Recap I Web Sum­mit 2023

This year’s Web Sum­mit, the lar­gest inno­va­ti­on, start-up and tech con­fe­rence in Euro­pe, took place in Lis­bon from Novem­ber 13 to Novem­ber 16, 2023. Inno­va­tors and tech experts, com­pa­nies and start-ups came tog­e­ther at the Web Sum­mit to exch­an­ge ide­as, net­work and talk about the tech world of tomor­row. In addi­ti­on, Ger­ma­ny pre­sen­ted its­elf as a part­ner coun­try of the Web Sum­mit for the first time this year.

Along­side the digi­tal hubs IoT+ Net­work (Ber­lin), Insur­Lab Ger­ma­ny e.V. (Colo­gne) , Ins­ur­Tech Hub Munich (Munich), Digi­tal Hub Logi­stics Dort­mund (Dort­mund), CODE_​n (Stutt­gart), 5-HT Digi­tal Hub - Che­mis­try & Health (Mannheim/​Ludwigshafen), Tech­Quar­tier (Frank­furt), ZOLL­HOF – Tech Incu­ba­tor (Nurem­berg), our Com­mu­ni­ty & Part­ner Mana­ger Lui­se Schrö­ter also tra­ve­led to the Por­tu­gue­se capi­tal for the MTH Pots­dam as part of the dele­ga­ti­on of the Digi­tal Hub Initia­ti­ve. We were accom­pa­nied by our Media­Tech Hub Acce­le­ra­tor port­fo­lio start-ups Freispace, Winkt, RAVE​.SPACE, Pro­mi­seQ, Yoo​na​.ai and Klang­chat as well as two other inno­va­ti­ve com­pa­nies from the MTH com­mu­ni­ty: ZAU­BAR and Seri­al­Foun­ders.

With a huge area of 648 squa­re meters and under the mot­to “Ger­man Park - Crea­ting Tomor­row Today”, the Ger­man Pavi­li­on pre­sen­ted Ger­ma­ny as a lea­ding invest­ment loca­ti­on with its digi­tal loca­ti­ons and a diver­se, inno­va­ti­ve start-up sce­ne. The­re was also an exten­si­ve pro­gram with num­e­rous key­notes, panel talks and pit­ching ses­si­ons, as well as side events such as the “Ger­man Start­up Night” or “Ger­man Futures” in the Ger­man Apartment.

Par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the Web Sum­mit 2023 was a gre­at enrich­ment for both MTH Pots­dam and the com­pa­nies from our com­mu­ni­ty. We would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank the Digi­tal Hub Initia­ti­ve for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be the­re. Many thanks also to the Fede­ral Minis­try for Eco­no­mic Affairs and Cli­ma­te Pro­tec­tion as well as Ger­ma­ny Trade & Invest (GTAI) and RCKT for the organization.

Here are some impressions:

Image Cre­dits: Han­nes Schmidt & MTH Potsdam