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In this 2-day meeting participants will learn how to contribute to innovation covering a large variety of roles in the value chain. The meeting is organized as a series of parallel sessions with fireside chats and panel discussions, and hands-on workshops where attendees will learn about the most novel approaches to innovation, such as the Business Model Canvas, Design Thinking, UX Testing, and Technology Screening.

Attendees of this meeting are people from research, start-up, not-for-profit, and corporate environments, who want to learn more about innovation and how researchers and innovators can synergistically and successfully work together.


TU Berlin

Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1




Draft Program

Thursday 11 July 2019


2 pm: Registration

3 pm: Welcome and intro speech about Research and Innovation

3:45 pm: Parallel fireplace talks

  • Session I: Founding as a researcher
  • Session II: Transfer or Cooperation between Science and Business
  • Session III: Innovation in businesses

4:45 pm: coffee break

5:15 pm: short talks on Jobs in SME, Methods, Founding as a researcher, Transfer & Cooperations, Innovation in businesses, non-profit businesses, SME Instrument, MSCA-SE panel, IPR

6:45 pm: Wrap-up and closing remarks

7 pm: social event

Friday 12 July 2009


9 am: workshop sessions I

12:30 pm: Lunch

2 pm: workshop sessions II    

5:30 pm: wrap-up and farewell





Ticket types:

Corporate: This ticket is for people working in a corporate environment. They will learn about innovation and how to get the support of researchers to boost it.

MCAA member: This ticket is for members of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. They will learn about innovation and how to drive it in different settings both inside and outside of Academia.

Others: This ticket is for people not belonging to the previous two categories. It can be either researchers or professionals working on their own, start-ups, not-for-profit, etc.