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2017 Workshops

11th IGSSE Forum – Workshop Sessions

To give you a first idea of the workshops´ content, please read the short descriptions below. These might help you to choose the most interesting workshop for you. You have to select your choice at the registration website. IGSSE is doing its best to fulfill your preferences but for organizational purposes workshops have to be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In case of organizatorial questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with event manager Maya Schmitt, in case of questions regarding the content, please get in touch with Jo-Anna Küster.

The list is compiled according to morning session and afternoon session. Please note that the morning workshops no. 5-8 (morning) will be offered in the afternoon as well (no. 6-10) and have the same content.

Morning

1. Startup: Progressing from science to entrepreneurship

2. Career paths at German universities of applied sciences

3. From research to innovation - careers in industrial R&D

4. European research funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

5. Careers at non-university research institutions in Germany 

6. Career paths in science journalism and science communication

7. How to consolidate an international research career

8. From research to business: Entrepreneurship as a career opportunity

Afternoon

1. Troubleshooter between two worlds: perspectives in Science Management

2. Patentprüfer/in am Deutschen Patent- und Markenamt (in German)

3. Career paths at German universities of applied sciences

4. Postdoctoral funding opportunities of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFor)

5. Career paths at a global player (Wacker)

6. European research funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

7. Careers at non-university research institutions in Germany

8. Career paths in science journalism and science communication

9. How to consolidate an international research career

10. From research to business: Entrepreneurship as a career opportunity

Morning session

1. Startup: Progressing from science to entrepreneurship

Trainer: Dr. Oliver Trinchera (Managing Director, Kinexon)

    • How to create impact: Entrepreneurial opportunities for scientists
    • How to master the evolution of idea, technology, product, and business case.
    • Prerequisites for entrepreneurs
    • From idea to business: The case study of KINEXON, a full-stack tech company that emerged from TUM

    2. Career paths at German universities of applied sciences

    Trainer: Claus Lange (UAS7, Managing Director), Prof. Elke Wolf (Munich University of Applied Science)

    • German universities of applied sciences landscape
    • How-to´s of pursuing a professorship at a university of applied sciences
    • Case study tba

    3. From research to innovation - careers in industrial R&D

    Trainer: Dr. Carlos Härtel/GE (CTO & Chief Innovation Officer, GE Europe)

    • Success factors in industrial R&D
    • Managing R&D projects for product impact

    4. European research funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

    Trainer: Felix Beckendorf (Program coordinator at DLR, project executing organization for BMBF)

    • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – what is it all about?
    • How to write a successful proposal in MSC
    • General hints on proposal writing

    5. Careers at non-university research institutions in Germany

    Trainer: Dr. Anke Soemer (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Human resources development)

    • Overview: Non-university research institutions in Germany
    • Mission, structure and funding of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
    • Career development at Fraunhofer
    • How to apply
    • Further career options in the German research system
    • Check your career opportunities

    6. Career paths in science journalism and science communication

    Trainer: Dr. Jan-Martin Wiarda (Zeit Online author, freelance science journalist)

    • Overview of the changing media landscape
    • How the change of the media landscape affects the career options in science journalism
    • Growing importance and the professionalization of science communication
    • Ways into science journalism and science communication

    7. How to consolidate an international research career

    Trainer: Dr. Thomas Koch (academicfutures)

    Taking an international perspective, the workshop

    • addresses the particularities of conducting research in higher education institutions
    • explores essential management skills to become an independent researcher
    • raises strategic issues in career development
    • helps to assess the individual current position
    • helps to identify career options for researchers within but also beyond academia

    8. From research to business: Entrepreneurship as a career opportunity

    Trainer: Dr. Annette Leonhard-MacDonald (CEO, Leonhard-MacDonald Ventures GmbH)

    Understand the key components of starting a business

    • Understand the basics of commercialization
    • Learn how to make a business case
    • Understand which elements are vital in a pitch to stakeholders and investors

    Afternoon session

    1. Troubleshooter between two worlds: perspectives of and in Science Management

    Trainer: Dr. Markus Zanner (Chancellor, University of Bayreuth), Dr. Christiane Wüllner (Managing Director, RUB Research School)

    • From science to management in university contexts – personal perspectives
    • Aspects of science management (tasks, career paths)
    • Prerequisites for a successful science manager
    • Selection of candidates for science managers in universities/ case studies

    2. Fortschritt täglich erleben – als Patentprüfer/in am Deutschen Patent- und Markenamt (in German)

    Trainer: Dr. Rolf Brucksch (DPMA, Patentprüfer)

    • Fachliche und persönliche Voraussetzungen für erfolgreiche Patentprüfer/innen
    • Fallbeispiele/ Übungen
    • Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten am Deutschen Patent- und Markenamt

    3. Career paths at German universities of applied sciences

    Trainer: Prof. Andreas Grzemba (Vice President of Applied Research and Technology Transfer, Deggendorf Institute of Technology)

    • Landscape of German universities of applied sciences
    • How-to´s of pursuing a professorship at a university of applied sciences
    • Case study Deggendorf Institute of Technology

    4. Postdoctoral funding opportunities of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFor)

    Trainer: Dr. Panteleïmon Panagiotou (BayFor Head of Unit Information & Communication Technologies, Engineering & Natural Sciences), Gabriela Blumberger (BayFor, Scientific Officer)

    • Aims and structure of BayFor, its networks BayFia/EEN and funds
    • European funding (Horizon 2020)
      • Proposal setup (topic, consortia, concept, proposal, submission)
      • Support for applications
      • Lessons learned
    • Dissemination/Press & Public Relation
    • Case study: INNOVIP

    5. Career paths at a global player (Wacker)/ Field trip

    Trainer: Markus Huber, Dr. von Zumbusch (Vice President Engineering, Wacker Silicones) Dr. Johannes Wiedemann (Director, Sales & Technology)

    • Talent management at Wacker Chemie (in German)
    • Meeting senior managers (Dr. von Zumbusch, Dr. Wiedemann and others) and trainees (in English)

    6. European research funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

    Trainer: Felix Beckendorf (Program coordinator at DLR, project executing organization for BMBF)

    • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – what is it all about?
    • How to write a successful proposal in MSC
    • General hints on proposal writing

    7. Careers at non-university research institutions in Germany

    Trainer: Dr. Anke Soemer (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Human resources development)

    • Overview: Non-university research institutions in Germany
    • Mission, structure and funding of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
    • Career development at Fraunhofer
    • How to apply
    • Further career options in the German research system
    • Check your career opportunities

    8. Career paths in science journalism and science communication

    Trainer: Dr. Jan-Martin Wiarda (Zeit Online author, freelance science journalist)

    • Overview of the changing media landscape
    • How the change of the media landscape affects the career options in science journalism
    • Growing importance and the professionalization of science communication
    • Ways into science journalism and science communication

    9. How to consolidate an international research career

    Trainer: Dr. Thomas Koch (academicfutures)

    Taking an international perspective, the workshop

    • addresses the particularities of conducting research in higher education institutions
    • explores essential management skills to become an independent researcher
    • raises strategic issues in career development
    • helps to assess the individual current position
    • helps to identify career options for researchers within but also beyond academia

    10. From research to business: Entrepreneurship as a career opportunity

    Trainer: Dr. Annette Leonhard-MacDonald (CEO, Leonhard-MacDonald Ventures GmbH)

    • Understand the key components of starting a business
    • Understand the basics of commercialization
    • Learn how to make a business case
    • Understand which elements are vital in a pitch to stakeholders and investors
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    1st ExaHyPE Colloquium
    3 April 2017, 1pm-5pm, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching Campus