Research, inventions, going to market, founding a startup – an interactive introduction (November 8th, 2023) – Online Training


Scientific research, inventions and doctorates – it all comes with a lot of work, diligence and know-how. What opportunities are there beyond publication? There might be more products or services hidden in your research than you think. How can you market them and what are the first steps you need to take to check whether your idea has a chance on the market? How can you protect your idea? How can HIGHEST, the Innovation and Start-up Center of the Technical University of Darmstadt, help you with patent protection and start-up consulting?


  • How to find hidden products or services in my research
  • How to benefit from property right
  • How to register an invention

HIGHEST – the Innovation and Start-up Center of the Technical University of Darmstadt shows you in an interactive workshop how you can protect and exploit your scientific results and why it makes sense to think about the market potential of research results from the very beginning.

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines

Trainer: Simone Lühl | Directorate Research Services & Technology Transfer, HIGHEST, TU Darmstadt

Language: English

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Online via Zoom. You will receive the link to log in to the virtual room via email by your trainer.

Registration: Please fill in the Ingenium registration form (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet).

Simone Lühl (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) studied biology and information and knowledge management, and completed the course IP and patent rights at FernUniversität Hagen. Innovations have always excited her. Hence, she decided early to support teams and companies to accompany their innovations on their way into society and economy. She worked for a long time as an innovation manager for the universities of Rhineland-Palatinate and spent seven years in Namibia leading the innovation projects of a large local dairy company. In addition, she managed the largest organic market in the capital Windhoek. Today, she is working as a StartUp Coach at the TU Darmstadt with HIGHEST (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet).

Her motto: When you commit to your deepest dream and vision of the life you really want, the result is an irreplaceable contribution to the world that can only come through you.

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