Recap

Urban
Innovation
Forum

2023

Key Facts

Date

March 31, 2023

Location

Urban Innovation Forum 2023

It was an incredible journey bringing our network together to explore opportunities for a greener 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

2023

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

the whole day

Satellite Events

Aquarium, Kaminzimmer, Festsaal, Ostflügel

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Speaker

2023

Meet the visionaries driving urban innovation at UIF 2023

Totinia Hörner

Moderation - Mobility | Innovation | Leadership

Dr. Alexandra K. Mikityuk

Co-Founder & CEO at Staex

Karolina Attspodina

CEO & Co-Founder at WeDoSolar

Gábor László Mándoki

Chief Product Officer at weeve

Rohit Sen

Head of Sustainable Energy at ICLEI

Ricarda-Constanze Mendy

Project Manager at Hubject

Juliane Renz

Head of Business Development & Funding

Lisa Wendzich

CEO at SunCrafter

Dr. Carla Woydt

Chief Impact Officer at Ceezer

Maarten van Roon

Chief Commercial Officer at Carbon8

Fridtjof Gustavs

Co-Founder & Managing Director at MotionLab.Berlin

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

Founder and Executive Director at CIV:LAB

Anna Trendewicz

Investment Associate at Future Energy Ventures

Darius Moeini

Founder and CEO at BIA

Aneri Pradhan

Chief Operating Officer at New Energy Nexus

Sebastian Ulm

Head of Urban Innovation

Samira Aden

Architect Design Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Sebastian Heitmann

Partner at Extantia

Fabian Reetz

Co-Founder & Managing Director at everyone.energy

Prof. Dr. Malte Ackermann

Professor for Mobility-as-a-Service & partner d:mobility

Tim Volotskiy

Co-Founder at Replan.city

Norbert Herrmann

Startup Affairs at Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Dr. Stephen Lorimer

Clean Energy Cities at Centre for Net Zero

Sarah Schappert

Director Europe URBAN-X

Tad Kimura

CEO at addlight Inc.

Robinson Hernandez

Executive Director of the Urban Tech Hub

Dr. Dale Rickert

Global Head of Product at GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Pru Ashby

Head of Sustainability for London & Partners

Jessie Lim

Senior Lead (Europe) at the Singapore Global Network

Beres Seelbach

Co-CEO at ONOMOTION

Juliane Nandra

Director for Corporate Innovation and Partnerships at GACC West

Jens Klubescheidt

Senior Business Development Manager of Enterprise Singapore’s Frankfurt office

Christin Mechler

Senior Investment Specialist

Lutz Leichsenring

Co-Founder at VibeLab | Spokesperson at Clubcommission Berlin

Tayla Sheldrake

Managing Director at MotionLab.Berlin

Ralf Echtler

Data Liberation Officer at DATA FLOSS

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.

Hackathon

Turning Dialog into Action

More than 65 Hackers

from 26 different countries

worked on 15 individual Projects

Sponsors & Partners

We are proud to have collaborated with these visionary organizations

We are proud to collaborate 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.