LAUNCH ON 15 October 2021 10:00-18:00 CET (UTC+2)

AREAL BÖHLER / MEERBUSCH

Entrepreneurs for a better world

Launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Centre by

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs of North-Rhine Westphalia

Elisabeth Winkelmeier - Becker

Secretary of State, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Hans-Jürgen Petrauschke

County Governor of the Rhine County of Neuss

Dr. Heinrich Bottermann

Secretary of State, MULNV, NRW

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Agenda

Venue

Areal Böhler

Glühofenhalle, Böhlerstr. 1, D-40667 Meerbusch
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10:00- 11:00

am (UTC+2)

Opening

Welcome, Moderation

Dr. Alexander Schroeder-Frerkes, Chairman GEC Advisory Board

Opening Speech

Hans-Jürgen Petrauschke, County Governor Rhine County of Neuss

Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister, MWIDE, NRW

Welcoming Speech

Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, Secretary of State, BMWi
Dr. Heinrich Bottermann, Secretary of State, MULNV, NRW
Torsten Safarik, President BAFA
Christian Holzleitner, HoU, European Commission

Handing Over of Grant Agreement

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister, MWIDE, NRW
Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, Secretary of State, BMWi
Dr. Heinrich Bottermann, Secretary of State, MULNV, NRW

11:00- 11:30

am (UTC+2)
Coffee Break

11:30- 12:00

am (UTC+2)

Introducing the GEC

Presentation

Friedrich Barth, Founder and CEO
Sebastian Gronwald, Co-Founder and CFO
André Kingham, Digital Strategy Advisor to the GEC and CEO Iristrace

12:00- 1:00

pm (UTC+2)

Scaling for impact

Moderation

Dr. Holger Bengs, CEO European Chemistry Partnering

Input

Dr. Robert Brüll, Fibrecoat GmbH

Panelists

Daniella Russo, Chief Innovation Officer GEC
Klaus Schimmer, Open Innovation Chief Architect, SAP SE
Prof. Dr. Alexei Lapkin, University of Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Fabian Dittrich, Fachhochschule Dortmund

1:00- 2:00

pm (UTC+2)
Lunch Break

2:00- 3:00

pm (UTC+2)

Financing Sustainable Start-ups

Moderation

Friedrich Barth, CEO GEC

Input

Vladimir Trembrovolsky, ETB Catalytic Technologies

Panelists

Claas Heise, Development Bank of NRW
Rob van der Meij, Capricorn Partners
Matthias Höninger, BMWi
Michael Claes, Sabic Ventures

3:00- 3:30

pm (UTC+2)
Coffee Break

3:30- 4:30

pm (UTC+2)

Transforming the Textile Industry

Moderation

Dr. Holger Bengs, CEO European Chemistry Partnering

Input

Tanja Kliewe-Meyer, Like a Bird

Panelists

Prof. Dr. Maike Rabe, Hochschule Niederrhein
Oliver Feske, P4Marketing
Thimo Schwenzfeier, Show Director Neonyt
Christoph Ruetz, Industry Value Advisor, SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG
Martin Höfeler, Armed (tbc.)

4:30- 5:00

pm (UTC+2)

Launch of the GEC Textile Award

Moderation

Friedrich Barth, CEO GEC

Speech

Lutz Lienenkämper, Minister, Ministry of Finance NRW
Veerle Vandeweerd, CEO P4TT

5:00

pm (UTC+2)
Fashion Show

Tanja Kliewe-Meyer, Like a Bird
Oliver Feske, P4Marketing

Get-Together Party