SPICE Events http://www.spice-group.de SPICE Events Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:47:51 +0200 http://www.spice-group.de en http://www.spice-group.de/img/logo_spice.gif SPICE http://www.spice-group.de/ Berlin (Germany) http://https://18.re-publica.com/en SPICE 2 - 4 May 2018

This year re:publica in Berlin (May 2 andndash; 4, 2018) will offer e new feature: andnbsp;Four half-day seminars, for example, on digital food, digital retailandnbsp;and women in fintech.
For example, the im:pulse women in fintech brings together female stakeholders of the financial market; the focus will be particularly on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data within the banking and insurance industry, startups, financial service providers, Blockchain as well as privacy and data protection. andldquo;Women in Fintechandrdquo; on May 4, 9.00 andndash; 13.00 will be a unique setting for exchange within the industry. The conference language is English.
On March 1, 2018 re:publica invites to attend the Community Night at BASSY CLUB. This Town Hall Meeting intends to peek into the future and have a chat with the community. Join the re:publica founders to discuss upcoming projects and new formats, while answering any and all questions in a Qandamp;A session.

Contact: re:publica Team
Email: info@re-publica.de]]>
Luxembourg (Luxembourg) http://www.archsummit.lu/event SPICE 3 - 4 May 2018

10.000 participants are expected to attend thArch Summit in Luxembourg, LuxExpo centre. The organizer of the summit is Tomorrow Street. This accelerator has been established as partnership between Vodafone and Technoport.
The Arch Summit will bring together startup founders with decision makers at large corporates, especially those with procurement functions. The event will include pitch competitions, corporate exhibitors, keynote speakers, panels and entertainment. In three competitions startups will compete for andeuro;250,000 in prize money:
The Disruptive Startups Competition andnbsp;young companies pitch their business in front of an expert panel made up of industry players - the top prize is andeuro;150,000.
The Women in Technology competition will recognize female tech innovators - with andeuro;50,000 up for grabs for startups led by a female founder, or solutions that benefit females.
The Human Impact prize aims at startups developing innovative technology to improve peopleandrsquo;s well-being, equality, and positively impact society at large andndash; the award comes with andeuro;50,000.
For information about the Arch Summit and the speakers visit website below. To exhibit at the event use link and tickets are available at early bird rate (until April 1)

Contact: Arch Team
Email: support@archsummit.lu]]> Berlin (Germany) http://http://tech-fair.cube-global.com/ SPICE 15 - 16 May 2018

Hosted in association with Messe Berlin at Arena Berlin the next CUBE Tech Fair Berlin again will bring together the worldandrsquo;s best B2B tech startups with a curated network of corporate partners and key influencers.
The fair 2016 counted 5,000 attendees including top VCs and high-level corporates, 250 deep-tech startups from 38 countries worldwide and 105 speakers including keynotes from: Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Robin Wright (Award-winning actress, tech activist), and Pablos Holman (Founder of Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, notorious hacker).
CUBE is a global innovation ecosystem that acts as the strategic liaison between deep-tech startups and corporates determined to shape the future of industry 4.0.

Contact: CUBE Team
Email: info@cube-global.com]]> Vilnius (Lithuania) http://https://startupfair.lt SPICE 16 - 17 May 2018

Conference - keynotes, presentations, discussion panels, 1:1 interviews and other content sessions about the trendiest startup topics. This is what to expect from Startup Fair Lithuania, organized by Startup Lithuania that will be held May 16+17, 2018 at Vilnius Technology Park. Some of the most appreciated local and international speakers will discuss why Lithuania is becoming the European fintech center or is pushing the bar with ICO among other exciting topics. Startup Fair aims to be the main startup event in Lithuania and the neighboring regions, gathering investors and startups striving for innovations.
Hand-picked startups will pitch their ideas and compete on stage in front of the jury, the investors and the audience. The winner will get mentorship, an investment of andeuro;100 000 EUR from LitBAN and legal services from Triniti.
More information and tickets at website

Contact: Roberta Rudokienė
Email: r.rudokiene@enterpriselithuania.com]]> Turku (Finland) http://theshift.fi/ SPICE 22 - 23 May 2018

