deal making for science, start-ups and industry leaders

must – the munich summit

21-23 february 2017

Why Must?

150

Industry Leaders

120

Start-Ups

60

Investors and Founders

70

Multipliers, Scientists and Academics

At this year’s MUST – The Munich Summit, leading tech start-ups from all over the world, key experts from the tech community, venture capitalists and representatives from science and academia came together and matched up to make exciting new deals. This event brought the best of the best together: about 400 participants including more than 120 start-ups from over 20 different nations, enjoyed the exclusive and intimate setting and became active players within Munich’s rich entrepreneurial ecosystem! They started with the PRE MUST networking evening in the Highlight Towers, participated in a full program the next day including panels, pitches, and workshops at the MUST main event, and continued building new connections via arranged One-on-One conversations at the IBM IoT Headquarters to wrap things up. It was an action-packed 3-day program that facilitated networking and deal-making at its best to bridge the gap between innovative ideas and business reality.

Our Event Partners

Who attended

start-ups

Start-ups with a focus on science and technology, who have their initial funding secured and want to do business in Munich and/or Bavaria, came to meet decision-makers from matching industries.

industry

Industry leaders from Munich and Bavaria who were looking for innovations and sought matching start-ups worldwide for business contracts and investments.

Investors

Venture Capital and Business Angels who brought their networks and aimed to make new contacts with promising entrepreneurs.

entrepreneurship centers

UnternehmerTUM, LMU Entrepreneurship Center, and Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship have a strong international reputation to provide entrepreneurship education, support, and consulting. They invited participants into their global entrepreneurship network and shared their knowledge.

multipliers

Active community members and supporters of the ecosystem such as Munich Startup, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the city of Munich or Invest in Bavaria.

Science & Academia

Partners with strong inside knowledge about the tech community. Germany’s leading universities as well as our partner the Fraunhofer Institute, which has been ranked as the world’s second most innovative research institution.

BMW Siemens next47 Airport Munich EOS IBM Lufthansa Intel Deloitte Digital Allianz SE Airbus KPMG Lufthansa MVG Siemens Volkswagen Data:Lab ARQIS  BayWa AG AUDI Der Spiegel FC Bayern GETTYLAB Herzog BASF Fox & Neeman ABC Venture Gates KONUX Seventure Partners UniCredit Bank Eurotrade Linde Rehau WAREMA Renkhoff Volkswagen Robert Bosch VC Deutsche Bank Stadtwerke München Daimler DLD Media Drive Now Media-Saturn-Holding Hubert Burda Media SVC Invest in Bavaria
Maker Space  MUC SUMMIT  Munich RE  SAP URBAN-X  Vialight Communications 
Swiss International Air Lines
Techstars  Urban   Capital BM  Capital Munich  AM Ventures Holding  Innovative  Ventures 
Bayern Kapital   eCapital WIRED Campus
Fluxunit  Holtzbrinck Digital  Fraunhofer Venture  TechFounders  Wille Finance

what’s in it for you?

Deals

Make deals and do business with serious entrepreneurs, industry leaders, innovators, and investors.

Match Making

We scout the most promising start-ups and collaborate with top industry players. Meet the best of the best!

Ecosystem

Get access to Bavaria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and meet up with decision makers in a collaborative environment.

Technology Hub

Become part of Munich’s top technology hub and get in touch with high-level representatives from science and academia!

Network

Expand your network and add value to it!

Challenges

Let start-ups tackle your biggest challenges.

Topics 2017

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & Internet of Things

Autonomous Machines & Advanced Manufacturing

Smart Mobility

Energy Efficiency

Digital Retail

Program 2017

See here MUST’s exceptional program of 2017:

TUESDAY 02/21

07:00 pm
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10:00 pm
MUST Pre-EventInformal get-together at the Highlight Towers in Munich's north with snacks and drinks, kindly hosted together with our partners next47 and IBM Watson.

WEDNESDAY 02/22

09:00 am
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10:00 am
Check-in
10:00 am
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10:05 am
Grand Opening
10:05 am
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10:30 am
Panel 1.1Exciting panel with C-level speakers representing our industry partners, top international start-ups, and encouraging entrepreneurs.
Co-Investment: Venture Capital and Corporate Venturing

Susana Quintana-Plaza - Partner, next47 GmbH
Jörn Nikolay - Managing Director, General Atlantic
Dirk Mühlenweg - Head of Sales, Global Watson IoT Center, IBM Deutschland GmbH
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Moderation
10:30 am
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10:35 pm
Deal-Making @ MUST 2017
10:35 am
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11:00 pm
Panel 1.2Connectivity and Urban Mobility.
Cooperation between corporate groups and Start-ups in the digital age.


