Peter Altmaier is a prominent German politician who has made significant contributions to shaping the country's economic policies. As former Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, he has been instrumental in promoting sustainable economic growth and development. His expertise in economic policy has made him a sought-after speaker at international events, where he shares his vision for a prosperous and inclusive global economy. Altmaier's dedication to finding practical solutions to complex problems has earned him recognition from business leaders and policymakers alike. Through his work, Altmaier has demonstrated a deep commitment to building a better future for all.
Sessions with Peter Altmaier
Alessio is the Founder & CEO of Jodel which he founded when he was studying industrial engineering at RWTH. He has grown Jodel into a multinational social media platform which allows millions of users to connect locally & annonomously. For his achievement of building such a successful platform with enormous reach, Alessio made the Forbes "30 under 30" list for tech-innovations in 2019.
Sessions with Alessio Borgmeyer
Dan Ram ignites the stage as an Event MC & Speaker at over 100 events a year. Hosting changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders like Sir Richard Branson, record breaking athletes like F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Grammy-winning artists and celebrities, he works on 4 continents from college campuses to parliaments to in-house corporate innovation days for Fortune 500 Companies to the biggest tech conferences in the world. His passion is to inspire people with his motto 'Start Now Start Simple' in building a future we all want to live in.
Sessions with Dan Ram
Prof. Malte Brettel
Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel is Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. His research interests include entrepreneurial management and business development, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurship, and financial and innovation management. He has published several books as well as in many academic journals. In addition to his academic career, Professor Brettel founded several companies of his own. He was managing director in these companies and is currently still active as a business angel. In addition, Professor Brettel is also Prorector for Business and Industry at RWTH Aachen University.
Sessions with Prof. Malte Brettel
Sessions with Marius Rosenberg
Prof. Günther Schuh
Günter Schuh is a German engineer, entrepreneur, and professor of production engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He is the founder of multiple successful companies, including e.GO Mobile, which produces affordable electric cars, and Streetscooter, which designs and manufactures electric delivery vehicles. Schuh has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to engineering and business, including being named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2017. We are honoured that he will take part in ATEC23 as part of the “Future Mobilitiy” panel.
Sessions with Prof. Günther Schuh
Larissa Skarke is a Climate Tech Investor at World Fund. At World Fund she follows her passion to create actual impact in backing those entrepreneurs who are building tech for a regenerative world, including RWTH Aachen spinouts Cylib and aedifion, as well as the likes of Customcells, IQM and Space Forge. Prior to joining World Fund, Larissa was part of the founding investment team of KKR's Global Impact fund, having begun her career as a Consultant at McKinsey. We are honoured that she will attend ATEC23 as part of the “Climate Tech” panel.
Sessions with Larissa Skarke
Pia Otto is Head of Internationalization and Co-Lead of the RWTH Entrepreneurship Center. After finishing her Master at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, she is now a PhD Candidate at RWTH. We are happy to have Pia Otto moderating our “Climate Tech” panel.
Sessions with Pia Otto
Björn Schaubel is a partner at EY in the automotive sector focussing on eMobility. He has more than sixteen years of work experience advising DAX-40 clients and leading automobile and mobility players. Taking a strategical angle, he is dedicated to transforming traditional automotive players to service firms enabling the future of mobility. We are pleased to welcome Björn Schaubel to ATEC as part of our "Future Mobility" panel.
Sessions with Björn Schaubel
Brenda Ritter is a working student at Roland Berger and chairwoman of the Collective Incubator e.V.. Together with her team of 40 motivated students, she aims to build one of Europe's leading tech incubators at RWTH Aachen University. As an RWTH student and chairwoman, she will give us insights into the Founders' Ecosystem Aachen and the Collective Incubator's role in it.
Sessions with Brenda Ritter
Thomas Sattelberger is former Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Education and Research . Before he joined politics he worked 40 years in several DAX-listed companies, 14 years as a Member of Executive Boards . We are therefore honoured that he joins ATEC23 as part of the "Deep Tech" panel.
