Moving more together


Good cooperation begins with a good team. DESY's Innovation & Technology Transfer Department consists of experts with extensive experience in collaborations with peers, researchers, and industrial customers.

Would you like to become part of the team? Here you find our current job offers.

CTO Office

DESY's innovation strategy as well as a wide variety of projects related to transfer, innovation and direct translational potential at DESY start here.

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Dr. Arik Willner

Chief Technology Officer
He has overall responsibility for DESY in our field, is the authorized representative of the Directorate for Innovation, and ensures DESY’s relationships with industry and organizations.In this function, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Life Science Nord.
+49 (0)40 8998 4888
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Lena Sofie Gericke

Personal Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer
As the assistant to the CTO, she has insight into all topics and coordinates visits, such as those from industrial representatives to DESY.
+49 (0)40 8998 4405
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Britta Persson

Personal Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer
As the person responsible for the department’s calendar, she coordinates all appointments.
+49 (0)40 8998 4692
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Miriam Hufnagl

Advisor Policy and Impact
As a political scientist with experience in formulationg and alayzing research and innovation policy, she drives concepts for measuring the impact of research infrastructures.
+49 (0)40 8998 4818
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Dr. Uwe Sassenberg

Scientific Officer EU Projects
He is responsible for the connection to industry within international projects. In addition he heads the CAROTS project at DESY, with the aim of linking industry and science more closely.
+49 (0)40 8998 4891

Technology Transfer Office

The colleagues in the Technology Transfer Office identify inventions with exploitation potential developed at DESY. They take care of DESY's intellectual property, and manage cooperations and licenses with partners from industry. In addition the team at the Technokogy Transfer Office manages DESY's internal funding line to bring invetions and ideas with market potential closer to application - the DESY Generator Program.

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Dr. Ilka Mahns

Head of the Technology Transfer Office
This physicist also knows her way around law and regulations, and is responsible for collaborations, validation projects, and licenses.
+49 (0)40 8998 3647
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Lan Fimmen

Innovation Management and Patents
Advises inventors when it comes to intellectual property and patents and keeps track of technological developments at DESY.
+49 (0)40 8998 1748
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Dr. Greta Stratmann

Innovation Management and Industry Cooperations
Responsible for the implementation of various industrial cooperations, accompanies the projects and advises scientists on the one hand and research & development departments on the other hand.
+49 (0)40 8998 2837
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Dr. Janine Fischer

Innovation Management and Software Licenses
Supervises the area of software licenses and especially the BMBF-funded project "Softwert".
+49 (0)40 8998 4942
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Dr. Stephanie Maier

Management DESY Generator Program and Patents
Supervises the DESY Generator program and DESY-wide technology screenings. Together with Lan Fimmen, she is also responsible for the patent system.
+49 (0)40 8998 4322
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Zahra Saleh

Innovation Management and Software Licenses
Works in the team for the project Softwert, funded by the Ministry of Education and Research.
+49 (0)40 8998 4821

Business Development Office

The ITT-colleagues in the Business Development Office (BDO) are responsible for industrial services at DESY. They support and advise industrial customers on everything from industrial beam timing and material testing to prototype construction. The MicroTCA Technology Lab is also part of the BDO.

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Dr. Djamschid Safi

Head of Business Development Office
Responsible for all innovation services and the discovery and development of innovative business fields at DESY.
+49 (0)40 8998 4816
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Oliver Wendt

Manager Innovation Services, Business Development Office
If a company approaches DESY with a question during product development, this expert identifies the appropriate scientific approach to answer it.
+49 (0)40 8998 2838
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Sörne Möller

Manager Innovation Services, Business Development Office
Manages DESY's innovation services over the entire process, including calculations and quotes, measurements and quality tests, and workshop orders from industry.
+49 (0)40 8998 3305
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Dr. Eva Crosas

Industrial Liaison Scientist and Business Development
Offers consultancy and support to industrial clients before, during, and after their beamtime, especially in macromolecular crystallography experiments. She also participates in business development projects.
040 - 8998 6105
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Katrin Zerbe

Research Associate Petra IV Innovation Case
The expert in applied physics takes care of the industrial case for the new large-scale research facility PETRA IV.
+49 (0)40 8998 5852
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Sven Stubbe

Head of MicroTCA Technology Lab, Senior FPGA/SoC Developer
Responsible for technology transfer in the field of MicroTCA and the development of complex firmware for FPGA and SoC architectures. Contact person for all topics related to the MicroTCA electronics standard.
+49 (0)40 8998 1870
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Patrick Huesmann

Senior Software Developer MicroTCA Technology Lab
The physicist and embedded software expert is in charge of the development and support of the firmware and software products of the MicroTCA Technology Lab.
+49 (0)40 8998 1734

Start-up Office

The Start-up Office provides advice to people interested in starting up a business and to all those interested in the topic of entrepreneurship. Starting point for networking for other innovation actors on campus and in the regions of Hamburg and Zeuthen.

