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
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.

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.

Mar
10
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk # 62: Craig Soules (Director Product Management @freshworks) @ Online Event
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk # 62: Craig Soules (Director Product Management @freshworks) @ Online Event

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

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More about Craig Soules Ph.D.

Craig is a researcher and entrepreneur with a deep interest in data and systems. After receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon, he joined HP Labs leading research and development on a new kind of SQL database that traded data freshness for performance and scalability, without giving up transactional semantics like noSQL systems. Frustrated with corporate productization, Craig co-founded Natero with the aim to help businesses leverage data to improve their operations; and, in early 2016, Natero launched its customer success product to help businesses take a data-driven approach to customer management. In 2019, Natero was acquired by Freshworks to complete it’s Customer-for-life vision, allowing businesses to manage customers from lead to advocate and everything in-between.

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The Talk will focus on …

One researcher’s journey into business: What went right and what went wrong

In this presentation, I will talk about my personal journey from research to startup to acquisition by a Silicon Valley unicorn. I will try to outline places where my technical academic background helped in entrepreneurship and places where it led me astray. Hopefully, my story of near-failure can help provide others with an easier path to success!

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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. **

Mar
24
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk #63: Dr. Florian Neukart (Director Volkswagen Data Lab Munich) @ Online Event
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk #63: Dr. Florian Neukart (Director Volkswagen Data Lab Munich) @ Online Event

Topic: Corporate Innovation Hubs, and Quantum Computing as an example for making a bet 

 

About this Event

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

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More about Dr. Florian Neukart

Florian Neukart is the director of Volkswagen Group Data Lab and an assistant professor for quantum computing at Leiden University. Before his current post, he was the director of Advanced Technologies at Volkswagen Group of America, and the CTO of Volkswagen Group’s Data Lab in Munich. He made contributions to the fields of mathematics and computer science, specifically in optimization, quantum computing, and bio-inspired algorithms. Florian holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Brasov, as well as degrees in information technology and computer science, and authored various publications, including books on artificial intelligence and energy.

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The Talk will focus on…

Corporate Innovation Hubs, and Quantum Computing as an example for making a bet

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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.***

Apr
14
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk #64: Andreas Wendel (VP of Engineering at Kodiak Robotics) @ Online Event
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk #64: Andreas Wendel (VP of Engineering at Kodiak Robotics) @ Online Event

Topic: Merging big rigs & AI: Building an autonomous trucking startup from scratch

About this Event

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

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More about Andreas Wendel

Andreas Wendel is the VP of Engineering at Kodiak Robotics, a Silicon Valley based startup focused on making autonomous long-haul trucking a reality. As one of Kodiak’s founding engineers, he has built the company’s engineering team from the ground up. Prior to joining Kodiak, Andreas was the Perception Tech Lead at Waymo, where he was part of the small team that launched the first driverless car on public roads. Andreas earned a PhD in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology, with highest distinction (sub auspiciis Praesidentis). He led the Aerial Vision Group working on autonomous visual navigation for quadcopters, he lectured at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, and he was a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Andreas has received multiple national and international recognition for his work, including being named Austria’s Innovator of the Year.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-wendel-083aa353/

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The Talk will focus on: Merging big rigs & AI: Building an autonomous trucking startup from scratch

Imagine seeing a large semi-truck on a highway, without a driver on board. As you pass it, you’ll think of it as being well tested, with every hardware and software component working perfectly. Then your car’s Bluetooth connection stops working again, for the third time this week. How can engineers build safe and reliable vehicles but not get your phone to work in the car? In this talk, Andreas Wendel will give insights into how to build an autonomous trucking startup from scratch, why it is all about systems engineering as opposed to individual hardware or software components, and how focusing on a narrow use case is essential to compete.

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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.***

May
5
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk # 66: Dr. Florian Dorfbauer (Senior Director Dynatrace Hub) @ Online Event
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk # 66: Dr. Florian Dorfbauer (Senior Director Dynatrace Hub) @ Online Event
Topic: Entrepreneurship straight out of TUW: an adventure in three episodes

About this Event

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

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More about Dr. Florian Dorfbauer

Florian is a seasoned entrepreneur with a strong background in technology and data science. He is passionate about product development and is particularly interested in innovative cloud-based enterprise software. These days he grows and leads the Development Lab for Dynatrace in Vienna, the global market leader in Software Intelligence.”

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The Talk will focus on Entrepreneurship straight out of TUW: an adventure in three episodes

Episode one will cover the years after TUW

Episode two Usersnap (+USA)

Episode three the current employment which is more entrepreneurial than ever dreamed.

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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.***

May
19
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk # 67: Stefan Nagel (Partner at Round2 Capital Partners) @ Online Event
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk # 67: Stefan Nagel (Partner at Round2 Capital Partners) @ Online Event
Topic: Sustainable Business Building

About this Event

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

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More about Stefan Nagel

Stefan is a Partner at Round2. He Joined Jan, Christian and Isabella at Round2 after spending more than ten years at McKinsey & Company advising clients in the telecommunications and high-tech sectors on strategy and corporate finance topics including large transactions and transformations, and also in particular how fact-based steering and financial planning drives key decisions and ongoing operational management. During this time, Stefan developed a passion for technology-driven products and their value generation impact on the economy overall and in the shaping of “how life works” in societies across the world. Working with large corporates, he built a perspective on how large cooperations work, how smaller and younger companies can work with these organizations and what structures and processes need to be build when scaling businesses. He brings this experience to bear in the identification and evaluation of potential candidates for Round2 financing and in working with our portfolio companies as they continue on their growth path. Besides Round2, Stefan is engaged as business angel, helping early-stage companies to build their pre-dominantly B2B software businesses. Born in Germany, Stefan lives with his wife and two sons in Vienna. He has a degree in business from WHU – Otto-Beisheim Graduate School, Vallendar and spent parts of his studies in the US and in Russia.

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More about Round2 Capital Partners

Round2 is a financing partner for European scale-ups with digital and sustainable business models. In the scale-up phase, outstanding entrepreneurs manage to transform their business from a successful venture into a real company. Round2 offers the innovative funding instruments and insights needed to master this transformation process. Founded in 2017, Round2 has pioneered revenue-based finance in Europe: a flexible, non-dilutive funding instrument.

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The Talk will focus on…

Sustainable Business Building

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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.***

                  

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