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Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel at the symposium "Innovationspol Forschungscampus" of the BMBF

from left to right: MinDirig Engelbert Meyer, Prof. Dr. Reinhart Poprawe, Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel, Dr. Stefan Röll, Dr. Stefan Sauer   Photo: Projektträger Jülich

On September 20, 2018, the symposium "Innovationspol Forschungscampus" for the successful networking of science and industry took place under one roof in Berlin. It was organized by the funding initiative "Research campus - public-private partnership for innovation". Since 2013, the BMBF has supported a new type of research structure and is supporting nine research campuses from various disciplines throughout Germany. As part of the Federal Government's high-tech strategy, this initiative supports large-scale and long-term approaches to location-based cooperation between science and industry.

After the welcome and the opening speech by Dr. Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel gave her keynote speech "Success factors for innovative cooperation models between science and business", which was followed with great interest and triggered a lively discussion. In the afternoon, she discussed the success factors of innovative cooperation models between science and industry at the panel discussion "Research campus - Blueprint for an open innovation culture?" with Ministerial Director Engelbert Beyer and other scientists.

In addition to keynote lectures, parallel sessions on participation, region and innovation as well as a poster exhibition, the junior scientists from the research campuses offered exciting insights into their diverse fields of research as well as their latest developments in the field of innovation processes in a strategic partnership.