Thomas Weyer - CFO and Head of Infrastructure, Airport Munich
Micah Kotch - Managing Director, Urban-X
Costa Grammatis - TEDx Prize Winner 2013
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Modaration
11:00 am
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12:00 pm
Pitching 1 - 5Pitches by our top tech start-ups from Germany, Mexico, Australia, Spain, USA, Denmark, France, and many more in the fields of:
Artificial Intelligence & IoT
Autonomous Machines & Advanced Manufacturing
Smart Mobility
Energy Efficiency
Digital Retail
12:00 pm
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01:30 pm
Networking LunchUp to 18 conversations for 5 minutes each were arranged per participant with leading industry partners. This session was all about learning about the newest innovations, meeting great people... and of course, sampling the good catering!
01:30 pm
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01:40 pm
Tech Talent meets Munich's Tech Hub
Kurt Kapp- Deputy Mayor, City of Munich
01:40 pm
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02:10 pm
Panel 2.1.
More engagement 1:1 and 2:2 with top entrepreneurs, industry representatives, and investors.

Strategic Collaboration between Industry Players and Start-ups

Peter Schwarzenbauer - Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG, MINI, BMW Motarrad, Rolls Royce, Aftersales BMW Group
Alexander Schlaubitz - Vice President of Marketing, Lufthansa Group
Nikolay Hvvid - Founder & CEO, Bragi GmbH
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Moderation
02:10 pm
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02:40 pm
Panel 2.2.
Disruptive Technologies require Disruptive Approaches

Nikolay Zaepernick - Senior Vice President Central Europe, EOS GmbH
Dr. Marcus Bauer - Head of System Test and Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Next47 eAircraft
Dr. Daniel Teichmann - Founder and CEO, Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH
Daniel Ramamoorthy - Moderation
02:40 pm
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03:40 pm
Pitching 6 - 10Even more pitches by our national and international top tech start-ups.
Artificial Intelligence & IoT
Autonomous Machines & Advanced Manufacturing
Smart Mobility
Energy Efficiency
Digital Retail
03:40 pm
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04:00 pm
Coffee break
04:00 pm
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05:00 pm
Workshops 1 - 5Together with our industry partners, participants worked on tomorrow's challenges. They played an active role in our workshops with design-thinking methods.

Airport Munich: How to Activate Customers for Shopping at Munich Airport
BMW Group & Lufthansa AG: Premium Experience 2025
EOS GmbH: Cyber Security in Additive Manufacturing
IBM Deutschland GmbH: Build your own IoT weather station
next47 GmbH: Shape your business with MindSphere
05:00 pm
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6:00 pm
Closing & Drinks Closing remarks and aperitif.
07:00 pm
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10:00 pm
Dinner Crawl
Participants enjoyed a 3-course dinner in 3 different top-rated Munich restaurants and had the chance to meet all of our partners in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Dinner Crawl was ranked the most beneficial networking session of MUST 2016!

THURSDAY 02/23

09:30 am
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14:30 pm
One-on-Ones and B2BTime for Deal-Making and B2B!

- High-energy speed dating
- One-on-Ones arranged via our app. Participants sat down to discuss their future joint projects, co-ventures and co-creations
- Light Lunch & Closing

Speakers 2017

This year’s panel was composed of decision makers, tech-talents and fascinating entrepreneurs who discussed the latest trends of technologies that promise to become an economic driving force.

Peter Schwarzenbauer

Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG MINI, BMW Motorrad, Rolls Royce, Aftersales BMW Group

Jörn Nikolay

Managing Director, General Atlantic GmbH

Nikolai Zaepernick

Senior Vice President Central Europe, EOS GmbH

Thomas Weyer

CFO and Head of Infrastructure, Airport Munich

Micah Kotch

Managing Director, URBAN-X

Susana Quintana-Plaza

Partner, next47 GmbH

Niklaus Waser

Vice President Watson IoT Global EcoSystem & Watson IoT Center, Munich, IBM Deutschland GmbH

 

Dr. Daniel Teichmann

Founder and CEO, Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH

Dr. Marcus Bauer

Head of System Test and Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Next47 eAircraft

Franz Josef Pschierer

State Secretary, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs

Kosta Grammatis

Chief Executive New Space, ViaLight Space Inc., USA

Nikolay Hviid

Founder & CEO, Bragi GmbH

Alexander Schlaubitz

Vice President of Marketing, Lufthansa Group

Dirk Mühlenweg

Head of Sales of the Watson IoT Center & Digital Sales Europe, IBM

Josef Schmid

Mayor, City of Munich

Start-ups of MUST 2017

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Location

This year’s MUST – The Munich Summit took place in three different locations. The MUST Pre-Event occurred at the Design Offices of the Munich Highlight Towers. The second day took place at the newly-built Eisbach Studios. The venue for the final day was located at the Munich Highlight Towers, at IBM’s Watson global IoT Headquarters.

Day 1 – 02/21/2017

Design Offices Highlight Towers
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 8, Floor 19
80807 Munich

Day 2 – 02/22/2017

Eisbach Studios
Grasbrunner Straße 20
81677 Munich

Day 3 – 02/23/2017

IBM Watson Highlight Towers
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6, Floor 32
80807 Munich

Design Offices Highlight Towers

Eisbach Studios

IBM Watson Highlight Towers