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We are looking for innovators, sustainability experts and visionaries as well as well-known politicians and researchers, who share their thoughts about relevant topics in keynote speeches, panel discussions or participative masterclasses.

Please note: At the moment we unfortunately cannot accept any further applications for this year. However, you are welcome to already apply for the IMPACT FESTIVAL 2023.

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EXCERPT OF OUR CHANGEMAKERS ON STAGE 2021

Watch all keynote speeches and panel discussions below.
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HEBA AGUIB
Chief Executive RESPOND
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
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TAREK AL-WAZIR
Minister of Economics Hesse
Roberta Boscolo (1)
ROBERTA BOSCOLO
Climate & Energy Scientific Officer
World Meteorological Organization
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MARCO TE BRÖMMELSTROET
Academic Director
Urban Mobility Futures
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JACOB BUSSMANN
Managing Director
SeedForward
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ANDREAS DOMBRET
Former Board Member
Deutsche Bundesbank
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ECKART DIEPENHORST
Chief People & Comm. Officer
FreeNow
Lars Engelhard
LARS HOLGER ENGELHARD
CEO
Unleash Future Boats GmbH
Nicole Formica-Schiller (1)
NICOLE FORMICA-SCHILLER
CEO & Founder
Pamanicor Health
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HARALD FRIEDL
Advisor & Circular Economy Expert
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CARSTEN GERHARDT
Partner
Kearney
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MAJA GÖPEL
Political Economist & Transformation Researcher
Hannah Helmke (1)
HANNAH HELMKE
Founder & CEO
right. based on science
Renat-Heuberger (1)
RENAT HEUBERGER
CEO & Co-Founder
South Pole
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CHRISTIAN KROLL
Founder & CEO
Ecosia
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LISA LIU
Investor
UVC Partners
Bettina Orlopp (1)
BETTINA ORLOPP
Chief Financial Officer
Commerzbank AG
Sandra-Phillips (1)
SANDRA PHILLIPS
Founder & CEO
movmi
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ANDREAS M. RICKERT
Founder & CEO + Co-CEO
PHINEO + Nixdorf Kapital
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MARTIN RODECK
Managing Director
EDGE
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HANS J. SCHELLNHUBER
Director Emeritus
PIK
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GEORG SCHÜRMANN
Managing Director
Triodos Bank Germany
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TORSTEN SCHREIBER
Founder & CEO
Africa GreenTec
Lena Thiede (1)
LENA THIEDE
Co-Founder & Partner
Planet A Ventures
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CONSTANZE TRAUTWEIN
Co-Founder
ImpactNexus
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GUNDULA ULLAH
Chairwoman
BME e. V.
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SINA WANS
Co-Founder
Sustainable Thinking
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YVONNE ZWICK
Chairwoman
B.A.U.M. e. V.
Laura L. (1)
LAURA LEWANDOWSKI
Moderator
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LEONHARD NIMA
Moderator
Studio Nima

IMPACT STAGE - KEYNOTES & PANELS

On the IMPACT Stage, well-know politicians, researchers, innovators, investors and many more shared their thoughts about relevant topics in keynotes or panel discussions - All sessions can be watched here.
DAY 1 – RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

Keynotes and expert panels with Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Harald Friedl and Christine Lemaitre...

01:35 Climate Crisis makes Inventors – Transformation Now!
Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Physicist & Climate Scientist

 

38:35 Expert Panel: Why Buildings are a Key Driver in Sustainable Transformation
Christine Lemaitre, CEO, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen
Sabine Rau-Oberhuber, Co-Founder, Turntoo
Martin Rodeck, Executive Managing Director Germany, EDGE Technologies
Moderated by Tanja Kufner (Head of Ventures and Startups, Nemetschek Group)

 

1:07:01 Accelerating the Shift to a Circular Economy
Harald Friedl, Advisor & Circular Economy Expert

 

1:27:05 Expert Panel: Circular Economy – What Goes Around Comes Around
Harald Friedl, Advisor & Circular Economy Expert
Sebstian Fritz, Head of Business Development, Grover
Kilian Kaminski, Co-Founder & CEO, Refurbed

 

1:54:37 Sustainability Innovation – A new Success Factor for Manufacturers
Dr. Moritz Gomm, Sustainability Innovation Lead, Zühlke Engineering GmbH
Dr. Jörg Praczyk, Senior Vice President Group Research & Development, WILO SE

 

DAY 1 – REG-TECH & SUSTAINABLE SERVICES

Keynotes and expert panels with Hannah Helmke, Renat Heuberger and Lena Thiede...

