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"From Science to Start-up" Webinar: Meet Dr. Robert Wawrzinek

Are you a Max Planck scientist and have you ever toyed with the idea of starting a business based on your research? On November 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m each, we will share quick and snackable insights about science-based entrepreneurship. The webinar is structured into short presentations and Q&A sessions and you will get to know the founder and his personal founding stories. What were the motivators on his way from science to entrepreneurship? What were the biggest hurdles and the most important learnings in the early stages of the foundation?

Meet Dr. rer. nat. Dipl. Chem. Robert Wawrzinek, CEO at Cutanos

Robert received his diploma in Chemistry and subsequently his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Postdam. He then moved to Brisbane for a postdoc at the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2016 Robert joined Christoph Rademacher’s group at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces to work on the technology both would later base their company on. After securing a seed financing round, Cutanos GmbH was founded in Vienna, Austria in 2021, where Robert holds the position of CEO. Co-founder Christoph Rademacher is now a full professor for molecular drug targeting at the University of Vienna.


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