Keep on pushing
Are you welcoming the New Year with good resolutions? Did you have those resolutions on your agenda last year already? Quit smoking; being less of a couch potato in your spare time and go out for a dance instead; maybe even take dancing lessons or join a choir; exercise more and eat less meat; procrastinate less and get unpleasant work done more; clear out the cellar; invest more time in friends and family? The list is endless. Everyone has these New Year’s resolutions, but, sadly, everyone forgets them pretty soon, too.
We like to use the time between Christmas and New Year to pause for a moment, to look back on what we have gained and we look forward to making new plans. When it comes to actually sticking to them, however, we often lack the necessary patience and perseverance. Indeed we actually learn to be patient early on in pre-school, as Anne Schenke tells us, who is a day care worker at the Kita Am Studio. We also asked the little ones what patience means to them. Read our article “Child’s play?” to see what marvelous things they had to say.
Patience is required in many aspects of our lives. We asked some of our researchers and entrepreneurs about it, who sometimes work for several years on a project before reaching a successful result. Their motto is: Motivate yourself and motivate your team! They also recommend focusing on small, clearly defined tasks on the path to success.
So don’t give up on your hopes when it looks like your New Year’s resolutions for 2017 are sliding away after a few days. However, should you fail again, don’t wait until the next 31st December this time. You can start changing things any day.
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Second Round of the A² Adlershof Accelerator programme
Start-ups from the energy sector can sign up for the “A² Accelerator Smart Energy 2017” until January 15th. The programme will bring together young founders with established players from the energy sector with the aim of realizing pilot projects together. The six industrial partners are Alliander AG, BTB GmbH, Enovos International SA, GASAG AG, MVV Energy AG and Stromnetz Berlin GmbH. The project is supported by the Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne). The start-ups receive financial support of up to 10,000 euro for a five-month project period, access to a co-working space in the Science and Technology Park Adlershof as well as coaching and training. The A² Accelerator will kick off in May 2017.
Sentech wins Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award 2016
One of the five winning teams of the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award 2016 is an Adlershof-based company. Sentech Instruments GmbH received the award and the prize money of 10,000 euro in December. Their product: a new, easy-to-use measurement device which increases the efficiency of photovoltaic power stations. The device is a quality control tool for so-called PERCs – passivated emitter and rear cells – whose task it is to safeguard quality during solar cell manufacturing. PERC cells consist of several layers whose individual properties interact to increase energy output.
In February 2017, the Science City Adlershof will be all about “Jugend forscht”, Germany’s most widely known junior science competition, in February 2017. The regional section for the south of Berlin of the nationwide competition will take place on 21st and 22nd of February 2017. All those interested in finding out more about the young scientists and their projects in work, biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics, computer science, physics and technology are invited to the Bunsen Hall in Volmerstraße 2. Attention, junior scientists! The closing date for your projects is 31st January 2017.
Dissertation Award Adlershof 2016
The Dissertation Award Adlershof will once again take place on 15th February 2017. Three out of the eleven submitted students will get the chance to present the subject of their project to an interested audience in 15 minutes. The award including the 3,000 euro prize money will go to the most easily comprehensible and eloquent presentation. The prize money is sponsored by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Joint Initiative of Non-University Affiliated Research Institutes Adlershof e.V. (IGAFA) and WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH. The ceremony will take place at the Erwin Schrödinger-Centre at 4.30 pm.
On 31st January 2017, the conference room 0‘119 of the Erwin Schrödinger-Centre will be turned into a chamber music hall. Students and employees of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invite you to listen to their Campus Concert Adlershof starting at 5pm. The repertoire includes all kinds of, but only classical music. Entrance is free.