01:05 In Conversation: Temperature Alignment Metrics and holistic Climate Management for Corporates
Hannah Helmke, Founder & CEO right.based on science
Sina Wans, Co-Founder, Sustainable Thinking

 

16:20 Expert Panel: What Supply Chain Transparency really means
Rena Kleine, Founder, Ecotrek
Gundula Ullah, Chief Procurement Officer, Funke Mediengruppe
Yvonne Zwick, CEO, B.A.U.M. e.V.
48:18 15 Years of Climate Action – What we’ve Learned and what’s Coming Next
Renat Heuberger, CEO & Co-Founder, South Pole

 

1:03:46 Expert Panel: Sustainability Data for better Decision Making
Kersten Karl Barth (ENGIE Impact)
Nicole Formica-Schiller, Founder & CEO, Pamanicor Health
Helen Tacke, Founder & CEO, Cozero
Moderated by Lucas Spreiter, Regional Head, KI Bundesverband

 

1.35:45 Expert Panel: Impact Measurement – Why Metrics matter for Impact Investors
Lena Thiede, Co-Founder & Partner, Planet A Ventures
Constanze Trautwein, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, ImpactNexus
Lucas Schmitt, Head of Innovation Products, TechQuartier
DAY 1 – SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Keynotes and expert panels with Prof. Dr. Andreas Dombret, Dr. Andreas Rickert and Melisa Kozak...

01:01 The Role of Finance for Sustainable Transition
Prof. Dr. Andreas Dombret,  former Board Member, Deutsche Bundesbank & now Advisor to Intl. Financial Institutions

 

18:25 Welcome at Impact Age – Impact Investing & Measurement
Dr. Andreas M. Rickert, Founder & CEO, Phineo AG + Co-CEO, Nixdorf Kapital

 

37:35 Expert Panel: Green Transformation – Banks as Part of the Solution
Matthias Kopp, Head Sustainable Finance, WWF Germany
Holger Schulte, Divisional Director Group Strategy, Transformation & Sustainability, Commerzbank AG
Sebastian Stricker, CEO, share GmbH
Moderated by Stefanie Pietsch, Segment responsibility Sustainability, Commerzbank AG

 

1:06:10 Banking for a Better Future
Inas Nureldin, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Tomorrow

 

1:23:50 Expert Panel: The Responsibility of Early Stage Capital for Sustainability
Melisa Kozak, Investment Manager, European Investment Fund
Lisa Liu, Investor, UVC Partners
Felix Mounier, Investment Director, Alter Equity
Moderated by Peter Fricke (Head of Deutsche Börse Venture Network, Deutsche Börse)

 

1:51:20 Innovation through Cooperation
Georg Schürmann, Managing Director, Triodos Bank
DAY 2 – AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

Keynotes and expert panels with Christian Kroll, Prof. Dr. Estelle Herlyn and Jacob Bussmann...

