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Engines of Sustainable Innovation - How Start-ups Challenge the Status Quo

Panel Discussion on Nov. 09, 2021 at 02 pm (Webex)

Nov 05, 2021

Engines of Sustainable Innovation - How Start-ups Challenge the Status Quo

Engines of Sustainable Innovation - How Start-ups Challenge the Status Quo
Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin | Alumni Office

Berlin is considered the German capital of start-ups. One reason for this are the numerous university spin-offs which not only serve as engines of sustainable innovation, but also challenge the status quo.

What is the (economic) significance of these science-based spin-offs with regard to innovation and sustainability? What kind of support is needed from the educational sector, policy makers and businesses? What challenges do university spin-offs face in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals? To what extent can these start-ups foster cooperation in Berlin, but also globally? These and other questions will be discussed with experts from the Berlin start-up scene.

Moderation: Dr. Kristina Fajga

Panel: 

  • Katharina Davids / Ana Selina Haberbosch, Founder / Co-Founder & CEOs of seedtrace GmbH
  • Dr. Jannic Horne, Co-founder & CEO of ImpactNexus & Research Fellow at Borderstep Institute
  • Aravinth Panch, Co-Founder of DreamSpace Academy
  • Dr. Rainer Seider, Deputy Head Of Division for Energy, Digitalisation, and Innovation, Berlin Government, Senate Department for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises  

Time: November 9, 2021 I 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Please register here.


Please note that the webex meeting information to join the discussion online will be sent to you a day before the event. 

The panel discussion is part of the international alumni workshop "Tearing Down Walls to Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Global South". The workshop is jointly organized by the alumni and start-up services of Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin. In cooperation with Science & Startups. 

The international alumni workshop is kindly supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).