Jan
15
Tue
2019
Entrepreneurship for Scientists: The Power of The Entrepreneurial Mindset @ Kontaktraum, 6th floor
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop description

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the benefits and practical application of the entrepreneurial mindset. Through short presentations and practical exercises, participants will consider:

  • the potential benefits of thinking and acting like an entrepreneur
  • the entrepreneurial mindset and its associated behaviors
  • the distinguishing characteristics of entrepreneurial leadership
  • the path from starting to scaling a business
  • the lessons for participants and their own entrepreneurial journeys

More about the lecturers:

Paul Coyle

 Founder and Director, Entrepreneurial Mindset Network
Paul Coyle is the founder and director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, a global network supporting individuals, team leaders and organisations to benefit from the entrepreneurial mindset. Paul is passionate about the power of the entrepreneurial mindset to deliver personal and organisational transformation. Since starting his consultancy business in 2013, Paul has worked with representatives of over 600 organisations from 59 countries. Prior to this, he enjoyed a highly successful career in higher education, which included a decade at executive level. He has held the titles of pro-vice-chancellor, executive dean, and professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and worked in many disciplines including business, design, health and IT. With a career that continues to span the business and academic worlds, Paul remains fully committed to supporting learning and innovation.


***Note: This workshop is organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) in collaboration with the Research and Technology Transfer Support and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required via https://bit.ly/2UKnB9s.During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Jan
16
Wed
2019
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #45 – TUW Alumni Edition: “3 Start-ups, 3 Different Outcomes ” by Nicholas Trieb @ TU Wien, EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Abstract

Starting and scaling companies is probably one of the most difficult experiences you will ever have in your life. Nicholas Trieb, a TU Wien Alumni, has first-hand experience of failure (losing a startup before even starting), successfully exiting the startup tripwolf, and helping lead TourRadar to a $50 million dollar investment and scaling the company to over 200 people in 3 different office locations (Vienna, Toronto and Brisbane). In his talk, Nicholas will discuss his journey, key lessons learned and how important it is to pivot to new directions fast to help successfully grow your company.


Biography

Nicholas Trieb was born in Vienna, Austria and grew up in Austria, Costa Rica and the United States. He holds a Masters (with distinction) in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna and spent the year between his Bachelors and his Masters in India working for the 4th-largest Indian IT consulting firm (Satyam Computer Services). After his studies he spent a year at the consulting firm Capgemini before co-founding tripwolf and successfully selling the company to a renowned German publishing house. Over the past 4 years Nicholas was the COO of TourRadar helping lead the company to its $50m dollar Series C investment and growing the company to 200+ people in 3 office locations (Vienna, Toronto, Brisbane). As chief operating officer, Nicholas is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at TourRadar, with a special focus on the product & technical side of the company.

 


Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. With the TU Wien Alumni Edition, the i²c wants to showcase especially TU Wien alumni, who decided to take the entrepreneurial path and offer an extra stage for their success stories.


Free entry but registration is necessary!

***During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Feb
22
Fri
2019
i²c Networking Friday 2019 @ TU Wien Kuppelsaal
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The i2c Networking Friday is the “Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit” of the TU Wien. It offers the unique opportunity to get in contact with an entrepreneurial interested audience consisting of scientists, students, industry representatives, investors, funding agencies and enthusiasts of the startup ecosystem and to network cross-disciplinary.

 

PROGRAM (bilingual event)

08:30 – 10:00 Registration (including breakfast)

 

10:00 – 10:15
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Prof. DI Dr.techn. Johannes Fröhlich, Vice Rector Research & Innovation TU Wien
Dr. Birgit Hofreiter (Director Innovation Incubation Center – i²c TU Wien)
10:15 – 10:25 Statement „3 Gründe für die Förderung eines Gründer-Ökosystem an der TU Wien“

Mag. Marlis Baurecht (Geschäftsfeldleiterin Innovation, aws)
10:30 – 11:00 Talk „The Stanford Entrepreneurial Spirit and Its Role in the Silicon Valley Ecosystem“

Dr. Karin Immergluck (Executive Director Stanford Office of Technology Licensing)

Stanford’s entrepreneurial spirit began as early as the 1951, when it established the Stanford Industrial Park and its first startup, Varian, moved in. That moment is generally coined as the birth of Silicon Valley. Currently, over 40,000 active companies can trace their roots to Stanford. What happened in between is the result of the snowballing interactions between the faculty and students of the University, and the Silicon Valley companies that they have started.

11:00 – 12:15
Panel Discussion „Business models at the limit of the technically feasible – The role of universities in assessing economical and societal risks of innovation“

Like every year, the first part of this tripartite event as regards content focuses on a relevant topic in the context of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. While the assessment of the market potential of an innovation can be supported by well-known approaches to market research, the assessment of the technical feasibility is much more difficult. This applies in particular to innovations that are presented as a result of new scientific findings. The assessment of new scientific knowledge can be very difficult and thus, can lead to significant misjudgments.
Most recently the case of the initially very successful start-up of the American founder Elizabeth Holmes (Founder and ex-CEO of Theranos), shows that this is not a marginal problem. Who else except of universities or high profile research institutes possess the expertise necessary in order to assess the feasibility of innovation based on latest not yet established research results?

 


Dr. Johannes Adler
Senior Investor, eQventures

Mag. Michael Hirschbrich
Updatemi Inc.

Dr. Karin Immergluck
Stanford University

Mag.iur. Peter Karg
TU Wien

Ao.Univ.Prof. DI Dr.techn.
Robert Sablatnig
TU Wien
 

12:15 – 13:45

 

Innovation Roadshow & Networking Lunch (Flying Buffet)
Exhibition of TUW Technologies, TUW Spin-Offs, TUW Student Projects

The second part of the event is dedicated to the exhibition of outstanding TU Wien innovations. TU Wien scientists and students will exhibit their patents, research results, research work, and spin-outs/startups. Thus, important contacts for the next steps in the individual endeavor can be made. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and food while networking.

This year we cover domains like state of the art curing technologies, passive arm-exoskeletons with optional gravity support, sustainable, standing wave technology, construction technologies for bridge and structural engineering, rapid and cost-effective DNA extraction from bacteria, methods for measuring physical and chemical composition in process streams, 3D digitalization of real places, secure architectures for smart grid operations, nanoelectromechanical systems for highly sensitive infrared and terahertz radiation detection, turbulence suppressing program, EdTech, BioTech, 3D printing

13:45 – 14:45 i²c STARTacademy Pitch Challenge
In the afternoon, the projects of the STARTacademy 2019, the start-up bootcamp for scientific spin-outs, recently awarded the European Enterprise Promotion Award, will be pitching their developed business models to a prestigious jury for the first time and compete for prizes totaling € 30,000. Afterward, we will celebrate together with the awarded winners in a relaxed finale.
 

14:45 – 15:00

 

Science Slam (Pause für Jury-Entscheidung)

15:00 – 15:30 Pitch Challenge Award Ceremony
Moderation: Daniel Cronin

 

Supported by

 

Please note the limited number of participants! Registrations will be ranked according to their arrival.

***Note: There is no fee, but registration is required. During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Mar
6
Wed
2019
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #46: “”…and then we were called a unicorn.” – The 3 secrets to succeed as a start-up” @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal, Ground Floor, TU Wien
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Abstract

“Ideas don’t make you rich. The correct execution of ideas does.” is a famous quote by billionaire Felix Dennis. Most young entrepreneurs are driven by the great passion for their ideas, some love the vibrant spirit of a startup-culture and a few just want to become super-wealthy very quickly. Who of them will succeed, who of them will fail? How to balance product, sales, team, financing,…? Wolfgang Platz, founder of Tricentis, shares his experiences and findings on the way to build an Austrian unicorn.