The promise is andldquo;No panels, no boring keynotes and no distractions from the real task at hand andndash; engaging in meaningful conversation and building deeper relationships with other participants.andrdquo; This statement indicates that the concept differs from many of the existing events of this type that are seeking to compete with others by ever growing numbers of participants. It seems that nobody is asking what kind of advantage a participant gains from attending an event with 10,000+ others.
SHIFT's aim is andldquo;to better understand the co-evolutionary relationship between humans, nature and technology, an open-air business festival gathering growing and experienced entrepreneurs and professionals from the entrepreneurship ecosystem.andrdquo; To achieve the better understanding, SHIFT facilitates a platform connecting potential with success. The idea to organize such an event started in late 2014 and the event has been growing steadily from zero to 4000 attendees in 2017 andndash; although on the website the organizers gives andldquo;5 reasons why not to attend SHIFTandrdquo;.
The festival features two days full of meaningful conversations, a stage program, round-table discussions and workshops, in addition to several side events, networking sessions as well as after parties.

Contact: Justin Lehmann
justin@theshift.fi]]> Vienna (Austria) http:// https://pioneers.io/events/govtech-pioneers#/ SPICE 23 May 2018

Digitalization is moving fast. But the public sector is not keeping up with the speed.Servcies of the public sector still are mostly provided the andldquo;good old wayandrdquo; andndash; maybe with the exception of Estonia.
To give an impulse to e-government and a new era of govTech Pioneers si organizing Europe's first GovTech event for leading politicians, public CIOs, startups, corporations and VCandrsquo;s. The aim is bringing together representatives of the political administration with innovators and startups; to make the innovators behind a $400bn market meet and learn about the latest trends in Citizen Collaboration, Blockchain and Security.
GovTech.Pioneers will be held May 23, 2018 in Vienna (Palais Wertheim). Startups can
apply by March 31, 2018 to get a slot in the series of 32 pitch at the event


Contact: Pioneers Team
Email: hi@pioneers.io]]> Kazimierz Dolny (Poland) http://http://2018.konferencja-sooipp.pl/ SPICE 23 - 25 May 2018

The 24th Annual Conference of SOOIPP, the Polish Association of Business Incubation and Innovation Centers will be held from May 23 andndash; 25, 2018 in Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula. The conference partner is the Puławy Science and Technology Park.
Its aim will be to discuss active support for the development of enterprises from the SME sector by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centers and to develop proposals for directions of activities that increase the willingness of enterprises to actively develop. Topics related to both start-ups and acceleration of innovative projects, as well as those related to the conditions necessary for the development of enterprises from the SME sector as well as examples of foreign good practices will be presented and discussed.
Participation in the Conference will be Polish and foreign managers, experts from the business environment, innovation and entrepreneurship centers, representatives of local and public administration.

Contact: PBICA Team
biuro@sooipp.org.pl]]> Vienna (Austria) http://https://pioneers.io/events/pioneers18/startups/ SPICE 24 - 25 May 2018

Pioneerz andrsquo;18 will be the meeting point for 2,500 pioneering entrepreneurs to look into the future and beyond. A global community of selected startups, executives and investors will join forces under the roof of the 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna to redefine human tech frontiers.
Selected Startups have the chance to attend for free, pitch, and exhibit at Pioneers'18 (application by March 31, 2018) . Attending the event offers the opportunity to score one of 500 highly promising investment in early and growth stage startups. Executives will meet young innovative teams working on the technology critical to your industry.
Pioneerz andrsquo;18 will offer insights regarding Technologies used and their impact on terrestrial lives; The changing distribution of economic power; An industry changing the energy grid; An outlook on resources, distribution and needed changes; Interaction in various settings;andnbsp;Science driving human capabilities and Time to play
Startups now can
apply until March 31, 2018 / Tickets are available through website

Contact: Pioneerz Team
Email: hi@pioneers.io]]> Paris (France) http://https://vivatechnology.com SPICE 24 - 27 May 2018

The annual VivaTech event in Paris gathrs the global tech entreprneurship ecosystem and this year will offer insights about tech business potential of Africa, a continent with 362 million people using the internet and a huge growth potential for product and services.
300 speakers from startups, industry and academia presenting their experiences and views about the future of innovation and digital transformation on six stages. The Discovery Zone offers possibilities to interact with robots, drones, VR andamp; AR, and demos by the most creative startups. andnbsp;The Hall of Tech participants will feature presentations by large tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Landrsquo;Oreal, Ericsson, Lenovo, and Bouygues revealing their latest developments. The themed Open innovation Labs will have andnbsp;more than 20 spaces dedicated to 3 days of synergistic co-working and open innovation between startups and our corporate partners. More than 1,000 startups are selected to exhibit, pitch and demo their products and ideas.
At VivaTech the Ecosystem will be talking about Human Ethics andamp; AI, Real-world Applications for Blockchain, Gaming and the Creation of New Worlds, IoT and Cyber Security securing the Internet of Everything as well as the Future of News in a Post-Truth Era, Humans + Robots, and Hacking the Human Brain. Finally, the Office Hours of VivaTech will gather top VCs for the opportunity to meet with startups in a private and dedicated area.


