Introduction to patenting and start-ups, guest presentations by entrepreneurs from the science community and screening of your projects for potential innovations.

The program is preliminary and might be subject to changes.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

09:00 Arrival & Registration
10:00 Welcome Address and Program Presentation
10:15 Bernd Ctortecka (Max Planck Innovation)
Introduction to patenting
11:00 Dieter Treichel (Max Planck Innovation)
Introduction to Start-Ups
11:45 Coffee break
12:00 Peer Fischer (MPI-IS)
4D active systems inspired by nature
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Ralf Wagner (University Regensburg)
Gene synthesis at its best - an idea carried forward towards a company foundation, stock listing and international trade sale
14:15 Ulrich Kettling (Cevec Pharmaceuticals)
Proteins, Patents, Business Plans - Reflections from a Biotech Manager and Entrepreneur
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Tobias Neckernuß (University Ulm)
CellMOUSE - An Innovative Optical Analysis System for Particles in Microfluidic Systems
16:00 Florine Maes (Emulseo)
Emulseo, biofluidic technologies : high-performance surfactants for droplet-based microfluidics
16:30 Adrian Zambrano (MPI-CBG)
Applications, challenges and opportunities for commercialization of microfluidics
17:00 Coffee Break
17:15 Marco Raffaele Cosenza (Biotop Heidelberg e.V.)
Bootstrapping your start-up with DIY biology
17:45 Clemens Blümel (Humboldt University)
Modes of knowledge transfer in synthetic biology. Between commercialisation and societal legitimation
18:15 Project Screening
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Discussion: Technology Transfer in MaxSynBio and Synthetic Biology
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Consultation with Max Planck Innovation
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Project Leader Meeting

The Innovation Workshop is organised in combination with the Project Leader Meeting. See the event page for details. Information on venue and accommodation can be found on the subpages of the Innovation Workshop.

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