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German – Latinamerican Conference on Knowledge and Technology Transfer & Biotechnology and Life Science Potsdam, June 1 - 4


Day 1 - 1 June 2014



welcome address

Prof. Seckler

Vice-President for Research and Junior Academics, Potsdam University


Idnentification of structural problems and risks of current knowledge and technology transfer model in the context of international cooperation of research institutions in Latin America and Germany

Dr. Bustamante

Science & Innovation Policy for Fair International Development


Europe connnecting with the world - international cooperation

Dr. Regierer

SB Sciencemanagement

14:45 Funding opportunities supporting cooperation with Latin America: Bilateral BMBF funding schemes and the ERA-NET with Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Splett-Rudolph Project Management Agency at German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR) European and International Cooperation


coffee break


Bioeconomy international – international collaborative projects under the National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030

Dr. Deppe

Project Management Juelich EU & International Affairs Division Biological Innovation & Economy


Funding opportunities EU

Dr. Villacorta

National Contact Point Life Sciences


Frugal Innovation/ Improvement of innovation processes

Dr. Braun tbc

Busines School Berlin Potsdam

Poster Session


get together and common dinner at the venue

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Day 2 - 2 June 2014

 Innovation - internationalisation


Technology transfer through innovative entrepreneurship education 

Dr. Schultz

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME), Potsdam University


Technology Transfer: How to drive on the bumpy road from science to market and the other way round? 

Prof. Mietzner 

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau



Dr. Damaschun

Project Management Juelich, Technology transfer and Business set-up

lunch break


Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development 

Mr. Jedemann

Project Management Agency at German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR) European and International Cooperation


International Cooperation with Latin America

Fr. Höbener 

German Science Foundation (DFG) International Affairs


Ecuador and its development based on the only source of never ending wealth: human talent and knowledge

Embassador Jurado

Embassador Ecuador


Red INVECA, a bottom up initiative that aims to booster Chilean German academic collaboration

Mr. Bustos

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

17:00 -18:30

Poster Session


social program Tranfer to the WIS -"Wissenschaftsetage, - exhibition floor of science” in Potsdam. Guided tour through the Education Forum and subsequent reception on the roof terrace. Here we will meet Dr. Bohlen Managing Director of UP Transfer GmbH the knowledge and technology transfer society of the Potsdam University . http://bildungsforumpotsdam.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Logos_Web_WIS.png

Day 3 - 3 June 2014


Presentation of German and Latin American Universities and Institutions


09:00 - 09:20

University of Potsdam's internationalization strategy

Prof. Oberhänsli

Internationalization Coordinator for the Faculty of Science, University of Potsdam

09:20 - 09:40

Max Planck Institutes

Dr. Dahncke

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam

09:40 - 10:00

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)

Prof. Benko Iseppon

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Head of the Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Lab (LGBV) Coordinator of the NordEST Genomic Network

10:00 - 10:20

Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB)

Dr. Venus

Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim e.V. Dept. Bioengineering

10:20 - 10:40

Scientific collaborations between Chile & Gemany: CBSM, a successful case.

Prof. Gonzales Diaz

Centre for Bioinformatics and Molecular Simulations (CBSM)

10:40 - 11:00

IPK Gatersleben

Dr. Arana-Ceballos

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) - Genetics and Reproduction

11:00 - 11:20

Colegio de Postgraduados, teaching and research in agricultural sciences.

Prof. Gomez Merino

Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Cordoba, Mexico

11:20 - 11:40 PROGRESS-The Potsdam Research Cluster for Georisk Analysis, Environmental Change and Sustainabiltity and its cooperation with Latin American Partners (Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile)

Prof. Strecker,  Dr. Bergner

University of Potsdam


11:40 - 12:00

Technology transfer at Charite

Dr. Dimitrova Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin (joint institution of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
12:00 - 12:20

Central American DAAD Alumni NETWORK -RESEARCH (C.A.D.A.N-R) - as innovation tool.

Dr. Salazar-Sanchez University of Costa Rica
12:20 - 12:40 Cooperation with Colombia in the fields of geoinformation technologies. Ongoing activities under the lead of GEOkomm-The Association of the Geoinformation Industry in Berlin-Brandenburg 

Dr. Hecker (tbc)

GEOkomm e.V. 

lunch break

Scientific lectures in parallel sessions

- Earth sciences



- Biotechnology (incl. nanotechnology / biomaterials / biofuels, synthetic biology, systems biology)

- Life Sciences



- Promotion of innovation technology and knowledge transfer




social program



Day 4




09:00 - 12:00

Round table discussions & panel shows in parallel session



lunch break



13:30 - 15:30

Presentations of the results of themes I -IV




Panel discussion



closing remarks



From day 2 we offer a partnering event for students and young investigators.


  • Living and working in Germany
  • Profession Information Event (PIE)
  • Scholarships (DAAD, AvH, DFG a. o.)
  • Training in Grant Writing

In addition we offer the possibility to present your scientific topic and / or your institution during poster sessions.





University of Potsdam

Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Tel.: 0331/ 977-2811
Fax: 0331/ 977-70-2811
E-Mail: delatec@uni-potsdam.de


Universität Potsdam, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Biochemie und Biologie