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Dr. Christina Frehse

Head of DESY Start-up Office, Founding Consultant
Leads the DESY Start-up Office together with Dorothea Ringe. She brings her own start-up knowledge to the consulting process, connects those interested in founding a company on campus, and ensures an innovation-friendly ecosystem.
+49 (0)40 8998 2841
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Dr. Dorothea Ringe

Head of DESY Start-up Office, Start-up Consulting
Leads the DESY Start-up pffice together with Christina Frehse. Maintains the start-up platform beyourpilot at DESY and advises founders on all aspects of the process.
+49 (0)40 8998 4324
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Dr. Anne-Kristin Fentz

Projektcoordination beyourpilot
Responsible for various projects related to the start-up platform beyourpilot at the DESY Start-up Office.
+49 (0)40 8998 5342
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Lizzy Harmstorf

Start-up advisor - beyourpilot & DESY
Responsible for advising pre-founders and start-ups on campus and as part of the beyourpilot project. She brings international marketing and business expertise to the advisory process and already has experience in the start-up business.
+49 (0)40 8998 9106
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Dr. Fateme Jaleh

Projektcoordination Start-up Office, Start-up Consulting
Coordinates the start-up platform beyourpilot at DESY and is responsible for building a thriving start-up community. Therefore, she applies her expertise in life science and fosters an intrapreneurial mindset among researchers on campus.
+49 (0)40 8998 4811
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Denny Droßmann

Project Leader Start-up Infrastructure
Responsible for DESY's start-up infrastructure, such as the Innovation Village and the Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld.
+49 (0)40 8998 2839

Industry Relations, Communications & Marketing

The Industry Relations Team initiates contacts with potential industrial partners and customers, as well as research and development projects on a wide range of topics, e.g. on sustainable materials. The team implements as well the communication and marketing activities for innovation and technology transfer in a wider DESY network.

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Dr. Sabine Brock

Industry Relations Manager
Actively networks with industry, presents DESY at trade fairs and events, and finds the right DESY expert to solve every problem.
+49 (0)40 8998 4579
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Dr. Nadja Kölpin

Industry Relations Manager
She foucses in her role as Industry Relations Manager on building and managing networks with industry partners specifically in regard to new materials.
+49 (0)160 3669057
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Maike Bierbaum

Communications Officer Innovation, Transfer and LifeSciences
Communicates all topics in the area of innovation and transfer internally and externally. Takes care of press inquiries and events. Ensures close networking with other communication departments at DESY. Provides communications support for topics related to health research taking place at DESY.
+49 (0)40 8998 4578
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Kristina Müller

Communications Officer, Innovationskommunikation
Takes charge of the technology marketing and ensures that DESY's innovation topics reach the public via digital channels, press relations and events.
+49 (0)40 8998 5854

Project Team DESY Innovation Factory

The team plans and executes the project DESY Innovation Factory, the start-up campus at DESY for young companies and visionaries.

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Hansjoerg Wiese

Project Management DESY Innovation Factory
Responsible for the integrated technology and innovation center, the "DESY Innovation Factory".
+49 (0)40 8998 1827
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Dr. Anja Burkhardt

Instrumentation DESY Innovation Factory
Anja is responsible for the scientific infrastructure for the integrated technology and and start-up centre, the DESY Innovation Factory, currently being planned on the DESY campus in Hamburg.
+49 (0)40 8998 1775
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Lisa Glowinski

Project Assistant DESY Innovation Factory
Supports the project DESY Innovation Factory with all administrative aspects.
+49 (0)40 8998 4817
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Christine Leue

Program & Strategy DESY Innovation Factory
In charge of the strategic planning and implementation of the DESY Innovation Factory in order to successfully establish it as a nationalwide innovation hub.
+49 (0)40 8998 4934