Cooperation Event “Klein MIT Groß” – Together for more sustainability -2023

Last updated on: 27 Apr, 2023

Impressions of the event “Small WITH Big” – Copyright: German Popp / Fotoatelier im Hafen

In April of this year, one of our annual highlights in the event calendar was on the agenda: our COOPERATION AND PITCHING EVENT “SMALL WITH BIG – TOGETHER FOR MORE SUSTAINABILITY!? in the unique location Kraftzentrale in Straubing.

Very big on this evening: COOPERATION – so the event took place in cooperation with our partners from BioCampus Straubing GmbH and in the context of the start-up competition PlanB – Biobased.Business.Bavaria.

The goal: to focus on cooperations of all kinds for more sustainability from different perspectives:

With three inspiring KEY NOTES, the tandem Kelheim Fibres GmbH with Dominik Mayer and Sumo GmbH with Caspar Boehme, Aurel Specker from Sihl GmbH and Dr. Nik Raupp from High-Tech Gründerfonds provided insights into different forms of innovation collaboration between corporates and start-ups, but also investors.

Four CORPORATE REVERSE PITCHES provided plenty of material for the subsequent speed round tables: Dichtungstechnik Wallstabe & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG with Tobias Proksch, SONAX GmbH with Dr. Mikhail Meilikhov, Südzucker Group with Dr. Sebastian Kunz and Wacker Chemie AG with Dr. Eva Maria Hahn presented current sustainability challenges from their respective companies, which they would like to tackle in cooperation with innovation partners and startups.

Of course, networking was not neglected – because there is no cooperation without talks! In concluding SPEEDROUNDTABLES all challenges were discussed and results were recorded. During the subsequent relaxed exchange at 11 start-up booths, the approx. 80 guests finished off the evening with good food.

For us it was especially great to be able to organize a cooperation event with such great partners! Thanks to Ann-Kathrin Wagner and Sophia Friedl from BioCampus Straubing GmbH for the great cooperation!

We would also like to thank our members Sihl GmbH, SONAX GmbH & Wacker Chemie AG for their active support during the event with their presentations and sustainability challenges.