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Digital Tour-program 2020. Your access to german Corporates.

25 - 28, 2020

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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Smart City
Mobility & Logistics
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Day 1 //
6:00 pm7:30 pm

// Come together with startups from around 30 countries.
// Get to know the people behind the tour.
// Get hints from the organizers for a successful participation.

Monday, October 26, 2020
Day 2 //
10:00 am11:00 am
Kick-off event Start.up! Germany Tour 2020
“Welcome to NRW and its capital Düsseldorf”

Words of Welcome
Gregor Berghausen, Executive Director, Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Petra Wassner, Chief Executive Officer, NRW.INVEST
Theresa Winkels, Head of Economic Development Office of the City of Düsseldorf

How to develop a startup ecosystem - Best practice Düsseldorf/NRW and our engagement with international startups
Peter Hornik, Managing Director, Digihub Düsseldorf

Presentation of Expat Service Desk
Johannes Grünhage, Head of Expat Service Desk Düsseldorf

12:00 pm1:00 pm

Get an introduction to the three verticals by industry experts and important multipliers.

// Overview of the respective industry and its opportunities.
// Relevant companies and partners in the Rhine- Ruhr Region.
// Contact points for foreign startups.


Introduction by InsurLab Germany

Smart City:

Introduction by
Alexander von Schweinitz, Member of Managing Board, Smart City Alliance Dortmund
Mirko Bass, Business Development Manager EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia), Cisco Systems

Mobility & Logistics:

Mobility Hub NRW and Virtual visit to EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf
Uwe Kerkmann, General Director, EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf
Alexander Söchtig, COO, inno2Grid GmbH

The Project „KoMo:D Next“ – Digital Testfields for Mobility in Düsseldorf
Torben Hilgers, Manager Project Office KoMo:D

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Day 3 //
10:00 am1:00 pm
Some Title

Imagine a world where everything is connected. Each of the small IoT devices are collecting data from everything that gets around it. On the other side we have the citizens who are using services based on this data and creating even more data.
How can we create a smart city eco system that is levering the benefits for the citizen while protecting their privacy?

XignSys is a young tech company based in the heart of the Ruhr Area, in Gelsenkirchen. XignSys provides passwordless multifactor authentication for any purpose and use case.

Gelsenkirchen is one of the smart city and digitization pilot districts which is funded by the state of North-Rhine Westphalia and Germany.


Last year the RuhrSummit hosted more than 5.000 participants. This year it will take place digitally for two days.

Mobility & Logistics:

The RuhrSummit is one of the biggest startup conferences in North Rhine-Westphalia with a strong focus on B2B.

Smart City:

Participating startups of the tour get the unique chance to qualify for the international final at the RuhrSummit and thus to present themselves to a large audience in Germany.