Once a year, we meet up with researchers from different Leipzig research institutions, from all around the world and from different research backgrounds. We discover a new part of Leipzig while we exchange ideas about research and the world.

This year, we gathered at the premises of the “SPINNEREI” in the west of Leipzig. There, we had the chance to visit the gallery “EIGEN+ART” that also shows works by the famous Leipzig artist Neo Rauch. It currently showed the exhibition “There will be light” by Bosco Sodi who experimented with natural materials producing impressive artworks. However, the SPINNEREI does not only stand for art but also for innovation, which we could see when we visited the “SpinLab”, a start-up accelerator hosting different start-ups and giving them the chance to develop their own ideas.

To conclude the evening, everybody gathered at the restaurant “Die Versorger” to chat over a summer barbecue, to get to know each other and to network.