Hub space for 1000 start-ups: Organizer of this year’s business festival is again the digital association Bitkom. Hub.berlin was launched in 2012, at that time under the name “Bitkom Trend Congress”.
In 2017 Bitkom decided to change its name to hub.berlin and emphasized the internationalization of the festival. 3000 visitors came to the station Berlin. There will be even more this year: Up to and including Thursday, around 5000 participants from technology, politics and business will be exchanging views on eleven stages. In addition to workshops, interactive exhibitions are also planned. The program includes 350 speakers on seven stages. A Digital Arts Lab complements the keynote. 1000 start-ups use hub.berlin to develop themselves further.
“From Fiction to Business”
Two events in the event deserve special attention: on the one hand, the Big-Data.AI Summit is Europe’s largest artificial intelligence conference in Berlin. Under the motto “From Fiction to Business”, ideas for AI business models will be developed in around 100 presentations, workshops and keynotes. Important topics are on the agenda: “Big data and AI strategies and trends that make it possible to further develop the digital transformation of companies.
For the 13th time Innovator’s Pitch
On the other hand, Innovators’ Pitch 2019 lures for the thirteenth time at hub.berlin: this year, nine early-stage start-ups compete in the run-up to 200 competitors from 20 countries. It’s about 15,000 euros prize money. Pitches focus on “innovative ideas and technologies in the areas of Digital Learning & EdTech as well as Digital Mobility and Digital Supply Chain”. According to Bitkom CEO Niklas Veltkamp, the greatest momentum in digitization is currently to be found in the fields of education, mobility and logistics: “Hub.berlin provides inspiration from digital thinkers as well as hands-on technology and offers innovative start-ups just the right audience and the right stage. ”
Digital Learning & EdTech
Here, as in the other two categories, three start-ups compete against each other at the Innovators’ Pitch: Foldio stands for paper intelligent children’s toys that are printed with sensors. Through a small computer, the paper “comes to life”. Kids Boy takes care of kids with learning disabilities, using mixed and augmented reality. StudySmarter should become a digital companion when learning for exams.
AIPARK pits with its AI-based real-time parking cards. Free seats are provided by a cloud packed with IoT sensors. ONO wants to become an alternative means of transport with an emission-free e-cargo bike, especially in cities. Tracks is a platform for truck drivers and their networking.
Digital Supply Chain
The start-up doks.innovation uses drones to automatically detect stocks. Competitor evertrace.io relies on IoT and Blockchain for shipping. Kinemic, in turn, displays a digital wristband that controls digital devices through gestures. A touch is not necessary.
Further information you can find it on the hub.berlin website
tickets cost from 590 euros. Bitkom members receive a 20 percent discount.
Opening hours: On the first day from 8.30 am to Open End (program until 6 pm, then Club Night). On the second day from 8.30 am, the networking ends at 6 pm.