Feb
19
Fri
2016
i²c Networking Friday 2016
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The annual i²c Networking Friday concludes the 3 day commerzicalisation bootcamp for sciencepreneurs of TU Wien (#i²cStartAcademy). This networking event for sciencepreneurs, entrepreneurs, investors, public funding agencies, industry, scientists, and many more offers next to the great opportunity to meet and mingle a program of TEDx like impulse talks, a panel discussion reflecting on sciencepreneurship in the current startup ecosystem (featuring guests from Stanford, UnternehmerTUM, etc), exhibiton and a pitch challenge where the projects of the i²c StartAcademy 2016 compete for special prizes.

Registration is required on http://bit.ly/1SI1KuM

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Feb
24
Fri
2017
i²c Networking Friday 2017 @ Kuppelsaal, TU Wien
Feb 24 all-day

 

PROGRAM
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09:00 Registration & Coffee
 
09:45 Welcome

Dr. Birgit Hofreiter (Director Innovation Incubation Center – i²c – TUW)

10:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

Beyond Digitization: Universities as Drivers or Observers of the Digital Transformation?

Ever since its origin, the idea of the university was not only devoted to describing and explaining the world, but also to exploring new ways of solving problems, of working, living – and thinking. Therefore, it seems natural that the university plays a key role within the digital transformation. While the impact of universities on the transformation is undisputed – many successful entrepreneurs and their high potential employees benefit from their university degrees, it seems that universities are still struggling with finding their role in the new game. For good reasons, they are inspired by Aristotle’s postulate to regard recognition as an end in itself. Therefore, many members of today’s universities do not feel comfortable with entrepreneurship, since it is regarded as being driven primarily by economic motives. However, in recent years, more and more universities realized that the digital transformation offers an excellent opportunity to effectively disseminate foundational ideas of science into society, such as intellectual curiosity and creativity, criticism, rationality and the belief into progress that makes the world a better place. But it is far from trivial to develop an idea of how the university could transform itself to become a driver of the societal transformation – not by sacrificing its roots, but by re-interpreting them in a changing world. Against this background, the panel is aimed at discussing the future role of the university, which includes its relations to other key players such as founders, investors and governments.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Frank

Chair Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling, Univ. Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Ludovit Garzik

Head of Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development

Dr. Tim Hart

Managing Consultant, Isis Enterprise, Oxford University Innovation Ltd.

DI. (FH) Tom Peruzzi, MA

International Interims CxO, Angel-Investor, Lecturer

 

11:30 NETWORKING Lunch
TU Startup & Idea Roadshow
meet&greet researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, industry, public funding agencies
 
13:00 KEYNOTE

Scientific Entrepreneurship: Experiences at University of Oxford – Value and Future Role of Entrepreneurship for Academic Institutions

This session will review the development and experiences of scientific entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. We will not only draw on our experiences in this field over the last 30 years at Oxford, but also on the last decade of experiences from supporting scientific entrepreneurship activities within academic environments from our consulting work in other parts of the world. We will summarise lessons learnt to date and give our views on the future role and value of entrepreneurship for academic institutions.


Dr. Tim Hart

Managing Consultant, Isis Enterprise, Oxford University Innovation Ltd.

 

 

14:00 i²c StartAcademy PITCH CHALLENGE

Jury Members (in alphabetical order)

DI. Michael Altrichter (Business Angel)
Mag. (FH) Ivana Bacanovic (GIN – Global Incubator Network)
Michael Eisler, MBA (Startup300)
Lisa Fassl, MSc. (Austrian Angel Investment Association –aaia)
Dipl.- BW. Ralf Kunzmann (aws Gründerfonds)
Mag. Markus Lang (Pioneers Ventures)
Mag. Viktor Pasquali (aws JumpStart, aws Business Angel Fund)
Mag. Lucanus Polagnoli (SpeedInvest)
DI. (FH) Mag. Rafael Rasinger (WKO Aussenwirtschaft Austria – go-International)
Mag. Klaus Schatz, MSc. (KPMG Austria)

15:30 AWARD CEREMONY

GoTelAviv – 3 Weeks Accelerator Program TelAviv (go-international/GIN – Global Incubator Network)
Pitch at the Austrian Angel Investment Association – aaia
i²c Award for a High Potential PhD Result (€5000,– realization scholarship sponsored by KPMG) and Work Space in the i²c FounderSpace incl. TUW i²ncubator program)
Ticket for the Pioneers Festival 2017
€1000 in cash (Startup300)

16:00 Wrap-up & Networking
Dr. Birgit Hofreiter (Director Innovation Incubation Center – i²c – TUW)