More about Wolfgang Platz

Wolfgang Platz brings over 20 years of technology experience to Tricentis. Wolfgang founded Tricentis in 2008 as a testing consultancy and laid the cornerstone for the development of our enterprise software testing product, Tricentis Tosca. Today, he is responsible for global product management, R&D and delivery of product-related support and services to our customers. Prior to Tricentis, Wolfgang was at Capgemini as a group head of IT development for one of the world’s largest IT insurance-development projects. There, he was responsible for architecture and implementation of life insurance policies and project management for several projects in banks. Wolfgang holds a Master’s degree in Technical Physics as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Technology.

 


Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. With the TU Wien Alumni Edition, the i²c wants to showcase especially TU Wien alumni, who decided to take the entrepreneurial path and offer an extra stage for their success stories.


Free entry but registration is necessary!

***During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Mar
12
Tue
2019
Spinning-out @TUW – the journey you are likely to experience @ Innovation Incubation Center
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Great CEOs face the pain. They deal with the sleepless nights, the cold sweats, and what my friend the great Alfred Chuang (legendary co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems) calls “the torture.” Whenever I meet a successful CEO, I ask them how they did it. Mediocre CEOs point to their brilliant strategic moves or their intuitive business sense or a variety of other self-congratulatory explanations. Great CEOs tend to be remarkably consistent in their answers. They all say, “I didn’t quit.” ‘’ Ben Horowitz, author The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Being a first-time founder has its blessings and its courses. During this session, we want to talk about the realistic goals of embarking on the exciting and challenging journey of starting your first business. Especially if you have been working in the academia for the past years and you want right now to make the leap and start your own company based on your research results, you will have a better experience starting a spinout if you are armed with some expectations about your likely journey. Spinning-out requires a clear time and usually also money commitment, and its success highly depends on the founder team’s passion, irrational optimism and deep faith the technology they’ve developed. From writing their first business plan to their first investment and scaling up, 4 founders from 4 different TU Wien- affiliated companies in different stages share their experience with transforming their research into successful products or services.

 

 Andras Gallffy (Turbulence Solutions)

DI András Gálffy is founder and managing director of Turbulence Solutions GmbH. In his Diploma Thesis he revealed a fundamental phenomenon of flig ht control, which allows to suppress turbulence effects in flight. His PhD research focuses on further improving this technology pursuing the vision of making flights turbulence-free. He founded Turbulence Solutions for handling intellectual property in a transparent way and bringing academic results to industrial application.

 

 

Denise Mandt (upnano)

After her graduation from higher technical college for Material Science, she studied extra-occupationally Biomedical Engineering with focus on Cell and Tissue Engineering at the University of Applied Science Technikum Wien. Based on her material science and biological background she is the interface to customers from industry and research. She is responsible for Marketing and Sales and represents the company to the outside world.”

 

 

 

Wieland Reichelt (Evologic Technologies)

Dr. Wieland Reichelt coordinates the business development and research efforts and is the main operator interface to the advisory board. In an iterative process, the overall business and & strategy is continuously challenged by our business development and scientific advisory board, adapted and sharpened to keep the venture within budget and on schedule. His main technical expertise lies in translating academic approaches into industrial solutions for pharmaceutical bioprocesses. Since the founding of Evologic Technologies, he has overseen financing efforts, conceptualized the R&D strategies and successfully translated them into IP as well as into several highly competitive grants.

 

Lisa Smith (Prewave)

Dr. Lisa Smith is co-founder and managing director of Prewave. After completing her PhD at the faculty for Computer Science at Vienna University of Technology in 2017 she founded Prewave based on a technical prototype developed in her PhD research. Prewave is a data analytics startup that detects and predicts supply chain risks based on social media and news data. Today, the Prewave team consists of six members who develop innovative data products for the supply chain, insurance and financial market.

 

 

Note:

This workshop is organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) in collaboration with the Research and Technology Transfer Office and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required via  https://bit.ly/2EwlZsG

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #47: “Fail fast. Fail forward. Not really.” by Dejan Stojanovic @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal, Ground Floor, TU Wien
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Abstract

Dejan Stojanovic will talk about his journey of leaving a promising career in a corporate and law firm and creating his own entrepreneurial world. He will share the fuckups and learnings he took away from founding his first start-up crowd-o-moto. Dejan will reveal his experiences in the Silicon Valley and why he thinks we could do much better than the Americans. Furthermore, he is going to explain the reasons he founded the Fuckup Nights Vienna and give insights into the biggest failures from young entrepreneurs as well as big corporates.


More about Dejan Stojanovic

Dejan is a passionate entrepreneur and supporter of the Austrian startup ecosystem. His personal conviction that failure is the mother of innovation, motivated him to start and host the Austrian version of “Fuckup Nights.” This groundbreaking series of events introduces the U.S. perspective of a healthier startup and business culture, where business failure stories are publicly shared and questioned while the learning effects are celebrated. Due to his extensive experience in entrepreneurship and error culture, Dejan has landed coverage in different print and broadcast outlets in Austria while also being invited to give speeches at venues such as TEDx Klagenfurt, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, BMW Startup Garage and Urban Future Global Conference. Dejan holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Vienna.


Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. With the TU Wien Alumni Edition, the i²c wants to showcase especially TU Wien alumni, who decided to take the entrepreneurial path and offer an extra stage for their success stories.


Free entry but registration is necessary!

***During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Apr
10
Wed
2019
How to receive your fair share of equity @ TU the Sky
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The most successful ventures are founded by entrepreneurial teams rather than individual entrepreneurs, but a large founder team can be problematic as well. In the special case of establishing a university spin-out, the number of founders is likely to be higher, the team members fulfill various roles and have a different level of commitment to the day-to-day running of the company. As a provider of resources and permissions, you can expect the university to become a significant shareholder as well. Splitting the equity equally among university and/or founder researchers might be detrimental to the spin-out in the long-run. So how to make sure everyone gets his/her fair share of equity?

This workshop covers important topics like the size of the shareholding, how to split founder equity dos and don’ts and possible consequences, how to tackle founders who don’t commit 100% or want to continue their academic path as well as provide you with some tools to ease the process of splitting the founder’s pie.

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • have a good overview on what obstacles to avoid when founding a university spin-out
  • know what to expect when negotiating with your university
  • have gained some insights on how to structure your next steps

 

Lecturer:

Werner Wutscher

Werner Wutscher has many years of experience in top management positions in public service administration and corporate management. In the last few years, he has invested in startups and shared his knowledge and experience as a Business Angel („Austrian Business Angel of the Year 2012“). Understanding both worlds puts him in an excellent position to bridge the gap between corporations and startups.

 

NOTE:

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material.

The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.

i²c Founder & Investor Talk #48: “Runtastic: From start-up to grown-up, from founder to business angel” by Alfred Luger (Runtastic) @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #48: "Runtastic: From start-up to grown-up, from founder to business angel" by Alfred Luger (Runtastic) @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal

Runtastic is one of the world’s number one health and fitness apps and managed to put Austria on the big-money tech acquisitions map after they were acquired by sportswear brand Adidas Group for €220 Mio. The idea for Runtastic was born in 2009 during a college project and developed into the running app for leisure athletes by the four co-founders, René Giretzlehner, Florian Gschwandtner, Christian Kaar, and Alfred Luger and since then they have been focusing on accompanying and supporting the users on their journey to a better, healthier and more conscious lifestyle. In 2013 the German media corporation Axel Springer acquired 50.1% shares at a valuation of 22 Mio. Today Runtastic encompasses over 23 nationalities and 110 employees and has a mix of software (apps) and hardware products.

