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ruhrSUMMIT Stage

Be inspired

The ruhrSUMMIT Stage will present fascinating technologies and innovative ideas in three thematic blocks, with inspiring keynote speeches and panel discussions by top-class speakers. The proximity to the stage allows you to interact directly with the speakers and encourages dialogue about pioneering visions.
On this stage, start-ups have the chance to convince a jury of experts of their business at the ruhrSUMMIT Award and qualify for prize money totalling €10,000. In addition, the ruhrSUMMIT Stage offers easy access to the audience of investors, corporates and other players in the start-up ecosystem, which facilitates matchmaking and further dialogue.
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ruhrSUMMIT Stage

Program
10:15 – 10:25

Welcome

Svenja Tietje
CEO ruhrHUB
Live English translation available
10:25 – 10:30

Opening of the Stage

Meike Neitz & Sven Göth
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10:30 – 11:05

Keynote Learning from the Future

Prof. Dr. Thomas Druyen
Gründer und Direktor des Institutes für Zukunftspsychologie an der Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität in Wien und Präsident der opta data ZukunftsStiftung.
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11:05 – 11:50

Podcast Panel Social Impact: Between Theory and Practice

Sven Göth
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11:50 – 12:30

ruhrSUMMIT Award Pitches

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13:15 – 13:45

Keynote Digital DNA - Trends, Herausforderungen und Chancen der Digitalwirtschaft 2024

Benjamin Zaczek
Gründer und CEO von SalesViewer®
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13:45 – 14:35

Podcast Panel AI and Robotics at Work: Between Theory and Practice

Sven Göth
Holger Volland (Brand eins), Dr. Armin Wedler (DLR) und Dr. Frederike Fritsche (Otto)
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14:35 – 15:10

ruhrSUMMIT Award Pitches

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15:50 – 16:30

ruhrSUMMIT Award Pitches

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17:00 – 17:45

Podcast Panel The German Start-up Ecosystem: Between Potential and Reality

Sven Göth
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17:45 – 18:00

ruhrSUMMIT Award Ceremony

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18:00

Closing of the ruhrSUMMIT Stage

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