Our next Postdoc Program Webinar will shed light on the innovation cycle. Apart from providing basic information, we will inform you about the "Dos and Don'ts" and about the various ways of receiving support from DKFZ. Our speaker, Dr. Rainer Wessel (Director Innovation Management at DKFZ) will introduce you to the concept of the innovation cycle and how you can make it work for you. This first webinar of the series will focus on the pre-foundation steps of turning a product and/or startup idea into reality. Subsequent webinars will pay particular attention to foundation- and post-foundation stages.
The webinars will provide ample opportunity to ask your questions to the speaker. In addition, we will highlight DKFZ support structures for Postdocs and other young researchers who are thinking about founding their own business.
After you registered, we will contact you closer to the webinar date via e-mail with more information about how to access the webinar platform.
Rainer Wessel, PhD
Rainer Wessel has more than 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and life science sector. Since May 2019 he serves as Director Innovation Management at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ, Heidelberg), where he contributes his network as Founder and Managing Partner of technology consultancies itechpartners & MIM Deutschland and as Venture Partner at EMBL Ventures.
Before joining the DKFZ Rainer Wessel has held the following positions:
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Dr. Philipp Gebhardt