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IFA NEXT Innovation Engine Program

IFA NEXT - Program

Sharing Innovative Ideas.

What does the future look like? IFA NEXT always provides fascinating answers to this question on its stage, presented by research institutes, start-ups, associations and other experts from industry and science.

Digital technologies for health, fitness and wellness, the smart lifestyle and robots that are becoming increasingly suitable for everyday use through the use of artificial intelligence - these are just a few examples of the content of the exciting stage program.

Expert presentations with background information and panel discussions bring the future within reach.

Program IFA 2022

Here you can find all information about the program at IFA 2022.

02 September, Hall 20

Start End Slot Title Who?
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Increase your reach and sales – How consumer electronic brands grow strategically on Amazon Henry Krause
Vertriebsleiter bei MOVESELL GmbH
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Global Market Access – a challenge for manufacturers and importers Michael Wenzel
Global Category Manager bei VDE Institute
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Status quo mobile and fiber optic expansion in Germany Sven Butler
Stellv. Leiter bei Gigabitbüro des Bundes
11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. The future of payments Mara Vendramin
CEO bei My-Money
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. How to be fast in a sluggish industry? Moritz Schüller
CEO bei BEEZER Technologies GmbH
11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Consumer Hardware: our learnings on the way from idea to mass production Wachtang Budagaschwili
CEO at Heatle (Brandbrandnew UG)
12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. The evolution of video games through new immersive technologies Max Sacker
Creative Director at Anotherworld VR

Sven Häberlein
CEO at Trotzkind

Benjamin Heese
CEO at Feelbelt

Adrien Vives
Commercial Director at Actronika

Thierry Baujard (Moderation)
Co-Founder at SpielFabrique UG
1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Road to the Metaverse Tino Krause
Regional Director Central Europe at Meta
1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Shifting the Consumer Electronics Industry with clean endless energy for everyday products Giovanni Fili
Gründer & CEO bei Exeger
1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Communicating machines are our future! Dr. Corinna Sinzig
Director Venture Development bei Next Big Thing AG
2:35 p.m. 3:05 p.m. Startup crisis? What is the situation in the (German) ecosystem? Jannis Gilde
Project Manager Research at Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

Tayla Sheldrake
Head of Startup Success at MotionLab ML

Anja Rath
Managing Partner at PropTech1
3:05 p.m. 3:25 p.m. Startup Stories: Qonto Hypergrowth: How to keep innovating while scaling Torben Rabe
Country Director of Qonto Germany at Qonto
3:25 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Nature-Backed Crypto Currencies: The Future of a Regenerative Economy Niklas Terrahe
Co-Founder bei Ivy
3:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Startup Pitches: Explosiv Trends Björn-Christian Ningel
Referent Ehrenamt bei Startup-Verband

Jannis Gilde
Projektleiter Research bei Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

Nadine Obermeier
Head of Marketing bei MotionLab Berlin

Tayla Sheldrake
Head of Startup Success bei MotionLab ML
4:45 p.m. 5:10 p.m. How NFTs are used to finance real-world assets Romina Bungert
CFO bei Centrifuge Network Foundation
5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. Startup Pitches: Explosiv Trends Björn-Christian Ningel
Referent Ehrenamt bei Startup-Verband

Jannis Gilde
Projektleiter Research bei Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

Nadine Obermeier
Head of Marketing bei MotionLab Berlin

Tayla Sheldrake
Head of Startup Success bei MotionLab ML

03 September, Hall 20

Start End Slot Title Who?
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Driver interactions create unparalleled value in mobility and Apple, Amazon&Google want their share Nuria Medrano
Head of Marketing at 4.screen
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Beyond technology: purpose. Innovating to reenchant our world Xavier Blanc Baudriller
Senior Vice President Product and Experience Design at Pininfarina
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Building Trust With Voice-Enabled Smart Devices on the Edge of Connectivity Andrew Richards
Director of Business Development at SoundHound
11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. SITRAB – Simultaneous Transfer and Bonding – technology for micro LED display Kwang-Seong Choi
Director at ETRI
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Haptic technology – the future of user experience Adrien Vives
Commercial Director at Actronika
11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. How more complex customer requirements pose new challenges for the haptics industry Philipp Sachs
COO at XeelTech GmbH
12:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Industrial Site with Collaborative XR Gonzalo Pinzon Trujillo
Global Business Developer at VIRNECT
12:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Towards a more inclusive web Yves Cornu
Managing Director at FACIL'iti
12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 4K - Ultra HD... - The picture is getting sharper - but what about sound? Gunnar Kron
Managing Director at Kronoton GmbH
12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 10 years of Dolby Atmos from the cinema to the car - How immersive sound will continue to make our everyday lives better in the future. Mathias Bendull
Head of Consumer Audio Playback and Broadcast at Dolby Laboratories
1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Search Engines & Video-Genre Classification - How will we search and find the content of tomorrow? Prof. Dr.-Ing. & MBA Ronald Glasberg
Head of the Institute for Int. Strategic Management & Innovations at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Three megatrends pushing for smarter living Mr. Erik Ackner
President at Mercku
1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. WeHub, the interactive table projector makes smart homes social. Sabrina Großkopp
Project Management PraktikApp, UX Designer & Design Researcher at Universität Siegen
1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. How to Validate Your Product Idea: is it a Moonshot or a Shower Thought? Narek Vardanyan
Founder & CEO at Prelaunch.com
2:00 p.m. 2:35 p.m. Startup Days: What’s coming next? – Future Life Jessica Schattenberg
Startup-Verband
3:05 p.m. 3:25 p.m. Startup Stories SPYCE5 & DeinDing Regine Haschka-Helmer
Co-Founder at SPYCE5

