Startup Demoday with startups of the Berlin universities on February 13, 2017

Review of the startup matchmaking event of the Berlin universities
The Berlin economic development and technology promotion Berlin Partner, together with B!gründet, the founding network of Berlin’s universities, once again founded the Berlin Demoday on February 13, 2017 with the latest startups from Berlin’s universities and colleges. The objective is to present the startups to a broad audience of the economy and to offer a stage. Through this exchange, startups can win customers and partners, while company representatives can get to know tomorrow’s innovations today. Innovation partnerships are often a result of this format. For all those who were not able to attend in person yesterday, there is a list of all startups with links to their websites at the end of the article. We (Ambivation) will be happy to make personal contact for you.

Schedule of the event

  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby (President of the Berlin School of Economics and Law) and Christian Rickerts (State Secretary in the Senate Administration for Economics, Energy and Enterprises)
  • Keynote “Narrow Band IoT” by Dr. Michael Lemke (Huawei Senior Technology Expert)
  • Powertalk “Cooperation between startups and companies” with Dr. Stefan Franzke (CEO, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH), Steffen Krach (State Secretary for Science and Research)
  • Example of a successful corporate cooperation: Regina Gnirß (Head of R&D at Berliner Wasserbetriebe) & Oliver Thronicker (CEO, Blue Biolabs GmbH), Moderation: Nicolas Zimmer
  • Exhibition of the 27 startups
  • Speed dating in three clusters IT/mobile applications and software, hardware / industrial and production-related services, and life sciences / healthcare
  • Workshop with Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin) on (Transformation meets all of us – how should startups and established companies (re)act?”)
  • Workshop with Nikolai Ladanyi (ScaleUP) on “From startup to scale-up – how do I manage to become a successful scale-up after the foundation?

Speed-Dating (supported by Ambivation)

During the speed dating, the participating startups had the opportunity to talk to the company representatives present in person in short 3-minute conversations. 25 startups in three subject areas used this opportunity and collected first creative ideas for cooperations – that is power networks. After the work was done, both sides reported on a good exchange at the buffet and exchanged contact data to talk about the potential of a cooperation. We at Ambi-Vation are curious to see what kind of collaborations arise from getting to know each other today.

Active participation of company representatives

The participants consisted of curious representatives of large companies, medium-sized companies and municipal companies. For example representatives of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Deutsche Bahn, Berlin Volksbank, Philip Morris Manufacturing, Siemens, UseTree, Viessmann, Volkswagen and Berlin Sparkasse were present.

Startups with linked websites GmbH Gmbh. Crowdsupport for computer queries and problems
AFFS Affective Signals GmbH AFFS Affective Signals GmbH. Computer-aided methods which recognize, analyze and interpret non-verbal, social signals from image and sound data in an application-related manner.
akvola technologies gmbh akvola technologies GmbH. Sustainable water treatment
ALLVR GmbH AllVR GmbH. Cloud-based business platform for visualization and communication with Virtual Reality glasses for the industrial sector
Anacode GmbH Anacode GmbH. Software for market research in emerging markets
Blue Biolabs GmbH Blue Biolabs GmbH. Molecular biological well analysis
Cellbricks GmbH Cellbricks GmbH. Development and sales of 3D bioprinters for printing mini organs and living tissue
CocktailIce CocktailIce. Conversion of high-percentage alcohol into ice crystals using biological ingredients
Deckard A.I. GmbH Deckard.A.I. Artificial intelligence based cooperation platform for software developers
FDX Fluid Dynamix GmbH FDX Fluidynamix GmbH. Development and operation of Oscijet nozzles for the generation of a moving beam without moving parts for industrial applications.
GOLARES GmbH Golares GmbH. Coatings and microstructuring with plasma technology
HygNova Medical HygNova Medical. Technology-based reminding, monitoring and live-reporting system, which permanently increases the rate of hand disinfection in clinics and reduces costs by lowering the infection rate based on WHO requirements
Imanox GmbH Imanox. The fully automated photo system IMANOX
Inspirient GmbH Inspirient GmbH. Creation of fully automatically understandable and decision-relevant analyses from business data records by means of artificial intelligence (AI)
Nano-Join GmbH Nano-Join GmbH. Pressureless nano-sinter pastes for assembly and interconnection technology in power electronics
nuu Text & Data Analytics GmbH Nuu Text & Data Analytics GmbH. Since good decisions start with questions: The cognitively inspired nuu platform learns relationships between unstructured and structured data. It visualizes relationships on a semantic level and supports decision-making processes.
PerfAccT PerfAccT. Acceleration of computer simulations developed in MATLAB by means of fully automated parallelization
Philosoffee GmbH Philosoffee GmbH. Coffee Trend Koldbrew with significantly less acid and bitter substances, a natural sweetness and three times more caffeine than Red Bull Wallet that powers smartphones by simply hanging them up
Sample of Science GmbH Sample of Science GmbH. Portal for scientists for the efficient exchange of information and publication.
Sentientic GmbH Sentientic GmbH. Integration von Artificial Intelligence in Digital Marketing Analytics for E-Commerce
shoutr labs UG shoutr labs. System for digital content distribution that can deliver large amounts of data such as HD videos, multimedia or augmented reality content to mobile devices in a matter of seconds.
shyftplan GmbH shyftplan GmbH. Online service planning with payroll accounting
simpleDS GmbH simpleDS GmbH. Ultra-low-cost digital signage solution in subscription model
splone UG (haftungsbeschränkt) splone. Software for monitoring and vulnerability analysis of industrial and IoT networks
Traxas Media UG (haftungsbeschränkt) Traxas Media. nteractive, digital POS solutions. In addition to increased attention and advertising sustainability among customers, the use of these solutions has led to a verifiable increase in sales in the EZH.
VEIT VEIT. Furniture design system with the patented easy-change construction method
viomedo UG (haftungsbeschränkt) Viomedo. Internet platform for the mediation of patient-friendly clinical trials for patients


Testimonial of the Speed-Dating

“The Speed Dating was a successful format to bring company representatives and innovative university startups from Berlin together at one table and to initiate cooperation between the right actors. As a partner, Ambi-Vation implemented the speed dating very professionally and personally networked both sides.” – Dr. Philip Steden, Business Unit Manager at Berlin Partner.

About Ambivation

Ambivation connects established companies with startups for innovation partnerships. As an innovation consultancy and matchmaker, Ambivation facilitates collaboration between founders and executives for general exchange, concrete customer, supplier or research partnerships. Ambivation supports companies in the identification of needs, startup identification, startup evaluation and initiation of cooperation. Formats such as research of relevant startups, startup monitoring, strategic cooperation consulting or event formats such as startup tours or Design Thinking workshops serve this purpose. The monthly newsletter also informs curious company representatives about current collaboration examples and events related to these cooperations.