Global market leaders visit Erlangen

Innovation Day at FAU
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Dr. Roland Busch and Uwe Wagner at Innovation Day (Image: FAU/Kurt Fuchs)

First Innovation Day in Erlangen a major success

Roughly 200 participants from business and industry met during the first ‘Global Market Leaders Innovation Day’ run by WirtschaftsWoche and FAU to discuss innovations in the area of energy and climate. FAU President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger presented FAU’s strengths in innovation during the congress in the Heinrich-Lades-Halle in Erlangen.

Which are the latest ideas in the area of energy and climate? How can a start-up become a global leader? These were just some of the central issues discussed during the first Global Market Leaders Innovation Day. Throughout the day, participants were able to gather new impulses and share ideas. FAU was well-represented, with Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid, Head of Institute for Chemical Reaction Engineering at FAU introducing his research findings on liquid hydrogen energy carriers, which he is now successfully marketing on a global scale with the FAU spin-off Hydrogenious Technologies. Various start-ups which all originated from FAU also introduced their latest innovations.

Video of Innovation Day

During the Global Market Leaders Innovation Day, FAU President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger gave a presentation on the potential for innovation at FAU. The video of his talk is available on the website of the Wirtschaftswoche magazine.

A detailed interview with Prof. Hornegger on the topic of innovation has been published on (in German).

Further information on the first Global Leaders Innovation Day.