As COO and co-founder of Runtastic, Alfred Luger, in addition to managing the company finances and HR topics, is also responsible for all Marketing topics and organizational development at Runtastic. Recently he joined the digital management team at adidas together with his co-founder Christian.

In his talk Alfred will touch topics like the startup & acquisition phases they underwent with Runtastic, his learnings as a founder and then manager and since he is also acting as a business angel (e.g. tractive, linemetrics, cleen energy mimo) and investor in the startup community (e.g. Startup 300, Speedinvest, capital 300) his learnings as an active business angel and investor.

 

 

Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. With the TU Wien Alumni Edition, the i²c wants to showcase especially TU Wien alumni, who decided to take the entrepreneurial path and offer an extra stage for their success stories.


Free entry but registration is necessary!

***During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

May
6
Mon
2019
INFO EVENT i²c Extended Studies on Innovation @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At this info event you will learn more about the Extended Studies on Innovation offered by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) of TU Wien. The Extended Studies on Innovation is an international supplementary curriculum providing a premium, hands-on education on intra- und entrepreneurship for bachelor/master/PhD students of TU Wien.

The Extended Studies on Innovation is designed for you if …

  • … you have an innovative (business) idea but no clue how to realize it
  • … you are interested in bringing your research or (seminar) project result to market
  • … you want to learn more about intra- and entrepreneurship
  • … you want to found your own company or work in the corporate innovation field

In the curriculum you will …

  • … get trained in innovation management, creative idea generation, design thinking, business modelling, finances (national and international), legal issues (business law, intellectual property rights, patent right and research, licensing), teambuilding, leadership, conflict management, human resources, marketing, sales, PR, pitching and more
  • … generate and shape your own innovative idea
  • … implement the “lessons learned” in your own project
  • … have access to our inter-/national network of lecturers, mentors, founders, investors, industry and science partners and i²c alumni
  • … work together with like-minded students from different backgrounds in interdisciplinary teams
  • … get the chance to be accepted into the TUW i²ncubator to further develop your project

Facts

Duration: October 2019 – June 2020 (two semesters)
Language: English
Total workload: 30 ECTS
Group size: max. 25 students
Format: Part-time (evening and weekend lectures)
Format of lectures: Input-sessions, individual and group exercises, discussions, presentations, workshops, events, excursions and outdoor seminars

Application

  1. Check out the detailed application process online
  2. Send your application to application@i2c.tuwien.ac.at

Application Deadline: May 26th 2019

Questions?

Contact the i2c office via e-mail (office@i2c.tuwien.ac.at) or phone (+43-1-58801-406671).

May
15
Wed
2019
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #49: “From pitch to investment and beyond – our experiences with founders and co-investors” @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal, Ground Floor, TU Wien
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Abstract

If you watch the various pitching shows on TV, you could get the feeling that an investment in a start-up is fixed after 5 minutes. Or even not. Investors don’t need any longer to make their decision. Start-ups don’t anyway. Everybody likes each other. Believes in the idea. Ask a few questions about figures and the market. Agrees on shares and price. And everything is “paletti”. Until the big exit all positive and friendly. On the contrary, our experience says so: Bullshit. Before the investment and after the investment there are various hurdles to overcome which need time & patience. Let´s talk about them.


More about Karin Kreutzer and Stefan Artner

Karin Kreutzer, MAS is the founder and CEO of AUBMES Invest GmbH, startup investor/business angelina and communication expert. Since 2015 she is active in the startup scene (investor, business angel, columnist) and has 25 years of joyful commitment to communication management (PR, advertising, coaching). Prior to that she spent many years in leading functions in large and medium-sized companies (Aral, Grundig, Generali), since 2002 she is self-employed (until 2017 owner and CEO of the pr agency konzept pr). She holds a Master of Advanced Studies (PR) and is a certified business coach and advertising consultant/intermediary. She is author of several publications. AUBMES Invest GmbH is currently invested in 8 startups and in the SpeedInvest industry fund.

MMag. Stefan Artner, MRICS, is the founder and CEO of AUBMES Invest GmbH, startup investor/business angel and attorney-at-law. Since two decades he is active as lawyer for national and international clients (partner and head of the real estate practice group at DORDA: real estate, M&A, corporate law). Since 2015 he is also active in the startup scene (investor, business angel, advisor). He holds a law degree from the University of Vienna, an economics degree from the Vienna University of Business and studied International Property Valuation at the European Business School. He is holding lectures at University of Vienna and Danube University Krems and he is author of several expert publications on real estate law and corporate law.


Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. With the TU Wien Alumni Edition, the i²c wants to showcase especially TU Wien alumni, who decided to take the entrepreneurial path and offer an extra stage for their success stories.


Free entry but registration is necessary!

***During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

May
16
Thu
2019
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship – EVENT CANCELED @ TUW Innovation Incubation Center
May 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Entrepreneurship is both an attitude and a mindset. It’s about passion and doing what you love. It’s about creating value and gaining independence. It’s about challenge, risk, persistence, and the ability to innovate – to improve on the old or invent the new. It is not for those who hate ambiguity or want everything in black and white. It is for the self-motivated, independent, persistent individual who has a sense of humor and can learn and bounce back from adversity. We will further discuss how to start and manage a business, develop and validate a concept, recruit a team, fund the organization, and grow the company.

The workshop traces new venture creation from idea generation and validation through opportunity recognition, development, and monetization. We will examine how to determine if a specific concept merits in-depth feasibility assessment and gain a conceptual understanding of the entrepreneurial process as a whole, including topics such as testing/adapting a business concept, defining a market entry strategy, understanding the target market, developing a business model, as well as sources and uses of capital and financing an enterprise.

This workshops is held by a Venture Capitalist from the US and focuses strongly on the US market.

 

At the end of this workshop, you will have an initial understanding of how to identify opportunities, how to form your core team and understand your target market

 

About the lecturer:

With over 34 years of experience in various senior capacities internationally, Ivan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures, an early growth stage venture fund focused on helping entrepreneurs prepare for rapid growth, scaling, and expansion. Navigate ventures invests in companies that are between series A & B rounds and is focused on Software, AI, Data & Analytics, and Consumer Internet. Ivan brings significant experience, deep domain expertise, and a broad base of contacts and resources to his portfolio companies.

Ivan is also an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business where he teaches classes on raising capital, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, eCommerce, social media, and founding successful startups.

Ivan has deep domain expertise in software and SaaS, eCommerce, marketplaces, platforms, Internet. He has an extensive background in venture capital, private equity, operations & management, sales & marketing, and tech M&A. He has a strong global network with long-standing VC, PEG, and CEO level relationships and regularly hosts a series of Tech CEO Dinners in several cities around the world where he brings together CEOs, financial sponsors, PEGs, and industry executives to discuss the latest trends and developments.

 

NOTE:

This workshop is organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.

May
21
Tue
2019
Your checklist for company foundation @ Innovation Incubation Center
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Your checklist for company foundation @ Innovation Incubation Center

This workshop will focus on the overall process of setting up a business in Vienna. What are the forms of business entities, their advantages and disadvantages and what are the steps and documents needed to register your company.  Learn what is a shareholder agreement, when should you sign it and discover the rules and regulations you should follow when founding a company.

