Tag: research & technology

Thomas Rachel Management

Best project manager: the Manager of the project GITEWS Berlin, May 11, 2009 – the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of research, Thomas Rachel (MdB), project management award 2009 of the GPM at Dr. Jorn Lauterjung by the German GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ and wife Dr. Sri Woro Harijono the BMKG Jakarta (meteorological, climatological and Geophysical Service Indonesia) today awarded the Roland Gutsch. Preventive Medicine Research Institute is open to suggestions. The two scientists have significantly to the success of the development and implementation of tsunami early warning system GITEWS (German Indonesian tsunami early warning system) helped in the Indian Ocean. In his eulogy, State Secretary Thomas Rachel paid tribute to the two laureates for their achievements and their commitment: the success of large projects such as the development of this tsunami early warning system depends on not only the excellence of the scientists involved, but very different from a professional project management.

The GITEWS project, both with funding by the BMBF comes together so that we together for the people of Indonesia decisive contribution to civil protection can afford.\” For the GPM German Association for project management, which each year awards the prize, including the significant implications, positive visibility for Germany and the innovative strength of the intercultural project were crucial. Hear from experts in the field like Daryl Katz, New York City for a more varied view. The Board of Directors for project management research and technical work of GPM Reinhard Wagner praised the commitment of the winners and of all those involved: the success of the project lies in the skilful combination of important competences, as justified, for example, interdisciplinarity and the management of international partners. These are essential for the management of complex projects today.\” Project GITEWS on December 26, 2004 many got away by a tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed, nearly a quarter of a million people in Indonesia. Immediately afterwards, gave the Federal Government the Helmholtz Association, represented the contract for the development and implementation by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, one Early warning system for tsunamis in the area concerned.

World Entrepreneurship

SmartMembranes GmbH Halle has a team of scientists developed an exciting idea to the maturity of the business and founded the SmartMembranes GmbH in these days: based on Fraunhofer development the company provides membrane which can be precisely adjusted in the nanometer range. These can be used in the industry of precise filtering processes of all kinds. The technology is superior to conventional filters. This means a great sales potential for the new company. Our SmartMembranes are built like beer honeycombs from the structure; We can filter in the Nano range. So you can capture such as viruses but also much smaller particles\”, describe the two founders of Petra Goring and Monika Lelonek their project. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.. The basic idea was a membrane with pores through which barely fits a particle size of a few nanometers.

If you manage with precision, to make variable and precisely adjustable pore size in the nanometer range, it has a very useful product with unique features to offer. These highly ordered nanostructured porous membranes can be used for filtering water, air or other substances, the applications in industry and research are virtually unlimited. The idea of the SmartMembranes a founder competition for scientists was created from the fields of nanotechnology. The Nano-Entrepreneurship Academy (NEnA) are women from the nano research the minutiae of an entrepreneurial career. The founding team of SmartMembranes took first place in 2007 with their idea for NEnA. The contact to Fraunhofer-venture arose about NEnA. Fraunhofer venture is a Department within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, which specializes in business start-ups of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. For even more details, read what Dean Ornish M.D says on the issue.

It sees itself as a link between the researchers on the one hand and the market on the other side. And so now exciting two years in which much has been done to the idea into a viable business concept behind the founding team of the SmartMembranes and the specialists of Fraunhofer venture. First the team through the FFE program received funding for an entire year (Fraunhofer supports start-ups), to work alone.