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Agenda [Day 1]

September 23rd, 2020 – Wednesday

Below you will find our agenda so you will know exactly where to be, and when. Get ready to discover the content of EXPO: keynotes, panels, pilot documentaries, thought leaders and lots more!

Day 1 – Sep 23rdDay 2 – Sep 24thBreakout Sessions – Sep 24th
2:00 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play Day I – Grand Opening Ceremony

Meet STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play: all 30 Partners Champions, the Plug and Play Team, as well the Board Members of the Partners, what STARTUP AUTOBAHN is.

Welcome

Founders Talk

Learn what this Open Innovation Platform is all about from our 30 Partners, Champions, the Plug and Play Team, as well the Board Members of the Partners. Plus, meet our representation of the Founding Team, speaking with our Moderator DanRam about the WHY.

  • Sascha Karimpour, Managing Director at Plug & Play Germany GmbH
  • Philipp Gneiting, Head of Open Innovation at Mercedes AG

Speakers of this Session

Sascha Karimpour

Managing Director

Plug and Play

Dr. Philipp Gneiting

Head of Open Innovation and STARTUP AUTOBAHN

Daimler

Host of this Session

Dan Ram

Managing Director

IAmDanRam

2:20 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

Executive Testimonials

Matthias ArlethWebasto, Dr. Michael FübiTÜV Rheinland, Patrick KückPorsche, Laksh Vaaman SehgalMotherson

Welcome

Executive Voice

2:30 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

2:40 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

Open Innovation reimagined in 2020. A birds-eye view on emerging technologies and shifting trends.

Saeed AmidiPlug and Play

Interview

Thought-Leader Voice

Saeed will share his view on the latest development of Innovation on a global scale, covering VC activities and global emerging trends in various industries. 

2:50 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

The Developments in the Automotive Industry

Hildegard MüllerGerman Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Interview

Thought-Leader Voice

Mobility

3:00 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

Mission Net Zero - Will Collaboration Be Key to Tackling Future Sustainability Challenges?

Sophia NadurBP, Volker RatzmannDPDHL, Jürgen Becky BASF

Expert Panel

Sustainability

At our EXPOs we always try to answer some of the most challenging questions our corporate partners are currently facing. Even though the last months were strongly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of sustainability, in all its facets, is still very relevant for every company, no matter from which industry. As companies follow different strategies in order to reach their sustainability goals and to implement their zero net strategies (based on the European Green Deal), the panel seeks to answer the question of how collaboration between major industry firms and startups across industries can facilitate solutions for the companies to reach these goals. By looking at the topic from different perspectives along the value chain, the panelists will share their experiences of such partnerships and discuss the challenges and central learnings of the collaboration processes.

3:20 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

Meet Four Program 8 Startups and four Pilot Projects

Get a sneak peek in four Pilot Project Documentation in Mobility, Production, Sustainability and Enterprise.

Awards

Pilot Videos

Mobility

Production

Enterprise

Sustainability

We give the stage to the most successful, innovative and game-changing startups and business units of our current Program 8. On September 24th you can watch all 27 Projects, today we will give you a sneak peek in 4 Projects.

  • Pilot Project Documentation – Mobility
  • Pilot Project Documentation – Production
  • Pilot Project Documentation – Enterprise
  • Pilot Project Documentation – Sustainable
3:40 PM (UTC)

0:10 h

Plug and Play Global Innovation Award

Announcement

Stay tuned, who will receive the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for outstanding collaboration. With the Global Innovation Award the Silicon Valley investor and Innovation Platform Plug and Play Tech Center reward outstanding innovative projects of STARTUP AUTOBAHN partners, which have successfully combined their expertise with startups to meet the digital challenges of the future.

3:50 PM (UTC)

0:15 h

New Partner Announcement

Meet the new Partners of STARTUP AUTOBAHN

Interview

Announcement

STARTUP AUTOBAHN is honored to welcome two new industry partners to the platform to work together on the Future of Mobility, Production, and Enterprise 2.0.

4:05 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

“Why Innovate?” Perspective From a Guy that Turned Down Steve Jobs

Guy KawasakiCanva

Interview

Thought-Leader Voice

Guy possesses an extensive knowledge of innovation, entrepreneurship, social media, and marketing.

First and foremost, he is an evangelist. The term comes from a Greek word that means "bringing the good news."

That's what he does--whether it was the good news of Macintosh or currently the good news of Canva, an online graphics-design firm.

He aligns with companies and causes that empower people, foster democracy, and make the world a meritocracy.

In addition to his work at Canva, he is the creator of the Remarkable People podcast where he interviews people such as Jane Goodall, Woz, Stephen Wolfram, Arianna Huffington, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Specialties: innovation, entrepreneurship, podcasting, marketing, podcasting, and social media. 

4:25 PM (UTC)

0:05 h

STARTUP AUTOBAHN Day I – Closing Ceremony

Lets have a look on our Day II and get ready to deep dive in technology and innovation.

Registration now open

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