 

About the lecturer:

Wolfgang Graf

Partner Graf Patsch Taucher (since 2004) admitted as attorney-at-law both in Austria and New York

Dr. Wolfgang Graf  is an attorney-at-law in the Viennese law firm Graf Patsch Taucher. Mr. Graf holds degrees from the University of Vienna law school (Mag. iur. Dr. iur.) and the Pennsylvania State University (LL.M.). He is admitted to practice law both in Austria and N.Y. Mr. Graf specializes mainly in corporate and mergers & acquisitions. He is a lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences Wr. Neustadt and author of a book on data protection law and several articles on corporate law. Mr. Graf is vice-president of the “Institute for Forensic Analysis”, a private institute analyzing capital market related publications and the prevention of business and capital markets related white collar crime.

May
29
Wed
2019
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #50: From Parking Spots to BioDrones (and back) by Christian Adelsberger (CEO & Founder of Parkbob) @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal, Ground Floor, TU Wien
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #50: From Parking Spots to BioDrones (and back) by Christian Adelsberger (CEO & Founder of Parkbob) @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal, Ground Floor, TU Wien

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by free drinks.

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“From Parking Spots to BioDrones (and back)

Parkbob organizes the world’s parking-related data and transforms it into actionable information to enable better mobility decisions. They are a VC-funded, quickly growing startup founded in 2015 with an international team that thinks and acts globally. CEO Christian Adelsberger gained a lot of experience in while working for Google, Yahoo and Skype. With Parkbob, he took the leap into self-employment. Today, Parkbob has raised a total of €850K in funding over 2 rounds, has over 1,121 monthly app downloads and an estimated annual revenue of $3.2M.

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*** During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Jun
4
Tue
2019
How Product Thinking helps to turn Inventions into Products @ Kontaktraum
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The success of any valuable product is not just a function of its efficacy, but of a complex business operation influenced by the interaction of the product with users and customers. That being said, the process of turning a new scientific solution into a product is rarely straightforward. Simple practices and linear processes don’t do it’s justice – they regularly lead to false assessments, failure, and frustration. Product Thinking is a mindset and methodology that addresses this situation. It treats product innovation as a complex system and aims to maximize its positive impact on all stakeholders. The Product Field helps you with that: It’s a model, a canvas and a toolbox to develop better products and increase your capacity for innovation. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Product Field’s core ideas and learn how to use it to augment and enhance our Product Thinking and persistently improve collaboration.

After the workshop you’ll be able to:

– navigate the context your product will be build and used in
– methodically hone the value proposition of your product
– identify risks and potential for improvement

About the lecturer:

Peter Frahm (Head of Innovation at Deutsche Presse-Agentur)

KP Frahm is a husband and father from Hamburg, Germany. He is Head of Innovation at DPA, the leading German news agency. Since the start of his professional career in 1995, he has been building products in various roles, such as product manager, product executive, product coach, co-founder, consultant, and CTO. In addition to his day-to-day work, KP is always dedicated to at least one side-project at a time. Recently, he has co-created the Product Field, a cognitive medium for product innovation.

 

 

NOTE:

This workshop is organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.

Jun
5
Wed
2019
i²c Founder & Investor Talk #51: “Building a FinTech unicorn – and the lessons we learned” by Georg Hauer @ EI 10 Fritz Paschke Hörsaal, Ground Floor, TU Wien
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Abstract

In 2019, Germany finally saw the birth of its first fintech unicorn. Only six years after its launch, N26 is now the leading mobile bank in almost every European market and aiming to enter the US later this year. In this talk, Georg Hauer will speak about the journey of N26, from starting small to becoming one of the most influential fintech brands around the globe, how to disrupt one of the biggest industries of the world and turn something that people don’t usually identify with – their bank account – into something they love. What lessons has N26 learned along the way? Georg Hauer will give insights on how N26 raised 500 million USD from investors and established N26 as a successful European company with currently more than 750 employees in Berlin, Barcelona and New York.


More about Georg Hauer

Georg is General Manager Austria for N26, the mobile bank. In addition, he leads N26’s global Product Marketing and business development in Germany. Before that he was General Manager at Uber and management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He has an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and a Magister from WU Vienna. N26 was founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf und Maximilian Tayenthal in Vienna. Today, N26 is one of the fastest growing banks in Europe. Since 2015 the bank obtained more than 2,300,000 customers in 24 countries and investments of $500M. Austria is considered by N26 as its 2nd home market.

 


Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. With the TU Wien Alumni Edition, the i²c wants to showcase especially TU Wien alumni, who decided to take the entrepreneurial path and offer an extra stage for their success stories.


Free entry but registration is necessary!

***During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Jun
17
Mon
2019
i²c Curriculum DEMO DAY @ TUtheSky
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pitch Challenge of the i²c Curriculum batch #7 projects – 12 projects competing for pre-seed prizes

Come and join us for an entertaining evening & sunset above the rooftops of Vienna:

  • i²c alumni impulse talk: “How I turned my dissertation into a Startup – The story of Prewave” by Lisa Smith, alumna of curriculum batch #4, Co-founder & Managing Director Prewave

(Lisa Smith, was awarded the ‘Unternehmerinnen Award 2019’ in the category Innovation and received the i²c Award, a 5 months scholarship granted to PhDs with a high potential research result for spinning out.)

  • Pitch challenge batch #7
  • Award ceremony
  • Networking, buffet, drinks, music, and fun guaranteed

 

About the i²c Curriculum:

The Extended Studies on Innovation offered by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) provides a premium, hands-on education on intra- and entrepreneurship for TU Wien-students of all faculties. Within two semesters, a selected group of students receives input and mentoring in all relevant topics preparing them for a company foundation or a career in corporate innovation management. Under the close guidance of experienced mentors, the students shape innovative ideas and implement the lessons learned in their own projects. The results of one-year supplementary education is presented to a jury of community experts at the final pitch challenge.

Come and join us for an entertaining evening in a nice atmosphere where you gain a first-hand impression of the current batch projects and student teams. After the pitch challenge, we invite you for networking accompanied by snacks and drinks to connect with entrepreneurs, young talents, (future) founders, alumni, lecturers, investors and other members of the i²c community – all in a unique location above the city’s rooftops.

 

PROGRAM

17:00-17:30   Registration & Drinks

17:30-17:45   Welcome Note 

 
Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr. Kurt Matyas
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Mag. Dr. Birgit Hofreiter
Director Innovation Incubation Center –i²c

17:45-18:00   i²c Alumni Impulse Talk

“How I turned my dissertation into a Startup – The story of Prewave” by Lisa Smith, alumna of curriculum batch #4, Co-founder & Managing Director Prewave

18:00-19:30  Batch#7 Pitch-Challenge 

Jury members:

19:30-19:50    Community Voting and Jury Decision

19:55-20:10    Award Ceremony 

20:15-22:00   Networking

 

We are looking forward to seeing you on June 17th, 2019 at TUtheSky!

 

Please note: Tickets are limited. Registration is required.

 

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Market Analysis 101 @ Innovation Incubation Center - i²c
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Workshop description

Understanding the competition by conducting a market research and analysis is a crucial activity for any researcher who wants to bring their research results from the lab to the market. You want to know what’s out there, what’s worked, and what hasn’t. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with the tools & strategies needed to understand and evaluate the competitive environment you are operating in, and give you a sense of direction for uncovering how to position your technology, products and services in a way that gains a competitive advantage with potential customers.

About the lecturer:

Thomas Rosenmayr

Entrepreneur interested in strategic product modelling, corporate communication and how to grow startups.Founder at Speeinvest Pirates as well as founder and chairman of nexxar. Currently growing with MindsDB, wefox and Sunlight.

