Innovation marathon chemical turnaround

Innovation marathon chemical turnaround

September 12, 10:30 a.m. to September 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m

Lecture halls 101 and 102 at the Faculty of Economics at the Free University of Berlin

How do we achieve a new founding era in chemistry?

In order to convert the chemical industry into a sustainable circular economy ("chemical turnaround"), a chemical pact is required for society as a whole. The development and implementation of sustainable and completely new chemical processes and products can only succeed if all the actors involved join forces.

This disruption of an entire industry must go hand in hand with a high level of innovation potential. New competitive advantages can be generated, sustainable reindustrialization becomes possible and the negative trend of declining chemical production would be counteracted. These innovations are supported by new players ? chemical startups.

Building a strong chemistry startup scene is therefore an indispensable catalyst to exploit the economic potential of green chemistry and to close the gap between science and the market. After all, startups have already proven to be an adequate means of transferring research results into applications in many sectors. In keynotes, a panel discussion and a 24-hour teamwork phase, we are looking for answers to the important question together with students, (post)docs and entrepreneurs day and night:

"How do we achieve a new founding era in chemistry?"

As part of the "Chemiewende Innovation Marathon", which will take place from September 12 to 13 at Freie Universität Berlin, experienced founders and those interested in founding a company will work out concrete solutions with the support of experts. In order to involve all relevant stakeholders in this process, industry, politics, science, administration, start-ups, associations, incubators, investors and the press are involved on site.

Shape the chemical revolution with us! Keynotes and plenary session are public. Would you like to develop concrete solutions with us? A limited number of free places in the teams are available.

The concrete results and proposals for action are presented to representatives from the stakeholder groups in the large lecture hall of the Department of Economics at Freie Universität Berlin.


Tuesday, September 12th, 10:30 am
Introduction to ?Chemiewende? ? open to everyone
Paul Hohnen , Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe , and Johannes Wunderlich

Panel discussion with representatives from industry, academia, multiplicators, politics and public administration, start-up, investors, and press
moderated by Mirco Dragowski

Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 am
Kick-off 'Innovation Marathon' ? 24-hour teamwork
Forming teams, ideation, designing concrete solutions, and
Workshops and coaching by Andreas Voss , Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe , Janina Sundermeier

Tuesday, September 12, 7 p.m
Dinner with stakeholders ? for the teams
Each team has dinner with a representative of its stakeholder group

Tuesday, September 12th, 21:00
Prototyping and creating ?value? ? for the teams

Wednesday, September 13th, 6:30 am
Joint breakfast ? for the teams

Wednesday, September 13, 8:00 a.m
How to pitch ideas on point ? for the teams
Workshop by Bjorn de Wildt

Wednesday, September 13, 10 a.m
Welcome to Day 2 ? open to everyone
Moderation by Paul Hohnen , Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe

On the State of Green Chemistry and why we need a new Chemistry Startup Ecosystem ? open to everyone
Sonja Jost on behalf of the chemistry chapter of the German Startup Association, additional speakers from UN Environment and Chemistry Startups

Wednesday, September 13, 11:45 am
Final pitches of the 'Innovationsmarathon Chemiewende' teams and award ceremony for the best team ? open to everyone

Wednesday, September 13, 1 p.m
Final Get Together ? open to everyone

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