6 Nov

Enterprise Fair: Digital Startup Ecosystem

Science meets Digital Entrepreneurship – Early Academics from across Europe meet decision makers of the startup ecosystem.

Spreewerkstätten, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin
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From health services, over chemical processes, publishing to programmatic advertising – digital technologies change our personal and professional life.
This change is largely enabled by entrepreneurs. In the Enterprise Fair: Digital Startup Ecosystem, postdocs from across Europe meet decision makers from the startup ecosystem in an intimate environment. They get in touch with founders, managers, investors, politicians, and researchers at this unique event.
From midday to midday, you will get in close contact with experts from startups, investment, research, politics, and industry.

No matter if you are doing your first step as an entrepreneur or if you already launched your research-based startup, we offer you workshops to learn more about successfully developing ideas into thriving ventures. Learn from successful cases of digital business and from fail-stories of experienced entrepreneurs. Extend your personal network with academics from Austria, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, and Scotland.

BIO-Europe 2017

BIO-Europe’s world-class workshops, panels and active exhibition along with thousands of prescheduled one-to-one meetings make this event an unrivaled forum for companies across the biotech value chain to meet and do business.

CityCube Berlin, Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin
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As Europe’s largest life science partnering conference, BIO-Europe® is singularly regarded as the annual “must attend” event. The conference brings together the world’s most innovative leaders across biotech, pharma and finance along with the most exciting emerging companies for high-level networking, pre-scheduled partnering meetings, strategic panel discussions, an active exhibition and more.

Delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain come to BIO-Europe to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their businesses successfully forward. Investment and collaboration opportunities developed in prior BIO-Europe conferences have produced many successful business partnerships. The conference features the industry’s most advanced web-based partnering system, partneringONE®, which enables participants to efficiently mine a large pool of potential partners and pre-arrange private one-to-one meetings with dozens of company targets. The BIO-Europe 2017 partnering event is expected to draw over 3,800 industry attendees, representing more than 2,000 companies from over 60 countries.

ESMT Open Lecture: What Happens When the Internet is Everywhere

The ESMT Open Lecture will discuss the social implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) and public attitudes towards an increasingly technological future.

ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
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The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) will bring major change to people’s lives. Benefits include increased safety and convenience, greater self-knowledge, and extra leisure as smart agents take on more work. Challenges include less privacy, elimination of jobs, more social division, less human agency as algorithms rule things, a proliferation of abuses and cybercrimes, and an inability by humans and institutions to adjust to all the changes quickly enough.

Lee Rainie, director of the Washington, DC-based Pew Research Center’s internet and technology department, will present findings from numerous studies he has led on the social implications of the IoT and public attitudes towards an increasingly technological future.

Catalysis for a Sustainable Future

Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature and Scientific American, marks the launch of its Berlin Nature Research office with a panel discussion on the role of catalysis in one of the 21st century’s major societal challenges: sustainability. Participants are invited to a reception afterwards.

Springer Nature, Heidelberger Platz 3, 14197 Berlin
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Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature and Scientific American, marks the launch of its Berlin Nature Research office with a panel discussion on the role of catalysis in one of the 21st century’s major societal challenges: sustainability. Participants are invited to a reception afterwards to celebrate the arrival of the Nature Research brand in Berlin and the imminent launch of two new Nature Research journals: Nature Catalysis and Nature Sustainability

For registration please contact paneldiscussion@springernature.com

Managing the Digital Transformation

At the Berlin-Partner-Jour Fixe, decision-makers from the partner companies and scientific partners, as well as other exciting companies, meet for a network evening. Special theme is “Managing digital change”.

