The first Berlin Science Week 2016 brought together excellent academics and leading scientific institutions from all over the world in Berlin. 38 talks, conferences, panel discussions, festivals, award ceremonies and other formats took place at various locations in Berlin and Potsdam and more than 6000 participants - experts and interested audience - attended the 25 public and 13 invitation-only events.

Future Medicine Science Match

At Future Medicine, rising stars of science and five proven game-changers present in one day cutting-edge translational medicine.

Bolle Festsäle, Alt-Moabit 98, 10559 Berlin

Science Match “Future Medicine” is a new conference: 80 Rising stars and proven game-changers of science from top institutions in Berlin, Germany, and the world, present in one day cutting-edge translational medicine and show how their work will turn advances in life science research into benefits for patients and people. The focus is on digital health, personalized health, regenerative medicine, cell engineering and start-up ecosystems. Science Match is an innovative format for connecting science, business, society, media and new talent. In keynotes and 3-minute presentations German and international researchers will feature their innovations in life sciences. Attracting up to 800 participants, the target audiences of this event are peers, young professionals, healthcare industry, venture capital, funding institutions and policy makers.

Exploring Difference: Career Paths in Higher Education

The 13th International Dialogue on Education (“ID-E Berlin”, a joint initiative of DAAD, Fulbright, British Council, Embassy of Canada and FU Berlin) will focus on typical – and exceptional – career tracks for academics within different higher education systems gathering experts from USA, Canada, UK, France and Germany.

Botschaft von Kanada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

The series „International Dialogue on Education ID-E Berlin“ is a joint initiative of the British Council, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Embassy of Canada in Germany and Freie Universität Berlin. Through the contributions of international participants the series aims to enrich the debate on science, research and higher education policy in Germany, to place German perspectives in a global context and to learn from positive examples from other countries. The thirteenth conference in the ID-E Berlin series will focus on typical – and exceptional – career tracks for academics within different higher education systems gathering experts from US, CA, UK, FR and DE.

Registration is needed via

Operations Executive Summit 2016

Unlocking Benefits with Digital Operations – From End-to-End Vision to Reality

Microsoft Atrium, Unter den Linden 17, 10117 Berlin

With our annual summit on Digital Operations, A.T. Kearney brings forward thinking Operations Executives together in order to discuss opportunities of unlocking end-to-end benefits in Digital Operations. The exclusive forum consists of some of the most influential companies globally, global market leaders and upcoming digital champions. This years’ edition of our summit will be devoted to a topic high upon the agenda of many frontrunners in Operations: “Unlocking Benefits with Digital Operations – From End-to-End Vision to Reality”. We will discuss the most effective approaches to turning your digital vision into practical, sustainable, and transformational business solutions that can help your organization drive long-term value. We are going to emphasize the following questions among others:
o How to take a leap in digital operations and fully exploit benefits along the entire value chain?
o How to bring your end-to-end digital operations vision to reality? What does it take?
o What are success cases and their secret recipes?

11th Berlin Debate on Science and Science Policy

Make Science, not War!
The Role of Science Diplomacy in the 21st Century

With the Berlin Science Debates, the Robert Bosch Stiftung offers a discussion platform for high-level representatives from science, politics and business. A closed forum permits experts to conduct open discussions about a socially relevant theme in science and exchange experiences. The focus is on identifying deficits and converting them into positive policy concepts and practical recommendations.

Lifting Europe’s virtual borders

How can the EU fully reap its digital potential?

Allianz Forum, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin

When it comes to digitalization the EU is still dominated by a regulatory patchwork of national laws and provisions. This fragmentation hampers the economic potential of the ongoing digital transformation on the continent. We, the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, have invited EU policy-makers, top officials, start-up managers and innovation experts to discuss how the EU can make better use of its digital potential. Together we will analyse the strategy of the European Commission towards a Digital Single Market, examine its expected impact on the (digital) economy and find out what decision-makers in Europe can learn from other world regions about an innovation-friendly digital policy mix.

Registration is required via

Public Participation in Bio-Innovation

A public discourse on bio-based innovation

Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin


We are living in a world of transformation. Climate changes, natural resources become scarce. In many sections of society discourses on way of lives started. In the whole world scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs and an active citizenship work for as sustainable future.

Biology is seen as the science of the 21st century, she develops speedily. The bioeconomy acknowledges achievements of the biological sciences as key for success. Biobased products and services should increase economic growth, global food security and health, and at the same time should protect climate and natural resources.

Biomimicry links biological principles and innovative entrepreneurial ideas. With similar intention, “biohacker” and Do-it-yourself biologists (DYIBios) experiment with biological material to realize innovative solutions. A consequent adaption bio-inspired principles could change the way we live and pursue or business drastically.

Cities are often laboratories for future visions in public spaces. This evening we would like to discuss with you which role bio-innovations can play in our daily living, especially in the urban context.

The registration for the event is free of charge, but participants are required to register.
For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email.


Berliner Wissenschaftspreis des Regierenden Bürgermeisters

The 9th annual Berlin Science Award will be awarded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Jüdenstraße 1, 10178 Berlin

The Berlin Science Award (Berliner Wissenschaftspreis) honours and supports excellency in academia and research. One of its goals is to further economic development in Berlin, which is why practical application of research is an important criterion. The 40,000 € award benefits the institution in which the researcher has achieved excellency.

Along with the Berlin Science award, a young, up-and-coming researcher will also be awarded with a 10,000€ price. New research endeavours which strengthen Berlin’s position as a hub for science and innovation are promoted and honoured with this additional award.

To apply for participation, please send an e-mail to