Career Fair at the IGSSE Forum. Image: Astrid Eckert

Creating productive settings for promising networks

Academic and industrial partners appreciate IGSSE´s unique interdisciplinary infrastructure and doctoral training program. Next to all of the 14 TUM departments are represented in our project teams and together with our international und industrial partners, IGSSE has built up an unparalleled network of high-profile links into academia and industry.

This outstanding network is fostered via diverse events, ranging from the much acclaimed annual IGSSE Forum, academic initiative workshops to exclusive career fairs. They aim to connect decision makers of academia and industry with IGSSE researchers of all career stages.

IGSSE Martini Colloquium

All IGSSE Project Teams are part of a unique network within TUM with strong links to outstanding international partners. To make this exceptional network visible for all involved and prosepective researchers, IGSSE invites all current and former principal investigators, project team leaders and their guests for concise presentations of running project teams, the IGSSE Martini Colloquium.

5 teams per cohort present their work alternately at Garching Campus (late autumn) or during the IGSSE Forum at the TUM Science and Study Center (summer) in Raitenhaslach to foster cross-departmental and international research networks as well as to initiate scientific and strategic discussions.
Renowed key note speakers, such as Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, former Bavarian Minister for Research and Education, also set impulses for further discussions.

The next colloquium is scheduled for 25 June 2019 at the TUM Science and Study Center. Find information on 2nd IGSSE Martini Colloquium, 9 November 2018 and the 1st IGSSE Martini Colloquium, 10 November 2017.

Exclusive IGSSE Career Fair

IGSSE Career Fair in 2017 (Image: Astrid Eckert)

As a new part of the IGSSE Forum, our doctoral researchers and postdocs get the opportunity to meet HR representatives from start up companies (e.g. Kinexon in 2017) to global players (e.g. Infineon) interested in their exceptional expertise. Up to 12 exhibitors may present professional opportunities industry and academia. The intimate setting creates a highly valuable network for both presenters and young researchers.

Complete exhibitor´s list of the 2018 IGSSE Career Fair

Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen (BFIO), BayFor, Clariant Deutschland GmbH, DPMA, Evnoik, Fortiss, Infineon, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Merck, Staburo GmbH, TUM Talent Factory, TNG Consulting 

Complete exhibitor´s list of the 2017 IGSSE Career Fair
AdjuCor, DFG, DPMADynamic BiosensorsEvonikInfineon, Kinexon, TUM Talent Factory, TNG Consulting, UAS7, Wacker Chemie

I4 Workshop with UT Austin

TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann and IGSSE Director Barbara Wohlmuth with guests from UT Austin in January 2017. (Image: IGSSE)

Enhancing present one-on-one collaborations of TUM and UT Austin chairs to a bigger and more visible scale has been a major aim of the past workshop that IGSSE organised in Munich in January 2017. Eight guests from UT Austin/USA (ICES, School of Architecture, Energy Institute) discussed with IGSSE, MSE, IAS Directors and other TUM professors the options of future common research projects and training programs.

TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann was impressed with the ideas and promised to support the efforts of the researchers. The meeting is a first step towards stronger links to one of USA´s top universities. IGSSE has been happy to support a new generation of scientific opportunities!