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Industry and Innovation Days 2023

The sixth Industry and Innovation Days are coming up soon!

  • Date: 17 ‑ 18 March 2023
  • Location: Alte Brauerei, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Please register until 5 March:
  • Please note that places are limited
  • NEW: Register for the online option offered by IMIM via Zoom

The main aim of the Industry and Innovation Days is to give master and PhD students from the health science continuum (life science, medical technology, psychology, medicine and more), as well as young clinical researchers the opportunity to interact, network and explore new ideas with local start-ups, industry professionals and professionals from other areas. For the first time doctoral students and researchers can get first-hand information about resources of Uni Heidelberg’s central institutions and meet with the experts of the transfer organisations. You can join on both days or for selected parts of the event.


Friday, 17 March

  • Morning: Focus on entrepreneurship and presentation skills
  • Lunch: Meet representatives of the
    Graduate Academy
    Science Value GmbH
    EIT Health
    NEXT Mannheim
    Health and Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim
  • Afternoon: The Science of Networking and Insights from Industry (Start-Up to Big Pharma)
  • Evening: Network with Industry representatives and your fellow researchers

Industry from the Inside Session

Saturday, 18 March

  • Morning: Perspectives from diverse career paths and the possibility to ask all of your questions: from academia to industry, medical technology to consulting

Career Perspectives Session


The sixth year of the Industry and Innovation Days will start on Friday morning with insights on the Entrepreneurship Journey – first from the perspective of Prof. Olga Belousova, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Groningen, then filled with health science aspects by Dr.  Michaela Arndt, CEO of Heidelberg ImmunoTherapeutics GmbH. Afterwards, listeners will gain a deep insight into presenting skills during Colin Bennett’s Psychology of Persuasive Presentations.

During lunch the participants will be joined by representatives from Uni Heidelberg’s resources for young researchers and entrepreneurs (heiINNOVATION, the Graduate Academy and Science Value GmbH) and from local science & innovation networks (such as the Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim, BioRNEIT Health and NEXT Mannheim), and can get answers to their questions concerning anything from course & workshop resources to patenting or starting up their own business.

They will learn how to build and improve their network in The Science of Networking by Dr. Lenka Kyjacova, Molecular Health GmbH, before industry representatives will give short talks to provide a perspective on their work and company activities in the Industry from the Inside session. There will again be time for networking and questions during dinner.

The second day of the event is going to be dedicated to Career Perspectives. During the interactive Round Table Session, participants are going to receive insights on what it takes to develop a successful career both inside and outside the academic environment.

Speakers and Guests

Further information

Find all schedules and information about the speakers as pdf downloads on the right. Please check for updates.

Please register until 5 March:

For online participation, offered by the International Master in Innovative Medicine, please register via this Zoom registration link, using your (free) Zoom account connected with your actual email address for verification purposes.

The Industry and Innovation Days 2023 are kindly supported by the Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim as well as the International Master in Innovative Medicine and ThermoFisher Scientific.


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