Schlagwort: 2017


Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. This year marks Maker Faire's third annual festival in Berlin, at Station on June 10/11.


Wear It Festival

Be part of one of the most forward-thinking events of the year on June 8 & 9 at Palais in the heart of Berlin! The event gathers designers, technologists, investors, entrepreneurs, business & science. Find the right partner in crime to develop the next wearable product or become a game changer of tomorrow’s fashion tech ideas. Experience two days filled with inspiration, learn from successful companies & meet the most important influencers within industry. Various talks, workshops, performances, an exhibition & pitches are shaping a unique program. Special highlight is the kick off event of our Wear It Hub, the innovation network that connects the creators of the future & boosts sustainable & interdisciplinary partnerships.

More information here: and get your ticket now:

Palais Kulturbrauerei
Schönhauser Allee 36
10435 Berlin

Wear It Festival Berlin


The #gamesweekberlin (April 24–30) is the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development and culture in Europe. On seven days, the #gamesweekberlin combines multiple events for 15.000 industry representatives and game enthusiasts alike. We see games as cultural and technological vanguard, #gamesweekberlin want to mirror their impact on our daily life and on sustainable business.

Come as a business insider and visit panel talks, presentations and demos on the conferences Quo Vadis or A MAZE. Get together in several networking events and parties. As a gamer you can try out new indie games, visit the Computerspielemuseum or match with 350 other game enthusiasts in front of a cinema screen, playing so called local multiplayer games.

The venues are spread all across the cultural epicenter of Berlin – in Kreuzberg (STATION-Berlin), Mitte (Babylon) and Friedrichshain (RAW site, Computerspielemuseum).


HEUREKA Conference

HEUREKA – The Founders Conference is hosted by Vertical Media, publisher of the online magazine Gründerszene. With more than 800 attendees, it is one of the biggest events for founders in the German startup scene. Since 2011, HEUREKA has inspired and prepared young entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts for their long and winding journey as a founder. Furthermore, the conference introduces them to like-minded founders and investors, facilitating meaningful connections.

The 2017 edition of HEUREKA is all about founders’ stories. In talks across two stages and in workshops, we will share success stories, and stories of failure, from across the digital landscape. Our lineup this year features new and old faces from the startup community. Mark Williams, co-founder of Firefly Vapor, joins from the Valley to discuss market entry into the digital weed business. Florian Bräunlein of Research Labs demonstrates how to manipulate plane tickets in a live hack. Not to mention the panel “Berlin – Living in the founder’s paradise?” brings together several of Berlin’s most renowned founders: Jan Beckers (Hitfox), Maru Winnacker (Oona Project) and Gen Sadakane (EyeEm). Together they will explore what makes Berlin a startup hub and explain how the city affected their businesses.

HEUREKA is an “invitation only” event. Prospective attendees qualify for a ticket by applying through an application template. The event welcomes everyone interested in or currently founding a startup, as well as those who are looking to invest in digital business models. We handle tickets this way in order to ensure we create a platform where all attendees can establish meaningful contact with other participants and leave the conference with new and valuable insights.

HEUREKA Conference

Torstraßen Festival 2017

In cooperation with venues, cafés, shops and bars in our neighborhood the curators Andrea Goetzke, Kevin Halpin, Norman Palm und Melissa Perales put on a music festival: Starting out as a matinée one day festival, over the years TSF has turned into a four day event that takes a current look into the local and international music scenes and encourages: community, discovery, and diversity.

Torstraßen Festival sees the festival goers and their own team as explorers, who are not afraid to trust their curiosity. The festival presents music that feels at this moment relevant, locally and in the world at large. It strives to be a forum for current developments within Berlin’s music scenes and beyond, promoting and supporting local artists, transients and their influencers.

The festival works with a mix of old and new structures in the neighborhood Berlin Mitte and invites the neighbors to participate. It showcases and supports venues that bring music culture into the city, many of them for years. And it cultivates a few unlikely venues which allow the music to shine in a new light. It provides a meeting place for the various music scenes in the city, and keeps ticket prices affordable to encourage new musical discoveries for fans, neighbours and music lovers.

Torstraßen Festival


CUBE Tech Fair

CUBE, a global ecosystem dedicated to bridging the gap between top B2B startups and major industry leaders, is hosting the first CUBE Tech Fair from 10th – 12th May 2017, welcoming 3,000+ guests for an exclusive invitation-only event, that brings global visibility to the most important industries in startup innovation by promoting projects between leading industry players and startups. The event will offer great talks and panels as well as startup pitches in the areas of Life Sciences and Digital Health, Machinery and Manufacture, Infrastructure and Interconnectivity.

CUBE has built its ecosystem for startups for the top event that will take place at the Tech Fair: The CUBE Challenge. This competition encourages all CUBE startups to break barriers and push themselves to the next level. Backed by a massive award of €1 million in cash with no strings attached, one lucky startup will win a rare opportunity to help spark the fourth industrial revolution. An independent jury of industry experts will be choosing the winning startup of the CUBE Challenge.

