October 02, 2020

Falling Walls Lab 2020: Preliminary decision in Berlin Adlershof

Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – the Falling Walls Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3-minute time on stage. Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. The Lab at Berlin-Adlershof is organized by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and the Initiativgemeinschaft Außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof (IGAFA) e. V.

Applications can be made online; they must be filled out in English:
Deadline: 6. September 2020


October 15, 2020

Advanced Materials Competition 2020: Demo Day
The Advanced Materials Competition (AdMaCom) is a fast-paced 2 week Accelerator Program for Startups in Advanced Materials.
Startups gain access to Berlin’s broad infrastructure, so they can further improve their technologies and business models. This will be the 5th edition of AdMaCom, the Accelerator for startups with novel technologies in Advanced Materials.
AdMaCom is run by INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials based in Berlin, Germany.
For the past 4 years, startups were invited to Berlin for the program, but this year will be a little different: AdMaCom 2020 will be online, making it easier for startups from anywhere in the world to participate. 10+ startups will be selected to join the intensive 2-week program and learn how to take their innovative technologies to the next level.
This year’s AdMaCom Demo Day will take place online and will be livestreamed on the INAM YouTube Channel. Join us online to hear pitches from exciting startups in materials science. The teams come from all over the world and the Demo Day marks their graduation from our intense 2 week Accelerator Program, AdMaCom.

Location:        INAM YouTube Channel
Time:       15:00


November 5-7, 2020

ONLINE female physicists' conference 2020

The Women Physicists' Conference, which has been held annually since 1997, focuses on scientific exchange and networking among women in physics. Here we want to bring together all the different career stages at our conference. From bachelor students to doctoral candidates, from professors from different universities to female physicists from different areas of industry, all are invited to participate in the PT. The conference is not only about getting to know women from one's own discipline, but also aims to create networks beyond the discipline itself.

During the conference, we offer various opportunities to build networks, to participate in soft skill courses, to present one's own work as a poster or talk, to hear keynote speakers talk about their careers and work, to get to know possible career paths for female physicists and to make contacts in industry. Furthermore, an ideas forum invites to exchange ideas about gender equality projects, outreach projects and other projects for students, in order to promote similar projects at universities all over Germany and to collect new ideas.

More information (including information about the program and registration process) can be found here.