GSI/FAIR at the Start-up & Innovation Day


On Thursday, October 20, 2022, hosted by the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Start-up & Innovation Day will take place for the sixth time at the congress center “darmstadtium” in the city center of Darmstadt. This year, for the first time, GSI and FAIR will participate in the event and present their cooperation offer to start-ups in the context of technology transfer at an exhibition booth.

GSI/FAIR present as a strong innovation partner for start-ups in the Darmstadt transfer ecosystem. GSI as a long-standing facility with the international mega construction project FAIR as an additional innovation driver showcase an extensive portfolio of intellectual property (IP), know-how and technical problem solving competence, which enables an optimal economic utilization for various applications of the respective innovations.

Access to this broad portfolio for industrial use is to be achieved not only through IP licensing and transfer agreements and joint R&D projects, but also through the route of spin-offs. The goal is to promote the establishment of start-ups or spin-off companies whose activities are based in whole or in part on GSI/FAIR knowledge and technologies. The staff unit Technology Transfer supports GSI/FAIR employees as well as external persons who want to establish such a company.

At the exhibition booth, GSI/FAIR present technologies, competences and cooperation offers in the areas of energy efficiency, material research, electronics and IT/software, for example the offer for start-ups to use the living lab “Digital Open Lab” for R&D projects in the supercomputing center Green IT Cube. GSI/FAIR’s Green IT Cube is a very energy-efficient and sustainable data center, its technology is based on cold water cooling of the computing racks and the reuse of the dissipated heat. Interested partners can deploy their computer systems in the racks as part of the Digital Open Lab and operate them for the development, testing and upscaling of energy-efficient high-performance computers to the scale of industrial demonstrators on campus.

Start-up & Innovation Day is where founder spirit and the power of innovation meet business, academia and government. For a whole day, innovation projects and (tech) start-ups present themselves at the fair, from initial ideas or early innovations to knowledge- and technology-based start-ups that have already successfully entered the market. Numerous network partners and start-up support organizations from the start-up scene of the Rhine-Main region will also be on site with booths, demonstrating the region's enormous innovative power.

Interested parties can visit the event free of charge. Tickets are available from the organizers at Technical University of Darmstadt.(CP)

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