Victoria Chirita
Founder at DeinDesign
3:25 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Making Corporate-Startup Collaboration work: BSH Startup Kitchen’s approach to make startup collaboration a win-win. Lars Rössler
Head of Global Corporate Venturing at BSH Startup Kitchen
3:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Startup Pitches: Smart Living Güney Kaya
Venture & Dealflow Manager at BSH Startup Kitchen
5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. Announcement winner of the day Güney Kaya
Venture & Dealflow Manager at BSH Startup Kitchen

Jessica Schattenberg
Startup-Verband

04 September, Hall 20

Start End Slot Title Who?
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. WINIA’s Nano ElectroSpray Air Sterilizer Yeheon Lee
IP Assistant Manager at WINIA CO., Ltd.
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. The Astonishing Possibilities of Integrated Electrostatic Technology Thomas Nguyen
Mechnical Design Engineer at Creative Technology Europe GmbH
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Let us introduce you to the Home of Th Future: Smart. Efficient, Sustainable Sitao Ma
Vice President of Connected Systems & CTO Home and Distribution at Schneider Electric
11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Changing the way we eat Amit Jaura
Co-Founder & CEO at Steambox: The Self-Heating Lunchbox
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. BeHome – Smart Senior Living: Digital Solutions and All-Incl-Service for a better life at home! Prof. Dr. Arno Elmer
Founder & Manager at Better@Home Service GmbH
11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. A Study on IoT and Smart Home Market Dong Uook Lee
General Director of Technology at i-factory Co., Ltd.
12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. Consumer Technology Trends 2022 – Keep Safety and Security in Mind Christian Groß
Regional Director EMEA at IEEE Consumer Technology Society

Prof. Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi
President at IEEE Consumer
Technology Society

Sven Öhrke
Managing Director at VDE Global Services GmbH
1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. How Green Can a Smartphone Be? What Life Cycle Assessments Tell About Modular Devices David Sánchez
Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM

Thea Kleinmagd
Circular Material Chains Innovator at Fairphone

Karsten Schischke
Group leader Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials at Fraunhofer IZM
1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. The six pillars of Enterprise Metaverse Federico Guidi
CEO at Realmore
1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. No one knows what the boa snake swallowed Daeyong Kim
CEO at the Little Cat
2:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. Startup-Days: What’s coming next? – Forming the Future Teresa Heidemann
Startup-Verband
2:35 p.m. 3:05 p.m. Gesundheit meets Innovation - Chancen und Herausforderungen im Gesundheitswesen Christoph Stresing
Geschäftsführer at Startup-Verband

Valerie Kirchberger
Chief Medical Officer & Managing Director at heartbeat medical

Dr. med. Johanna Ludwig
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin
3:05 p.m. 3:25 p.m. Startup Stories Visiblr Dr. med. Su-Zeong Fröhlich
Founder at Visiblr
3:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Startup Pitches: Health  
4:45 p.m. 5:10 p.m. Founder Stories Santhosh Jayaprakash
Founder & CEO at Ankercloud
5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. Announcement winner of the day Vanusch Walk
Referent Research at Startup-Verband

Jannis Gilde
Project Manager Research at Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

05 September, Hall 20

Start End Slot Title Who?
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Save lives and protect the planet – impact innovation in action Christoph Burkhardt
CEO & Advisor at OneLife
11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Ready for the age of circular services? Trends, strategies & fields of action for brands Sebastian Daus
Co-Founder & CEO at FixFirst
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Uniting businesses and individuals to fight the plastic problem Christian Rühlmann
CEO at precycle
11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Microplastics: small size, big consequences Adam Root
Founder & CEO at Matter.
12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. New eco-design regulations and energy efficiency labelling for smartphones and tablets Thea Kleinmagd
Circular Material Chains Innovator at Fairphone

Steffen Wasmus
Senior Lifecycle Manager at Deutsche Telekom

Susie Siouti
Chief Commercial Officer at SmartViser

Andreas Halatsch
Energy Efficiency at UBA (Federal Environment Agency)

