research result, patents and more

In this seminar, we inform graduates and postdocs of the International Graduate Academy of Martin Luther University about entrepreneurship in science, patents as well as funding.

Learning Goal:

Successful transfer of ideas and innovations from research to business
TopicCompany Building
27. Mai 2021
14:00 Uhr
17:00 Uhr
180 min.

Target Group

  • Forschende


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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Digitaler Konferenzraum


Start-Up, Science, Entrepreneurs, Patents, Funding, Promotion, Researchers

course content

14:00 – 14:10 welcome 

14:10 – 14:50 entrepreneurship basics 

This session will give insights into what it means to become an entrepreneur, how an entrepreneurial mindset looks like and how to start to turn an idea into a successful business. The session adresses people who already have plans to start a business as well as those who are just curious about the opportunities and a brief how-to.

15:00 – 16:00 ip/ property rights 

Patent, utility model, design, trademarks, copyright? This workshop will illustrate the different types of intellectual property rights and explain which right goes with which research result. Participants will learn basics of patent research and get an outline of rights and obligations of employees and free inventors.

16:15 – 17:00 financing and funding of start-ups 

Science-based innovations are highly relevant for future economic development in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany and the EU. Numerous funding schemes from regional, national and European public sources are accessible for researchers that aim to test basic research for market potential or to move their ideas forward from the lab. This session will give an overview of some regularly available grant schemes and their typical terms and conditions. 

The course will be conducted by:

Steffen Ahrens

Startup Consultant and Network Management

Start-up advice, support in the pre-seed funding phase, business model development, financing & funding advice

Steffen Ahrens is a start-up consultant in the International Startup Campus joint project and the  Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office at the University of Halle. He earned his degree in business administration at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in 2007 and then worked in marketing and sales for industrial companies. He has been working as a project manager and start-up consultant at MLU since 2012. His focus is business model development.

Moritz Bradler

Knowledge and Technology Transfer / Startup Consulting

Research-based start-up and transfer projects, cooperations between science and econmy, funding, innovation validation

Moritz Bradler studied business administration with a focus on controlling, marketing & trade and industrial engineering in Halle and León (Spain). He has been the contact person for knowledge and technology transfer at MLU since 2012 and primarily supports scientists with innovation and technology-based start-up projects.

Dr. Robert Szczesny

Consultant for intellectual property and property rights

General questions regarding the protection of intellectual property, development of protection and exploitation strategies for IP objects

Dr. Robert Szczesny is our consultant for intellectual property and industrial property rights for start-up projects at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. He is responsible for general questions regarding the protection of intellectual property and the development of protection and exploitation strategies for IP objects. Dr. Szczesny has a doctorate in biology and studied patent engineering. He has been working for the Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office since August 2012.


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