Contact: VIVATech team
contact@vivatechnology.com ]]> Tallinn (Estonia) http://https://latitude59.ee/about SPICE 24 - 25 May 2018

The flagship startup andamp; tech event of e-Estonia, Latitude59, will be bringing together the Baltic, CEE andamp; Nordic tech ecosystem on May 24-25, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. andnbsp;The event provides a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and leaders to learn, connect and network. Entrepreneurial minds, inspiring leadership, lean companies and pro-active governments will work together for creating the digital future.
Latitude59 offers to explore different startup themes, network with like-minded people, join the investor-startup matchmaking, exchange futuristic ideas in a century-old power plant that has been transformed into a creative hub.
In 2017, Latitude 59 welcomed more than 2000 participants including 200 investors from many countries including the US and Japan who took part in the investor-startup matchmaking, 150 startups - mostly from the neighboring Baltic, Nordic andamp; CEE countries and attendees from over 20 countries

Contact: Latitude59 Team
info@Latitude59.ee]]> Dublin (Ireland) http://www.futurescope.ie SPICE 31 May 2018

andldquo;Where Business Gets Done!andrdquo; is the slogan of the fifth FutureScope andnbsp;event hosted by Dublin BIC , this year on May 31. This is a full day to explore emerging technologies, such as IoT, Data Analytics, AI, AR/VR, and hear first-hand how they are being applied across a range of sectors and businesses here in Ireland.
FutureScope will present tangible business opportunities, not just for start-ups and tech entrepreneurs, but for any organization developing innovation or applying new tech to achieve a competitive edge.

More information and registration on FutureScope websiteContact: FutureScope Team email
SDO profile Dublin BIC

Contact: FutureScope Team
Email: futurescope@dublinbic.ie]]> Berlin (Germany) http://https://heureka-conference.com/ SPICE 5 Jun 2018

The HEUREKA Conference 2018 in Berlin on June 5, 2018 connects the stakeholders of the digital economy, while discovering and supporting rising startup stars. The conference is aimed at supporting young companies along their development path. The mission is to create a platform that connects all stakeholders of the digital economy. HEUREKA is hosted by the media house Vertical Media GmbH, publisher of Granduuml;nderszene.

Contact: Heureka Team
info@heureka-conference.com]]> Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) http://http://ebncongress.eu/ SPICE 6 - 8 Jun 2018

andldquo;Future of Innovationandrdquo; is the headline of EBNandrsquo;s 2018 annual congress. It will be held June 6-8, 2018 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.
The event will be celebrating 20 years of innovation and incubation in Luxembourg. Co-organized by
EBN and Technoport SA, the congress will take place in a post industrial site located in Esch-sur-Alzette: Three days of conference sessions, workshops, pitching sessions, matchmaking and networking activities, with participants from all over the world to explore the future of innovation, structured around three key areas: scale up and growth, space and industry. Each day will kick-off with an inspirational speech, leading to a challenging discussion.
All congress activities will take place at Belval site; a former steelwork that became an urban environment for living, science, working and entertainment.

Contact: Marta Gómez Andrés
Email: marta.gomez@ebn.eu]]> Paris (France) http://http://www.afrobytes.com/2018-conference/ SPICE 7 - 8 Jun 2018

The annual Afrobytes is a marketplace to meet key players of the African Tech Industry connecting business and technology leaders, founders, investors and policy experts with the fastest-growing African tech startups. Paris on June 7-8, 2018 will be the place to discover, learn, network, and be inspired by the latest trends in the African Tech Industry.
Even before this event Afrobytes offers business opportunities and tech collaborations between the African Tech industry and players in the global tech world: in New York at
Spark Labs Bryant Park on Jan 22, 2018, at the third annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS 2018) taking place in the Silicon Valley Jan 26-27, 2018, at ReThink Live Feb 9, 2018 held at Eaton House in Hong Kong and in Nairobi March 4-7, 2018 where Afrobytes and iHub partner for a 4 day learning expedition

