13:45: Welcome talk
- Marc Kley, Managing Director Gateway Excellence Start-up Center
- Christoph Kappenhagen, Chairman of the Board ChemCologne and Managing Director Yncoris GmbH & Co. KG
14:00: Panel discussion: From laboratory to application - opportunities, challenges and solutions
- Prof. Dr. Annette Schmidt, Transfer Officer Math.Nat. Faculty of the University of Cologne
- Dr. Slim Chiha, Co-Founder Prosion Therapeutics
- Stefan Weber, Project Lead Ecosystem & Partnering Chemstars.nrw
14:30: Corporate Pitch Session
- Jürgen Giegerich and Jürgen Sehl, Siemens AG "Siemens@StartUp - Working together to drive sustainable transformation in chemistry"
- Dr. Jens Busse, Evonik Venture Capital GmbH "From competition to cooperation: how corporates and startups can work together successfully"
15:00: Break & Poster Session
Researchers from the University of Cologne present their projects
15:45: Startup Pitch Session
- ChemInnovation - Smart analytics as an accelerator of F&F
- alteva - Ultralight batteries for a climate-neutral transport sector
- Impuls Energy Trading - Exploiting flexibility potentials in short-term electricity trading
- Cyclize - Replacing fossil feedstocks in the chemical industry by using mixed plastic waste and CO2
- Pipepredict - Digital leak localization and pipe burst prediction by AI
16:45: "How it started, how it ́s going"
"Grownups" from the Gateway startup center talk about their development
- Dennis Prausse, Co-Founder nerou "Startup rules of the game - learning and understanding"
- Dr. Alexander Müller, Managing Partner SUMTEQ GmbH "tba"
17:15: Award ceremony Startup Pitch session and poster prize
17:25: Networking & Co