Sessions with Thomas Sattelberger
Daniel Grünes founded Aquila biolabs in the Aachen region and ran it for 7 years before selling it to sbi - Scientific Bioprocessing in 2021. His team continued to run Aquila Biolabs there and since 2022 Daniel Grünes is President & CEO of sbi. Having gained extensive knowledge as a founder and as CEO of sbi, Daniel Grüne is a valued guest in our "AC FounderTalk: Engineered Health Tech" panel
Sessions with Daniel Grünes
Fannie Delavelle is the founder and CEO of Make It She, a startup mentor, public lecturer, and Europe leader at Bpifrance. In her position for Bpifrance, she is financing deep tech startups. Therefore, she knows what it requires to identify valuable scale ups, to support them and to help them grow into global leaders. We are delighted to welcome Fannie Delavelle to the stage during our "Deep Tech" panel at ATEC23.
Sessions with Fannie Delavelle
Dr. Bernd Heinrichs
Dr. Bernd Heinrichs is Co-CEO of Wandelbots, Investor and a former student of RWTH. Passionate about “Changing the Normal”, Bernd gained extensive experience at multiple companies, especially Cisco, where his final position was Managing Director Industrial (Internet of Things) Solutions for the EMEAR regions. In Oktober 2021, he decided to join the startup Wandelbots. After holding the position of Chief Growth Officer, he became Co-CEO. The mission of Wandelbots is to enable each of us to work with robots. Since Bernd combines vast knowledge about industrial technology and is also an entrepreneur, he is an outstanding guest for our "Industrial Tech" panel.
Sessions with Dr. Bernd Heinrichs
Dr. Ansgar Schleicher
Dr. Ansgar Schleicher is a successful entrepreneur, innovator, manager and investor who has graduated from RWTH. Today, he is Managing Director of TechVision Fund and board member of S-UBG AG. Throughout his career, he gained a lot of knowledge in Software, Electronics, Automotive, Mobility and Digitalization. With more than 20 years of global experience in intelligent IT-Solutions for automotive manufacturing and afters ales, 10 of which as managing director of a hidden champion SME, he is a perfect fit for the "Industrial Tech" panel. We are very pleased to have him join us on stage.
Sessions with Dr. Ansgar Schleicher
Dr. Arne Peine
Dr. Arne Peine is CTO and Co-Founder of the Clinomic startup based in Aachen. Utilizing his experience of nearly a decade of medical research and his medical studies at RWTH University in Aachen, he participates in the Clinomics mission to reinvent the hospital. We are honoured to welcome Mr. Peine to our “AC FounderTalk: Engineered Health Tech” panel.
Sessions with Dr. Arne Peine
Sabine Kaiser is currently working as Venture Manager at RWTH Innovation, enabling deep-tech spin-out creation from RWTH and UKA. She is also an advisor at Blue Future Partners, an emerging managers focused VC fund of funds, and active as “SKadvisory”, working both with start-ups and investors. She is passionate about technological and social innovations that have a significant positive impact on people’s lives. Hence she is a great moderator for our “Future Mobility” panel during ATEC23.
Sessions with Sabine Kaiser
Martin Schilling is Managing Director of Techstars Berlin, angel investor and highly successful entrepreneur. Over the last 15 years, he has co-created or scaled up five companies in different countries, including Orphoz and the FinTech N26. Believing in builders as the inventors of the 21st century, he also wrote the book "The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy" to support startup teams in their journey to build unicorn businesses. We are hence pleased to have Martin Schilling moderating our “Deep Tech” panel.
Sessions with Martin Schilling
Charlotte Bruce is an investor, operator, and entrepreneur, currently working as General Manager EMEA & APAC and Head of Operations for techstars and as an Angel Investor for Baseimmune. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience and has more than 14 years of experience in creating, expanding, and investing in high growth companies in the EMEA and APAC region. Given her passion for entrepreneurship and knowledge in science, we are happy to have Charlotte Bruce onstage for our "Deep Tech" panel at ATEC23.
