20 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019 / Munich, Germany
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20 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Munich, Germany
AI & beyond - UK tech champions in Munich - mission

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B2B meetings for UK companies with large German corporates

A day full of B2B meetings. A matchmaking platform will allow you to prearrange meetings with innovation managers and digitalisation decision makers of large German companies. A jury of high calibre industry experts will assess your solution and, if your application is successful, will be keen to meet up with you in February. Click on "participants" on top of this site to see current attendees.

  • Artificial Intelligence: computer vision, machine learning / data analysis / chatbots
  • Blockchain
  • VR/AR
  • Autonomous systems / Sensor / LIDAR
  • IoT / mobile

Company horizontals

  • Marketing and customer management
  • Enterprise operational processes; e.g. HR, BPA, supply chain management
  • Cyber security


  • Manufacturing (mechanical engineering, plant construction, tool production a. o.)
  • Mobility and logistics; automotive, railroads, aviation
  • Healthcare
  • Financial and insurance industry

Specific challenges by individual companies

  • AI for analysis of technical documentation into structured knowledge
  • Computer vision; extracting signatures from any sensor data (audio, video, vibration, temperature, pressure, a. o.)
  • further challenges to come

Maturity required

  • The asset of your company is a unique innovation in terms of technology with high level of technical scalability
  • Your company can prove the technical maturity in form of a functioning prototype and/ or minimum proof of concept
  • The management team of your company has a high level of technical know-how, market expertise and leadership experience


Otto GiesAirbus Defence & Space
Andre BraunAudi Electronics Venture
Jamie WilkieFujitsu Technology
Frank BlaimbergerFujitsu Technology
Jürgen Lanzer Hörbiger Antriebstechnik
Dr Rudolf FreytagSiemens Technology Accelerator
Dr Dirk SchlesingerTüv Süd
Wolfgang NestelEvonik Venture
Dr Florian ThalmayrInfineon
Sibylle PessallKratzer Automation
Katja CeynowaKrones AG
Dr Andre van BennekomMax Aicher
Fabian LindermerMTU Aero Engines
Dr Ernst EllmerZühlke Engineering
Jochen SchützRohde & Schwarz

Additional Jury Info

Otto Gies, Head of New Business Incubator at the Communications, Intelligence, Security Business Unit at Airbus Defence and Space

This division of Airbus is the world's second largest space company and one of the top ten defence companies in the world. Turnover €13bn

Andre Braun, Director Finance, Cooperations and Associated Companies at Audi Electronics Venture

Venture arm of AUDI, provides AUDI with key digital technologies. Turnover AUDI €58bn

Jamie Wilkie, Senior Director Enterprise and Cyber Security Consulting Offerings and Frank Blaimberger, Head of Services & Tools at Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions is a leading German-Japanese manufacturer and service provider, offering IT products and services, for data centers, managed infrastructure and infrastructure as a service

Jürgen Lanzer, M&A / Strategic Investments at Hoerbiger Antriebstechnik Holding GmbH

Hoerbiger Drive Technology is a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and hydraulics. Turnover €380m

Dr. Rudolf Freytag, CEO of Munich based Siemens Technology Accelerator GmbH

STA’s mission is to commercialize innovative Siemens technologies with commercial potential beyond Siemens’ core business. Turnover Siemens €83bn

Dr. Schlesinger Dirk, Chief Digital Officer at TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is a leading technical service corporation that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Turnover: €2,3bn

Wolfgang Nestel, Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital

Venture arm of Evonik, the largest specialty chemicals company in the world. Turnover Evonik: €12,7bn

Dr. Florian Thalmayr, Director Strategy Development at Infineon Technologies AG

Infineon is one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers offering a wide range of semiconductor solutions, microcontrollers, LED drivers, sensors and Automotive & Power Management ICs. Turnover: €7bn

Sibylle Pessall, Board Member at Kratzer Automation AG

Kratzer Automation develops industrial software for logistics processes and complete test systems for the automotive and logistics sector. Turnover: €72m

Katja Ceynowa, Head of Corporate Innovation Management at Krones AG

Leading packaging and bottling machine manufacturer. Turnover €3,7bn

Dr. Andre van Bennekom, Assistant to CEO at Max Aicher GmbH & Co. KG

Max Aicher GmbH & Co.KG manufactures and produces steel and steel products for the automotive and construction sector

Fabian Lindermer, Innovation Manager at MTU Aero Engines AG

MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. Turnover €4,7bn

Dr. Ernst Ellmer, Managing Director at Zühlke Engineering GmbH

Zühlke Engineering GmbH is a service provider for innovation projects and has customers from a wide field of industries including machinery and plant engineering, medical technology and the financial sector. Turnover €138m

Jochen Schütz, Manager Corporate Development at Rohde & Schwarz 

Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world's leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users. Turnover €1,9bn


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