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Due to the Corona crisis, we had to cancel the Forum UnternehmerTUM 2021.

Nevertheless, we would still like to provide you with impulses on the topics that we as UnternehmerTUM drive forward. That is why we are pleased to invite you to our digital event series U Talk.

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In this 14th edition of the Forum UnternehmerTUM, our speakers will bring their visions of the future to the table. Together we discuss how we can make these ideas a reality.

You also want to contribute? Everything starts with mere ideas: get inspired by keynotes, let the ideas be discussed in panels, challenged in one-on-one talks and implemented in workshops. Get your seat at the table and join our speakers!


Susanne Klatten

Supervisory Board of UnternehmerTUM

Susanne Klatten is managing director of SKion GmbH, a strategic investment company wholly owned by her. Susanne is holding seats on supervisory boards of companies affiliated to SKion and to her family (SGL Carbon SE; ALTANA AG; BMW AG).

She also chairs the supervisory board of UnternehmerTUM GmbH, an entrepreneurship centre empowering students and academics to realize their startup projects. In 2012 she launched Stiftung Nantesbuch, a charitable foundation dedicated to cultural and ecological education.


Ferry Heilemann


Ferry is serial-entrepreneur, Climate Activist and early stage Investor.
In 2009 he and his brother Fabian founded DailyDeal – the first European couponing portal – sold it to Google in 2011 and subsequently worked for Google. In early 2013 Ferry and Fabian repurchased DailyDeal from Google, turned it profitable and sold it again in late 2015. In early 2016 Ferry co-founded FreightHub – the digital Freight Forwarder (>300 employees, >75m USD funding), which he was leading as CEO. From 2020 he is Chairman of the Board.
Ferry also conducted 25+ Early Stage investments between 2011 and 2015 and has been Venture Partner with Earlybird Venture Capital since 2016.

On a personal level, Ferry is passionate about finding the most impactful ways to fight the climate crisis and create a sustainable society – he is Co-Founder and Vice President of Leaders for Climate Action.


Helmut Schönenberger


Leading promising startups to success, inspiring people for innovation and entrepreneurship – that is the passion of Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, Co-Founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM GmbH. As an aerospace engineer and investor, he pursues the goal of supporting scalable high-tech startups, founders and scientists from the initial idea to the successful product.

He is particularly focused on additive manufacturing / 3D printing and smart city solutions. In 2019 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute (TUM ERI) of the TUM School of Management, followed by the appointment as Vice President Entrepreneurship in January 2020.

Marco Görgmaier

BMW Group

Marco C. Görgmaier – head of DevOps platform, cloud technologies – is responsible for driving the strategic cloud-native platform approach of the BMW Group forward to transform the software application landscape. Marco joined the BMW Group in 2013 as an IT specialist. In 2015 he was assigned to develop the IT strategy of the BMW Group and was appointed head of strategic planning & innovation management two years later.

In 2019 he became head of cloud enabling, before he took over the global responsibility for BMW’s DevOps cloud platform. Marco holds a degree in business informatics at the University of Reading (UK) and started his professional career at Audi AG in 2010 as an international trainee. Marco is also a co-founder of the Munich based recommerce-startup Bonavendi.


Ina Karabasz


Ina Karabasz has been an editor at Handelsblatt since January 2013 and has worked intensively on the topics of telecommunications and IT security. As head of Journalism Live, she successfully guides through Handelsblatt events by journalistic storytelling.

After entering journalism through internships and freelance work during her studies of economics, she volunteered at the Georg von Holtzbrinck School for Business Journalism.

Philipp Gerbert

appliedAI by UnternehmerTUM

Dr. Philipp Gerbert is future shaper UnternehmerTUM and director of appliedAI. Beyond artificial intelligence, he has made significant contributions to quantum computing in business, including widely acclaimed reviews of the field. In a separate vein, he is committed to driving climate action and was the lead author of “Klimapfade für Deutschland” (BDI/BCG/Prognos) – the most comprehensive study on how to decarbonize a country without hurting the economy.

Before UnternehmerTUM Philipp worked at BCG and other companies, focusing on technology-driven business transformation on both sides of the Atlantic, including Silicon Valley. By background Philipp is a quantum physicist, received his master from the LMU Munich/Max-Planck Institute and his Ph.D. from MIT in Cambridge, USA. 

Program 2020

It's time for action!

It's time for action!

Setting an example of paving the way for effective climate protection in Germany. Now.

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing – status, potential and Munich’s options

As quantum computing starts fueling disruptive businesses, Munich should incubate quantum ventures.

Digital future for German Mittelstand at Forum UnternehmerTUM

How can you contribute to the digital future of German Mittelstand - different perspectives

Why are we discussing the topic digitalization?

Digital economy Tunisia at Forum UnternehmerTUM

Business for purpose

Co-Creation Lab Tech216 opens up new opportunities for German and European companies and aims to create new jobs in Tunisia.

Bio.Kitchen: rapid prototyping for the life sciences

Assemble your own personal biolab in our mobile Bio.Kitchen workshop and join the "bio tournament".

Redefining growth in the 21st century

Transforming systems for a better future.

Venture capital - a force for sustainable capitalism?

What sustainability actually means for startups and VC’s.

Re-engineering our financial markets

What's needed to mainstream sustainable investing?

Accelerating responsible leadership

How can it become the new normal?

Chinese-German collaboration

Status quo and future perspectives.

Learning transformation

What, how and why?

The state of German AI startups

Do startups use the opportunities offered by Germany's existing industrial strengths?

About the event

Meet over 850 international guests from the startup scene, business, science, venture capital as well as politics and get connected to think, innovate and shape the future – together.

At Forum UnternehmerTUM, you can become an active part in the dialog on a sustainable future. Envision how technology is constantly bringing change to our individual lives, to the business world and to our society at large.

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