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 To meet the most innovative Startup communities from 3 different industries. Each vertical represented by an own, dedicated event series covering
  • IoT / IIoT
  • Cybersecurity
  • eSports
What happened last year!  On  14th  &  15th  Feb  2:19
the  international  Internet  of  Things  startup  space  met  in  Berlin.
 At  our  1st  edition  of  TOUCHING INNOVATIONS  it  was  amazing  to  host  and  connect . . .
300+ Attendees
15 Pitches
15 Exhibitors
50+ Speakers
Staatssekretär Christian Rickerts
Staatssekretär Christian Rickerts
. . . now, let’s  get  ready  for  TOUCHING INNOVATIONS  2:2:.
Experience the latest innovations in IoT / IIoT, Cybersecurity and eSports, each topic covered by a dedicated event series.
Join founders, investors, corporate executives and decision makers, politicians and scientists, and celebrate technology with 1.::: like minded.
Become  a  TI2:2:  sponsor,  speaker,  exhibitor  or  pitcher…

The TOUCHING INNOVATIONS Event Series is the international conference line in Berlin presenting exciting speakers, exhibitors and startup pitches, international innovation drivers, such as (prospective) founders, accelerators, incubators and subject matter experts from industry and science.

Besides prospective founders and co-founders (looking for founding partners), existing startups across IoT / IIoT, Cybersecurity and eSports (seeking for funding, partners, customers, or planning an M&A transaction), our event attendees primarily include corporate ventures and venture builders, corporates (looking for external innovations and M&As), innovation hub executives, investment banks, venture capital firms, business angels, researchers, analysts and media representatives.

Our attendees are offered extensive opportunities to network, exchange ideas, try out products, win customers and suppliers, discuss partnerships and much more.

Prospective founders and existing startups also have the opportunity to present themselves in 10 minute pitches (7 minutes pitch + Q&A) and to win business angels, venture capital, other partners as well as, of course, customers.

Investors, corporates and buying centers of selected industries will share market demands and business directions of the coming years with potential future suppliers and partners.

In a wide range of presentations, international speakers will cover various topics and take us on exciting knowledge journeys across technology and business subjects.

Where  the  magic  happens

The aim of the event series in 2020 is to bring together (prospective) founders, investors, corporates, as well as other international networkers and experts from research, business and politics in selected coworking spaces in order to provide capital and knowledge directly in the epicenters of today’s innovation, the coworking spaces.

Doing good together. . .

We not only support startups, but also engage in social projects – and every participant of TOUCHING INNOVATIONS automatically helps, because we donate to:

Die Tafeln



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The Internet of Things and the Digital Transformation are entering our living rooms, our lifestyle and the way we work. Privacy and Cybersecurity play an evergrowing role and are part of every step we do on the web, with connected devices – within our entire life. As customers and consumers we want the businesses to protect our data, and likewise companies struggle to keep confidential what they own, and what they know from us.
And the fun part: eSports is a discipline that drives media & entertaintment to a touchy level as one of the most innovative ways of bringing gamesTech closer across generations and verticals.


TOUCHING INNOVATIONS presents 3 event series dedicated to IoT / IIoT, Cybersecurity and eSports, and brings the most innovative founders, the pioneers of today’s industrial revolution together with their relevant market, with partners and funding.
Get inspired by fantastic people, the latest products, trends, and developments…



Each theme, (I)IoT, Cybersecurity and eSports will have a dedicated event series that only will focus on that particular industry.

During all the events, the focus will be

  • industry-related exponential networking and targeted handshake sessions to meet prospective and already successful founders or potential co-founders, investors, venture builders, accelerators, or corporates for co-innovations
  • crisp 10-minute pitches across all industry-related segments
  • and lectures from renowned speakers that range from scientists over startup founding teams to corporate executives and politicians.

