Sarah Jessl

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Sarah Jessl

TUM Venture Labs

Sarah Jessl studied Polymer- and Colloidal Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) from 2008-2014 and additionally successfully finished the Elite Study programme “Macromolecular Science” by the EliteNetwork of Bavaria before starting her PhD in Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge in 2014. After finishing her PhD in 2018, she worked several years as a lab team lead in the research department at BASF SE. She has also been self-employed as a trainer since 2016, founded the trainings company dasjungeTraining and has vast experience in training in the area of personal development (e.g. self management, intercultural competencies, leadership for beginners). Throughout the mentioned education and work experience she has published multiple papers in the area of surface structuring, nanoparticle synthesis, energy storage materials and microplastics. Since May 2021 she is running the TUM Venture Lab ChemSPACE, using her scientific background to understand the innovations from a broad spectrum of natural sciences and help guide innovators on their entrepreneurial journey towards their own company. Here she designs education formats for students and researchers, and runs labs for innovators to do their first proof of concept experiments. She builds networks into the chemical industry and other chemistry start-up ecosystems, as well as chemical institutions to foster more entrepreneurship in the natural sciences.
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Thursday, July 11 | 
 — 15:30
Panel Discussion: Transformation through Innovation // Entrepreneurship in Life science and Chemistry – the path to leveraging the full potential of great research
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