Thomas Birr describes himself as a chief futurist and strategist at innogy, a company whose founding mission is to create a future beyond the traditional energy business. He leads innogy’s Innovation Hub, which is now building and co-creating new digital and platform-powered business models in partnership with the world’s most promising start-ups. He describes himself as a particular an advocate and enthusiast for “Machine Economy” and “Disruptive Digital”. In his opinion if the energy industry, are not disrupting our own industry, someone else certainly will do.
Get a feel for what’s around the corner in digital economy with his keynote speech on 10 September at 14.30
Follow a wine pairing
You often hear the story of a company that met an investor and now they are partners in business. How did that happen? Fellow innovators will take the stage with their investors, business partners partners, crowdfunders, investors and mentors to explain from both sides how the they met and closed the deal. You can follow these wine pairings all through the event.
Pitch your idea to the dream investor
Are you working on new materials, the next breakthrough software, on life science? Or green energy maybe? Check out the numerous pitching session you can participate in or follow throughout the event. Juries are composed of big investors, large corporations, innovation experts and many more. This is your chance to step on the stage and break a leg.
Berlin Hot Pot Tours
Berlin is one of Europe’s most fascinating hubs when it comes to innovation. Take one of our tours to discover what the city and its innovation ecosystem has to offer. Four different tours will depart at 9.00 on 10 September.
The programme is filled with many more interesting happenings but the event is of course all about getting you connected with the right people. Download our event App and start planning your meetings. All the event information the App and the programme are available on the event website, but not to miss any of it, follow us on the hashtag #EICSummit18 on twitter.