Sessions with Charlotte Bruce
Dr. Christian Klusmann
Dr. Christian Klusmann is Head of Startup Coaching & Consulting at digitalHUB Aachen e.V.. After completing his RWTH degree, he began teaching entrepreneurship in various universities before returning to Aachen. Since 2019 he works for the digitalHUB and there are hence few people who know the Founders’ Ecosystem Aachen better than him. We are thus pleased to have Christian Klusmann join us to tell us more about the Ecosystem and the role of digitalHUB Aachen e.V. in it.
Sessions with Dr. Christian Klusmann
Dr. Conrad Wiedeler
Dr. Conrad Wiedeler holds the position of Vice President Strategy at Viessmann Climate Solutions SE. Prior to working at Viessmann, he gained deep market insights at McKinsey where he last worked in the role of an Engagement Manager in the Frankfurt Office. In his current role, he actively shapes the transition to more sustainable and climate friendly heating-, cooling- and ventilation technologies. We are pleased to welcome him on stage for our “Climate Tech” panel.
Sessions with Dr. Conrad Wiedeler
Friederike Philipsenburg is a former RWTH Aachen University graduate presently working for Ford Werke GmbH. She has extensive knowledge in the fields of vehicle architecture & vehicle experience. Currently she holds the position of Supervisor Technology Strategy Europe at Ford. She can contribute insights from the perspective of one of the most important mobility companies of the world. Therefore, we are pleased that she will be part of ATEC23 as a panellist on the "Future Mobility" panel.
Sessions with Friederike Philipsenburg
Niklas Friederichsen ist CTO/CPO & Co-Founder at Greenlyte Carbon Technologies. He is an experienced tech entrepreneur with expertise in bringing complex B2B products to life and scale. Today, he is leveraging his wealth of experience to drive carbon capture technology innovation. We are hence pleased to have him on stage for our “Climate Tech” panel.
Sessions with Niklas Friederichsen
Prof. René Tolba
Prof. René Tolba is the director of VTK at the university clinic Aachen. Having a background as a medical doctor and being former vice Dean for Research and now special commissioner to the Deans Office for Translation and Innovation, he is well experienced in the field of studies in medicine. Furthermore: He has founded two successful start-ups in the Aachen ecosystem himself - lately, the organ revitalization start-up Vivalyx! Overall, we are pleased to welcome him as part of our “AC FounderTalk: Engineered Health Tech” during ATEC23.
Sessions with Prof. René Tolba
Julian Fischer is Investor Relations Lead at the RWTH Tech Incubator. After gaining experience as Senior Growth Manager at Facebook and working with the Founder & CEO of Germany’s highest valued FinTech start-up N26, he is now a PhD Candidate at RWTH. We are pleased to have Julian Fischer moderating our “Industrial Tech” panel.
Sessions with Julian Fischer
Dr. Uwe Bau
Dr. Uwe Bau is a RWTH alumni with the will to shape the world of tomorrow. He is currently working as Head of Supply Chain Production Semicon at RI Research Instruments GmbH. Having also worked for McKinsey & Company as Engagement Manager as well as for the RWTH Chair of Thermodynamics, Uwe Bau has a rare combination of knowledge in both tech and business. We are therefore pleased to welcome him for our “Industrial Tech” panel during ATEC23.
Sessions with Dr. Uwe Bau
Manuel Wessely is a student from RWTH, Cynteract's CTO and also works as a software developer for RefresherBoxx and Autak. Cynteracts' mission is to make rehabilitation more fun and efficient while Autak resolves obstacles for wheelchair users. Being part of these Health Tech startups based in Aachen, Manuel is a perfect member for our "AC FounderTalk: Engineered Health Tech" panel.
Sessions with Manuel Wessely
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