to support young scientists in turning cutting-edge research into top companies."
Promoting science start-ups
Berlin is considered the largest start-up region in Germany. Science start-ups have become increasingly important as innovation drivers. BAM helps research-based start-ups get off the ground and the "BAMStartup Slingshot" initiative provides not only advice on funding, patents, software and licenses but also provides scientific know-how and a modern research infrastructure.
At the event, alumni will hear success stories from panellists about how BAM supports founding teams on their way to building their own company. In addition to a panel discussion, there will be opportunities for alumni to network and exchange ideas at the subsequent BBQ.
About the BAM Alumni Network
Alumni@BAM offers information and networking opportunities for former BAM employees. Members are invited to attend presentations, workshops and alumni events on a regular basis and to exchange ideas with BAM scientists across time zones and national borders.
Membership is free and open to any former BAM employee. For more information about the alumni network, please visit www.bam.de\en\alumni.
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As a BMWi departmental research institute, BAM performs research, testing and offers advisory support to protect people, the environment and material goods. Its activity in the fields of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry is focussed on the technical safety of products and processes.
BAM’s research is directed towards substances, materials, building elements, components and facilities as well as natural and technical systems important for the national economy and relevant to society. It also tests and assesses their safe handling and operation. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based services for the German industry in a European and international framework.
Safety creates markets.
BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and its global markets to further develop the successful German quality culture "Made in Germany“.