The i²c Networking Friday is more than just a networking event: The diverse program begins with a panel discussion that examines the exciting question of which role universities play in the digital transformation - are they drivers or observers? The following networking lunch will be accompanied by an exhibition of the latest and most innovative research projects, spin-outs and start-ups of the TU Wien. It offers the unique opportunity to establish contacts with international scientists, founders, investors, as well as representatives from industry and funding institutions.
The afternoon starts with a talk on scientific entrepreneurship. Dr. Tim Hart talks about his experiences at Oxford University and the value and future role of entrepreneurship for academic institutions. After the talk, the participants of the three-day workshop i²c StartAcademy 2017 present their start-up projects in front of a jury of potential investors. The most convincing teams are awarded with cash and non-cash prizes worth a total of € 20,000. At the end of the official program, there is again the opportunity for networking and intensifying the new contacts gained.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Frank (Chair Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling, Univ. Duisburg-Essen), Dr. Ludovit Garzik (Head of Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development), Dr. Tim Hart (Managing Consultant, Isis Enterprise, Oxford University Innovation Ltd.), DI. (FH) Tom Peruzzi, MA (International Interims CxO, Angel-Investor, Lecturer)
Moderation: Mag. Daniel Cronin (Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Austrian Startups)
Friday, February 24th 2017, 9am – 4pm
Kuppelsaal, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna
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Limited number of guests for space reasons, quick registration recommended!
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Dr. Birgit Hofreiter
Innovation Incubation Center (i²c)
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna