High Tech Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum
20. November 2019 - 21. November 2019
Brunswick as a future high-tech innovation cluster
The first High Tech Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum (HTEIF) in July 2017 was a great success thanks to internationally renowned speakers and over 200 participants from business, science, politics and the startup scene. For the next conference in November 2019, a significant increase of the scientific contributions is aimed at in order to establish the first science-based high-tech conference in Germany with regard to entrepreneurship.
In this way, the know-how of Europe’s most research-intensive region is to be made optimally usable for knowledge and technology transfer through innovative startups and spin-offs.
The potential is there
As one of the most research-intensive regions in Europe, Braunschweig offers the ideal breeding ground for a sustainable combination of high-tech research and entrepreneurship in order to achieve long-term synergy effects between all branches of industry. Promoting resulting innovations and the sustainable development of Braunschweig as a business location, however, requires a systematic networking of all relevant actors and stakeholders in order to create the necessary information and knowledge transfer.
By bringing together decision-makers from business, politics and research with startups and students with an affinity for startups, a productive environment was created in which, among other things, the necessary conditions for an effective spin-off from science could be identified and possible solutions identified.
In order to lay the foundations for a common strategy on the future approach, we invite nationally and internationally renowned personalities from business, science and politics to speak and discuss on the following topics:
Core objectives and significance of universities in relation to their Third Mission
Measures for an efficient technology transfer process at universities
Establishment of sustainable venture capital sources for a higher startup intensity
Challenges of digital transformation in large companies and corporate groups
Corporate accelerator in the context of public private partnerships
In addition, nationwide startups from the local industry sector are invited and thus given the opportunity to present their innovations to investors, scientists and politicians and to exhibit them throughout the day.
Furthermore, the programme will offer sufficient opportunities for joint networking and communicative exchange.