Berlin is a European innovation leader with constantly increasing innovation performance since the fall of the wall in 1989. Since then, Berlin’s economy is characterized by an intensive innovation orientation of its companies. This is due to a successful catching-up process in terms of growth and employment in comparison with other regions in Germany for the last five years and a vibrant start-up scene coming more and more into the focus of international investors.
This tour will guide you to Berlin’s city district of the future – the EUREF Campus – where energy efficiency and high-end sensor technologies bring up the integrated mobility and energy systems of the mobility future. Visit the Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change on the topics autonomous driving and digital mobility, learn about state of the art charging infrastructure and visit the nearby railway station of the future on connected mobility and energy.
The Berlin Start-up Tour
To innovate and grow, Berlin start-ups are thriving with co-working and shared business models. Visit some of Berlin’s most vibrant co-working spaces in the hot (s)pots Mitte and Kreuzberg and get to know some of the resident start-ups. Alongside the start-up community, accelerators and matchmakers play a key role in Berlin’s innovation cuisine. One part of this tour will be all about the matchmaking of start-ups and corporates and the innovation potential of this process.
The Berlin Financial Tour
Innovators need financial services in all phases of their company’s life cycle, to transfer ideas into new products and services. In Berlin, the financial sector grows as well, coming up with tailor-made instruments from FinTechs according to the needs of big corporates, SMEs, or start-ups. This tour takes you to the top-level venture capital investors WestTech Ventures and Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) as well as one of Berlin’s leading FinTech Hubs.
The Berlin Entrepreneurship Tour
Where does entrepreneurship come from? In Berlin, a good portion of it grows in the founders and entrepreneurship centres of its universities where academia is in close contact with start-ups, feeding them with inspiration for the high-tech products and solutions for the future. This tour will guide you to the Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Technical University of Berlin as well as the internationally renowned Hasso Plattner Institute that offers a start-up seed fund especially for their alumni with innovative technology-based business ideas.
The Berlin HotPot Tours are funded by the State of Berlin, the Berlin Investment Bank and the European Union – European Fund for Regional Development
You want to join?
The Berlin HotPot Tours will take place in parallel on 10 September from 9-13 AM. The tours are open to all registered participants of the Summit. If you are interested in joining a tour, you will be able to book a place via the event app. Places are limited to 25 participants per tour; you can only register for one tour; first-come-first-served. After your registration, you will receive the detailed agenda of your selected tour.