8 Nov

AcademiaNet Dialogue Forum

Networking event for AcademiaNet members.

Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
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With this event, the Robert Bosch Stiftung provides exclusive networking possibilities for AcademiaNet members. This year, Susanne Kilian, Coach for intercultural collaboration, will reflect on how to avoid misunderstandings within international projects and Sina Trinkwalder, founder and CEO of the textile company “Manomama”, will discuss how to overcome (career) obstacles.

UniLab – Learning Science in an Out-of-School Lab

Measuring elementary electric charge – a bilingual school science project.

UniLab Adlershof, Brook-Taylor-Straße 1, 12489 Berlin
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The Humboldt University invites secondary school classes and their teachers to participate in a half-day science project at our out-of-school science lab. Students will run their own experiments in order to measure elementary electric charge. As year’s innovation, the Berlin Science Week project will be bilingual: While German will be the working language during experimentation, students will write their reports in English, the default language used in science research.

For registration please contact info@unilab-adlershof.de.

Falling Walls Venture

Falling Walls Venture is an international forum for outstanding science based start-ups, venture capitalists and strategic investors as well as their wider academic and business environment.

Britische Botschaft Berlin, Wilhelmstraße 70-71, 10117 Berlin
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Falling Walls Venture is one of the highlights of the Falling Walls programme for entrepreneurs and innovators, focusing on innovative entrepreneurial solutions based on scientific research.

Twenty leading academic institutions and venture capitalists are invited to present their most outstanding science based enterprises to a broad audience and a distinguished jury in Berlin. Following a one-minute introduction by the recommending institution, each start-up presents its case in five minutes.

The winner is awarded the title „Falling Walls Science Start-Up of the Year“ and wins a slot on the grand stage at the Falling Walls Conference.

Falling Walls Lab

100 Labster from international Falling Walls Labs worldwide compete with their breakthrough ideas in the Falling Walls Lab Berlin Final to become “Young Innovator of the Year 2017” – in 3 minutes each.

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
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After a successful kick-off at the international Falling Walls Conference in 2011, the Falling Walls Lab as a challenging, fast-paced format was subsequently brought to numerous cities worldwide. The participants present their research work, business model or initiative to peers and a distinguished jury consisting of experts from academia, research institutions and business – in 3 minutes each. In 2017, 68 Falling Walls Labs took place in more than 50 different countries.

Each year, the most intriguing presenters of the international Labs travel to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin (Germany) on 8 November. 100 innovators receive the opportunity to present their work in front of a renowned jury and to attend the Falling Walls Conference, where they meet the world’s movers and shakers of science, business and policy making. The three winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin are awarded the title “Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year”. They receive a prize money and pitch their idea once again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference.

Digital Operations Executive Summit

Falling Behind or Frontiering: Where are we, and how can we accelerate the digital transformation? The Digital Operations Executive Summit is an exclusive working group of forward thinking executives sharing their insights and experience on accelerating the digital transformation.

AXICA Kongress- und Tagungszentrum GmbH, Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin
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Digitalization has been at the top of the C-suite agenda for years, and today digital strategies are more important than ever. The way companies create partner ecosystems, deal with IT legacies, and capitalize on decades of operationalization can slow down or accelerate a digital transformation. There is no better time than now for a company to review its achievements and plan how to move forward.

With this in mind, A.T Kearney’s third-annual Digital Operations Executive Summit focuses on the theme Falling Behind or Frontiering: Where Are We, and How Can We Accelerate the Digital Transformation? The summit brings together forward-thinking executives from some of the world’s most influential companies, market leaders, and digital champions to discuss opportunities for unlocking end-to-end benefits in digital operations.

This year’s agenda features e.g. inspiring contributions from ABB, Volkswagen, Isra Vision, Nokia, Microsoft, BSH, and Axel Springer. In addition, several start-ups will discuss disruptive solutions such as blockchain, production control, and end-to-end optimization. In case you are interested please reach out to Phillip Wessely (Phillip.Wessely@atkearney.com).

Falling Walls Circle

The Falling Walls Circle is an exclusive international meeting for decision-makers and leading strategists from science, business and politics, where participants exchange ideas and develop solutions for the most pressing global scientific issues.

Max Liebermann Haus, Pariser Platz 7, 10117 Berlin
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The Falling Walls Circle is a part of the Falling Walls Conference, which takes place on 9 November 2017. The invitation-only meeting brings together about 60 presidents and CTOs of research organisations, science and technology driven global corporations, senior government officials, outstanding researchers and promising entrepreneurs.

The high-profile participants discuss crucial questions concerning the future of science policy and strategy. The format aims to engage and inspire peers and is a forum where inspiration is created through an open atmosphere. Complex problems can be explored, relationships built and new collaborations emerge with the goal to enable people to break down boundaries and have an impact on society.

This year’s Circle features the overall subject “Fake, Facts and the Future – Science, Business and Politics in the Post-Truth Era”.

Artificial Intelligence – Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

Artificial Intelligence is an umbrella term for a myriad of possibilities in our lives: Our panelists will provide insights into the wide scope of AI’s application ranging from research in adaptive systems to practical usage of data mining in opinion polling.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Luisenstraße 56, 10117 Berlin
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A new wave of algorithmic issues has recently hit the news, bringing the AI into greater focus. Even within the next five to ten years  – AI’s progress has tremendous potential.

As part of the “Berliner MINT-Verbund Deutschlandstipendien”-programme, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is hosting the final ‘MINT-Lecture’. We will invite university researchers, entrepreneurs, students as well as experts in the field of AI to showcase their knowledge and provide the audience with a deeper understanding of Artificial Intelligence.

For registration please contact mint-lecture@hu-berlin.de.

Marthe Vogt Award

In a ceremony, the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. awards the “Marthe-Vogt-Preis” to a young excellent female scientist.

Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin
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The award ceremony takes place at the Leibniz Association in Berlin-Mitte. Robert Schaddach, Member of Berlin’s House of Represantatives, gives the speech. The award winner presents her research clearly to a wide audience. Satumaa provides the musical frame with finnish tango. After the ceremonial act there will be a get together.

Every year since 2001, FVB has presented the Marthe Vogt Award worth € 3,000 to a young female scholar active in a field covered by one of the FVB institutes. The institutes’ fields of research include information and communication technologies, structural research, optoelectronics and laser research, microsystems technology, new materials, applied mathematics, molecular medicine and biology, veterinary medicine, biotechnology and environmental research.

For registration please contact preisverleihung@fv-berlin.de.