STANDING STILL DOESN'T CHANGE ANYTHING. THAT'S WHY WE'RE ALWAYS ON THE MOVE. AND OFTEN IN CONVERSATION.

WELCOME INSIDE
Who is Rafael Laguna? What makes him tick, what does he think, what does he want? Gain a picture of the founding director of SPRIND. (Article in German)
"I would replace the “German fear” gene with a courage gene. We have achieved so much in Germany and Europe in the last 75 years. 120 years ago, the physics and chemistry books were written in German. We invented entire industries and were the world’s pharmacy."

Go to article
Learn More
CLOSING THE GAP
This article provides recommendations for the creation and expansion of innovation financing in Germany and provides suggestions for closing existing gaps. Many of these topics are well-known; they are systematically aggregated here.

SPRIND was founded last year as an agency owned by the Federal Republic of Germany and dedicated to locating and promoting leapfrog innovations. SPRIND was conceived as a non-military counterpart to the US DARPA and tasked with financing projects and topics that are not eligible for private-sector funding due to still-unforeseeable prospects for commercial exploitation.

Go to article
Learn More
Technical University Dortmund
FOUNDING MADE EASY
Not every idea turns out to be a leapfrog innovation, which we can finance through SPRIND. People wishing to start up a business may receive active support by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Transfer (CET) at the TU Dort­mund University. (Article in German)
A new time of founders and inventors for the Ruhr area in Southwest Germany – that is the goal of the the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Transfer (CET) at the Technical University Dortmund. In an interview the CET director Dr. Ronald Kriedel explains the plan to turn the region into the leading location for knowledge-based corporate foundations and science transfer.

To the article
Learn More
YOU HAVE HEARD THE NEWS
Rafael Laguna, founding director of SPRIND, in a conversation with entrepreneurs. TV host and podcaster Frank Thelen. (Article in German)
Der Podcast Startup-DNA #015:
38 Minuten über eher ungewöhnliche Besetzungen, gute Unis und schlechte Auslagerungsquoten, die gewaltige amerikanische Finanzierungsmaschine, deutsche Strukturen, fünf Prozent von acht Billionen und den Spagat zwischen Agilität und Steuergeld.

Startup-DNA, der Podcast von Frank Thelen
Learn More
YOU ARE THE ONE, WHO CAN SAVE THE WORLD
Regine Bönsch had a conversation with Rafael Laguna – about technologies that can change the world. (Article in German)
"Dear Gyra Gearloose, you are the one, who can save the world. Right now, we Germans are still living off of the engineering and scientific achievements of the last century. The pharma industry, the automobile indsutry. Now is the time to build new industries with the Gearlooses of this generation." Regine Bönsch from the The Association of German Engineers (VDI) had a talk with SPRIND founding director Rafael Laguna.

VDI Nachrichten
Learn More
Meet us IN REAL LIFE – or in VR. But always in person.

Our event schedule.
25. SEPTEMBER 2020: PLUSFORUM
Wer braucht GAIA-X und Sovereign Cloud Stack? Sie Fragen. IT-Experten antworten.

https://get.plusserver.com/202009_plusforum_gaiax/anmeldung

++++

29. SEPTEMBER 2020: PD x CREATIVE BUREAUCRACY FESTIVAL
Der Staat als Impulsgeber und Förderer für Innovation: Eine Expertendiskussion mit anschließender Publikumsdiskussion.

https://creativebureaucracy.org/de/program/festival-2020/der-staat-als-impulsgeber-und-forderer-fur-innovation/

++++

There's more to come. Check out all upcoming events.
Learn More