 

Moderation: Mag. Daniel Cronin (Austrian Startups)

 

SUPPORTERS:

     
Feb
13
Tue
2018
i²c STARTacademy 2018 – the Bootcamp 4 Scientists @ Prechtlsaal TUW
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
i²c STARTacademy 2018 – the Bootcamp 4 Scientists @ Prechtlsaal TUW | Wien | Wien | Austria

Identifying MARKET OPPORTUNITES for potential SPIN-OUT IDEAS COMING FROM RESEARCH

i²c STARTacademy 2018 – the Bootcamp 4 Scientists

Identify and evaluate market opportunities – this is the first step for scientists who want to transfer their technology/their research results into successful products or services. The i²c STARTacademy supports scientists to develop an initial understanding of research transfer, either in the application or commercialization opportunities of their results. Tools and methods enable scientists to develop a business model and a first financial plan. Our bootcamp helps you identify how to transform your research into a potential spinout.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Your participation is your first step towards a potential spin-out Fellowship application (FFG funding amounting to € 500,000.-)

  • PhD students have the opportunity to qualify for the i²c Award – a high potential PhD scholarship amounting to € 5000, – + workplace in the i²c co-working space incl. participation in the TUW i² incubation program after finishing the PhD,

  • Identify application fields: develop market opportunities for your own technology

  • Business model generation

  • Financial planning: which financing options are available, do they fit your utilization philosophy and what implementation strategy is needed

  • Mentoring from inter- / national coaches, founders, and investors

  • Pitch training: present and communicate your ideas in a short, comprehensible and compelling manner

  • Full access to the i²c Founder and Investor Network

 

TARGET GROUP:

TU Wien scientists and researchers from all disciplines

 

FORMAT:

Bootcamp for maximum 10 teams
The participants work on their own technology

 

DURATION:

3 days intensive training and workshop
Pitch-event with a jury of experts (at the i²c Networking Friday)

 

BOOTCAMP DATE AND LOCATION:

February 13th-15th, 2018
Prechtlsaal
1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13

 

COSTS:

Participation is free of charge and limited to 10 projects

LANGUAGE:

English

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send a brief description of your technology to i2c-app@informatik.tuwien.ac.at by January 14th, 2018 latest. The description should include a short summary of your research result, the names and affiliation of your team members (at least 3 per project), the state of the art and what makes your project unique in the field of application. Additionally, please provide a brief description of your expectations from the program. Workshop language and language of submission is English.

Feb
16
Fri
2018
i²c Networking Friday 2018 @ Kuppelsaal, Tu Wien
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Unter dem Motto „Entrepreneurial University“ veranstaltet das Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) bereits zum 4. Mal den i²c Networking Friday – den jährlichen Innovation Summit der TU Wien. Unser Ziel ist es Forschungsergebnisse, Technologien, Verwertungsvorhaben, Ausgründungen sowie eine intensive Auseinandersetzung mit den Potentialen und Herausforderungen einer Universität der Zukunft in der Öffentlichkeit stärker sichtbar zu machen.

 

Der Innovation Summit ist eine eintägige Veranstaltung im Kuppelsaal der TU Wien. Aus einem ursprünglich reinem Netzwerk-Event, dem i²c Networking Friday, im Anschluß an unsere i²c STARTacademy (einem Verwertungsbootcamp für Wissenschaftler) hervorgegangen, ist dieser Konferenztag zu einem Begegnungsraum mit riesigem Netzwerk-, Investitions- und Kooperationspotential gewachsen.

 

Im letzten Jahr hatten wir 450 Teilnehmer, bestehend aus Vertretern aus Wissenschaft, Industrie, Fördergeber, aber vor allem auch Investoren, sowie Mitglieder der Gründerszene. Einen kleinen Eindruck kannst man im nachfolgenden Image Film here sowie Fotos here gewinnen.

 

 

i²c Networking Friday – TUW Innovation Summit 2018

Freitag, 16. Februar 2018, Kuppelsaal, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

 

PROGRAMM mit Schwerpunktthema „Entrepreneurial University – Notwendiges Leitmotiv für die Universität der Zukunft oder Bedrohung zentraler Werte von Forschung und Lehre?“

