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Transferring Innovations from Academia to Business

SAXEED start-up network supports scientists in transferring their research results into new products and business models with digital workshop series starting May 21, 2021

With the digital workshop series Verwertungsschool – Verwertungspotentiale entdecken und nutzbar machen (Utilization school – discovering and harnessing potential), the SAXEED start-up network will support researchers in matters of transfer on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting May 21, 2021. The focus is on the question of possibilities for exploiting one's own research results, for example through knowledge and technology transfer to industry or in the context of a spin-off. "We want to encourage interested scientists to look at their research results from a new perspective and thus identify undiscovered transfer opportunities," says SAXEED project managing director Dr. Susanne Schübel. "This is intended to bring technologies into application and help scientists explore new career options for themselves."

Experienced speakers from SAXEED will help participants flesh out their own ideas and present them effectively. In addition, participants receive input on intellectual property protection, company formation, licensing, and funding and financing opportunities. SAXEED draws on a comprehensive support network and involves relevant partners from business and society.

A detailed overview of the contents and registration is available online:

Background: SAXEED start-up network

The start-up network SAXEED as a project at the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at Chemnitz University of Technology is an essential actor for start-up support. SAXEED raises awareness of and motivates students, employees, and graduates to found their own company. Through the wide range of networking and teaching events, founders are qualified and accompanied by experienced start-up advisors from the evaluation of the business idea to the development of the business model to the founding of their own start-up.

The joint project SAXEED has existed since 2006 at Chemnitz University of Technology, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, and the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau. During this time, more than 1,400 start-up projects have been supervised across all locations, resulting in more than 460 start-ups. Around 40 percent of these are technology-oriented companies with high growth potential.

For additional information, please contact Jette Petzold, phone: 0371/531-32324, e-mail:

(Author: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

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