CUBE is excited to announce some of the top speakers who will take an active part in CUBE’s Tech Fair:

Steve Wozniak will appear in a fireside chat on global developments in technology, and will host an exclusive session for a handful of our selected startups. Additionally, he’ll be on the jury for the final pitching round of the €1 million CUBE Challenge.

The Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Mrs. Brigitte Zypries, will open the final day of the CUBE Tech Fair and will meet startups that bring innovative solutions for drones and air space.

Robin Wright, award-winning actress and philanthropist, will be speaking on the utilisation of conflict minerals when creating and developing tech.


CUBE ( is a global ecosystem dedicated to bridging the gap between top B2B startups and major Industry leaders. With a deep understanding of startups and corporations and their vastly different cultures, CUBE connects these unlikely partners through a network of touchpoints worldwide, and acts as the most efficient B2B matchmaking service available. Through a year-round program CUBE also offers Industry and startups a space to collaborate via its Cooperation Space in the heart of Berlin. Highlight event of the year is the CUBE Tech Fair in May 2017, an exclusive by invitation-only event, that brings global visibility to the most important industries in startup innovations by promoting projects between leading industry players and startups. CUBE was founded in June 2016 with Dr. Torsten Oelke as executive chairman and global founding partners VW, Bayer and Messe Berlin.

CUBE Tech Fair

CUBE Tech Fair Teaser

CUBE Website


Get ready for the main design event of the German capital

The second edition of the yearly state of DESIGN, BERLIN festival will run from June 1 to June 4 at the Vollgutlager of the Alte Kindl Brauerei in Neukölln. With a program that includes exhibitions, talks, and a film day, the main event of the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK will also this time debate future design by triggering crossovers between the rapidly growing categories in the field, such as product-, industrial-, experimental-, critical- and social design. And last but not least, the festival will be a four day platform of exchange where anyone interested in design can meet designers and other professionals, national and international, face to face, and in a most informal –for Berliner– manner. So also get prepared for some serious fun.

Two exhibition platforms will stand central at the Vollgutlager, a newly renovated architectural gem which will already come by itself as a great discovery.

On the one hand, there will be ALLES NEU — NIEUWE GERMAN GESTALTUNG #006: the sixth edition in a series of meanwhile notorious roadshows in which state of DESIGN each time highlights a different choice of the latest and best in German design, in a unique format that confronts and combines tradition and experiment. One of the many novelties will be the launch of GRAS, German Roots & Stuff, an online platform that promotes and sells state’s very first NIEUWE GERMAN GESTALTUNG COLLECTION.

Returning to its homebase Berlin, NIEUWE GERMAN GESTALTUNG #006 will screen in première an overview of the first five editions, that traveled from Herford, over Kortrijk, to Cologne, with a list of participants that reads like a who’s who in German design. On top of that, it will launch the first Nieuwe German Gestaltung Collection, a series of objects that were taken from these first five editions and that will be worldwide promoted and sold through the brand new online platform Gras, German Roots and Stuff. And, of course, it will also present a new selection of German designers, established ones, and newcomers, who will come as a total surprise to the public.

The same goes for the second exhibition platform, TOTAL CHANGE—NIEUWE GLOBAL GESTALTUNG #001, which will highlight the latest and best on a worldwide level.

At the core of this platform will be ‘Five Years After: How Sustainable was my Sustainability?’, a project that went on the search for what happened to the 100 projects which Max Borka and MAPPING THE DESIGN WORLD collected five years ago in ‘Form Follows Foco’, a pioneering exhibition cum publication that offered a worldwide of the explosive rise of social and other alternative forms of design, from Afghanistan to Zambia, and that traveled from The Biennale for Design and Social Innovation in Liège, Belgium, to the Vienna Design Week.

Several other presentations will complete this international platform. As was already the case in the first edition of state of DESIGN, BERLIN 2016 festival, they will especially focus on countries that are generally not considered to be powercentres of design, such as the Baltic States, Lebanon, a 4 day interantional expert workshop “DESIGN IN THE MIDDLE (EAST)” Flanders a.o…

Much more than just a showcase, state of DESIGN, BERLIN 2017 will be constantly animated by talks, debates, workshops, guided tours, and other events, such as a film day.

Meet and greet events will animate every other evening of the festival. For the main design event of the German capital will be first and foremost a festive get together, totally in line with the spirit of Berlin, very open and bottom up, and with no barriers or thresholds.

A small catalogue that will equally serve as a ticket and guide to the event will  be handed over to every visitor.

state of DESIGN, BERLIN 2017
June 1 – June 4
Vollgutlager Alte Kindl Brauerei
Rollbergstr. 26 12053 Berlin
Daily from 11am till 8pm.
State of DESIGN, BERLIN Night: Friday June 2, 8pm – Open End