Workshops und Symposien

14th MAPEX Early Career Researcher Workshop

Science meets Industry

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Under the motto 'Science meets Industry' we aim to give you the opportunity to interact with people who successfully made the transition from science to industry. In one of the sessions we will specifically focus on aspects of setting starting a company and successfully implementing business ideas that originated in academic research.

The event will consist of moderated discussions with panellists who have embarked on different career paths outside the university. We will also offer talks and keynotes by Early Career and Principle Investigators, who will present their research and personal career path within and outside the academia. In between the sessions, there will be plenty of opportunities to get in personal touch and discussion with the speakers, panellists and peers.

So please do not hesitate to register if you like to

  • meet other early career researchers from the field of materials science,
  • meet alumni of the University of Bremen now working in industry;
  • learn how to successfully translate your research outcomes into an entrepreneurial venture
  • get to know more about the career path of Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks, Professor for Biological Structures and Biomimetics at the City University of Applied Sciences (HSB)

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Preliminary program






Career talk 1:
"Aquafarming the open ocean"

Dr. Mar Fernández-Méndez

Co-founder of Seafields and

Lead Helmholtz Young Investigator Group

Polar Biological Oceanography, AWI Bremerhaven


„Laser based surface modifications“

Dr. Tim Radel
MAPEX Early Career Investigator

BIAS - Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH


Coffee break and discussion


„Towards optical cavities based on Gallium Oxide“

Dr. Manuel Alonso-Orts
MAPEX Early Career Investigator

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Bremen


Panel discussion 1
Moving from academia to industry with

• Dr. Mirko Christ (OHB System AG)

• Dr. Valentin Baric (ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH)


Career talk 2
"Learning from the best -  Insect biomechanics for bioinspired solutions"

Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks

Biological Structures and Biomimetics

Hochschule Bremen - City University of Applied Sciences


Lunch break and discussion


BRIDGE supporting start-ups from Bremen Universities

Jeroen Langejan

BRIDGE, UniTransfer, University of Bremen


Panel discussion 2
Starting a company from academia

• Dr. Andreas Grund
Founder & Advisory Board
GCP-Service International Ltd. & Co. KG

• Dr. Martin Holi
Senior Business Advisor
TOPAS Industriemathematik


Coffee and discussion


End of program




Social event, location to be announced

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