Upcoming Events

May 23, 2023 – GEC Event Startup Week Düsseldorf

This year the Startup Week Düsseldorf will be from 22 to 26 May. The Event of the GEC will take place on 23 May at the Areal Böhler. The goal of this event is to provide an overview of the importance of sustainability in the innovation process of startups. 

May 26, 2023 – A-Summit 2023

As part of the Startup-Woche Düsseldorf 2023, the digihub will gather all 40+ startup accelerators from NRW at the A-Summit 2023 on May 26. Together with the Wirtschaftsförderung Rhein-Kreis Neuss, we will also be there and will be happy to inform you about our GEC programmes. 

September 19, 2023 – Tech Tour NRW Green 2023

The Tech Tour NRW Green Programme is designed to help startups based in North Rhine-Westphalia to develop tech solutions in the broad green/sustainability areas to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors. The Programme is organised by Tech Tour and co-hosted by the GEC and NRW.BANK.

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April 5, 2023 – Masterclass on The Art of Scaling

A masterclass about the ‘scale-up success factors’: the factors that make the difference between companies that scale and those that stall. During this session Menno van Dijk, Founder of ScaleUpNation, covered the most important basics to reflect on the scaling journey. 

  • more information here.

March 28, 2023 – SET Tech Festival 2023

7th edition of the SET Tech Festival from our partners at Start Up Energy Transition! The place where startups, investors and innovation-driven industry leaders meet and explore the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the energy sector. 

  • more information here.
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March 23, 2023 – Ignition Start-Up Breakfast #42

A joint breakfast of digihub Düsseldorf in the Event Space of the GEC. We got exciting insights on the topic “Start-up for good: How to build a relevant and sustainable start-up” with keynote speeches from partners and startup pitches. 

  • more information here.

March 22, 2023 – Innovation Valley Garzweiler

Kick-off event economy and innovation – success factors for transformation of the project ‘Innovation Valley Garzweiler’ at the Hugo Junkers Hangar in Mönchengladbach.

  • more information here.

March 10-12, 2023 – Cyclingworld

In recent years, CYCLINGWORLD EUROPE has increasingly become the “place to be” for Europe’s bicycle and e-bike industry.

  • more information here.
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February 22 & 23, 2023 – 7th ECP – The first industry speed dating event

A unique event which offers an efficient partnering platform which helps to find the right business partner in the shortest possible time.

  • more information here.


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October 20 & 21, 2022 – GEC Forum

Our hybrid forum in Meerbusch near Duesseldorf where we presented our old and new startups.

  • more information here.
11th of October 2022, 1545~1800 (JST) 845~1100 (CET)

October 11, 2022 –Rhine-County of Neuss meets Ōta-ku – Synergies between start-up ecosystems and investment into innovation in Germany & Japan

  • find the press release here.



September 14, 2022 – Ideenfutter Expo by Foodhub NRW 

  • We were part of the Ideenfutter Expo by Foodhub NRW. See our little recap on LinkedIn.
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September 7, 2022 – GEC Executive Innovation Dialogue 

  • The paint and coatings industry is on the move: new raw materials, new recipes, new processes. Looking at bio-based raw materials, automation and digitization will become an integral part for everyone involved. 

August 18, 2022 – Digital Demo Day 

  • We were part of the Digital Demo Day 2022 at AREAL BÖHLER. See our little recap on LinkedIn. 
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June 14, 2022 – GEC Webtalk

  • Episode #2 with the author of “FastScaling: The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses” – Dr. Patrick FlesnerWatch the complete talk here.
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May 24, 2022 – GEC Webtalk

  • Kristal Golan was our speaker in the first GEC Live 30-minute WebTalk.  Watch the complete talk here.

May 19, 2022 – GEC Charity Auktion

  • A charity event by the GEC in collaboration with the start-up Nanoo. Heating plates designed by the French-German street artist L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles) were up for auction. More information here.

March 6, 2022 – Textile Award Show 

  • In a festive ceremony, the GEC Textile Awards were presented  at the Areal Böhler industrial park in Meerbusch/Düsseldorf. More information here

Februrary 16, 2022 – The 6th ECP 

  • The Global Entrepreneurship Centre hosted the opening of the 6th ECP at the brand-new GEC Campus in Dusseldorf Germany. More information here.
Februrary 2, 2022 – CLIB Conference
  • Friedrich Barth, the CEO & Founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Centre, moderated Session 5 of the CLIB International Conference 2022. Link to Website here.
 October 29-30, 2022– deGuT BERLIN 
  • 37th Edition of the German Founder and Entrepreneur Days (Die Deutschen Gründer- und Unternehmertage). The GEC exhibited to engage with SusTechs in Berlin. More information here.


October 15, 2021 – Launch Event of the Global Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Grand opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Centre “Entrepreneurs for a better world”. More information here / Agenda here.
September 9, 2021 – Digital Demo Day
  • Exhibition and Presentation. More information here (external link).