II Unite! Branding Event

The II Unite! Branding Event is a dynamic conference, centred on fostering inspiration, innovation, and collaboration, and providing an exceptional platform for discourse on the achievements, challenges, and impact of our university alliance.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Unite!, TU Darmstadt is hosting a public conference themed “Inspiring People – Sparking Innovation”. The main aim of the event is to delve into the achievements and the potential of European Universities like Unite! – as sources of creative innovation for a sustainable future. The event also presents an exciting platform to showcase the importance of collaboration between research, innovation, and industry in addressing contemporary challenges.

The conference is expected to attract around 500 participants from the Rhine-Main region and other Unite! universities from Finland to Portugal, including high-level representatives of the European Commission. It will kick off in a hybrid format with welcome notes by the hosts, followed by two panel discussions where researchers and students from Unite! will exchange ideas with partners from the region and beyond, to conclude with an inspirational lecture on collaborative spaces of inspiration. Short pitches and a poster exhibition will showcase the diverse range of offerings, opportunities, and activities within Unite!.

Programm II Unite! Branding Conference

Time: Wednesday, 25 September, in the morning
Venue: Darmstadtium Congress Centre, Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt

Tram stops “Schloss” and “Luisenplatz”, AirLiner stop "Kongresszentrum Darmstadt”

09:00-09:30 Registration & coffee
Foyer, Darmstadtium
09:30-09:40 Welcome remarks: Inspiring people – sparking innovation
09:40-10:30 Panel discussion:
Inspiring people – for Europe & beyond
10:30-10:45 Short pitches I:
Unite! Initiatives
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:30 Short pitches II:
Unite! Initiatives
11:30-11:40 Welcome remarks:
Regional innovation & exchange
11:40-12:30 Plenary discussion:
Sparking innovation – for Europe & beyond
12:30-12:50 Inspirational lecture:
Expanding space(s)
12:50-12:55 Closing remarks
12:55-13:00 Group photo
End of the conference
13:00-14:30 Unite! poster session (only in person)
Lunch break





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