Modern cities such as Berlin are unique ecosystems, where long-term success requires strong networks and excellent expertise. Every year since 2008, professionals from industry, science, research and politics, as well as from institutions in Berlin, Germany and other countries, gather at the renowned Berlin Urban Tech Summit.


08:00 – 09:00 Arrival and registration / Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Opening and welcome by Ramona Pop, Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises
Moderation: Christiane Stein
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote I:
David Ehrenberg, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC)
10:00 – 10:30 Late Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 PANEL 1:
Renaissance of the city as an industrial location
Framework conditions, opportunities and risks of urban, industrial production i.a. with
  • Larissa Zeichhardt, CEO, LAT Group
  • Reinhard Müller, CEO, EUREF AG
  • Lukas André, Project Manager Digitization and Head of Marketing Technology Cluster Zug, Metall Zug AG
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Schaaf, Hochschule Mittweida, Industrial Engineering Faculty
  • Moderation: Timon Meyer, Managing Partner, T-Base Consulting GmbH
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:45 Projekt Zukunft - Cross Innovation Award: Digitale Fabrik
Showcasing of successful cooperations

World Café:
Discuss the panel topics with the speakers

Information Booth:
Promotion of SME projects
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 – 14:15 Keynote II:
Stefanie Brickwede, CEO, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
14:15 – 15:15 PANEL 2:
Urban industries produce innovative logistics solutions
Industrial logistics in cities with increasing flows of people and goods i.a. with
  • Nicolas Leschke, Founder and CEO, ECF Farmsystems GmbH
  • Petra Nowacki, CEO, BEHALA – Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft mbH
  • Holger Hochguertel, Director Sales, INRIX Europe GmbH
  • Moderation: Ilka Groenewold
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:15 Fireside Chat:
City of the future – how can production be integrated?
16:15 – 17:15 PROJEKT ZUKUNFT – Cross Innovation Award: Digital Factory
Pitches of the nominated start-ups with subsequent award ceremony
Senator Ramona Pop: Summary of the day and closing remarks
17:15 – 18:00 Get-together / Drinks and Snacks


Ramona Pop

Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

»Berlin is perceived nationally and internationally as an attractive business location. The city offers a closely networked environment of incubators, scientific institutions and investors, which is an invaluable location advantage for innovative projects. Our industry is particularly strong where production, research and digitization merge. There are many opportunities here for progressive companies, which we would like to discuss with you at the Berlin Urban Tech Summit. Central topics such as location factors and the potential of urban production, sustainable ideas for logistics in urban quarters as well as the opportunities for additive manufacturing in urban areas – all of this is explained and discussed using the specific example of Berlin as a business location. I would be delighted to welcome you to Radialsystem V on 25 September!«

Ramona Pop

Review 2018

What solutions do the cities of tomorrow require in an increasingly connected world?

Following the opening speech of Ramona Pop, Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, 300 experts from Berlin and around the world exchanged views during the Berlin Urban Tech Summit 2018. To mark its tenth anniversary, this year’s Berlin Economic Conference was held under its new name for the first time. Industry representatives, company founders and other renowned speakers from the fields of business, science and politics explained their positions on Energy and Mobility, Digitalisation, and Knowledge Transfer and networked at Radialsystem V. Robotisation and its effects on the world of work, the development of ecosystems through intelligent networking and the future of energy and mobility systems in cities were among the focal points. In addition, Young Talents pitched innovative business models in an entertaining format on the main stage, and public enterprises from the German capital presented their needs for the future.



Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises
Within the government of Berlin, the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises is responsible for economic policy and the settling of companies in the capital, as well as for promoting energy and for public enterprises and structural policy. The head of the department is Senator Ramona Pop.
Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB)
The Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the business development bank for the State of Berlin. With its support of the local economy, it actively contributes to the development of Berlin as a business center. In the field of real-estate development, the IBB is an expert consultant for all financing questions concerning real estate.

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