BioVaria 2013: 14-3-3 platform technology against numerous diseases

On 4 June the BioVaria technology fair will be the market place for life science inventions from leading European research institutions and universities for the 6th time in Munich. Under the motto “Europe’s Next Top Technologies” numerous licensable technologies will be presented by the scientists. Max-Planck-Innovation together with the Lead Discovery Center (LDC) will introduce a novel 14-3-3 platform technology, originating from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology and the Chemical Genomics Centre, to an audience from the biotech- and pharmaceutical- as well as the venture capital sectors.
Biovaria 2013
Picture: BioVaria fair at Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

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Inventors of new motion capture method win 30,000 euros

With a new motion capture method scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken want to revolutionize the world of movies. In the IKT Innovation competition their technology convinced the jury completely: At CeBIT they were honored for their invention. German Economics Minister Philipp Rösler awarded them the prize money of € 30,000 in the competition.

Winners from MPI Saarbrücken
Picture: The winners and the Federal Minister of Economics from left: Christian Theobalt, Carsten Stoll, Michael Richter, Nils Hasler and Philipp Rösler, Copyright: Press / Ministry

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Save the date on May 15: BioVaria 2012 – presenting more than 70 Life Science inventions

On May 15 the technology fair BioVaria 2012 will show “Europe’s Next Top Technologies”, i.e. the latest licensable technologies developed by leading university and non-university research institutions in Europe. Max Planck Innovation is again main partner and co-organiser of the technology fair, which takes place for the fifth time this year. Max Planck Innovation together with the Lead Discovery Center (LDC) will present novel Inhibitors for Rab Geranylgeranyl Transferase (RabGGTase), deriving from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, to an audience from the biotech- and pharmaceutical- as well as the venture capital sectors. The inhibitors could be the basis for the development of new cancer drugs.







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The “Green Talents” were here

Today young scientists from all over the world who are seeking solutions for the advancing climate change and who are developing sustainable strategies for the preservation of our natural environment were invited to Max Planck Society and its technology transfer organization Max Planck Innovation. The winners of the prestigious “Green Talents” competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have the opportunity to gather specific information about research activities on-site and learn about opportunities for cooperation.

Picture: The team at the Max Planck Building in Munich

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Pictures from the LHC exhibtion at the Max Planck Society

Entering the exhibition…






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Day of the world machine: See the LHC exhibition in Munich from November 23-26, 2011

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the largest international scientific experiments in the world. Located at CERN near Geneva about 100m underground this particle accelerator enables physicists to study the smallest known particles, which are the building blocks of all things. The LHC is expected to bring new knowledge about the world from the world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe. Now in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first hadron collisions in the LHC on 23 November 2010, an LHC exhibition at the Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society at the Hofgarten in Munich provides a unique opportunity to experience this research in real time. Meet the scientists and discuss their work with them!

Picture: The ATLAS detector of LHC: ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) is 46 meters long and 25 meters high, which makes it the largest and most elaborate particle detectors ever designed. It measures the energy of resultant particles in a collision. © CERN
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The ABC of Start-ups: Founders Academy

The first ever Founders Academy took place from 4 to 5 October 2011. Max Planck Society (MPS) scientists interested in founding a company in any industry based on technologies developed by the Max Planck Institutes were given the opportunity to pick up an extensive range of information on all aspects of start-ups and company financing.
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