International Innovation Day

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International Innovation Day
June 10, 2021
1:30PM - 4:30PM CEST
International Innovation Day
June 10, 2021
1:30PM - 4:30PM CEST

Join us at our International Innovation Day powered by Plug and Play Hamburg and dive deeper into what is necessary for building a smart future. Hamburg is a model region for sustainable urban infrastructure solutions in Europe and in order to successfully identify, develop and implement new technologies of tomorrow, cooperation is key.

Our goal is to build the bridge between you and the broader innovation ecosystem that is essential to drive forward innovation in your cities around the world.

On Thursday, June 10th, 2021 we will hear from international and governmental organizations as well as industry leaders on how to solve urban challenges in the city of the future. Further we’ll explore how innovation can address important challenges in the logistics, mobility, and energy sectors to grow towards a smart and sustainable city.

The City of Hamburg will also showcase the results of the Future Hamburg Award, where the world's best startups were invited to share their solutions to address important urban challenges in different focal areas for the city of the future.

From keynotes to industry panels and tech lightning talks, as well as virtual networking opportunities with the participants - this day will connect you to the change-makers of tomorrow.


  • 1:30 - 1:40 PM
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 1:40 - 2:05 PM
    Political Panel
  • 2:05 - 2:30 PM
    Award Ceremony of the Future Hamburg Award
  • 2:30 - 3:10 PM
    The Future of Energy - Panel & Keynote
  • 3:10 - 3:50 PM
    Building the City of the Future - Panel & Keynote
  • 3:50 - 4:30 PM
    Networking & Virtual Fair


  • Global Executive Advisor, Volkswagen AG

    Lars Bäumann

    Global Executive Advisor, Volkswagen AG
  • Commercial Director, Emitwise

    Stephanie Bilet

    Commercial Director, Emitwise
  • Innovation. Day Hamburg

    Katharina Fegebank

    Deputy Mayor and Senator of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts, City of Hamburg
  • Sallar Faridi

    Sallar Faridi

    Director, Plug and Play Hamburg
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    Alireza Ghods

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, NATIX GmbH
  • Nieky

    Nieky Sarah Ipektchi

    Director of Partnerships, Plug and Play Hamburg
  • Project Manager Cross-Sectoral Marketing, Hamburg Marketing GmbH

    Sascha Jacobi

    Project Lead Future Hamburg Award, City of Hamburg
  • Dr. Ulf Kämpfer // Mayor, City of Kiel

    Dr. Ulf Kämpfer

    Mayor, City of Kiel
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    Isidro Laso Ballesteros

    Cabinet Expert for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
  • Head of BizLab, Airbus

    Christian Lindener

    Head of BizLab, Airbus
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    Lindsay Maclver Zingg

    Senior Director Sustainability, DSV
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    Jens Müller-Belau

    Energy Transition Manager, Shell Germany
  • Veronika Reichboth

    Veronika Reichboth

    Director Startup-Unit Hamburg, Hamburg Invest
  • Chairman of the Board, Hamburg Invest

    Rolf Strittmatter

    Chairman of the Board, Hamburg Invest

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