Eine wachsende Zahl von Universitäten in aller Welt setzt auf dedizierte Angebote zur gezielten Förderung von Unternehmensgründungen durch Studierende, Absolventen und Wissenschaftlern. Angesichts der großen wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Bedeutung neuer, oftmals digitaler Geschäftsmodelle sind solche Maßnahmen als sinnvolle Ergänzung zu fachwissenschaftlichen Studiengängen unstrittig. Manche Protagonisten der Startup-Szene, aber auch Vertreter von Hochschulen sind allerdings der Ansicht, dass solche flankierenden Aktivitäten nicht ausreichen, um den Herausforderungen der digitalen Transformation wirksam zu begegnen. Sie fordern nicht weniger als eine Neuausrichtung von Universitäten. Entsprechende Forderungen gehen zunehmend mit dem Schlagwort „Entrepreneurial University“ einher. Auch wenn der Begriff nicht einheitlich verwendet wird, so ist mit ihm zumeist das zentrale Anliegen verbunden Universitäten zu den Keimzellen für die Entwicklung neuartiger Geschäftsmodelle und darauf aufbauender Unternehmensgründungen zu machen. Um dies zu erreichen, wird mitunter vorgeschlagen Wertesystem, Kultur und auch fachwissenschaftliche Lehrinhalte auf dieses Ziel auszurichten. Andere Vorschläge sind weniger radikal und sehen die „Entrepreneurial University“ durchaus in Übereinstimmung mit traditionellen Vorstellungen von Forschung und Lehre. In jedem Fall wird aber gefordert, das dem Thema Unternehmensgründung in der Universität eine zentrale Bedeutung beigemessen wird.

 

Vor diesem Hintergrund stellt sich die Frage, ob Universitäten die Entwicklung hin zu einer „Entrepreneurial University“ vorantreiben sollten – und was genau darunter zu verstehen ist – oder ob es eher angeraten ist, weiter die Bedeutung wissenschaftlicher, mitunter auch „zweckfreier“ Erkenntnis als zentrales Merkmal der Universität zu pflegen, was gewiss nicht ausschließt, die dedizierte Unterstützung für Unternehmensgründer weiter auszubauen. Es liegt auf der Hand, dass die Ansichten hier auseinandergehen. Gleichzeitig erscheint es unstrittig, dass es sich um eine Frage handelt, der sich Universitäten stellen müssen. Deshalb ist der Networking Friday 2018 diesem Thema gewidmet. Die Teilnehmer eines hochkarätig besetzten Podiums werden die Idee der „Entrepreneurial University“ kritisch und konstruktiv aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln betrachten. Darüber hinaus werden auch die Gäste – dies ist mittlerweile eine bewährte Tradition des Networking Friday – Gelegenheit haben, ihre Sicht auf das Thema einzubringen.

 

09:00 Registrierung (mit Frühstück)
10:00 Begrüßung und Einleitung

Rektorat, Direktorin i²c

10:15-10:45 Impulsvortrag „The Entrepreneurial University – Prospects, Challenges, Examples„

(Dr. Arno Meermann: Co-founder and CEO of the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), Director for Business Development at the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre at Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

10:45-11:15 Statement zu „Gesellschaftliche und politische Rahmenbedingungen“

von Bundesministerin Dr. Margarete Schramböck

11:15-11:45 Kaffeepause
11:45-12:15 Impulsvortrag „TUM – The Enterpreneurial University“

(Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes: Prof. an der TU München, Mitgründer und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender der CoreMedia AG und der infoAsset AG mit insgesamt über 160 Mitarbeitern, Gründungsbotschafter der UnternehmerTUM und Beirat mehrerer Start-Up Unternehmen)

Die Technische Universität München hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, eine der erfolgreichsten Gründeruniversitäten Europas zu sein. Mit dem umfassenden Handlungskonzept TUMentrepreneurship baut sie ihre Ak¬tivitäten zur Förderung von wachstumsorientierten Gründungen aus. Zusammen mit ihrem An-Institut der UnternehmerTUM GmbH bietet sie ein breites Angebot an Gründungsberatung, Forschung und Qualifizierung sowie ein starkes Netzwerk für Gründerinnen und Gründer.

12:15-13:30 Podiumsdiskussion „The Entrepreneurial University“ – Notwendiges Leitmotiv für die Universität der Zukunft oder Bedrohung zentraler Werte von Forschung und Lehre
“The Entrepreneurial University” – necessary guiding theme of the university of the future or threat to the original core values of an university (research excellence & education)

Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes (TU München)
Dr. Arne Meermann (UIIN Niederlande)
Mag. Werner Wutscher (Austrian Angel Investment Associatin, New Venture Scouting)

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Frank (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

13:30-15:00 Innovation Roadshow & Networking Lunch (Flying Buffet)
Exhibition von TUW Technologien, TUW Spin-Offs, TUW Studenten Startups
15:00-16:00 Innovation Roadshow & Networking Lunch (Flying Buffet)
Exhibition von TUW Technologien, TUW Spin-Offs, TUW Studenten Startups
16:00-16:30 Pause für Jury-Entscheidung
16:30 Pitch Challenge Award Ceremony + Surprise

 

Moderation: Daniel Cronin

 

INVITATION ONLY – Melden Sie sich an!