 

Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required using a TU Wien email address.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

 

 

 

Oct
29
Tue
2019
Design Thinking and Visual Thinking for Research @ Kontaktraum
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Workshop description

This workshop is inspired by the course “Research as design” at Stanford University. According to our research (Cravens et al., 2014; Ulibarri et. al, 2014), productive, confident and motivated researchers need three things: analytical skills, creative confidence and emotional well-being. This is exactly what this workshop is about.

The goal of this workshop is to recognize the creative, playful mindset that underlies successful innovation in scholarship and explore how design thinking can improve the research process to make us more innovative scholars or scientists. And with this, to increase the ability of researchers to create quality research and a systematic application of creativity in their own research development. Especially because emerging scholars and interdisciplinary researchers need tools, techniques, support, and inspiration to approach their research in an innovative and playful spirit of design.

Participants will explore a variety of design skills and mindsets, but focus especially on how being mindful of your own research process, work styles, emotional state, and sometimes-hidden assumptions can help you get “unstuck” when facing research bumps in the road. The instructor seeks to help participants to explore potential solutions to problems in their research efforts.

 

Learning outcomes:

During this workshop, participants will gain…

Creative confidence

…with tools, techniques and inspiration for an innovative mindset

…to improve their research process

…to make themselves more innovative scholars

…to “unstuck” in times of research blocks

 

Problem-solving abilities

…reflecting, iterating and tolerating ambiguity

…refining questions, processes, and methods, viewing setbacks as opportunities for further learning

…highlighting the creative process of scholarly research

…combining analytical skills and creative intelligence

 

Emotional well-being

…being proactive about emotional needs (as it leads to greater productivity)

…creating a social-support network (academic, non-academic)

…creative a supportive, non-judgmental environment

…work in tandems and experience peer-coaching

 

Participants will have the opportunity to apply design thinking tools and methods to their own research projects, creating prototypes of their research papers, understanding the importance of an iterative process and seeking feedback to further develop their research.

About the lecturer:

Dr. Sebastian Kernbach

Dr. Sebastian Kernbach is a lecturer, project manager and researcher at the University of St. Gallen and a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. He is the founder of the Visual Collaboration Lab (www.vicola.org) and the Life Design Lab Switzerland (www.lifedesignlab.ch).

His activities in research, teaching and consulting focus on the role of visual thinking and design thinking to support individuals, teams and organizations in their thinking and communication efforts, in particular knowledge workers, such as researchers, lecturers, consultants, coaches, etc. His seminars and lecturers at Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD, and Executive level are highly interactive and set doing and action at the core of participants’ learning experience.

His latest book “Creativity in Research – Cultivate clarity, be innovative and make progress in your research journey” with Cambridge University Press was released in August 2019. It is based on the curriculum developed by the Stanford team “Research as Design” of which Dr. Sebastian Kernbach is a member: www.cambridge.org/core/books/creativity-in-research/0B3892AFC8E0D36B0B6176B5FCD8F1B7.

 

Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required using a TU Wien email address.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Nov
6
Wed
2019
The fundamentals of the ‘Jobs to be done’ methodology @ TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center - i²c
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop description

The journey from an idea to something people want and care about is as challenging as it is exciting. This workshop gives an opinionated overview on how to go from 0 to 1.

About the lecturer:

Thomas Schranz

Thomas is a Software Engineer turned Marketer turned Entrepreneur turned Angel Investor with passion for product management, building new things & japanese RPGs among other things.

 

 

Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required using a TU Wien email address.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

 

 

 

Nov
14
Thu
2019
JointForces @ i²c TU Wien
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JointForces @ i²c TU Wien

JointForces – With Joint Forces to Success

Get support for your project from a community of innovators and entrepreneurs of TU and WU. Present either your start-up or your first idea in a relaxed setting and without pressure. At Joint Forces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, employees and mentors. The feedback from the community can provide the decisive impulse for the next step.

The event in 3 acts

3 START-UPS – Already founded start-ups, which have provided their proof-of-concept, are pitching and looking for employees, valuable contacts or investors.

3 PROJECTS – Without guidelines or specifications, future founders are presenting their project ideas to get some feedback and perhaps even get to know future co-founders.

3 SHOUT-OUTS – Everyone has the chance to make a brief request, an event announcement or whatever. No feedback, no questions – who wants to know more, has to ask for details during the networking afterwards.

Hard facts

  • Dates:
    10.10.2019 @ TU
    14.11.2019 @ WU
    12.12.2019 @ TU
    09.01.2020 @ WU
    next semester tba

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Venue:
    i²c TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Floragasse 7, ground floor or
    WU Gründungszentrum, 1020 Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1

  • 3 start-ups | 3 projects | 3 shout-outs

  • Registration for start-ups, project ideas, Shout-outs and other participants please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jointforces-17-tickets-76891124423

Call for start-ups

Start-up founded and looking for motivated employees, interested mentors or the first investment? JointForces offers you the stage. Pitch the vision of your start-up and add new drive to your team.

Call for ideas

You have an idea, but your friends are not a big help because no one has any idea of founding a company? Then muster all your courage and walk up on our stage. Present your idea at JointForces and get support and feedback.

Call for projects

You want to kick-start your project soon, but would like to get some more feedback? For your planned start-up foundation, you are still looking for a motivated co-founder? Then a pitch at JointForces is the right thing to do!

Call for participants

You are a start-up enthusiast and want to learn about new ideas? You know why most start-ups fail and what could be improved? You are looking for an evening event that has not existed yet? Then come to JointForces and support young start-ups and project ideas. Without registration, without costs, but with drinks and pizza!

Joint Forces is a monthly event hosted by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) TU Wien and the WU Gründungszentrum.
Please note: During today’s event photos and/or videos will be taken which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

JointForces @ WU Gründungszentrum
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm
JointForces @ WU Gründungszentrum

JointForces – With Joint Forces to Success

Get support for your project from a community of innovators and entrepreneurs of TU and WU. Present either your start-up or your first idea in a relaxed setting and without pressure. At Joint Forces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, employees and mentors. The feedback from the community can provide the decisive impulse for the next step.

The event in 3 acts

3 START-UPS – Already founded start-ups, which have provided their proof-of-concept, are pitching and looking for employees, valuable contacts or investors.

3 PROJECTS – Without guidelines or specifications, future founders are presenting their project ideas to get some feedback and perhaps even get to know future co-founders.

3 SHOUT-OUTS – Everyone has the chance to make a brief request, an event announcement or whatever. No feedback, no questions – who wants to know more, has to ask for details during the networking afterwards.

Hard facts

  • Dates:
    10.10.2019 @ TU
    14.11.2019 @ WU
    12.12.2019 @ TU
    09.01.2020 @ WU
    next semester tba

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Venue:
    i²c TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Floragasse 7, ground floor or
    WU Gründungszentrum, 1020 Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1

  • 3 start-ups | 3 projects | 3 shout-outs

  • Registration for start-ups, project ideas, Shout-outs and other participants please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jointforces-17-tickets-76891124423

Call for start-ups

Start-up founded and looking for motivated employees, interested mentors or the first investment? JointForces offers you the stage. Pitch the vision of your start-up and add new drive to your team.

Call for ideas

You have an idea, but your friends are not a big help because no one has any idea of founding a company? Then muster all your courage and walk up on our stage. Present your idea at JointForces and get support and feedback.

Call for projects

You want to kick-start your project soon, but would like to get some more feedback? For your planned start-up foundation, you are still looking for a motivated co-founder? Then a pitch at JointForces is the right thing to do!

