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European Tech Ecosystem Forum – Edition Munich & Bavaria on Future Transportation

Macherei, Munich

Welcome from Edvin Eriksen, Head of Hyundai CRADLE Berlin

Dear guests, colleagues, and friends from Korea and Europe,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of the "European Tech Ecosystem Forum" by Hyundai CRADLE Berlin. This event will focus on Future Transportation in Munich & Bavaria, and we are looking forward to welcoming you there with us.

As the European arm for Open Innovation and Investment activities of Hyundai Motor Group, our mission is to dive deep into the leading technology ecosystems in Europe. We seek to learn about their strengths, recent developments, and identify meaningful collaboration opportunities.

Transportation is a fundamental aspect of modern society, and it's constantly evolving. From autonomous vehicles, Advanced Air Mobility, Hyperloops, to Robotics, the transportation sector is witnessing an incredible amount of innovation.

During this event, we will explore the latest advances in transportation technology and provide an opportunity to learn from experts and startups in the fields of mobility, logistics, and connectivity/big data. Through the diverse range of presentations and discussions, we hope to provide you with valuable insights on how these technologies are changing the way we think about transportation and what the future of mobility might look like. We aspire to inspire new ideas and collaborations that will drive progress in this exciting field.

Munich is renowned for its long and successful automotive history, and it's a perfect location for this event. With its strong commitment to technological innovation and sustainable transportation, we can draw inspiration from the region's dedication to innovation and sustainability as we explore the latest advancements in transportation technology.

We encourage you to engage with our speakers, entrepreneurs, and fellow attendees, ask questions, and participate in the discussions that will take place. Thank you for joining us for this important conversation, and we look forward to a productive and engaging event!

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European Tech Ecosystem Forum Edition Munich & Bavaria - Future Transportation 20-21 June

A two-day agenda: day one features discussion and panel sessions, as well as technology pitches by selected startups, whilst day two will give an opportunity to see innovations taking place live in select partner offices. The event will host around 100 people from Hyundai Motor Group Korea, Germany and Czech Republic, 18 pitching startups, external guests from corporates (SAP, UVC, Fraunhofer, etc.) and academia as well as our top-notch speakers visible at the current event agenda on the side. The agenda shows the main program, there will be coffee & snack breaks as well as a seated lunch offered.
Jun 20, 2023
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Coffee

Jun 20, 2023
8:35 AM - 8:55 AM

Opening Remarks: Innovation at Hyundai

Edvin Eriksen
Hyundai CRADLE Berlin
Managing Director
Dr. Yunseong Hwang
Hyundai Motor Group
Vice President Open Innovation Execution Group
Jun 20, 2023
8:55 AM - 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Mario Götze
Eintracht Frankfurt Soccer Team
German national soccer player, Angel investor & Hyundai Brand Ambassador
Jun 20, 2023
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome from City of Munich

Dr. Martin Schreiner
City of Munich
Head of Strategy, Mobility Department City of Munich
Jun 20, 2023
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

How to deploy Future Mobility in Smart Cities

VP Hyeyoung Kim
Head of Smart City Innovation Group Hyundai
Jun 20, 2023
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

Jun 20, 2023
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Accelerating sustainable mobility through co-innovation

Johanna Bronisch
Digital Hub Mobility UTUM
Innovation Technologist
Jun 20, 2023
10:10 AM - 10:45 AM

Vision of Future Transportation in Bavaria and cooperation between academia, industry and government

Johanna Beer
Head of Strategy Siemens eMobility (Smart Infrastructure)
Johanna Bronisch
Digital Hub Mobility UTUM
Innovation Technologist
Chris Helf
City of Munich
Head of Shared and Connected Mobility City of Munich
Oliver May-Beckmann
MCUBE @ Technical University Munich - the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility
Managing Director of Mcube
Jun 20, 2023
10:45 AM - 10:55 AM

European Trends in Mobility and Future Transportation

Kersten Heineke
Partner & Global Co-Lead McKinsey Center for Future Mobility
Jun 20, 2023
10:55 AM - 11:35 AM

What are the next breakthroughs in Future Transportation?

Robert Klarner
Technology Transfer Group Lead
Claas Kohl
Airbus Ventures
Andreas Welter
Head of Think Tank for Future Mobility
Jun 20, 2023
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

What does the future of Software-defined vehicles look like?

Margret Dupslaff
BMW iVentures
Investment Associate
Laurent Emmerich
Head of Customer Solutions
Patrick Leteinturier
Automotive System Fellow
Sebastian Plagge
Executive Director
Jun 20, 2023
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM

Networking Lunch

Jun 20, 2023
1:20 PM - 3:45 PM

Startup Pitches

Room 1:, DeepScenario, Ariadne Maps, Noyes, Filics, DC Connected, Twaice, Calestial Space Technologies, Neural Agent Room 2: Scantinel Photonics, Vay, 4.screen, Aves Reality, APEX...
Jun 20, 2023
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Networking Coffee Break

Jun 20, 2023
4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

Industry & Mobility trends from PnP

Saed Amidi
Plug & Play (PnP)
CEO & Founder of PnP
Theodora Preda
PnP Plug & Play (PnP)
Ventures Director Startup Autobhan
Carolin Wais
PnP Plug & Play (PnP)
Partner PnP Ventures
Jun 20, 2023
4:35 PM - 5:15 PM

How will autonomous vehicles / air mobility change transport consumption patterns?

Markus Bohl
Intel Ignite
Managing Director
Joachim Franz
Automotive Lead Germany
Kersten Heineke
Partner & Global Co-Lead McKinsey Center for Future Mobility
Jun 20, 2023
5:15 PM - 5:35 PM

The transformation and the potential of AI in shaping the automotive industry

Joachim Franz
Automotive Lead Germany
Jun 20, 2023
5:35 PM - 5:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Edvin Eriksen
Hyundai CRADLE Berlin
Managing Director
Jun 20, 2023
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Networking Drinks & Dinner


Design Offices: Macherei, Munich
Weihenstephaner Str. 12, 81673 Munich, Germany

The Macherei is an urban office and business quarter with a total area of almost 74,400 sqm and a creative hub for all those who simply want to do things: from young entrepreneurs to established players. This is where ideas are realised, projects tackled and things put into practice.

Event OrganiserHyundai CRADLE Berlin

Hyundai CRADLE is Hyundai Motor Group’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, which partners and invests extensively in promising global startups to accelerate the development of advanced future technologies that align with the company’s long-term strategic direction such as mobility services, smart cities, smart manufacturing, robotics and eco-friendly technologies. CRADLE Berlin leads the regional market operation and identifies startups, universities and strategic partners that focus, amongst others, on ‘Disruptive Innovation’ being developed in the European region.

Organising PartnerAutonomy Paris

Autonomy is the world-leading sustainable mobility platform, with world-first digital and physical events & platforms that attract global influencers and facilitate the key conversations in guiding global change. We participate in the transition to sustainable mobility by connecting innovators and policymakers dedicated to mobility and smart cities development.