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.

Forum for excellent young scientists: Digitalization in Life Sciences

The annual „Forum for excellent young scientists“, organized by Stiftung Industrieforschung in cooperation with Humboldt-Innovation, offers an opportunity to young researchers to present their original research results as well as solutions relevant to practical problems. This year´s Forum focuses on the topic: Digitalization in Life Sciences.

Erwin Schröder-Zentrum in Berlin Adlershof Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin

Life sciences cover a wide spectrum: from biology, chemistry, medicine, agriculture, food science to production and environmental technology. Digitalization is one of today’s megatrends: Innovative digital technologies in the health sector contribute to a more reliable diagnosis and medical care. The digital transformation of agriculture increases productivity and resources are used more efficiently. Networking between people, machines, sensors and software has created new and innovative technical possibilities. Digitalization in life sciences will be a driving force in improving today’s world, economically as well as ecologically.

6 researchers will be invited to pitch their idea in front of the panel on November 16, 2016, at Erwin Schröder-Zentrum in Berlin Adlershof. The top three participants will be awarded 10,000 euros each by Stiftung Industrieforschung, to support their respective research projects. The remaining participants will be awarded 2,000 euros.