Call for participants

You are a start-up enthusiast and want to learn about new ideas? You know why most start-ups fail and what could be improved? You are looking for an evening event that has not existed yet? Then come to JointForces and support young start-ups and project ideas. Without registration, without costs, but with drinks and pizza!

Joint Forces is a monthly event hosted by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) TU Wien and the WU Gründungszentrum.
Please note: During today’s event photos and/or videos will be taken which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Grant and financing opportunities for spinoffs and startups @ Kontaktraum
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in spinning out your research put but you don’t know what sources of funding are out there and what fits? This workshop offers you an overview of the multiple ways you can monetarily support your endeavor as a scientist and as a founder and puts you in direct contact with stakeholders from the Viennese ecosystem.

The event is beginning with an overview of ways one can fund a new venture by Florian Kandler followed by 2 hours of fair-like access to various organizations from the local ecosystem.

At the end of the workshop, you will understand the difference between various sources of funding as well as the programs and requirements of the Viennese organizations offering monetary support.

Organizations attending:

Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organization:AVCO, Austria Wirtschaftsservice, aws i2 Busines Angels, aws Industry-Startup.Net, aws Connect, Conda, eQventure, FFG, IST-Cube, primeCROWD, Startup300 and Capital300, Vienna Business Agency

 

Lecturer:

Florian Kandler, PhD, TU Wien alumnus, is a serial founder from Vienna. Two of his own startups have raised several million Euros from Angels and VCs in Europe and the USA, including eCommerce legend Oliver Samwer (Rocket Internet). He lived in Copenhagen, Munich and Silicon Valley – and currently in Vienna.

Via his platform GetFunding.how, Florian has coached business owners and startup founders in 15 countries on fundraising, pitching and B2B sales in workshops, one-on-one, and via his online programs like the Fundraising Masterclass.

He supports the innovation ecosystem by publishing the yearly Startup Report, hosting the “Startup Milestones” and the “Gründer & Zünder” podcasts, and teaching and talking at select conferences. He is also the official pitch coach of “2 Minuten 2 Millionen”, the Austrian version of the TV show “Shark Tank”.

 

 

 

Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Partnership Models and Negotiations @ Innovation Incubation Center
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop description

Entering into a partnership with a great partner can multiply the amount of ideas, intelligence, background, experience and resources your organization can draw upon. During this workshop, you will learn about market entry and partnership models for growth with emphasize on how to select partners, how to keep partnerships at win-win-win and get an intro into principled negotiation.

About the lecturer:

Petra Wolkenstein, CEO konsultori

Petra Wolkenstein is an experienced Mergers & Acquisitions expert in the technology field. She advises start-ups and mid-sized companies on growth topics covering international market entry, partnerships, negotiations, buying (selling) companies and getting investors on board. She is managing director of https://www.konsultori.com/, the experts for sustainable business development, runs the international platforms https://key2investors.com/ and https://startup-negotiation.online/ to get start-ups investor-ready.

 

 

Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien in collaboration with konsultori, key2investors and StartupNegotiation and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required using a TU Wien email address.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

 

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Driving future research and talent through university- business collaboration @ TU Wien - Seminar room CH EG
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Driving future research and talent through university- business collaboration @ TU Wien - Seminar room CH EG

Workshop description

University-Business Cooperation (UBC) has become a major topic of interest for policymakers, HEI managers and academics across the world due to their potential to spur innovation, research impact and employability of students. Nevertheless, UBC remains challenging due to its complexity. From a highly experienced expert responsible for the “State of UBC in Europe” (initiative undertaken for the European Commission) and the co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem Framework, you will receive key learnings and insights while drawing upon global best practice.

 

Aim of the workshop:
The aim of this workshop is to share key insights and experiences to highlight the practical steps you can take to improve your organisational, or own, collaboration with business.

Designed for:
This workshop has been designed to support diverse university stakeholders, including university leaders, administrators, head of faculty and departments, and academics who are seeking to deepen engagement with employers.

Format:
Drawing on over 20 years of experience, research and global best practice cases, this workshop combines important insights, lively discussions and practical exercises to challenge your thinking around engagement with business.The workshop will provide you with insights from the largest international study on UBC, specifically illuminating how academics, university management and businesses have a different world view. It will then challenge you to consider ways in which UBC can be successfully undertaken considering these factors.

Outcomes:
As a result of this workshop, you will have:

  • specific best practice examples from global leaders in university-business cooperation,
  • a more holistic understanding of the UBC environment and its challenges,
  • deeper knowledge about the elements contributing to UBC success
  • clarity about the primary areas of focus for your institution, or your own collaboration

 

About the lecturer:

Prof. Todd Davey
A/Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines Telecom Business School in France

Prof. Dr. Todd Davey has consulted to the European Commission, the Australian Government, the Vietnamese Government and is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. The co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem Framework, he is the Project Director of the largest initiatives of cooperation between European universities and businesses and the Creator of TechAdvance™, an online tool for evaluating technologies. Todd is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUS) in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.

 

JointForces @ Innovation Incubation Center – TU Wien
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm
JointForces @ Innovation Incubation Center – TU Wien

JointForces – With Joint Forces to Success

Get support for your project from a community of innovators and entrepreneurs of TU and WU. Present either your start-up or your first idea in a relaxed setting and without pressure. At Joint Forces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, employees and mentors. The feedback from the community can provide the decisive impulse for the next step.

The event in 3 acts

3 START-UPS – Already founded start-ups, which have provided their proof-of-concept, are pitching and looking for employees, valuable contacts or investors.

3 PROJECTS – Without guidelines or specifications, future founders are presenting their project ideas to get some feedback and perhaps even get to know future co-founders.

3 SHOUT-OUTS – Everyone has the chance to make a brief request, an event announcement or whatever. No feedback, no questions – who wants to know more, has to ask for details during the networking afterwards.

Hard facts

  • Dates:
    10.10.2019 @ TU
    14.11.2019 @ WU
    12.12.2019 @ TU
    09.01.2020 @ WU
    next semester tba

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Venue:
    i²c TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Floragasse 7, ground floor or
    WU Gründungszentrum, 1020 Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1

  • 3 start-ups | 3 projects | 3 shout-outs

  • Registration for start-ups, project ideas, Shout-outs and other participants please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jointforces-18-tickets-82590607731

Call for start-ups

Start-up founded and looking for motivated employees, interested mentors or the first investment? JointForces offers you the stage. Pitch the vision of your start-up and add new drive to your team.

Call for ideas

You have an idea, but your friends are not a big help because no one has any idea of founding a company? Then muster all your courage and walk up on our stage. Present your idea at JointForces and get support and feedback.

Call for projects

You want to kick-start your project soon, but would like to get some more feedback? For your planned start-up foundation, you are still looking for a motivated co-founder? Then a pitch at JointForces is the right thing to do!

Call for participants

You are a start-up enthusiast and want to learn about new ideas? You know why most start-ups fail and what could be improved? You are looking for an evening event that has not existed yet? Then come to JointForces and support young start-ups and project ideas. Without registration, without costs, but with drinks and pizza!

JointForces is a monthly event hosted by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) TU Wien and the WU Gründungszentrum.
Please note: During today’s event photos and/or videos will be taken which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

Dec
12
Thu
2019
JointForces @ Innovation Incubation Center – TU Wien
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JointForces @ Innovation Incubation Center – TU Wien

JointForces – With Joint Forces to Success

Get support for your project from a community of innovators and entrepreneurs of TU and WU. Present either your start-up or your first idea in a relaxed setting and without pressure. At Joint Forces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, employees and mentors. The feedback from the community can provide the decisive impulse for the next step.