Contact: Afrobytes Team
Email: contact@afrobytes.com]]> London (United Kingdom) http://https://londontechweek.com SPICE 11 - 15 Jun 2018

The city of London becomes the back drop for a week-long festival of tech and innovation once again this June. Bringing together 55,000 attendees to enjoy the hundreds of crowd-sourced and anchor events taking place across the city - bringing together the London tech scene with International tech enthusiasts.
The festival provides a buzzing platform to network and celebrate with the best in tech, converging the London tech scene with International tech enthusiasts to create numerous business opportunities for everyone involved.
This year we are championing the change makers andndash; the companies and people that challenge the status quo and embrace technology to shape the future. Get involved and tell your change maker story by hosting your own event, sponsoring or attending one of the many summits, expos or parties at London Tech Week.
2018 will see a week-long program of events to inspire creativity and foster collaborations. The
LeadersIn Tech Summit, TechXLR8 and the Prince's Trustandnbsp;Gala Dinner, the AI Summit and Future of Work Summit as well as the F1H2O Powerboat Racing.

Contact: LTW Team
Email: info@londontechweek.com]]> Berlin (Germany) http://TOA Team SPICE 19 - 22 Jun 2018

Tech Open Air is an interdisciplinary technology festival. The 2018 edition opens June 19 - 22, 2018 TOAandrsquo;s mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration.
TOA.life is the best parts of the festival, made digital: TOA AAA. Unique stories
from techandrsquo;s brightest thinkers mashed-up with art, science, music, and, of course, the uninhibited TOA atmosphere andmdash; itandrsquo;s all in TOA.life. It is about the technology at the intersection of culture, and the people who drive it forwards. Itandrsquo;s where tech builds bridges between music, art, and science. Now, you can plug right into our network, and experience all the insight, all from the top andmdash; all year round.

Super Early Bird Tickets (2 for one) are available until Jan 18, 2018

Contact: TOA Team
Email: hello@toaberlin.com]]> Singapore (Singapore) http://https://e27.co/echelon/asia/ SPICE 28 - 29 Jun 2018

Echelon Asia Summit 2018 is the annual technology and business exhibition and conference that engages 5,000+ industry leaders and professionals in Singapore. Echelon is a platform providing
- Insightsandnbsp;through 100+ speakers
- Connections through 300+ exhibitors
- Talent growth with hiring andamp; training partners
- Funding with 500+ active APAC investors and corporates

Echelon also is looking forandnbsp;industry leaders as speakers, sponsors and community partners. Contact email

Contact: ECHELON Team
Email: contact@e27.co]]> Hong Kong (China) http://https://riseconf.com SPICE 9 - 12 Jul 2018

RISE 2018, produced by the team behind Web Summit, will be held in Hong Kong, July 9 andndash; 12, 2018. In during recent six years, Web Summit has become Europeandrsquo;s largest tech conference which last year attracted 53,000 attendees from 136 countries around the world.
In July 2018, people from the worldandrsquo;s biggest companies and most exciting startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences. They will be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of networking. RISE 2018 expects more than 14,000 attendees from 90 countries and about 600 startups.
Preparing the event, RISE hosts pitch competitions in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Bangkok and Shanghai. The top 5 startups in each city will compete in a live onstage pitch battle in front of a distinguished panel to win a free ALPHA exhibition stand at RISE 2018.

Contact: RISE Team
info@riseconf.com]]> Isfahan (Iran) SPICE 2 - 5 Sep 2018

Towards sustainable cities and communities: fostering innovation ecosystemsandrdquo; is the headline for the 35th IASP World Conference to be held in Isfahan, Iran, September 2-5, 2018.
IASP has invited to propose contributions to this conference with the deadline October 25, 2017.
There is a wide range of topics to choose from. andnbsp;4 plenary sessions and further 7 parallel sessions offer many different topics under the general headline of the event.

For link to detailed information about the call for contributions see

Contact: Francesca Antoniazzi
Email: papers@iasp.ws]]> Tel Aviv (Israel) http://https://www.dldtelaviv.com SPICE 3 - 6 Sep 2018

Held annually since 2013 the DDL Tel Aviv Innovation Festival is boosting top technological talent, the highest venture capital investments per capital and multi-national centers for industry leaders such as Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, EMC, Microsoft, GM, Amdocs, SAP, Applied Materials, Facebook, Orange, Cisco Israel etc. Tel Aviv is the best location to get up close and personal with the entire Hi-tech hub.
The festival will be held in the unique complex of Hatachana "The Station" that was developed and rejuvenated as one of the cityandrsquo;s most charming spots. A special emphasis was put on the restoration of the historic buildingsandrsquo; original designs and on the open public area that was created between the restored buildings.