Maarten Depypere
Policy Engineer at iFixit

Karsten Schischke
Group leader Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials at Fraunhofer IZM
1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. How to make consumer electronics more sustainable AND (still) profitable? Robin Angelé
Head of the German Office at Kooperative Commown
1:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Data use, but sustainably! Jessica Dittmar
CMO at polypoly
1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. CONSUMER TECH GOES GREEN: WHY NOW Nehir Boyacioglu
Co-Founder at Vahaa Smart Garden
1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. The LED of acoustics – How MEMS microspeakers will revolutionize the wearables industry Ferruccio Bottoni
CEO at USound
2:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. Startup Days: Why are we doing this? – The Impact Factor Flynn Jacobs
Werkstudent at Kultur Büro Elisabeth GgmbH
2:35 p.m. 2:55 p.m. Startup Stories: Enpal. Wolfgang Gründinger
Chief Evangelist at Enpal
2:55 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation – wie Startups die Transformation der Wirtschaft vorantreiben können Wolfgang Gründinger
Chief Evangelist at Enpal

Thomas Heilmann
MdB & Vorsitzender der KlimaUnion at CDU

Franziska Teubert
Managing Director at Startup-Verband
3:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Startup Pitches: Impact Flynn Jacobs
Werkstudent at Kultur Büro Elisabeth GgmbH

Alexandra Ortloff
Teamleitung Politik at Startup-Verband

Franziska Teubert
Managing Director at Startup-Verband

Rayk Reitenbach
Investment Director at IBB Ventures
4:45 p.m. 5:10 p.m. Impact in India Julian Zix
Project Lead at GINSEP (German Indian Startup Exchange Program)

Amrita Gandikota
India Representative GINSEP at PrimedinFabrik, GINSEP
5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. Announcement winner of the day Flynn Jacobs
Werkstudent at Kultur Büro Elisabeth GgmbH

Alexandra Ortloff
Teamleitung Politik at Startup-Verband

Franziska Teubert
Managing Director at Startup-Verband

Rayk Reitenbach
Investment Director at IBB

06 September, Hall 20

Start End Slot Title Who?
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Perception as Design Element in Building Immersive Experiences – A Powerful Tool or Unethical Intrus Kaja Elena Brile
CTO at Testavimo Tcechnologijos / Olie
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. A world without language barriers - is AI the answer? Bernd Korz
CEO at alugha GmbH
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Life-Ready AI Mahesh Makhijani
VP Business Development at GrAI Matter Labs
11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. How Augmented Robotics Contributes to the Future of the Metaverse Tony Nitschke
Managing Director at Augmented Robotics GmbH
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Hearing Wellbeing Breakthrough: Best Sound Personalization & Safe Listening for Consumer Electronics Philipp Skribanowitz
Founder & CEO at Mimi Hearing Technologies
12:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. Providing Protection Where Prevention Fails – Wearable Airbag Solutions Jenny Messikommer
International Operations Manager at Safeware Inc.
12:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. The Potential of Motion: Electrode-less Acquisition of ECG Signals by Applying the Guardio Technology Dr.-Ing. Marian Haescher
Senior Researcher (future CEO Guardio-Startup) at Fraunhofer IGD Rostock / zukünftig Guardio-Startup
12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. Designing medical technology with clinical research to deliver a 5X improvement in Genito- Pelvic Pain Dr. Soumyadip Rakshit
Co-Founder & CEO at MysteryVibe
12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Pact, the world's first smart muscle recovery system Steve Muttram
CRO at Impact Biosystems, Inc.
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Italy&France get together for future innovation Mirko Bretto
COO at Domethics srl

Mara Vendramin
CEO at My-Money

Manuel Crotti
Business Developer at Security Pattern

Andrea Pepini
Project Engineer at Beexlab srl
2:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. Startup Days: What makes us complete? – Diversity in the Ecosystem Lisa Meissner
Co-Founder & CEO at MERSOR
2:35 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Migrant Founders in Deutschland – Chancen & Herausforderungen Benjamin Wilkening
Vision Lab Partner at Earlybird

Vanusch Walk
Referent Research at Startup-Verband

Kurosch Daniel Habibi
Founder & Co-CEO at CARL

Franziska Teubert
Managing Director at Startup-Verband
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. How can we create a more level playing field for women entrepreneurs? Carla Schell
Head of Platform at Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund

Karla Schönicke
Venture Scout at Ananda Impact Ventures

Leonie Moos
Partnerin at Grace Accelerator / ignore gravity

Birte Gall
Co-Founder at Heritas GmbH
3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Startup Stories: Netzwerk Chancen Natalya Nepomnyashcha
Founder & CEO at Netzwerk Chencen NC gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)
3:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Startup Pitches: Dimensions Lisa Meissner
Co-Founder & CEO at MERSOR

Vanusch Walk
Referent Research at Startup-Verband

Niclas Vogt
Pressesprecher & Leiter Kommunikation at Startup-Verband

Franziska Teubert
Managing Director at Startup-Verband
4:45 p.m. 5:10 p.m. New Work – New Leadership Lisa Meissner
Co-Founder & CEO at MERSOR
5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. Announcement winner of the day Lisa Meissner
Co-Founder & CEO at MERSOR

Vanusch Walk
Referent Research at Startup-Verband

Niclas Vogt
Pressesprecher & Leiter Kommunikation at Startup-Verband

Franziska Teubert
Managing Director at Startup-Verband