The event in 3 acts

3 START-UPS – Already founded start-ups, which have provided their proof-of-concept, are pitching and looking for employees, valuable contacts or investors.

3 PROJECTS – Without guidelines or specifications, future founders are presenting their project ideas to get some feedback and perhaps even get to know future co-founders.

3 SHOUT-OUTS – Everyone has the chance to make a brief request, an event announcement or whatever. No feedback, no questions – who wants to know more, has to ask for details during the networking afterwards.

Hard facts

  • Dates:
    10.10.2019 @ TU
    14.11.2019 @ WU
    12.12.2019 @ TU
    09.01.2020 @ WU
    next semester tba

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Venue:
    i²c TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Floragasse 7, ground floor or
    WU Gründungszentrum, 1020 Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1

  • 3 start-ups | 3 projects | 3 shout-outs

  • Registration for start-ups, project ideas, Shout-outs and other participants please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jointforces-18-tickets-82590607731

Call for start-ups

Start-up founded and looking for motivated employees, interested mentors or the first investment? JointForces offers you the stage. Pitch the vision of your start-up and add new drive to your team.

Call for ideas

You have an idea, but your friends are not a big help because no one has any idea of founding a company? Then muster all your courage and walk up on our stage. Present your idea at JointForces and get support and feedback.

Call for projects

You want to kick-start your project soon, but would like to get some more feedback? For your planned start-up foundation, you are still looking for a motivated co-founder? Then a pitch at JointForces is the right thing to do!

Call for participants

You are a start-up enthusiast and want to learn about new ideas? You know why most start-ups fail and what could be improved? You are looking for an evening event that has not existed yet? Then come to JointForces and support young start-ups and project ideas. Without registration, without costs, but with drinks and pizza!

Joint Forces is a monthly event hosted by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) TU Wien and the WU Gründungszentrum.
Please note: During today’s event photos and/or videos will be taken which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

Jan
15
Wed
2020
Obtaining aws PreSeed-funding: dos and don’ts @ TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Obtaining aws PreSeed-funding: dos and don'ts @ TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center

About the workshop

This workshop will offer you a holistic understanding of the whole process: from the application stage to successfully finishing a PreSeed-Project. You will learn what aws considers ‘innovative’ and ‘high-tech’, what should be included in your application (structural information, team, terms, timetables, business model, etc.) and what are the follow-up steps providing you have a successful application.For the unanswered questions, we reserved time for a Q&A session at the end of the workshop.

 

About the lecturer:

Karl Biedermann

Investment Manager, Austrian Wirtschaftsservice

In the last 10 years Mr. Karl Biedermann has worked at voestalpine (Austrian Steel corporation) and CSC (US Computer Sciences Corporation) with a focus on Industrial IT-Products/Services and B2B-Sales.

As an investment manager at aws he advises, supports and funds High-tech Startups with his expertise for 8 years already. Besides that, he is also a member in several funding decision boards in the Austrian funding system. He holds master’s degrees in telecommunication, business and corporate communications.

 

Apr
1
Wed
2020
Technology Competence Leveraging @ Online Webinar
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Technology Competence Leveraging @ Online Webinar

Evgeniia Filippova

Scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Centre for Innovation Systems and Policy

As a scientist at the AIT Centre for Innovation Systems and Policy, Evgeniia Filippova investigates new patterns in socio-technological developments and helps formulate policy strategies for public authorities and firms.

Prior to that, Evgeniia has been a senior scientist at the WU Vienna, where she coordinated interdisciplinary research activities on Blockchain-based business models, delivered various lectures and workshops on Cryptoeconomics, FinTechs and Blockchains (within the WU Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics), taught a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, business modelling and innovation management (within the WU Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation). Evgeniia Filippova has extensive experience in supporting scientists to transfer their research results into successful business models gained, among others, at CERN where she has been responsible for analysing smart sensor technologies with regards to their potential commercial applications and for providing entrepreneurial training for scientists with a technical background.

Workshop “Technology Competence Leveraging: How to Commercialize Your Technology” // “Technology Competence Leveraging: Finding Commercially Attractive Applications for Your Technology”

Finding the commercial potential of your research results is often a challenging task. This workshop will provide you a concrete step-by-step methodology how to:

  • Analyse your research results from a customer’s prospective;
  • Search for market(s) with the highest commercial attractiveness;
  • Decide which market to go for;
  • Design a successful business model.

The workshop may be of interest for early-stage entrepreneurs with a technical background and for all those who consider applying for a research grant and need support with the exploitation of the research results.

May
11
Mon
2020
Info Event TUW i²c Extended Studies on Innovation @ online webinar (link will be sent upon registration)
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Info Event TUW i²c Extended Studies on Innovation @ online webinar (link will be sent upon registration)

You are interested in the TUW i²c Extended Studies on Innovation Curriculum 2020? Then get more information at the Online Info Event!

 

About this Event

The Extended Studies on Innovation is an international curriculum providing a premium, hands-on education on intra- und entrepreneurship for bachelor/master/PhD students of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). It´s not only fostering innovative thinking but offering a solid education for entrepreneurial spirits, business developers and/or innovation managers. This additional education will not only enhance your job prospect in research and industry but also prepare you for an entrepreneurial life. Students will graduate with a Diploma Supplement on Innovation.

What you can expect

– learn more about the education program

– get further information and ask your questions

– mingle with future TUW colleagues

Where

Due to COVID-19 the info event will be taken place online in order to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.

Who

The only requirement is to be enrolled at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).

Register

Just register via Eventbrite with your TU Wien email address!

Don’t forget to press attend to get reminded and mark your calendars! This event is free!

Jun
18
Thu
2020
i²c Extended Studies on Innovation Demo Day @ Livestream
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c Extended Studies on Innovation Demo Day @ Livestream

i²c Extended Studies on Innovation Demo Day in cooperation with Pro7Sat1PULS4 Media group

During the 2 semester education program, i²c students got educated and mentored by hand-selected experts on intra- & entrepreneurship and innovation management. Training ranged from idea generation, problem-solution-fit analysis, market strategy, financial planning, HR, and legal issues to applying all the learnings to the students’ individual innovation projects.

The students are now ready to introduce their innovative – potential startup – projects to the wide public in cooperation with Pro7Sat1PULS4 Media group.

The Demo Day will be a closed event with a very limited number of invite-only participants due to COVID-19 pandemic. Join us virtually and follow the pitches to the high profile jury via live-stream.

When: June 18th, 4pm

LINK WILL BE ACTIVE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT!

Where: Live-stream using  https://bit.ly/i2cdemoday2020 (link will become active on the day of the event)

Program:

 

4:00 pm

 

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

4:15 pm Pitch Challenge
6:25 pm Interview with Extended Study on Innovation Graduates
6:45 pm Award Ceremony

What to expect?

 

The Pitch Challenge

15 innovative projects in the fields of artificial intelligence, biotech, chemistry, IoT, e-commerce, advertising, and consumer goods will be pitched in 3 minutes in front of a high-profile jury.

Award Ceremony

Hard work will get rewarded! Attractive prizes with the support of our long lasting partners and sponsors.

For questions or further information about the Extended Studies on Innovation Demo Day, please contact:

Magdalena  Stejskal

magdalena.stejskal@tuwien.ac.at

Jun
25
Thu
2020
JointForces @ Online
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
JointForces @ Online

JointForces – With Joint Forces to Success

Get support for your project from a community of innovators and entrepreneurs of TU and WU. Present either your start-up or your first idea in a relaxed setting and without pressure. At JointForces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, employees and mentors. The feedback from the community can provide the decisive impulse for the next step.

