After two years of pandemics, we were finally able to hold the Berlin Neuroscience Meeting as an in-person event!
It started on October 13th with a keynote lecture from Anne McKinney, from McGill University, and a get-together with students and postdocs at the BCCN lecture hall. On October 14th, a large crowd met at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus.
It was an opportunity for fruitful scientific interactions among Berlin neuroscientists. Moreover, new ECN-PhD students had the chance to get an overview of the diverse neuroscience landscape in the city and to get to know each other and the neuroscience community.
BCCN lecture hall, opening
Lecture hall at Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus
Besides many interesting talks, for the second time the best projects that convincingly demonstrated the application of Open Innovation in Science (OIS) approaches were granted the ECN OIS Award.
Finally, Master students were festively graduated in the Medical Neurosciences MSc graduation ceremony.
ECN Open Innovation in Science Award
We congratulate the winners of this year’s ECN Open Innovation in Science Award, Fiona O’Donovan (1st prize) and Linda Kokwaro and Helena Krüger (runner-ups)!
The ECN Open Innovation in Science Award is implemented in collaboration with the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft’s Open Innovation in Science Center (LBG OIS Center), QUEST and SPARK-Berlin, and was awarded for the second time.
Jury, coordinators and students who pitched
Six PhD students pitched their ideas for projects that use open and collaborative practices for the progression of scientific research. The winners will receive financial support of 5.000-10.000€ as well as expert training and coaching modules for further developing and implementing the projects.
The Jury was formed by Prof. Dr. Marion Poetz (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark & LBG OIS Center, Vienna, Austria), Patrick Lehner (LBG OIS Center, Vienna, Austria), Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin) and Dr. Anne Schwerk (BIH Center for Regenerative Therapies, Berlin).