Connecting startups and corporates – It’s time to work together!

Connecting startups and corporates – It’s time to work together!

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It’s time to work together!

Together with the innovation center ZUKUNFT.unternehmen gGmbH and the business angel club CORNEXION, the startup and innovation center of the University of Oldenburg invites you to our conference “Connecting startups and corporates – It’s time to work together!” for startups and SMEs from the startup region Northwest. The event will be held in English.

Date: June 29th, 2022 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Address: August-Hanken-Strasse 24, 26125 Oldenburg, in the innovation center ZUKUNFT.unternehmen.

You can register until June 22th, 2022 here:

SMEs and young startups rarely find each other for a cooperation, yet they offer much potential. Fresh and innovative ideas as well as short development cycles from the startup world can be a fruitful basis for cooperation with SMEs. SMEs, on the other hand, offer established networks, customer contacts and developed business models. This often results in successful joint product innovations or the development of new technologies and contacts. The cooperation can take different forms, and ranges from (subsidized) development projects to supplier relationships or sales partnerships.

We would like to help both sides to find partners for successful collaborations. In addition to a diverse program with key notes, you will be able to take part in a moderated matching for startups and companies.

We have speakers from the RKW Competence Center, representatives from regional medium-sized businesses as well as startups. You can look forward to input on dealing with cultural differences, recommendations for successful collaborations and best practice examples from both perspectives.

Please join us in our discussion how to successfully connect startups and SMEs. It’s time to work together! You can register here. If you are interested to participate in our networking session with an information booth, let us know when registering for the event. We are looking forward to seeing you!

15:00 – 16:00  Reception with coffee and cake

16:00 – 16:10   Official welcome by Prof. Dr. Christiane Thiel, Vice President for Research and Transfer of the University of Oldenburg and Dr. Stephanie Birkner, Managing Director of ZUKUNFT.unternehmen gGmbH

16:10 – 16:50   Panel discussion with experts and representatives of regional startups and SMEs

16:50 – 17:20    Keynote by Kira Marie Cremer – The New Work Startup Culture – creating a unity of all working generations

17:20 – 17:45    Break and arrangement in the respective rooms

17:45 – 18:15     Presentation by Martin Deschauer as speaker from RKW-Kompetenzzentrum – Recommendations for successful collaborations between startups and corporates Matching startups and corporates

Parallel session: Matching SMEs and Start-ups

18:15 – 18:45   Presentation by Daniel Kraft, founder of Moinland – Startups walk a razor’s edge between glory and death. A founder’s perspective on partnering with Microsoft over two decades.

18:45 – 19:15   Presentation by Stephan Göttke as CBDO of BÜFA – A corporate perspective on best practices for SMEs to establish contact with startups

19:15 – 21:00   Networking and catering with information booths of regional startups, companies, contact points and (funding) institutions.

The event takes place as part of the EXIST-Potentiale Project and the Interreg-Project “Startup EDR” at the University of Oldenburg and in cooperation with ZUKUNFT.unternehmen gGmbh and CORNEXION.


Date And Time

29-06-2022 @ 03:00 PM to
29-06-2022 @ 09:00 PM

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