Business and Science Forum: Exploring Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:30am - 1:00pm
The Quorum at the University City Science Center 3711 Market St #800
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalization of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, invites you to join the Business & Science Forum at the University City Science Center.

Dr. Willingmann will be accompanied by a German Delegation with representatives from science and economy.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Lydia Sarson at AHP International: [email protected]


9:00am Registration & Refreshments

9:30am Welcome Remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalization, Saxony-Anhalt
  • David Briel, Executive Director, International Investment, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
  • Samuel Chueh, Director of International Business, City of Philadelphia

Workshop 1 and 2 parallel, please choose one!

10:00am Workshop 1: “Scale-Up Your Business in Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt”

  • Saxony-Anhalt Investment and Marketing Corporation – Your partner in Germany
    Thomas Einsfelder, Managing Director, IMG Saxony-Anhalt
  • Introduction to the Research Campus STIMULATE
    Prof. Dr. Georg Rose, Director Institute Medical Engineering, Chairman of the Executive Board Research Campus STIMULATE
  • Progress of research and transfer into practice as advantage of location
    Prof. Dr. med. H. Lohmann, Director University Hospital of Orthopedy
  • Early stage piloting: Why Saxony-Anhalt is a good place for Science and Investments
    Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Häberle

10:00am Workshop 2: Roundtable-Session /Best-Practice-Exchange: Innovation and Research Funding, Research Spin-offs, Start-ups, Scale-ups

  • Introduction
    Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalization, SaxonyAnhalt 
  • Coorporate!
    Dr. Antje Hoffmann, Chancellor, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
    Prof. Dr. Christian Meisel, Project Director “Gruendet!”, Hochschule MagdeburgStendal – University of Applied Science
  • Start-up Culture: The German Perspective - Introduction to the Weinberg-Campus
    Dr. Ulf-Marten Schmieder, Managing Director, Weinberg Campus Technology Park
  • Challenges with the Internationalization of Spin-offs
    Dr. Gerald Boehm, Director Transfer and Entrepreneur Centre, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Financing your business expansion 
    Ekkehard Weiss, Regional Director, DKB Deutsche Kreditbank AG 
  • US Innovation Panel

Q & A

11:30am Business Lunch & Networking

Business and Commerce
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