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Sponsoren

Kooperationspartner
        

***During the event, publicity photos and videos will be taken. By attending the event, you give permission to the TUW Innovation Incubation Center for photographs/videos/sound recordings of you to be captured and used in printed and electronic media, including the internet for research, publication, education, lectures, broadcasting, public performance, displays, and exhibitions or other promotional purposes.

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Entrepreneurship for Scientists: Workshop ‘A step-by-step guide to gathering competitive intelligence’ @ Innovation Incubation Center, ground floor
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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. Take this workshop to experience a deep dive into the subject. 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:

Dr. Karoline Simonitsch
CEO at go4health, Strategic Development Consulting GmbH & Erfolgsfabrik GmbH

Being a digital pioneer, Dr. Karoline Simonitsch has been dealing with the effects of the digital revolution on economy and society ever since the very beginning of the internet.

After her PhD in mobile business, she has executed transformation projects in international organisations at PwC in Germany and Austria. In her work as a business angel and change manager, she plans and develops innovative business models. In response to increasing challenges of a performance driven society she founded go4health at the end of 2014. go4health develops innovative solutions and expert content for digital health management in the triad of exercise, nutrition and mental health (apps, portal, digital media).

Dr. Karoline Simonitsch is a renowned keynote speaker (UBS Health Forum 2016, FH Nordostschweiz 2017) and moderator (FH Salzburg 2018). In 2016, Dr. Karoline Simonitsch was elected into the international ranking of the “Top 100 Health Tech Influencers”. WKO’s health care industry platform named her “Health Manager of the Month” in January 2017.


***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 via https://bit.ly/2IQG7Hc.

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
3
Mon
2018
Entrepreneurship for Scientists: Workshop IP Fundamentals and IP Business Strategy @ Innovation Incubation Center, ground floor
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop description

The workshop on IP Fundamentals and IP Business Strategy focuses on the principles of Intellectual Property and why IP is so critical to new businesses. The workshop will cover IP as value driver for start-ups, how to monetize IP and various methods to protect your IP. The guest lecturers will draw upon their experiences from working at Dolby Laboratories, one of the most successful licensing companies, as well as from Adobe Systems, a software powerhouse, and TU Wien, the leading research institution in Austria ranked by the number of patent and utility model applications in 2016. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to get first-hand accounts on how business strategy is formed around IP, what opportunities and challenges companies have to face and how to maximize the value of IP as well as how IP is handled at TU Wien. About the lecturers


More about the lecturers:

 

MBA, M.Ec. Matthias Ulrich

Director – IP Protection & Compliance Dolby Germany GmbH

Matthias is a senior IP expert with domain knowledge in the areas of IP strategy, IP monetization, negotiations, IP protection & compliance as well as sales and marketing. As Director, Intellectual Property and Compliance for Dolby Europe, he oversees the execution of all IP compliance initiatives within Dolby Europe. Prior to working for Dolby, Matthias worked for Adobe in Chicago, USA as part of Adobe’s license compliance group. Matthias graduated with a Master’s in Economic Science Degree from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands and holds a MBA with Distinction from the Keller Business School in Chicago, IL. Matthias serves as vice-chair of industry for LESI Europe and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Expert for: Execution, IP Strategy, IP Protection & Compliance, Monetization, Negotiations, Sales and Marketing


DI DR.Tanja Sovic

Head of Patent and License Management Division, Research & Transfer Support, TU Wien

Tanja Sovic is Head of Patent and License Management Division at Research and Transfer Support Office (R&T), TU Wien. She has been working as a patent and license manager at TU Wien since 2007. During that time she gained experience in patenting and commercialization of university inventions. Prior to entering the technology transfer profession Tanja worked as a scientist at the Research Centre Applied Biocatalysis in Graz and at the Politecnico di Bari in Italy. She studied chemical engineering at the Graz University of Technology and obtained a PhD in Polymer Chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM) in 2006.


***Important Information: This workshop is organized by the TUW Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) in collaboration with the TUW Research and Transfer Support at TU Wien and is for TUW scientists only. There is no fee, but registration is required via https://bit.ly/2Qd5tSs.

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
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.***

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
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.

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.

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.

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.***

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
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.

 

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.

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.***

                  

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