Event formats and networking


The CTO-Circle was established in 2012 as a regular dialogue platform by the Helmholtz Association President as an activity for networking with the business world.

The Circle , consisting of research directors and chairpersons for research-intensive enterprises as well as representatives from the universities and non-university research institutions, serves as a discussion for up-to-date challenges in the area of research and development at the highest level. It pursues exchanges regarding pressing issues - from concrete research topics and current sector trends to general topics such as talent management, internalisation or general conditions for innovations in Germany.

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  • Photo of Martin Kamprath
    • Dr. Martin Kamprath
    • Program Manager Transfer and Innovation
      Helmholtz Association
  • Photo of Jörn Krupa
    • Dr.-Ing. Jörn Krupa
    • Head of Department Transfer and Innovation
      Helmholtz Association