Eureka! Ländle meets California Strategies for Innovation and Transfer at Stanford and Heidelberg University Matthias Weidemüller im Gespräch mit Tom Byers
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Eureka! Ländle meets California is a digital event series on the sister state partnership between Baden-Württemberg and California.
In monthly events, we will explore what our two states have in common, what we can learn from each other and how we can work together more closely. American and German experts on both sides of the Atlantic will discuss topics such as environment, higher education, tech startups, national parks, migration, queer culture, and the film industry. We want to initiate conversations that create new ideas and networking opportunities to further strengthen the partnership between California and Baden-Württemberg going forward.
Universities and higher education institutions have long since shaken off the image of the ivory tower and have been developing strategies of their own to help innovations, knowledge and scientific findings have a broad impact on society. Thus, like most other institutions, they are confronted with multiple new challenges and have to adapt strongly to a changing world. What strategies and best practices do universities employ to foster innovation and transfer? How are these approaches embedded in university life, teaching and research? What new self-image do universities have to establish today in order to successfully cope with these challenges?
Tom Byers is professor of Entrepreneurship at Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Faculty Director of Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program.
Matthias Weidemüller is professor of Experimental Physics and Vice-Rector for Innovation and Transfer at the University of Heidelberg.
The series is organized by the DAZ Stuttgart in cooperation with the German-American Institutes in Freiburg, Heidelberg, and Tübingen, and with generous support of the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.