During the pitches, prospective founders and existing startups (pre-seed to series A) have the opportunity to present themselves for 10 minutes (7 minutes pitch + 3 minutes Q&A) to win business angels, venture capital, partners and customers.

Our winners will get active support from a team of venture capitalists, business angels and other professionals. In addition, the pitches will be selected in a distinct manner so our spectrum of investors can get to know an equally broad spectrum of visions and solutions across different industry-specific segments. The result is a natural matchmaking of all pitchers with our VCs and Angels.

For targeted 1:1 discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, we offer the right ambience. Retreat after a presentation or pitch and have your first in-depth conversations directly on site.

Make an appointment with well-known business partners or meet new exciting people. TOUCHING INNOVATIONS is the platform that connects the international Startup scene in a single place.

Exciting Enablement Sessions and Onsite Acceleration

Our speakers will take you on exciting knowledge journeys. From startup mistakes and helpful guidance, over the latest in each industry and market, up to proven and hot technology insights across IoT/IIoT (event series Alpha), Cybersecurity (event series Bravo) and eSports (event series Charlie).

Whether (prospective) startup, investor or corporate – our participants get the opportunity to massively expand their knowledge and make important, growth-generating contacts. Investors, venture builders and corporates have the opportunity to get to know undreamt-of tech startups intensively and to jointly generate innovations for future success.

Our last year’s speakers lineup included presenters from the CISCO Innovation Center, IBM, Google Cloud, Redstone, Bunch.AI, BOSCH Software Innovations, the Mercedes Benz Innovation Lab Mbition, the AXA Startup Center, FideliumTech, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Accenture, Deloitte Digital Ventures and many many more.

The TI2020 lineup will be published soon, so stay tuned. 

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Agenda  &  Speakers Excerpt
Our TI2: Event Series Speakers Lineup will be announced soon…but take a look at the last year’s presenters below…
Excerpt from our Speakers Lineup 2:19
Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary of State Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary of State

Berlin Senate

Senat Berlin
Christian Dürr

Christian Dürr MdB

Vice Group Chairman
Member of the Federal Board


Dirk Heitmann

Dirk Heitmann

Chief Digital Officer, IBM DACH


Regine Haschka Helmer IOTA

Regine Haschka-Helmer

Member of IOTA Foundation

CEO | Founder


IOTA Foundation
Alex Hils CISCO

Alex Hils

Head of Innovation, Germany


Lewin Giselbrecht | Google

Lewin Giselbrecht

Startup Segment Lead, Germany

Google Cloud

Google Cloud
Dirk Lui

Dirk Lui

Startup Scout | Project Manager | Innovation Manager

AXA Startup Center

AXA Startup Center
Prof. Dr. Matthias Waehlisch

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch

Head of Group Internet Technologies

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin profund logo
Jane Stoller

Jane Stoller

Director of Educational Technology and Gaming


Tanja Emmerling | High-Tech Gründerfonds

Dr. Tanja Emmerling, ppa.

Principal | Head of High-Tech Gründerfonds Management Berlin

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

High-Tech Gründerfonds
Felix Engelhardt

Felix Engelhardt

CFA | Head of M&A

Carl Finance – M&As for SMBs

Carl Finance
Charles Ahmadzadeh

Charles Ahmadzadeh

Co-Founder + Engineering

Dirk Plewnia | Commerzbank Main Incubator

Dirk Plewnia

Project Manager

Commerzbank Main Incubator

commerzbank's main incubator
Axel Rennoch - Fraunhofer

Axel Rennoch

Senior Scientist | Project Manager

Fraunhofer FOKUS

Fraunhofer FOKUS Institut
Uli Fricke

Uli W. Fricke

CEO | Founder

Triangle Venture Capital Group

Triangle Venture Capital Group
Amelie Leipprand | DIN

Amelie Leipprand

Project Manager

DIN – The German Institute for Standardization

DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
Waldemar Ariel Gala

Waldemar Ariel Gala

CEO | Founder


Desk.Works Logo
Fernando Vilas | CEO talentese

Fernando Vilas

CEO | Founder


Veronika Brandt | Bosch Software Innovation

Veronika Brandt

Head of IoT Business Consulting

Bosch Software Innovations

Bosch Software Innovations
Jakub Korczynski | Giant Lazer

Jakub Korczyński

CEO | Co-Founder

Giant Lazer

Giant Lazer | Augmented Reality (AR) | Virtual Reality (VR) | Mixed Reality (MR)
Julia Lazaro | IHK

