Recap

Urban
Innovation
Forum

2024

Key Facts

Date

March 20, 2024

Urban Innovation Forum 2024

Join us on the journey towards redefining urban living for a brighter, more sustainable future.

The 2024 Urban Innovation Forum, hosted at Festsaal Kreuzberg, will explore how cities are driving decarbonization around the world.

The Forum hosts founders, investors, entrepreneurs, academics, city officials and industry leaders for a day filled with learning, networking, and business activities as part of the Berlin Energy Week.

It's the place where networks thrive, and entrepreneurs and ideas receive a boost. Join us for this incredible experience and kickstart your journey with a highly curated lineup of experts and diverse formats connecting you with the most relevant people at the event. The Forum serves as an immersive learning hub designed to ignite impactful solutions through panels, keynote addresses, fireside chats, and interactive workshops.

Let’s gather to discuss how Berlin can lead local and global climate solutions!

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Agenda

2024

Our agenda for UIF 2024 is packed with inspiring sessions and discussions.

11:00–12:00

Welcome Ceremony

Celebrating Urban Innovation

Festsaal

12:00–14:00

Connect & Catalyze

Matchmaking at the Urban Innovation Forum

Kaminzimmer (+ Biergarten)

14:00–15:00

Urban Transformation

Decarbonization of cities, Lighthouse Projects, Corporate Innovation, A Startup Perspective, Sustainable heat supply

Festsaal

15:00–15:45

Skyward Revival

Berlin's Innovative Takeoff with Repurposed Airport Infrastructures

Festsaal

15:45–16:45

Innovate, Collaborate, Transform

Urban Innovation Workshop Series

Aquarium, Kaminzimmer, Festsaal, Ostflügel

16:45–17:00

Break

17:00–18:00

Accelerating Climate Innovation

Unveiling the Climate Tech Cohort with Phineo Startups

Festsaal

18:00–18:30

Jeopardy

Looking back at the day

Festsaal

18:30–19:00

Drinks & Snacks

Kaminzimmer

19:00–19:30

Fireside Chat – Venturing into the Future

Innovative Funding Approaches for Climate Tech

Kaminzimmer

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Satellite Events

Aquarium, Kaminzimmer, Festsaal, Ostflügel

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Speaker

2024

Katharina Beitz

Head of Communication at ZYBRA Ventures & GICA Advisory Board Member

Carolin Kodde

Program and Startup Manager at DB mindbox – Deutsche Bahn

Alexander S. Wolf

Founder gica impact network by foundation AusserGewöhnlich Berlin

Thomas Krause

Divisional Manager Energy, Digitalization, Innovation, Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises

Sebastian Ulm

Head of Urban Innovation

Urban Innovation

About the Forum

Learn more about us

At Urban Innovation, we are driven by a vision of smarter, more sustainable cities.

At our annual Urban Innovation Forum, we bring together a diverse group of urban innovators, thought leaders and advocates, to explore how breakthroughs in urban tech can accelerate the sustainable transformation of urban spaces.

Achievements

200 attendees

36 international speakers

70 Matchmakings

Challenge Ideation Workshops

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Hackathon

Turning Dialog into Action

Sponsors & Partners

We are proud to have collaborated with these visionary organizations

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Urban Innovation is built by Climate Tech Hub and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project was funded as part of the Union's response to the Covid 19 pandemic.