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Forum UnternehmerTUM is an invite-only event where we spark action for a liveable future. In 2023, hand-picked changemakers and international visionaries from the start-up scene, business and science were meeting up for the 15th time in a flowing open house setting. They shared impulses for economic and societal shifts. And they learned more about the most exciting tech innovations.

Transforming Europe for sustainable growth was the motto of the Forum 2023. People, Planet, Prosperity were the key words.

Our innovation center in the heart of Munich, the Munich Urban Colab, was the perfect location.

Among others, Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe, at Breakthrough Energy, Bill Gates’ network to achieve a path to net zero emissions by 2050, gave herself the honor as speaker. Verena Kuhn was also one of the panelists. As Head of the Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum, she oversees a community of more than 400 global start-ups across different maturity stages. As well with an emphatic call to action on stage: Arthur Singer, Managing Director & Co-Founder of STABL Energy - as well as Inas Nureldin Founder and Managing Director of the German Brand Award winner “Start-up of the Year 2023” Tomorrow.

They and many others made the Forum 2023 a special day - together with you!

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ for the excellent panel. I thoroughly enjoyed our exchange which demonstrated so much potential for home-grown clean tech innovation in Germany and beyond. So let’s double down on our collective efforts to scale these ideas and business models.

Congrats to UnternehmerTUM for bringing together such a stellar group of change makers.

Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe, Breakthrough Energy

"Time’s up. We need a new narrative, new business models, new bold change makers."

Sustainable transformation is one of the greatest challenges of our time, we need courage to change!”

"How does strategic resilience impact corporates, startups & investors?"

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Transforming Europe for sustainable growth

The Forum UnternehmerTUM 2023 was fully dedicated to sustainability. Sustainable start-ups, ventures, and key technologies are the ones that make a crucial contribution to a flourishing future in Germany and Europe. This is what UnternehmerTUM’s ecosystem has successfully championed already the past two decades and this is what counts for the future. June 13, 2023 was again marked by innovative solutions, exciting successes and ideas for cooperations. People, Planet, Prosperity were the key words as they stand for a livable future.

A big thank you to all who took part in this inspiring, future-shaping event!

Impressions of Forum UnternehmerTUM 2023


Forum UnternehmerTUM 2023 at a glance
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Our impressive list of speakers in 2023:

  • Jasmin-Chiara Bauer
    Co-Founder oamo GmbH & Academy Alumna

  • Flore de Durfort
    CEO & Co-Founder Point Twelve Energy

  • Annette Diefenthaler
    Professor of Design and Transdisciplinarity; Executive Director of the Munich Design Institute

  • Ulrich Erxleben
    CEO & Founder Hypatos

  • Alexander Glätzle
    Managing Director & Founder Planqc

  • Johannes Groll
    Managing Director TACTO

  • Thorsten Hahn
    CEO Holcim Germany

  • Nick Halla
    Co-Founder Impossible Foods

  • Emanuel Heisenberg
    CEO & Co-Founder ecoworks

  • Stephan Herrmann
    CEO & Co-Founder Reverion

  • Saskia Dr. Juretzek
    Head of Sustainability Tengelmann Twenty-One

  • Hendrik Kramer

    CEO & Co-Founder, Fernride

  • Verena Kuhn
    Head of the Innovator Communities World Economic Forum

  • Sebastian Kuss

    Managing Partner & Co-Founder EMH Partners

  • Andreas Lange
    Senior Advisor Achleitner Ventures

  • Salla Laassonen
    Academic Director DTU Executive Education

  • Marc Mataix Sanjuan

    Group CFO PFAFF

  • Ricardo Marvão
    CGO & Co-Founder Beta-i

  • Antonella Mei-Pochler
    Strategist, Supervisory Board Member, Senior Advisor, Head of KofiAnnanAward for Innovation in Africa

  • Ann Mettler
    Vice President Europe at Breakthrough Energy

  • Inas Nureldin
    Co-CEO & Co-Founder Tomorrow

  • Yves Padrines
    CEO Nemetschek Group

  • Lidia Rauramo
    Lecturer at Aalto ventures Program Aalto University

  • Jennifer Rupp
    Professor Department of Chemistry Technische Universität Munich, CTO of TUMint.Energy Research

  • Francesco Sciortino
    CEO & Co-Founder Proxima Fusion

  • Arthur Singer

    Managing Director & Co-Founder STABL Energy

  • Mikkel Sørensen
    Managing Director DTU Skylab

  • Maximiliane Straub
    Subject Supervisor Innovation GOLDBECK

  • Anne Tryba
    Professor of Entrepreneurial Education

  • Stefan Wagner

    SVP, Managing Director SAP Labs Munich & Location Head SAP Munich

  • Regina Weinmann
    Partner PRIMEPULS

  • Barbara Wittenberg
    CTO 1KOMMA5°