THE INNOVATION DAY NEULAND 2017 IN REVIEW

On June 28, 2017, students, scientific employees, professors, industry partners, investors, and the regional start-up scene met for one day at KIT. Current innovation projects, technology projects, and start-ups of KIT were presented.

In lectures, exhibitions, and workshops, visitors had the opportunity to gain insight into the diversity of innovation at KIT and to meet industry partners, investors, and the regional start-up scene.

A detailed follow-up report can be found here.

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THE INNOVATION DAY NEULAND 2017 IN REVIEW

More than 750 participants celebrated the innovation culture at KIT and took the opportunity to get to know the latest technologies and spin-offs from KIT.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke (Carl Zeiss AG)

Under the motto "Creating something new", KIT organized the NEULAND Innovation Day at the end of June - a meeting platform for everyone interested in the topics of technology transfer, business start-ups, and cooperation opportunities at KIT. The extensive program included workshops, seminars, lectures, and pitches and attracted more than 750 participants to the premises at Campus South. The highlight of the evening was the keynote speech by Professor Michael Kaschke, CEO of Carl Zeiss AG.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth and Markus Brock (moderation)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth and Markus Brock (moderation)

"At the Innovation Day NEULAND, we presented the diversity of innovation at KIT. We are pleased that so many guests took advantage of our offer this year," said Professor Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs at KIT. "The dialog between business and society has a high priority for us, and we would like to initiate and enliven it, among other things, with our annual Innovation Day. The diversity of innovations has also been reflected in our guests, speakers, and program items - we have been able to welcome students, employees, companies, and investors on campus."

SciMo at the founder pitch
SciMo at the founder pitch

Exciting projects from research and innovative business ideas were presented by scientists and founders in an innovation gallery in the afternoon. Current KIT technology projects presented themselves at the R2B-Techpitch and the latest spin-off projects at the Gründerpitch.

Innovation Award Winners

The evening program included the presentation of the NEULAND Innovation Award and the Founder Awards. Andreas Trenkle and Patric Hopfgarten were awarded the innovation prize for the best idea for their intelligent conveyor system "KARIS PRO". A special prize was awarded to Professor Thomas Zwick for the development of a miniaturized radar system.

Winners of the Founders' Prize
Winners of the Founders' Prize

The Founder's Prize was won by the Renumics GmbH team, 2nd place went to Melody Scanner and 3rd place to Resilienz. The audience award went to the team from SciMo - Elektrische Hochleistungsantriebe. The highlight of the evening was the presentation "Every corporation was once a start-up - what remains of it?" by Michael Kaschke, CEO of Zeiss.

 

Read the detailed follow-up report on the KIT-Gründerschmiede blog.

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