Creating the Future through Innovations - Female Scientists as Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2022, 5:30 p.m. (CEST)

Panel discussion as part of the Women in Business Days BW 2022 (online)

Time: October 20, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Scientific research generates innovations - and it is not uncommon for this to result in the creation of a new start-up (or spin-off). However, it is much more unusual for female scientists to make this leap than male scientists. Why is this the case and what can we as a university do to counter this? This is just one of the questions we will be addressing during this event.

By way of introduction, Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem will briefly present results from start-up research under the title "Female entrepreneurs in Baden-Württemberg: Where will we be in 2022?" It is currently a popular trend among students to want to have "a startup." In recent years, we have already seen a cultural shift toward a more positive image of business start-ups. But does this also apply to female students and scientists? And what is the situation specifically in Baden-Württemberg? Prof. Brem, who is mentoring one of our panelists in her start-up venture, will be addressing these and other questions in his short keynote speech. This will certainly lead into a stimulating panel discussion on how to encourage more women to get involved in entrepreneurship.

Four female entrepreneurs from different fields will be appearing on the panel to talk about their experiences in becoming scientists and entrepreneurs, about stumbling blocks and successes, and about the balancing act between science and entrepreneurship: What tipped the scales in favor of founding a company? What hurdles does a female entrepreneur face? What strengths does it take to be successful? What support is available? What are the benefits of being an entrepreneur? And the benefits of remaining in the science sector? How might we combine the best of both worlds?

Four exciting biographies let us explore how women scientists are using the results of their research to help make a positive difference in the world, and why our society needs more female entrepreneurs.

Following the event, there will also be time to answer questions from the audience.

Dr. Grazia Lamanna, Gender Equality Officer at the University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Peter Middendorf, Vice Rector for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the University of Stuttgart
Welcome from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Tourism Baden-Württemberg (requested)

Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem, University of Stuttgart, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science (ENI)

Panel discussion
Katrin Kreidel, University of Stuttgart, CEO Hydrop Water Systems
Maike Lambarth, University of Stuttgart, CEO Cyclize
Prof. Dr. Chiara Manfletti, Technical University of Munich, COO Neuraspace
Susann Pätschke, University of Stuttgart, CEO sat:io

Bettina Banaj, TTI GmbH, Start-up-Coach




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