Julia Lazaro

Startup Consultant

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin (CCI / IHK Berlin)

IHK Berlin
Johannes Neuschmid

Johannes Neuschmid

Founder | Chairman

XGS eSports
eSport Association Germany (eSVD)

Xtreme Gamer Squad eSports
Stefano Gurciullo | Redstone

Dr. Stefano Gurciullo

Partner | Head of Technology


Marius Rosenberg

Marius Rosenberg


TIGGES Lawyers

TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Mostafa Mohammadi | Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Mostafa Mohammadi

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Center for Machine Learning and Robotics
Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin - Computer Science Institute
Niklas Timmermann | eSports

Niklas Timmermann

1st Vice President eSport-Bund Deutschland (ESBD)

CEO | Founder


E-Native Esports
Dr. Olaf Joeressen – Investment Manager | HTGF High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Investment Manager

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

High-Tech Gründerfonds
Micaela Schork

Micaela Schork, LL.M.

Chair at ECTA


TIGGES Lawyers

Miriam Schnürer | Expert Adviser for Digital Transformation in HealthCare

Miriam Schnürer

Expert Advisor

Digital Transformation in HealthCare

Miriam Schnürer
Wulf Schlachter | DXBe

Wulf Schlachter

CEO | Management Advisory Digital Transformation and IIoT

DXBe Management

DXBe Management | Digitale Transformation | IoT | IIoT | Industrie 4.0

Exhibit. Pitch.


Get ready! Besides 500+ prospective and experienced founders and numerous market experts, we are expecting 150+ investors of all kinds on site, such as VCs and business angels, plus leading corporates, accelerators, venture builders and media representatives – in addition to other exciting participants from industry and research.



The Exhibition
Our this year’s exhibitors will be announced by end of July 2:2:…
2:19 Exhibitors Excerpt
DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
IoT connctd
Freie Universität Berlin profund logo
Raccoon Ventures
Desk.Works Logo
Lunative Lab
Münchner Kaffeerösterei

Our EXPO – a platform for innovations!

Selected startups with at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and leading corporates will prominently showcase what benefits they and their solutions will bring to the table.

For you as a startup, this means access to a broad audience that is specifically looking for solutions like yours.

For the participants, this means to get to know the solutions first hand and the founders and global players personally too.

VCs, business angels, venture builders, corporates and other interested parties will get into close touch with various segments of the Internet of Things (event series Alpha), Cybersecurity (event series Bravo) and eSports (event series Charlie).

The Pitchdrive
2:19 Pitchdrive Award Partners
High-Tech Gründerfonds
innogy Innovation Hub
Desk.Works Logo
Microsoft ScaleUp
5WX new ventures

Our Pitchdrive offers prospective founders and existing startups (pre-seed to series A) from the following segments the platform not only for fundraising but for active support by our award partners, which are composed of venture capital companies, business angels and other professionals:

  1. Internet Of Things / Industrial Internet of Things
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. eSports


Our winners will get active support from an experienced team of various venture capitalists, business angels, accelerators and other experts by providing funding, connections, services and more.

In addition, the pitches will be selected in a distinct manner so investors of all kinds can get to know a broad spectrum of visions and solutions. The result is a natural matchmaking of all the pitchers with our VCs and Angels.

Get registered as a sponsor, exhibitor, speaker or pitcher for TI2020 now and benefit from early bird conditions until 31st May 2020
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