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Postdoc Program Webinar – Innovation Primer 2: Taking a look at the pre-foundation stage of your future business

by Dirk Kuck (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum), Frieder Kern (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum), Rainer Wessel (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum)

Online webinar

Online webinar


Our current Postdoc Program Webinar series is shedding light on the innovation cycle and on entrepreneurship-related topics. Apart from providing basic information, our aim is to inform you about the "Dos and Don'ts" and about the various ways of receiving support from DKFZ. Our speakers introduce you to the concept of the innovation cycle and how you can make it work for you. 

The webinars provide you with ample opportunity to ask your questions to the speakers. In addition, we are highlighting DKFZ support structures for Postdocs and other young researchers who are thinking about founding their own business.

The upcoming second webinar of the series will focus on the (pre-)foundation steps of turning a product and/or startup idea into reality. The third webinar will pay particular attention to the post-foundation stage.

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. 



Information about the speakers


Rainer Wessel, PhD

Director Innovation Management at the German Cancer Research Center where he contributes his network as Founder and Managing Partner of technology consultancies itechpartners & MIM Deutschland and as Venture Partner at EMBL Ventures.


Frieder Kern, PhD

DKFZ Innovation Management 

Licensing Manager






Dirk Kuck, PhD

DKFZ Innovation Management

Group Leader Project & Portfolio Management






Organized by

Dr. Philipp Gebhardt

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