The event in 3 acts

3 START-UPS – Already founded start-ups, which have provided their proof-of-concept, are pitching and looking for employees, valuable contacts or investors.

3 PROJECTS – Without guidelines or specifications, future founders are presenting their project ideas to get some feedback and perhaps even get to know future co-founders.

3 SHOUT-OUTS – Everyone has the chance to make a brief request, an event announcement or whatever. No feedback, no questions – who wants to know more, has to ask for details during the networking afterwards.

Hard facts

  • Dates:
    25.06.2020 @ BOKU -> online

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Venue:
    i²c TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Floragasse 7, ground floor    or
    WU Gründungszentrum, 1020 Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1

  • 3 start-ups | 3 projects | 3 shout-outs

  • Registration for start-ups, project ideas, Shout-outs and other participants please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jointforces-22-tickets-94606547731

Call for start-ups

Start-up founded and looking for motivated employees, interested mentors or the first investment? JointForces offers you the stage. Pitch the vision of your start-up and add new drive to your team.

Call for ideas

You have an idea, but your friends are not a big help because no one has any idea of founding a company? Then muster all your courage and walk up on our stage. Present your idea at JointForces and get support and feedback.

Call for projects

You want to kick-start your project soon, but would like to get some more feedback? For your planned start-up foundation, you are still looking for a motivated co-founder? Then a pitch at JointForces is the right thing to do!

Call for participants

You are a start-up enthusiast and want to learn about new ideas? You know why most start-ups fail and what could be improved? You are looking for an evening event that has not existed yet? Then come to JointForces and support young start-ups and project ideas. Without registration, without costs, but with drinks and pizza!

JointForces is a monthly event hosted by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) TU Wien and the WU Gründungszentrum.
Please note: During today’s event photos and/or videos will be taken which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Panel Discussion – Spinning-off @ TU Wien @ Online event
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion - Spinning-off @ TU Wien @ Online event

“Great CEOs face the pain. They deal with the sleepless nights, the cold sweats, and what my friend the great Alfred Chuang (legendary co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems) calls “the torture.” Whenever I meet a successful CEO, I ask them how they did it. Mediocre CEOs point to their brilliant strategic moves or their intuitive business sense or a variety of other self-congratulatory explanations. Great CEOs tend to be remarkably consistent in their answers. They all say, “I didn’t quit.” ‘’ – Ben Horowitz, author The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Being a first-time founder has its blessings and its courses. During this session, we want to talk about the realistic goals of embarking on the exciting and challenging journey of starting your first business. Especially if you have been working in the academia for the past years and you want right now to make the leap and start your own company based on your research results, you will have a better experience starting a spinout if you are armed with some expectations about your likely journey. Spinning-out requires a clear time and usually also money commitment, and its success highly depends on the founder team’s passion, irrational optimism and deep faith the technology they’ve developed. From writing their first business plan to their first investment and scaling up, 3 founders from 3 different TU Wien- affiliated companies in different stages share their experience with transforming their research into successful products or services.

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • have a good overview of what obstacles to avoid when founding a university spin-out
  • have gained some insights on how to structure your next steps

Guests:

Nermina Mumic – CEO & founder Legitary

Nermina graduated with honours from Vienna University of Technology with a master’s degree in Technical Mathematics. After her studies she gained profound experience as a data scientist in a leading global IT consulting company, developing AI solutions for various industry applications. Within the scope of her PhD in Technical Mathematics she developed a new machine learning method for fraud detection in streaming data. Based on her research results, she founded Legitary GmbH as a spin-off from Vienna University of Technology. Legitary is the winner of the world’s leading music startup competition Midemlab.

Benjamin Mörzinger – Founder Campfire Solutions

I would like to be able to look my future children in the eyes and say that I have done everything to leave them the world as a better place. That’s why I am committed to ensuring that we, at Campfire Solutions, have the right long-term goals and that the team has the perfect environment to be effective.

Julie Rosser – CEO Pregenerate

As an equine surgeon, I grew frustrated at the lack of effective treatments for arthritis in horses. When I began researching arthritis, I learned first hand the true cost of animal testing in medicine and vowed to establish an alternative. Pregenerate’s Arthritis on a chip is that alternative, enabling pharmaceutical research for arthritis in both the human and veterinary medicine sectors – with a market size greater than $570 billion 


Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

 

Nov
11
Wed
2020
Innovation and the power of the entrepreneurial mindset @ Online event
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of this practical workshop is to introduce the benefits of the entrepreneurial mindset to scientists at TUW.  The workshop will be led by Paul Coyle, the Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, an international organisation with members in 74 countries. Through short presentations and exercises, Paul will help participants at the workshop to explore:

• the practical application of the entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education 

• the benefits of thinking and acting like an entrepreneur

• the role of the mindset in increasing innovation and productivity

• the lessons that each participant can apply within their current role and responsibilities


Lecturer: Paul CoyleFounder and Director, Entrepreneurial Mindset Network

Paul Coyle

Paul Coyle is the founder and director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, a global network supporting individuals, team leaders and organisations to benefit from the entrepreneurial mindset. Paul is passionate about the power of the entrepreneurial mindset to deliver personal and organisational transformation. Since starting his consultancy business in 2013, Paul has worked with representatives of over 600 organisations from 59 countries. Prior to this, he enjoyed a highly successful career in higher education, which included a decade at the executive level. He has held the titles of pro-vice-chancellor, executive dean, and professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and worked in many disciplines including business, design, health and IT. With a career that continues to span the business and academic worlds, Paul remains fully committed to supporting learning and innovation.


Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Beyond Pivoting: The Degrees of Freedom available to MedTech Entrepreneurs
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beyond Pivoting:  The Degrees of Freedom available to MedTech Entrepreneurs

Achieving success in the MedTech world has been said to depend on the four factors of Unmet Need, Intellectual Property, People and Money.  There are various schools of thought on which of these should come first.  Stanford’s Biodesign program teaches the needs-led approach based on early stakeholder engagement.  The age-old “Technology Push” approach starts with IP, and often has to search for or establish an unmet need.  Starting with people or money is less common.  A deeper dive into case studies of successful MedTech societal impact teaches us that we should consider all of these factors as substitutable.  You are almost certainly familiar with examples of pivoting a technology to another unmet need, but how do you build a stronger business case by swapping Intellectual Property, People and Money?

 

About the lecturer:

Professor James E. Moore Jr., Ph.D.

The Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design

Department of Bioengineering

Imperial College London

 

Prof. Moore received his PhD in 1991 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral training at the Swiss Institute of Technology at Lausanne, where he also helped set up a new biomedical engineering lab. In January 2013, he joined Imperial College as the Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design, and started a new masters program in medical device entrepreneurship.  To date, eight spinouts have resulted from this program that have attracted more than £4 million in grant and professional investor funding. Prof. Moore is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Prof. Moore’s research interests include Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Stents, Implantable Devices, Atherosclerosis, and the Lymphatic System. His research focuses on the role of biomechanics in the formation and treatment of diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer. His cardiovascular biomechanics research includes the first studies of the effects of stents on both blood flow patterns and artery wall stress. This work resulted in the development of two novel stent designs aimed at optimizing post-implant biomechanics for the prevention of restenosis. He is currently developing two technologies for preventing and resolving secondary lymphedema, which forms subsequent to cancer surgery. Along with his funding from government, charity, and industry sources, Prof. Moore has received multiple patents for medical devices and testing equipment.  Prof. Moore has also co-founded two startup companies, with another two about to emerge.

                  

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