July 12 & 13, 2022


With we are addressing tech startups from Europe, Israel and abroad with B2B, B2B2C applications in serving the industry in fulfilling the ESG criterias based on latest technologies like AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Neuronal Networks, Sensors & Actuators, Quantum Computing etc. and/or offering a proven business models in Circular Economy, Xaas, Platform, etc.

The NEXT.INDUSTRIES STARTUP AWARD 2022 honors the one startup with the most innovative solutions to support the industry in fullfilling the Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)-criteria.

Selected by a high-class industry jury we will be happy to welcome 9 nominated startup on stage at – digital.agile,sustainable, resilient on July 12 & 13, 2022 at Innovation Factory X-Works, Airbus Hangar, Ottobrunn (Munich).

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BroadBit Batteries Oy

Congratulations to the winner of the NEXT.INDUSTRIES STARTUP AWARD: BroadBit Batteries! BroadBit has developed and is commercializing a revolutionary low-cost, high­performance, robust, eco-friendly and scalable Sodium-salt battery to power the future green economy. Espoo, Finland. Our industry-jury selected the Finnish startup from around 40 applications from European tech startups for the most innovative solution in the field of Environmental, Social & Governance. Congratulations to CEO David Brown and his team!


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Agents Inc.

To automate knowledge work, they introduce intelligent Agents that use AI to make sense of big data 100% automati­cally and create actionable reports and alerts for improved agility and decision-making. Berlin, Germany.

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BroadBit Batteries Oy

BroadBit has developed and is commercializing a revolutionary low-cost, high­performance, robust, eco-friendly and scalable Sodium-salt battery to power the future green economy. Espoo, Finland.

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Elmodis provides a hardware & digital solution for monitoring and diagnostics of industrial machines helping to improve reliability as well as energy & operating-efficiency. Krakow, Poland.

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Enerbrain S.r.l.

Enerbrain offers a scalable hardware & software IoT solution, that can be installed in every building to fine-tune & minimize energy usage in real-time to help reduce Co2 emissions.  Torino, Italy.

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Geyser Batteries Oy

Geyser Batteries develops and produces a new class of sustainable high-power and high-cycling batteries, ideally suited for fast energy storage in the power grid -behind and front of the meter. Helsinki, Finland.

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Neuron Soundware

Our powerful AI and industrial IoT solutions analyze sound patterns for anomaly detection of machine failures. Prague, Czechia.

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Prewave GmbH

Prewave uses AI technology to make supply chains more transparent, resilient and sustainable. Vienna, Austria.

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Soletair Power

Soletair Power develops modular direct air capture systems that enable corporations and commercial building owners to capture CO2 directly from the air – turning buildings into carbon sinks. Lappeenranta, Finland.


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Lamin Ben-Hamdane

Head of Start-Up Cooperation & Partnerships, Infineon Technologies AG

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Kai Engelhardt

Managing Director, Brose Ventures GmbH

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Tobias Finkenzeller

Senior Key Account Manager – VW Group, Dräxlmaier Group

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Dr. Annabell Geidner

Head of Corporate Strategy & Innovation, TÜV SÜD

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Otto Gies

Head of Innovation Incubator, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

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Ralph Griemert

Quality Monitoring and Reporting Sustainability Manager, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

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Dr. Oliver Schmitz

Head of Innovation Management, MTU Aero Engines AG

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To help companies better fulfilling ESG criteria we are looking for solutions in

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  • Green materials
  • Green logistics
  • Green production & value chain
  • Green Water Management
  • Green Electricity (production, transfer, storage)
  • Energy efficiency & saving
  • Solar fuels & hydrogen
  • Reduction of waste
  • Reduction of emissions
  • Recycling technologies
  • Sewage Sludge Treatment and
  • Phosphor Recovery



  • Central Knowledge & IT systems (fusion of different tools & data)

  • New ways of knowledge sharing, management and networks within the organization and outside

  • CR Management
  • HR Tools fostering inclusion & diversity
  • Data & privacy protection
  • Cyber Security & Safety

governace law


  • Legal Operations
  • Compliance Management Systems
  • Smart contracts & smart documents
  • On-Demand-Manufacturing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Automation of standard processes
  • Recycling concepts

… a proven solution based on functionable latest technologies:

  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain
  • Neuronal Networks
  • Sensors & Actuators
  • Quantum Computing
  • etc.

… a proven, smart business model:

  • Anything as a Service (XaaS)
  • Circular Economy
  • etc.

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Vera Mauermann

Senior Project Manager Innovation Scouting & Sourcing

Your contact person for startups.


  • +49-89-630253-47

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