Past News and Events

You want to get to know us? From conferences to hackathons we host a range of inspiring events throughout the year. Meet like-minded people, have fun and turn ideas into innovations together. Subscribe to our mailing list, if you want to get informed on upcoming events.

September 2021

Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann visited the Zeiss Innovation Hub

In September 2021, Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann visited the Zeiss Innovation Hub on the North Campus of the KIT for the first time as part of his “Karlsruhe Technology Tour”.

28 June 2021

µ-zero HYPERLOOP is unveiling its first hyperloop pod

The presentation of Hyperlaunch, the hyperloop pod developed by the association mu-zero HYPERLOOP e.V., will go live from the Zeiss Innovation Hub @ KIT, where some of the team members designed the prototype.

ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT
22 APRIL - 6 MAY 2021

SustEYEnable - Business Model Ideation Workshop

Are you a student interested in sustainability and healthcare? Join our business model ideation workshop, rethink the future of eye care & get the chance of winning 2.000€ for your team!

ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT
15 APRIL 2021

Unconference - Smart Farming MEETS Photonic Integrated Circuits

In this interactive format, researchers and practitioners meet and discuss technologies against the background of specific applications. Join the online event with keynotes, round table discussions in breakout rooms and networking time from 14:00 to 17:00 (CET).


The video of the ZEISS Innovation Hub´s first anniversary is online

If you have missed or if you would like to watch again the first anniversary celebration ceremony of the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT, the video is now available online. The ceremony program is detailed in description of the video.

27 January 2021

1st anniversary of the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

Join us for the online celebration of the Innovation Hub´s first anniversary and get first-hand insights into recent and ongoing activities of ZEISS, Nanoscribe and the KIT high-tech incubator.

2 December 2020

KIT NEULAND Innovation Awards 2020

Congratulations to all winners of the KIT NEULAND Innovation Awards 2020! ZEISS is proud to sponsor the first price, which went to project „SERPENS” (Super Efficient and Rapid Printing by Electromagnetic-heating Necessitated System).

BWCon Hightech Summit
December 2020

Hub employee receives the SICK Science Award 2019

We are proud to announce that one of the hub employee wins this year’s SICK Science Award for the Best Dissertation. Tobias Harter wrote his dissertation "Wireless Terahertz Communications: Optoelectronic Devices and Signal Processing" at the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics ( at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 

Under the supervision of Prof. Christian Koos he worked on novel optoelectronic devices and signal processing schemes for ultra-broadband wireless data transmission. Broadband communication systems are essential to handle the enormous increase in data originating from the digitalization of our society. At the ZEISS innovation hub Tobias now continues exploring new technologies and application fields in close collaboration with KIT researchers.

BWCon Hightech Summit
Oct. 1st 2020

BWCon Hightech Summit

On October 1st,we are hosting one event of high-tech summit Baden-Württemberg, organized by BWCon. The high-tech summit 2020, will be held as a hybrid event, combining several locations in Baden-Württemberg. The ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT as one of the locations, will be hosting the presentation of the CyberOne Hightech Award for High-Tech start-ups in Baden-Württemberg.

Sept. 25th 2020

ZEISS Innovators Meet-up @ KIT

Meet other innovation enthusiasts, students, entrepreneurs and industry leaders and network in an informal atmosphere with pretzels and beer.

This time, Ralph Henn, PhD Student in the group of Prof. Terzidis, Institute of Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon), will give an overview on his research about Karlsruhe as an example of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ralph is interested and experienced in the entrepreneurship and start-up culture since his undergrad studies, gaining experience as a start-up consultant at the Pioniergarage.

July 23rd 2020

Imagine – the Future of Microrobotics

Themed “Imagine – the future of Microrobotics”, we organized our first Hub conference in 2020, six speakers from academia, startups and ZEISS were giving interesting insights and trends towards applications and technology trends in the field of Micro-Robotics.  

Thank you Prof. Peer Fischer (MPI for intelligent systems), Joachim Hartjes (ZEISS), Christian Marzi (KIT), Hinnerk Oßmer (Memetis), Peter Andrews (ZEISS); Mathias Bach (PI) for the interesting and insightful talks.

July 1st 2020

The Hub Team is growing – Scantinel joined us

Scantinel Photonics is a Spin-off of the ZEISS Group. Their technology relies on coherent (FMCW) LiDAR to generate three-dimensional images of the environment, to generate a base for reliable autonomous navigation.

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