00:28 Eco Money – Ecological and Economic Business Models in Agriculture
Jacob Bussmann, Managing Director, SeedForward

 

11:52 Expert Panel: Soil Regeneration to close the Carbon Cycles
Prof. Dr. Estelle Herlyn, Head of CompetenceCentre for Sustainable Development, FOM
Andrea Licata, CEO & Founder, Talenteco
Prof. Dr. Thomas Scholten, Chair of Physical Geography and Soil Science, University of Tübingen
Moderated by Azadeh Farajpour Javazmi (Founder, betterSoil for a better world)

 

42:02 Alternative Proteins – New Sources to Feed 10 Billion People
Dr. Carsten Gerhardt, Partner, Kearney

 

59:48 Expert Panel: How can new and alternative Proteins be integrated into the Food System
Nadine Filko, Author and Copywriter
Dr. Carsten Gerhardt, Partner, Kearney
Janna Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Green Gen Fund
Moderated by Julia Köhn (CEO, German Agri Food Society)

 

1:27:53 How Regenerative Companies can help solve the Climate Crisis
Christian Kroll, CEO, Ecosia
DAY 2 – FUTURE MOBILITY & CITIES 

Keynotes and expert panels with Christine Wang, Constantin Schwaab and Sandra Phillips...

01:36 How to Re-Organize the Mobility Infrastructure
Sandra Phillips, Founder & CEO, Movmi

 

13:50 The Tunnel Vision of Mobility Thinking
Prof. Dr. Marco te Brömmelstroet, University of Amsterdam
35:29 Expert Panel: What Drives us Tomorrow?
Dr. Alesya Krit, CENA
Lars Holger Engelhard, CEO, Unleash Future Boats
Christine Wang, Managing Director, Lufthansa Innovation Hub
1:07:52 How Shared Mobility impacts our Cities
Eckart Diepenhorst, Chief of People & Communications, FreeNow
1:24:15 Expert Panel: Urban Future – Building Cities for People, not for Cars
Marc Augusto, Researcher, DAI-Labor of TU Berlin
Constantin Schwaab, CEO, Wirelane
Tu My Tran, Senior Officer, ICLEI
Moderated by Tanja Kufner (Head of Ventures and Startups, Nemetschek Group)
1:54:22 Midday Greetings
Linda Köpper & Mara Steinbrenner (Impact Festival Team)
DAY 2 – SOCIAL INNOVATION & CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

Keynotes and expert panels with Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel, Roberta Boscolo and Torsten Schreiber...

00:54 Rethinking Systems – How to Achieve Systemic Change
Prof. Dr. Maja Göpel, Political Economist & Transformation Researcher

 

27:46 Social Innovation and the Matter of Data
Alexander Britz, Head of Digital Business Transformation & Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft
43:48 Expert Panel: Open (Social) Innovation
Heba Aguib, Chief Executive RESPOND, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Sasha Lipman, Founder, tech2impact
Daniel Nowack, Managing Director, Yunus Social Business
1:13:16 Self-Determination & Growth through Sustainable Energy Solutions
Torsten Schreiber, Founder & CEO, Africa GreenTec
1:31:49 Vulnerability of Developing Countries & Climate Impacts to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Roberta Boscolo, Climate & Energy Scientific Officer, World Meteorological Organization
1:50:42 Expert Panel: Removing CO2 from our Atmosphere – The Power of Voluntary Carbon Markets
Christopher Blaufelder, Partner, McKinsey
Daniel Egger, Chief Commercial Officer, Climeworks
Renat Heuberger, CEO & Co-Founder, South Pole

 

2:20:16 Established Markets vs. Young Innovators – Why new Players are needed
Dr. Ernesto Garnier, Founder & CEO, EINHUNDERT Energie

INNOVATION STAGE - PITCHES

On the innovation stage 100+ start-ups from eight different innovation areas presented themselves to the audience. Each pitch was around five minutes, so you are able to see the most interesting ideas of tomorrow's innovators in short time!
DAY 1 – INNOVATION STAGE

Startup pitches in the area of Regulatory Technology, Sustainable Services, Sustainable Finance, Resource Efficiency & EIT Matchmaking