BSP Business School Berlin Hochschule für Management, Calandrellistraße 1-9, 12247 Berlin
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Digitization is changing the economy and society. Terms such as industry 4.0, big data and artificial intelligence are increasingly used in a wide variety of fields. How does digitization change companies? What triggers digitization among executives and employees? How can digital transformation be managed? The Jour Fixe of Berlin Partner deals with management-specific and economic-psychological aspects of digital transformation. The BSP Business School Berlin heads the Mittelstand 4.0-Agentur “Kommunikation”, a project of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, which deals with overarching issues of digitization and industry 4.0, taking into account the needs of medium-sized businesses.

Experts from science and practice will be participating in the programme:
– Introduction
– Managing the Digital Transformationm
– How digitization changes organizations and what this has to do with your shoes
– Rethinking leadership! Challenges from everyday business life Dynamics and deceleration in management
– Notes from the couch

Registration is open until 27th October. Please contact netzwerk@berlin-partner.de and indicate your name, company, position and email address)

Science Beyond Borders – Science Festival

Join our festival “Science Beyond Borders” and enjoy science in poetry, design and performance!

Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin
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Under the motto “Science Beyond Borders”, we invite everybody to join our science festival at the Museum für Naturkunde. Beyond borders to us means to think out of the box: How can science be seen from different perspectives? How is science connected with art? Is science art in itself? We are a group of enthusiastic young scientists – from infection biologists, psycholinguists, solar cell physicists, polar explorers, historians to deep-sea researchers.

We are happy to share our research with you! Connect with us in the cozy science lounge, take a look at beautiful art pieces of the “Beyond Curie” project and learn about „Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS)”. Get inspired by our guests Dr. Sam Illingworth and Dr. Sascha Vogel, who will challenge the boundaries of science.

This event is organized by N² – the Network of Networks comprising Max Planck PhDnet, Helmholtz Juniors and Leibniz PhD Network. It is embedded in a conference that inspires young researchers to communicate their scientific findings to the public. Please look for “Public Event” on www.n2jointevent.de and register online. There will be a small admission fee of 5€ to cover refreshments in the evening.

Fokus@Helmholtz: Assistance Systems – Do we need Assistants in our Lives?

The series of events „Fokus@Helmholtz“ regularly brings together experts from research, politics and civil society to discuss socially relevant and current issues.

Telefónica Basecamp, Mittelstraße 51-53, 10117 Berlin
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Politics and Propaganda in the Age of Social Media

Two talks held by faculty members of Indiana University and Freie Universität Berlin and a moderated discussion will explore “Politics and Propaganda in the Age of Social Media”.

Indiana University Europe Gateway, Gneisenaustraße 27, 10961 Berlin
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Internet and social media have opened the gates for citizens to contribute to public debate and deprived journalists of their previously powerful gatekeeper role. In the early years of internet diffusion, science and politics discussed this development as a promising opportunity to empower citizens to participate in politics and make democracy work better. Meanwhile, after many suspected propaganda attacks and a spate of hate speech and incivility in social media, the dark side of this gatekeeper-less media world became apparent, too.

Martin Emmer (FUB) and John Paolillo (IU) will discuss how political content is transmitted and promoted on YouTube, contextualize the complex networks of propaganda and conspiracy, and explore potential remedies to the spread of hate-speech through social media. Martin Emmer will focus on the consequences of the digital transformation of public sphere for modern democracy and outline opportunities for dealing with problems like hate-speech and propaganda using the example of a new research project on hate-speech analysis at Freie Universität Berlin. John Paolillo will report on the current state of an ongoing large-scale multi-year project of content and social network analysis on YouTube. The researchers are observing two predominant streams of content, both dating back to YouTube’s early years: a broad entertainment genre with music and music videos at its center, and political content, with conspiracy theories, current events and news journalism as its focus. These streams are punctuated by changes in technologies, formats and external events throughout our 12-year reconstructed history of YouTube.

The Freie Universität Berlin – Indiana University joint speaker series aims at bringing together scholars from both institutions to discuss current topics of global politics, stir scientific dialogue and research initiatives and trigger public debate. This event will be moderated by Franzi von Kempis, Journalist and Social Video Expert.