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[Career] Workshop: Entrepreneurship, Property rights and Start-Ups

November 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Date: November 11th, 2020
Time: 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Place: Online
Lecturer: Transfer- und Gründerservice, Martin-Luther-University
Participants: 15 max
Registration: Please use the form at the end of this post
Registration Deadline: November 6th, 2020


This workshop is for PhD students who want to find out more about entrepreneurship, property rights or think about to start with their own company. The workshop is not only addressed to PhD students in the final phase, beginners are also welcome.




0. Welcome (by Dr. Andreas Lauenroth)
1. Entrepreneurship Basics (by Steffen Ahrens, 90 minutes)
Do you need to be born as an entrepreneur or is it possible to become one? Do I need an innovative idea or technology to be successful? Just two of a bunch of questions students and scientists ask themselves when thinking about becoming their own boss after their university life. The session will give an insight in what it means to become an entrepreneur, how an entrepreneurial mindset looks like and how it’s possible to turn an idea into a successful business. You’ll get to know the perspective of an entrepreneur and what you need to do, to found a company in Germany. The session is addressed to people who have already plans to start a business but also to those who are just curious about the opportunities and the “how-to”.

2. IP/ Property rights (by Dr. Robert Szczesny, 90 minutes)
Patent, utility model, design, trademarks, copyright – this workshop will illustrate the different types of intellectual property rights, and will explain which right fits which research result. Participants will learn basics in patent research and get an outline of rights and obligations of employees and free inventors.

3. Financing and funding of start-ups (by Moritz Bradler, 60 minutes)
Science-based innovations are highly relevant for future economic development in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany and the EU. Numerous funding schemes from regional, national and European public sources are accessible for researchers that aim to test basic research for market potential or to move ideas forward from lab to application, be it through collaboration with industry or spinning out a new company from university. The session will give an overview on some regularly available grant schemes and their typical “terms and conditions”. Participants are invited to q&a about “fundability” of their specific ideas and to consult with MLU’s Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office anytime.




The module is open for all interested PhD students but members of the IGS-FP and iRTG SFB/ TRR 102 will be given priority. All applicants will be chosen depending on their registration time in chronological order.



November 11, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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