Regulatory Technology:
00:00 – Opening 2:57 – dCentra GmbH (apologies, no sound) 7:36 – Desion (apologies, no sound) 19:37 – ecotrek 36:10 – Klima.Metrix 48:35 – Marine Digital 1:01:55 – Planetly GmbH 1:08:55 – Retraced 1:15:24 – Seedtrace 1:21:29 – Sustainbill 1:26:15 – Break Sustainable Services: 1:39:20 – Global Changer 1:45:10 – Worldwatchers 1:52:11 – Lissi 1:59:43 – Neustore 2:05:12 – Novaloop 2:19:47 – SD KPI 2:35:30 – Sustainable Thinking 2:40:10 – Talenteco GmbH 2:44:57 – Trustlines Network 2:50:09 – Positive Impacts 2:55:45 – Break
Sustainable Finance:
3:24:13 – Bullfinch 3:31:29 – Portagon 3:38:02 – ecolytiq GmbH 3:50:55 – Evercity 3:57:20 – Fairown 4:04:22 – Foros 4:10:14 – Gaiachain 4:19:42 – Greenfi 4:23:19 – Hedera (TUBS GmbH – TU Berlin) 4:30:25 – Ü Impact 4:37:04 – Investify, Inc. 4:50:09 – payactive 4:56:27 – Yapu Solutions 5:01:38 – Impact Nexus (TUBS GmbH – TU Berlin) 5:07:17 – Break
Resource Efficiency:
5:34:03 – Spoontainable 5:39:41 – traceless materials 5:44:25 – Vilisto GmbH 5:49:56 – beworm 5:55:10 – BerlinGreen (TUBS GmbH – TU Berlin) 5:59:01 – circolution 6:04:30 – Hibyrd 6:08:47 – Dabbel 6:14:14 – dimpora AG 6:19:44 – egain 6:24:54 – Fix First 6:30:05 – Fungtion (TUBS GmbH – TU Berlin) 6:35:12 – Grover 6:50:06 – Joulia SA 6:56:24 – Knärzje 7:02:12 – LB.systems 7:07:11 – Modular One GmbH 7:21:03 – Perto GmbH 7:26:28 – Quantum Circle 7:32:10 – R8 Technologies 7:38:16 – refurbed 7:42:43 – Break
7:53:09EIT Matchmaking
DAY 2 – INNOVATION STAGE

Startup pitches in the area of Future Mobility & Cities, Clean Technology & Social Innovation, Agriculture Technology & Pitch Battle - hosted by TechQuartier

Future Mobility & Cities:
00:00 – Opening 11:46 – Ducktrain 17:23 – Green Convenience 22:46 – HeyCharge GmbH 27:03 – Hopper Mobility 36:03 – innocept mobility 54:47 – RideBee 1:03:00 – sigo.green 1:07:30 – Urbanistic GmbH 1:17:41 – Wirelane 1:22:09 – Scio Technology 1:27:27 – Break
Clean Technology & Social Innovation:
2:09:31 – AfricaGreenTec 2:16:10 – Axsol 2:31:12 – CO2BioClean GmbH 2:37:47 – Dryad 2:44:27 – Einhundert Energie GmbH 3:03:14 – Hacker School 3:09:19 – Instagrid 3:16:26 – Adrian & Zhen on Future Mobility 3:22:24 – Mowea Modulare Windanlagen GmbH 3:28:46 – node.energy 3:34:15 – Scobees UG 3:42:18 – Solostücke GmbH 3:48:00 – Sustayn 3:52:22 – Boreal Light 4:06:10 – Voltaro Energy GmbH 4:12:14 – Wild Code School 4:17:50 – SolarBakery 4:22:41 – Breeze 4:27:11 – UNO INO 4:31:31 – Break
Agriculture Technology:
4:58:17 – Agranimo 5:06:27 – BetterECO 5:12:45 – carbonauten GmbH 5:18:57 – permarobotics 5:25:19 – KleuTec 5:32:10 – Kolo Agrarhandel GmbH 5:37:43 – madebymade GmbH 5:43:37 – Novihum Technologies 5:51:55 – PhycoSystems 5:57:48 – Soil & More Impacts GmbH 6:03:59 – Break
6:52:44 – IMPACT CHALLENGE: Pitch Battle – Hosted by TechQuartier

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