Berlin Start-up funding programme in the field of material science
The State of Berlin is granting INAM e.V. and its cooperation partners around EUR 1.1 million to set up the new incubator program tailored to start-ups in the field of materials science, AdMaLab - The Berlin Materials and Hardware Lab.
In addition to access to the newly opened research building of the IRIS Adlershof at Humboldt University and to the HySPRINT Innovation Lab at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, stipends will be made available to founders so they can dedicate their time to developing their business ideas and products.
Starting Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:00 noon, founders with a focus on new materials can apply for a place in the incubator programme.
More information on the application process is provided at www.inam.berlin/admalab.
In addition to the innovation activities in the lab, the selected startups receive an intensive mentoring and training programme, which is supported by Humboldt Innovation GmbH and experts from various specialist areas.
On 15 December 2021 at 10 a.m., the project partners will provide more detailed information about the incubator programme in a webinar. Interested parties can register here.
With the Berlin Startup Stipendium, which provides the grant, the State of Berlin has launched a funding programme to turn innovative ideas into products for those willing to start a business. With the funding from the European Social Fund and the State of Berlin, scholarship holders can advance their business ideas in various subject areas. Over 120 innovative startup projects have already been supported. This success can now be expanded further with the AdMaLab into the field of materials science.
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HZB receives funding to make innovations usable more quickly
The Helmholtz Association has selected three new innovation platforms that will now be funded. HZB is involved in two of them: The Innovation Platform on Accelerator Technologies HI-ACTS is intended to open up modern accelerators for a wide range of applications, while the Innovation Platform Solar TAP is intended to bring new ideas from the laboratories of photovoltaics research more quickly into an application. In total, HZB will receive 4.2 million euros in grants from the Pact for Research and Innovation over the next three years.
Urban Innovation Forum 2023
Urban Innovation Forum UIF 2023 brings together a diverse group of urban innovators, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and advocates to explore how breakthroughs in urban tech can accelerate the sustainable transformation of urban spaces.
Join the Session on 30 March 2023
02:45 - 03:30 pm GREEN BUILDINGS & PROPTECH
How do we decarbonize the energy system of the building stock, infrastructure, and cities? How do we create Business showcases in a decentralized and sustainable energy generation. How do we reach the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings?
// Samira Aden, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin // Karolina Attspodina, WeDoSolar // Fabian Reetz, Everyone Energy //Gerrit Peters, Below2 // Moderation: Totinia Hörner
The UIF 2023 is a partner event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) from the Federal Goverment.
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