Science & Startups meets Industry

Let’s invent the future together! Are you looking for new solutions, new energy and new connections? Meet our startups who are working on innovative solutions in your field and want to get to know you!

„Science & Startups meets Industry“ is organised by the Science & Startups, the association of startup services of the Berlin universities Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and offers a platform for exchange and initiation of cooperation between innovative academic startups and established companies that want to explore and exploit the potential of these innovations:

  • Startup teams get an insight into the needs of the industry, learn about the challenges of the established organisations that need to be solved
  • Established companies get an insight into innovative solutions and business models of the startups and see which business opportunities this might open up

Next to the traditional startup pitches that allow you to get to know our teams we offer our guests an opportunity to present themselves and their areas of interest with regard to collaborations with startups in short “reverse pitches”. The pitch sessions are followed by an opportunity for one-on-one exchanges and extensive networking.

Upcoming „Science & Startups meets Industry“ sessions

  • 17.11.2021, 9-11.30am – Science & Startups meets Industry: HealthTech
  • Science & Startups meets Industry: Enterprise Software (tba)

You can find detailed information on each session further down on this page. The events are currently held online via Zoom & Wonder.


Registration is necessary for the individual session. Please use this link.

What you need to attend:

  • Working camera and microphone on your computer or laptop
  • Please note that does not currently function on tablets or mobile devices, and supports only Chrome and Edge browsers.
  • The access link! You will receive an e-mail with the access link prior to the event.

Let’s meet!

If you have further questions about the event, please feel free to contact Olga Mergenthaler.

Science & Startups meets Industry: HealthTech

November 17, 2021, 9-11.30am – At this event, we will bring together the best digital health teams from the startup funding programs of Charité and the three Berlin universities with established players in the healthcare industry. Whether smart solutions for secure communication and networking in healthcare, software and hardware for simple, affordable and effective patient care, novel care products or gamechangers in laboratory logistics – these startups will help shape the future of the healthcare industry and are looking for partners to do so.

Past events

Science & Startups meets Industry: Social Impact

August 11, 2021 – During the Event our startups presented their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to develop innovative approaches to overcoming social problems and global grand challenges as climate crisis, demographic changes, global migration, increasing inequality of wealth and opportunity, or social division. Our startups had the chance to connect with guests from the industry as e.g. On Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e.V., Main Incubator, ANTHROPIA gGmbH and many more.

Science & Startups meets Industry: EdTech

May 19, 2021 – Learning and teaching will never be the same again! We had the opportunity to get some insights in our EdTech startups working on digital solutions to make learning and teaching more versatile, interactive, and effective – at school, university, at work, and well … anywhere else! As always, established companies and organisations in the area of education, as e.g. Stifterverband, Elsevier, and Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek presented themselves and their areas of interest with regard to collaborations with innovative startups in short reverse pitches.

Science & Startups meets Industry: Smart Infrastructure

March 24, 2021 – New ideas for the construction, transport and energy sectors. The city of the future can come! 8 fantastic teams presented their solutions for the construction, transport and energy sectors. Companies like Berliner Stadtwerke, BSR, Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes, EDF, Dussman Group and PERI presented possibilities for change in established companies.

Science & Startups meets Industry: Smart Food

October 8, 2020 – What will eating look like in the future? Five food tech startups from Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin presented  their innovative concepts for the food industry: from sustainable milk alternatives to the solution for easy automation of quality control in food production to new communication and distribution concepts. Thanks to our guests who value transparency and sustainability and are open to innovation – Veganz Group, BIO COMPANY, Katjesgreenfood and KitchenTown Berlin!

All past events

  • 11.08.2021, Science & Startups meets Industry: Social Impact
  • 19.05.2021, Science & Startups meets Industry: EdTech
  • 24.03.2021, Science & Startups meets Industry: Smart Infrastructure
  • 08.10.2020, Science & Startups meets Industry: Smart Food
  • 29.01.2020, Science & Startups meets Industry: IT for Business
  • 12.11.2019, Science & Startups meets Industry: EdTech & HR-Tech
  • 30.10.2019, Science & Startups meets Industry: Smart City
  • 15.10.2019, Science & Startups meets Industry: Digital Health

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The project is supported by funding from the European Social Fund and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Business.