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DeepTech4Good: Start-ups Coming to the Fore

It’s all in a name. Deep tech start-up is the new term for a start-up founded on the basis of a breakthrough technology or science. The start-up’s product or service often revolves around a disruptive innovation. The development cycles they are involved in are often longer and more capital-intensive than with the products found in other sectors of industry. The European Union has spotted this and is now funding a European accelerator programme called DeepTech4Good. The initiative is part of Horizon 2020, the European Union Research Framework Programme, and the aim is to help start-ups raise their market profile and become a driving force in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Five European start-up events will be organized under the programme, each resulting in the selection of eight start-ups to receive coaching on growing their business from the project partners of DeepTech4Good. The first finalists have already been chosen at the first two events called DeepTech4Good#Paris and DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart. DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart was organized by the project partners, S2i and Photonics BW.

DeepTech4Good is being coordinated by Cluster Systematic. Under the initiative, eight partners from Germany, France, Austria, and Spain will receive approximately €1.5 million from the EU and will be charged with acting as official EU ambassadors for the Startup Europe initiative. Based on a vision that deep tech is good for society, the program focuses closely on four IoT sectors: Smart Cities, Smart Mobility (modern travel solutions), Industry 4.0, and Health & Well-being. In total, 200 high-potential start-ups from four European hubs will be helped to forge networks with relevant stakeholders with the aim of initiating innovation projects. This should make it easier for them to access funding and gain further support in raising their profile. One of the overarching aims of the programme is to network and connect up hubs within Europe.

 

Eight start-ups receive awards at the pitch in Stuttgart

The DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart event in late 2018 was an opportunity for 23 young European enterprises to make a 5-minute pitch and inspire investors with their ideas. Eight winners were chosen after winning over the jury: Adlatus Robotics, AScon Systems, HD Vision Systems, INERATEC, skinmade, and vialytics (all from Germany), Mobility Work from France, and EET from Austria. The winners are now eligible to receive personal coaching and may progress to the accelerator programme. Gaining access to a Europe-wide network and receiving input from experts will help the start-ups scale up their business and provide welcome support with innovation initiatives – ideal prerequisites for evolving into future deep tech unicorns in Europe.

 

The role of Baden-Wuerttemberg as a start-up hub

“Deep tech start-ups will increase in significance for Baden-Wuerttemberg in the coming years. It’s particularly important to recognize and promote the scale-up potential. Events like DeepTech4Good#Stuttgart make a crucial contribution in this respect. With powerful sponsors like bwcon, Start-up BW, Agorize, VentureZphere, the Stuttgart stock exchange, and the StartupEurope initiative organized by the European Commission, the event provides an ideal network and it’s sponsors like these that will secure Baden-Wuerttemberg’s position as a future hub for start-ups,” says Dr. Petra Püchner, Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour, and Housing Baden-Wuerttemberg, summarizing the exceptional importance of the event. “This support already starts on the doorstep at our events. For example, the start-ups receive specific training on the best way to sell themselves and different ways to network and embark on a collaboration with partners from industry,” adds Samantha Michaux, who as a project manager and Startup Europe Ambassador at S2i is responsible for supervising the project.

The next DeepTech4Good Business Event will take place in Graz in Austria on March 26, 2019.

Contact: Samantha Michaux, michaux@steinbeis-europa.de

www.deeptechforgood.eu | www.facebook.com/DeepTech4Good/ | https://twitter.com/DeepTech4Good | www.linkedin.com/in/deeptech-4good-126140158/ |

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Soft-Landing calls are now open: apply to explore a new startup market in 2019!

The Soft-Landing open calls are now open!

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Data Natives 2018

Data is part of our new cultural identity, transforming the way we communicate, learn and interact.

Data Natives is the meeting point for industry experts, entrepreneurs, tech and business professionals to inspire each other and disrupt the status quo.

Last year we brought together 1295 attendees, 70+ speakers, 20+ media partners, 30+ startups, and 20 partners. We raised the bar with cutting edge technology from innovators, influencers and industry leaders as well as the best of Berlin’s tech scene, from rising and promising European startups.

 

The third edition of Data Natives will welcome over 2,000 attendees and more than 110 speakers across the spectrum of the most exciting of technology today. Be a part of the most inspiring conference for the data-driven generation.

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Bits and Pretzels

THE FOUNDERS FESTIVAL

3 DAYS OF VISION, LEARNING AND NETWORKING

Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich from September 30th – October 2nd, 2018. The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.

SPEAKERS AT BITS & PRETZELS 2017

Some of the most successful national and international entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs shared their insights on stage and opened up new perspectives for Bits & Pretzels attendees.

OH CAPTAIN MY TABLE CAPTAIN

Once a year the most influential executives gather at the Bits & Pretzels Oktoberfest tables. Every table at the grand finale is hosted by a Table Captain and all attendees can choose one of those handpicked CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors before the event even starts. Through that we make sure that everyone gets the most out of Bits & Pretzels and enjoys the best networking experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS

Partnerships with the aim of forming long-lasting relationships with mutual benefits forms the basis for the success of the founders festival. Amazing companies join the event as a partner year for year.
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Tech Open Air 2018

What is TOA?

Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival. At TOA our mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Conference

Connect and learn with top-tier entrepreneurs, artists, and scientists at a beautiful location. Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive panels, knowshops, pillowtalks, art installations, live music, and so much more…

TOA.life

TOA.life is the best parts of the festival, made digital: TOA AAA. Unique stories
from tech’s brightest thinkers mashed-up with art, science, music, and, of course,
the uninhibited TOA atmosphere — it’s all in TOA.life.
WWW.TOA.LIFE
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CeBIT Global Conferences 2018

Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization

CEBIT 2018: business, leads, ideas. As a triple-punch event featuring exhibits, conferences and networking, CEBIT covers the digitization of business, government and society from every angle. Its four sections – d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk and d!campus – represent an entirely new approach, but one thing remains: the show’s core focus on generating leads and business for all concerned!

d!conomy

The premier event for digital transformation. Where Business Is Done

Digitization has a new home: In seven halls, leading innovators present the full spectrum of transformation. Get to know the trends, find inspiration, and most importantly: do great business! d!conomy is where solution providers and public-sector players get together to talk shop and make it all happen.

d!tec

Where the Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Digital Age Thrives

The meeting place for radical ideas and technologies that transform society and the economy. In the exhibition halls, disruptive business models are in the spotlight – and everything on the topics of blockchain, chatbots, immersive technology, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and deep learning. The future starts here.

d!talk

Conference & workshop program for inspired agenda-setting

New era – new conference format: For the first time, the stars and pioneers of digitization will be featured on stage in more than 10 exhibition halls, sharing know-how and visions of particular relevance to the topics covered in each hall. Be there for inspiration and input that can make all the difference for future success.

d!campus

Top networking and interaction at the festive, upbeat heart of the showgrounds

At the d!campus, everything is geared towards creating memorable experiences by appealing to all the senses. Live music, virtual worlds to explore, street food served up by culinary artists – all this sets the scene for on-stage presentations sure to make a big splash. And get ready for networking at its finest, too!

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DIGITAL MEDIA CAMP 2018

Media Lab Bayern´s  Digital Media Camp is back – and since everything gets better all the time, we wanted to reinvent the Barcamp-Format!

Two days around the actual trends in journalism, as always “for us by us”. What´s new? The new clearer format and “You should meet”-Sessions.

See you there!

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Das Digital Media Camp des Media Lab Bayern ist zurück – und weil alles immer besser geht, wollen wir das Barcamp-Format neu erfinden!

Zwei Tage rund um aktuelle Trends im Journalismus mit Expertise von euch für euch bleiben. Was neu ist: klarere Formate, „You should meet“-Sessions und zum Abschluss ein Block, der das #dmcmuc mit in den Alltag nimmt.

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Mobility Pioneers 2018

Breaking frontiers through open innovation in the automotive sector across Europe and beyond

Who Is It For

Startups

Apply as a startup and have the chance to attend, pitch, and exhibit at Mobility.Pioneers for free.

Investors

Discover 120 highly-promising startups advancing the automotive industry.

Corporates

Learn about technologies advancing the automotive industry and meet the innovators behind them.

 

The ultimate meeting point for tech innovators; where OEMs, manufacturers, mobility providers meet the 120 most promising seed and Series A Startups working on truly game changing technologies. Bringing together 500 decision makers under one roof to have the important conversations in an exclusive milieu and make the introductions that have the potential of driving the industry forward.

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DLD Munich 2018

Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees will touch base at #DLD18. For the 14th time, “Europe‘s hottest conference” brings together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups and digital giants in Munich, on January 20-22, 2018.

“Reconquer” is DLD’s call to action and our theme for 2018! In our technology-driven world, at the edge of a new era of machine learning – biotechnology, IoT and robots, let us courageously face new realities. Let’s join forces and actively take control of our business, lives and society.
We need to reconquer trust, values and optimism.

This year we will soft-open the conference on the evening of January 20th with a Keynote speech at Literaturhaus München.

DLD18 tickets are 2.950,- EUR (+VAT) and by-invitation-only. Please note that there is a limited number of free conference passes for young creatives, students and NGOs.

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SCIENCE4LIFE VENTURE CUP: EINSENDESCHLUSS KONZEPTPHASE

Life Sciences, Chemistry and Energy – these are the industries to which the competition „Science4Life Venture Cup“ is looking at! If you are a young founder or your startup is working in these fields, apply until January 12th 2018 and win up to 1.000€.

More info here: https://www.science4life.de/wettbewerb/

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Life Sciences, Chemie und Energie – Der branchenspezifische Businessplan-Wettbewerb „Science4Life Venture Cup“ richtet sich nach technologieorientiere junge Gründer und Start-ups.

Schritt für Schritt zum Businessplan – Der Science4Life Venture Cup unterteilt sich in drei Phasen: Der Ideenphase, der Konzeptphase und der Businessplanphase. Der Wettbewerbseinstieg ist in jeder Phase möglich. Das Besondere: Nach jeder Einreichung erhält der Teilnehmer ein ausführliches, schriftliches Feedback von den Science4Life Branchenexperten.

In der Konzeptphase soll die Geschäftsidee formuliert werden: 6-10 Seiten sind dabei völlig ausreichend. Ziel ist es, eine überzeugende Zusammenfassung, die Executive Summary, einzureichen. Folgende Themen sollte sie beinhalten: Die Geschäftsidee, das Unternehmerteam sowie die Marktanalyse.

Einsendeschluss ist der 12. Januar 2018. Für die Gewinner der Konzeptphasen winkt eine Geldprämie von jeweils 1000 Euro. Es werden je zehn Teilnehmer für den Venture Cup und zusätzlich zwei für den Spezialpreis im Bereich Energie ausgezeichnet

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