DIN studiFORUM: Smart Cities – Die Zukunft des urbanen Lebens

Das regelmäßiges und kostenfreies studiFORUM findet dieses Jahr statt am

Mittwoch, 22. November von 17:00 bis 20:00 Uhr bei DIN

Thema der Veranstaltung ist dieses Mal: Smart Cities – welche Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen hält die intelligente Stadt der Zukunft für ihre Bewohner bereit?

Es richtet sich an Student*innen und junge Absolvent*innen aller Fachrichtungen. Die Student*innen erhalten im studiFORUM Einblicke in innovative und wirtschaftsorientierte Themen, können ihre Fragen hierzu mit Top-Experten diskutieren und haben die Gelegenheit, persönliche Kontakte zu knüpfen.

Weitere Infos sind auf der Webseite und im Flyer zu finden.


Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer on 14 November at the TU Berlin

Guest Lecture within the course “Sustainable Innovation“ on

Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transformation


Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer

Former Federal Minister of the Environment, Former Executive Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNEP) and Former Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Date & Time: 14.11.2017, 12h – 14h
Location: Main Building, TU Berlin, Room H0111

Organized by Dr. Rainer Quitzow
Chair of Innovation Economics, Technische Universität Berlin & Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam

The lecture is open to all interested students and faculty. Please note that the room has a capacity of approx. 100 seats, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


We welcome Olia Kanevskaia to our team

My name is Olia Kanevskaia, a PhD Candidate at Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and Tilburg Law School, working on governance of standards development organizations in ICT and telecom sectors. More specifically, my research focuses on the institutional aspects of technological standardization, a multifaceted topic involving an interdisciplinary analysis of law, economics and political science. The ultimate aim of this project is to offer a law and economics perspective for assessing the legitimacy of standards developed in the shadow of governmental regulation by industry-driven bodies, and to suggest to what extent should the industry-driven organizations developing these standards be subject to legal scrutiny. I am currently in the last phase of my research, where I will substantiate the desk study conducted over the past two years with case studies, interviews and empirical analysis. Next to the governance of standards development organizations and procedural safeguards of standardization, I am interested in a broad range of topics, including technical trade barriers, sanctions and restrictive trade measures, rules of origin, EU preferential trade agreements, labelling practices and consumer protection, institutions and organizational economics.

I will be visiting the chair from 1 October 2017 to the end of December 2017 – please feel free to drop by for a chat!


The 4iP Council Research Award

The 4iP Council Research Award, is an international research competition for European University students studying at Masters and PhD levels.

The competition aims to foster student interest in, and validate new ideas on key topics related to the interplay between patents and innovation such as patents and competition regulation, trade and regulation, computer implemented inventions, patent litigation and patent quality, standardisation and patents.

Students are invited to submit papers for review by 4iP Council’s Research Award Jury of intellectual property experts from academia, government and industry. Winning publications will be published on 4iP Council’s website and promoted for third party review and publication. Prize winning authors may also be invited to present their work in person to 4iP Council’s distinguished Advisory Committee.

Deadline for submitting papers: 31 October 2017

More information: http://www.4ipcouncil.com/research/research-award


Antrittsvorlesung von Frau Prof. Dr. Sonja Ziller

Die Technische Universität Berlin lädt ein zu den Antrittsvorlesungen von Frau Prof. Dr. Sonja Ziller (Gastprofessorin, Digitale Innovation) und Frau Prof. Dr. Karola Bastini (Juniorprofessorin, Sustainability Accounting and Management Control) mit anschließendem Empfang.

Mittwoch, den 12. Juli 2017, um 17 Uhr
Raum H 2036
Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg)


Final Workshop Innovation in Emerging Economies

The aim of the workshop is to generate new and policy oriented empirical evidence and new conceptual understanding of technology upgrading and innovation in emerging economies. We intend to deepen the knowledge about BRICS economies as well as less researched emerging economies.

13 – 14 July 2017
Technical University Berlin
Berlin, German

Program and further information: http://www.inno.tu-berlin.de/menue/research/projects/final_workshop/