June 26, 2017

An exciting week at STARTUP AUTOBAHN – our June Focus Week on Supply Chain & Sustainability!

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What a Focus Week it was! Last week we had some very exciting days at STARTUP AUTOBAHN with focus on Supply Chain & Sustainability hosted by HPE / DXC. We had planned various activities for our startups, our corporate partners and the whole STARTUP AUTOBAHN community – to do business and also to have some fun. Here some insights in what happened in our co-working space, at the offices of HPE and DXC, and in the event space.

On Thursday at Startup Autobahn Meetup on Supply Chain & Sustainability hosted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise/DXC Technology the event space was packed with 170 attendees – corporations, startups, investors, mentors, university and government representatives. After Sascha Karimpour, Managing Director of Plug and Play Germany and Bernd Gill Head of Digital Service Innovation at DXC welcomed the guests Heiko Meyer, Managing Director HPE GmbH and Christian Dyck from kloeckner.i gave a keynote. Then we moved to impressive startup pitches.

Besides our corporate and ecosystem partners (Daimler, HPE, Porsche, BASF, ZF, DPDHL, Murata) representatives of Lidl, Bosch, Mahle,Sony, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa, Kühne + Nagel, Siemens, HELLA Ventures, Mitsubishi, Sanmina, OP Financial Group etc. got together to listen to some of the potential startups of Program #3. Those were:

contractus

contractus enables partners to easily develop  decentralized, direct relationships making business much quicker, less expensive and more transparent than ever before. Based in: Eisenach, Dresden

Collective Crunch

Collective Crunch build a data and analytics platform that models technical data in the climatic context. Using state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithms, we provide radically newinsights to our customers. We believe that our approach will yield a step-change in understanding and management of assets and systems exposed to the natural environment. Based in: Espoo, Finland/Munich, Berlin/Gemany

Blik.io

Blik provides process optimisation in real-time with live data in logistics. blik connects smart industry sensors to a Big Data backend. Based in: Munich, Germany

Intranav

Intranav helps to manage your Indoor Navigation & Localization challanges with the most powerful and scalable localization Eco-system. Delivering real-time data for unique analytics and insights to generate true values. Based in: Hofheim, Germany

Cybus

Cybus develops a smart networking solution for industry 4.0 and the IIoT. Cybus enables innovative industrial equipment manufacturers to provide data-driven value-added services, such as quality management, remote monitoring or predictive maintenance, to its customers from manufacturing and logistics.  Based in: Hamburg, Germany

Evertracker

Evertracker has developed one of the first artificial intelligences for the logistics market. We can use it to revolutionise processes and provide you with a competitive advantage. Their artificial intelligence knows today what will happen in your logistics chains tomorrow. Based in: Hamburg, Germany

actvcontent

Actvcontent’s platform delivers real time operational and quality tasks and connects with sensors to deliver data at key points in the supply chain process. Managers can track issues and assign them for rework/repairs. Based in: Sunnyvale, CA (USA).

valuechain

valuechain increases productivity, promotes collaboration and builds intelligence to drive sustainable improvements and growth. Our solutions are always secure and reliable and our team of manufacturing experts are always keen to support you. Based in: United Kingdom

Thursday morning was about Mentoring. Our first session on agenda was a Workshop on Leadership, Strategy and Communication by Klaus Haasis (innovation coach, startup mentor, business angel). Then our startups had one-on-one coaching sessions with Alexander Kerpe (Director Hella Ventures), Hans-Hendrik Puvogel (COO Parkopedia) and Sonja Heikkilä (Program Diretor OP Financial Group).