Democratising the Technology Education

In this interview, we meet Anna Hülemeier, a PhD student in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Münster who’s motivated by free education ideal. Inspired by her research and a desire to empower others, Anna co-founded TechLabs, a non-profit dedicated to democratising digital skills education.

Find the Entrepreneurial light inside you

In this insightful interview, we delve into the unique challenges researchers face on their journey to becoming sciencepreneurs with Bartosz Kajdas, who consulted around a thousand researchers for their founding journey.

Tradition meets digital

Welcome to an insightful interview with Julian, the visionary founder of MIND VACATIONS, a pioneering venture at the intersection of mindfulness and modern living.

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Spring is finally here! Therefore, we want to share the sciencepreneurship story of David Schepkowski. David’s story may be familiar to many of you, as he tried to find a balance between his research, academic, and private life responsibilities while carrying different passions in his heart. Fortunately, he found a way out and became a self-determining sciencepreneur, now helping others to overcome similar struggles. He shared his journey with an open heart in the interview below. Enjoy reading!

Connecting Scientific Knowledge Worldwide

Before transitioning into sciencepreneurship, Alventina Evagrofa was building a career as a researcher in environmental sciences. After completing her PhD, she delved into the startup world, where her aspirations of owning a business began to take root. Explore her inspiring tale of transitioning from a dedicated researcher to a driven entrepreneur, culminating in the recent launch of her startup, Researchpreneurs!

From empowerment to her own business

We are excited to kick off the year with an inspiring interview featuring Dr. Mirjam Peters, the brain behind the uma App for women’s health. Dr. Peters, who started in psychology and later became a midwife, turned her scientific know-how into a digital health app for pregnant women.

Sciencepreneurship through complex times

In this month’s spotlight, we interviewed Dr. Daniel Seybold, an early Alumni of the Young Entrepreneurs in Science program and the Co-Founder of benchANT, a start-up specializing in cloud computing benchmarking. Cloud computing can be imagined as renting a computer online with servers storing data and providing scalable resources over the internet.

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Communication 

Franziska W. Schwarz is a scientific communicator with a PhD in nutrition. With her talent for drawing and simplifying, she helps to translate complex topics into easily digestible visual summaries. Explore how this talent has been a constant companion throughout her life and uncover valuable insights for your own research!

Open up the curtains

Have you ever wondered what is going on behind the scenes of Young Entrepreneurs in Science? Then we are happy to shed some light on our inner workings with this article. Starting with this article we will again regularly provide you with exciting start-up ideas from the YES universe by introducing exciting projects and alumni via our newsletter. For a soft start, however, we would like to briefly introduce ourselves to you. Enjoy the read!

Discover (your) Resilience!

Resilience, defined as the ability to adapt and recover from life’s challenges, plays a key role in this process. Particularly in high-pressure fields like science and entrepreneurship, nurturing resilience is vital to combat stress, self-doubt, and burnout. Young Entrepreneurs in Science offers a workshop that equips participants with tools to enhance mental well-being and resilience, leading to greater personal growth and a more fulfilling journey in the world of science and entrepreneurship. 

Winds of change

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It was a windy day at the shores of the Wannsee in Berlin at the YES Summer Meet & Greet

Getting up close with your emotive monsters

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Victoria Amo-Olea wants to help you identify and overcome your self-limiting beliefs. In a mobile app she has been developing, discouraging emotions take the shape of little monsters …

In soil we trust

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The Göttingen-based startup Agvolution built a system that gathers data and turns it into reliable maps and models that help save water and prevent damage.

Saving the planet, one SDG at a time

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With Sustain.All, Bengisu Berispek strives to build a network bridging the gap between project makers, volunteers, and sponsors to help reach the UN’s sustainable development goals.

A head full of images

Introducing … Kati Szilágyi! The Berlin-based illustrator is the mastermind behind the colourful images heading our newsletters.

Fuels of the future

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Alex Hammer and his cofounders are looking for the needle in the hay, or rather: the needle in the universe.

More than one way up

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YES alumnus Michael Maurer is adapted to change: He left his academic career as a biochemist, launched a startup and quit again – in pursuit of his personal fulfilment.

At the heartbeat of machines

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Young startup Novo AI aims to prevent unplanned machine failures that cause manufacturers significant losses of revenue. “It needs a change of mindset”, says Novo AI founder Hemanth Mandapati.

From Big to Better

Leveraging big data for the greater good: The Falling Walls Science Summit on 7–9 November 2021 gathered the cutting-edge innovations from across the globe …

Drop by drop to better diagnoses

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When it comes to battling infectious diseases, early detection is essential. Gabriela Figueroa Miranda has been working on a user-friendly biosensor that will enable patients and doctors alike to identify specific malaria parasites in the blood.

Is it art or is it a pixel?

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Against the odds, Young Entrepreneurs in Science alumna and art historian from Tübingen, Gaia Schlegel, decided to fulfil her dream of an online art gallery with her business Kunstkennerey, which launched on 1 September 2021.

A brighter future for solar

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A small team around Claudiu Mortan in Stuttgart combines a printing technique with the mineral Perovskite to develop lightweight and recyclable solar cells – which could even go up to space.

Best of both worlds

Laura Turco is a researcher to the core: ever-curious, analytical, hard-working, and passionate about her field. As a matter of fact, these very traits took her to strike a new path – off the academic route.

From Business to Purpose

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It is easy to shrug off mindfulness as just another trend out of self-help books. But its potential for economic transformation should not be underestimated, according to Fabrice Mielke, founder of MindEvolved.

The city as playground

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As president of Hungarian NGO kultúrAktív, Anna Szilágyi-Nagy empowers children to take part in urban decision making …

Standing on the shoulders of giants

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Viola Prifti wears many hats. As postdoctoral researcher she investigates how intellectual property can accelerate sustainability transitions and writes about plant variety protection.

Size does matter

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Piloting with studies on bats, electrical engineer Niklas Duda developed miniature tags for a multi-functional wireless system that can trace almost anything …

Swiping for Science

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Mariëlle van Kooten, PhD candidate at ETH Zurich, convinced the Falling Walls Lab Jury in Berlin with her confidence on stage and witty storytelling …

Addressing the Undruggable

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Life science startup PROSION has found an innovative way to form potential drugs against a variety of hard-to-treat diseases.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda?

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According to startup founder Christoph Biermeier, a failure is what you make of it. Read our interview about his fuckups and lessons learned …

Mind the gap

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For an English speaker, the internet is a house with open doors.

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