Innovation Lounge

The Innovation Lounge on Saturday, October 29 serves as the Conference’s interactive platform to highlight innovation by inviting start-ups, companies, social enterprises, and others working on developing unique solutions to pressing problems on both sides of the Atlantic. In the Innovation Lounge, conference participants will be able to break out of traditional conference formats and discover innovative ideas and solutions, engage in conversation with one another, and enjoy 15 minute Lightning Talks during the day.

About the Innovation Lounge

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BEETHOVEN // OPUS 360 is a VR Rap Game that brings Beethoven back to life and into our time. As soon as you put on your VR headset, you find yourself in a rap battle. In the centre: Beethoven who is challenged by an experienced battle rapper. Now it’s all up to you: You coach Beethoven to rap by navigating through a maze of possibilities, choosing interactively between rap parts, creating your own beat rap lines and much more. Your goal: Win over the crowd and crown yourself and beethoven as rap gods. Get ready to explore this unique world and meet Beethoven completely differently than you ever imagined… BEETHOVEN // OPUS 360 is a VR Rap Game that offers a totally new and interactive approach to the work and life of Ludwig van Beethoven. The non-profit educational project was developed by the young initiative agon e.V. to overcome the barriers of classical culture for young people in a fun way.

Bertelsmann Foundation - 2022 Partner

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is an independent foundation based in Gütersloh, Germany founded in 1977. Through its projects, studies and events, the Bertelsmann Stiftung stimulates debate and provides impetus for social change. Serving the public good and having a sustainable impact are the fundamental principles underlying its activities. The foundation’s initiatives not only generate solutions, they also provide empirically sound guidance for a broad public.





BCG - 2022 Partner

Boston Consulting Group is a global consulting firm that partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, BCG works closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

deepc is an enterprise software company from Munich, Germany, building the leading Radiology AI platform ‘deepcOS’. deepc integrates curated AI algorithms from globally leading AI partners into deepcOS. With only a single installation of deepcOS, a clinical institution can easily access and integrate a myriad of regulatory-cleared AI algorithms, effectively streamlining radiology workflows, and unlocking unprecedented patient benefits. After successful market entry in the DACH region, deepc is now preparing for its European and US rollout.

Fehrmann – Best of German “Mittelstand” since 1895 Breakthrough innovation, passion for future technologies and over 125 years of successful entrepreneurship – that’s what defines Fehrmann. At Fehrmann Materials, we develop aluminum alloys that provide next-gen capabilities for 3D printing, casting and extrusion applications, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries. Together with our cutting-edge materials science research partners in Europe and the USA, we combine artificial intelligence for materials informatics with decades’ worth of hands-on foundry expertise. We deliver industry-ready, high-performance aluminum and novel custom alloys for the highest demands and requirements of our international customers.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany established in 1925. The work of the political foundation focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy – freedom, justice and solidarity. As a non-profit institution, FES organises their work autonomously and conducts political educational work to strengthen the civil society. In addition, the foundation offers support for talented young people with scholarship programs.

GABC Boston - 2022 Partner

The German-American Business Council (GABC) is a non-profit, member-based organization of companies, business people, and other professionals dedicated to encouraging and cultivating German-American business. Through our presentations, networking events, and social gatherings, GABC provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, and for contact between its members.


Infineon Technologies AG is a German semiconductor manufacturer founded in 1999, shaping everything from the IoT, artificial intelligence, and Industry 4.0 to deep machine learning and intuitive sensing. Semiconductors are the backbone of these technological developments. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility and security in a connected world – Infineon solves some of the most critical challenges that our society faces.

IQM is the pan-European leader in building quantum computers. IQM delivers on-premises quantum computers for supercomputing data centers and research labs and offers full access to its hardware. For industrial customers, IQM delivers a quantum advantage through a unique application-specific, co-design approach. IQM is building Finland’s first commercial 54-qubit quantum computer with VTT, and an IQM-led consortium is also building a quantum computer in Germany. This computer will be integrated into an HPC supercomputer to create a quantum accelerator for future scientific research. IQM has over 190+ employees with offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, and Espoo.

Music beats cancer is a crowdfunding platform for groundbreaking innovations that promise to revolutionize cancer treatment. It’s a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing how the war on cancer is fought and financed. A severe funding gap remains for innovators who are developing promising technologies for fighting cancer. Music beats cancer empowers people to directly and transparently support the advancement of new solutions and promising treatments for cancer. They partner with musical artists who help us raise funds and awareness.


Orbit Health is a digital health startup committed to empowering and improving the quality of life of people living with chronic neurological diseases. Leveraging the power of AI and sensor technologies, Orbit develops digital health solutions that offer continuous, objective, and actionable insights to enable personalized care and enhance patient outcomes. Its first product, Neptune, offers continuous and objective Parkinson’s motor state and treatment response insights to enable the personalization of care and treatments, which is required regularly throughout the course of the disease, to help people with Parkinson’s attain optimal symptom control.

As a spin-off from the Research Center Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich) and the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Priavoid GmbH is a clinical stage drug development company. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Core focus of Priavoid is to develop therapeutics against neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease. The company has developed a platform to discover, design and optimize orally available all-D-peptides with a novel, anti-oligomeric mode of action. Priavoid’s most advanced program is PRI-002 (Alzheimer’s disease). A Phase II Proof-of-Concept clinical trial is planned to start in 2023. Additional programs are at early preclinical development stages. They all apply the same concept as PRI-002 (mode of action, compound class) against various targets such as Alpha Synuclein or Tau. Priavoid closed two financing rounds in 2021. The company is also supported by the German Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation on PRI-002, which underscores the highly innovative, disruptive approach.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. Our solutions help companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation.




Strategy& is the global strategy consulting firm of PwC. We develop individual business strategies for worldwide leading companies based on their differentiating competitive skills. We are the only strategy consulting firm that is part of a global Professional Services Network. We combine our expertise with technology and, on this basis, develop the suitable strategy that can be efficiently implemented. “Strategy, made real” to us means driving the digital change, codesigning the future, and making visions become reality. 3,000 male and female strategy consultants and more than 295,000 PwC coworkers in 156 countries contribute to this with high-quality, industry-specific services in the areas auditing, tax and business consulting.

SoWork is the ‘Workplace Metaverse’, where digital-first teams work, together… from anywhere. Unlock the flexibility teammates demand, so the office becomes more than just where work happens. Communicate and collaborate, so teams keep work moving between meetings, between real life. 🔥 Stop endless notifications and calendar Tetris. Welcome to the future of work… one that actually works.

Veritic makes NFTs easy to use and secure for businesses and their customers. Veritic strives for a future where NFTs are part of everybody’s online experience. Creating and owning NFTs needs to become more user-friendly. Managing private keys securely and dealing with cryptocurrency should become an option for users, not a requirement. Veritic launched, a NFT platform for museums that enables them to reach digital audiences and new patrons by offering NFTs of their art works.

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