Contact: Guy Koren
guy@oscar4b.com]]> Berlin (Germany) SPICE 9 - 11 Sep 2018

The BVIZ Annual Conference 2018 will be held in Berlin, Sep 9 - 11, 2018. The event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of BVIZ, German Federal Association of Innovation, Technology and Business Incubation Centers and will be hosted by BBB Management GmbH that operates the Biotech Park Berlin-Buch and the Biomedical Innovation and Business Incubation Center Berlin-Buch.

Contact: BVIZ Team
Email: bviz@innovationszentren.de]]> Goiania (Brazil) http://conferenciaanprotec.com.br/ SPICE 17 - 20 Sep 2018

The annual confernce of Brazilandrsquo;s asscoation of technoparks and innovation Centers, ANPROTEC will be held Sep 17 andndash; 20, 2018 in Goiania.
To reach the various audiences linked to entrepreneurship and innovation, Anprotec and Sebrae organizes annual Anprotec Conferences, considered the biggest innovative entrepreneurship event in Latin America. Activities include mini-courses, forums and workshops as well as plenary and interactive meetings attended by a growing public.

Contact: Aksara Somchinda
aksara@anprotec.org.br]]> Munich (Germany) http://www.bitsandpretzels.com/ SPICE 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2018

Bits andamp; Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich. The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.

Contact: Bitsandamp;amp;Pretzels Team
hello@bitsandpretzels.com]]> Berlin (Germany) http://entrepreneurship.de/summit/ SPICE 6 - 7 Oct 2018

The annual Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin, organized by Stiftung Entrepreneurship, is one of the largest startup events in Europe. andnbsp;More than 100 experienced entrepreneurs and experts will mingle with 1,500+ attendees. Workshops and competitions offer insights for different target groups andndash; from beginners to experienced entrepreneurs.
The next summit will take place Oct. 6 + 7, 2018. Early Bird tickets are already available at website

Contact: ES Team
Email: stiftung@entrepreneurship.de]]> Dubai (United Arab Emirates) http://www.gitex.com SPICE 14 Oct - 18 Sep 2018

With over 100K visitors, key players from every industry, government decision makers, corporate buyers, innovators and futurists, Gitex Technology Week Dubai can be considered the #1 tech event in Asia, Middle East andamp; Africa and the largest meeting platform of MENA government entities, global corporates, start-ups. meet for business access to emerging markets, buyers and governments from 130+ countries. Gitex has more than 4,700 exhibitors from over 97 countries covering 20 tech sectors, 10 industry verticals offering targeted and industry focused opportunities. The week includes 8 power conferences in 10 sectors offering 100+ hours of content as well as free-to-attend insights on the latest cutting edge advancements.
The XLabs are the space for live discussions and demo tech. The 'invite onlyandrsquo; Executive Briefings are attracting key industry executives. Ministry Connect offers exclusive meetings and connections with country delegations and GITEX Majlis Lounge is an exclusive program for the industryandrsquo;s top C-level executives while ConneXions Lounge is providing all participants have the opportunity to hold closed door meetings. The Global Source @GITEX is an easy-to-use online portal enabling buyers with live projects to find the right vendor.
And the competition GITEX Student Lab invites the next generation technology.

Contact: Gitex Team
info@gitex.com]]> Tiblisi (Georgia) http://www.socialimpactaward.at SPICE 6 - 10 Nov 2018

The SIA Summit 2018 marks the highlight of this yearandrsquo;s Social Impact Award program. It will be gathering the winners of the SIA Award, young social innovators from 19 countries in Europe and beyond.
The event will be gathering all impact ventures that won the Social Impact Award in 2017 as well as representatives of all organizations that implement the program in all SIA countries. The Summit serves as an opportunity to engage with national and international stakeholders of the Social Impact Award in an interactive and collaborative manner.
The Social Impact Award was initiated in 2009 by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University for Economy in Vienna.

Contact: SIA Team
info@socialimpactaward.net]]> Tartu (Estonia) http://https://startupday.ee/ SPICE 23 - 25 Jan 2019

sTARTUp Day is the largest business festival in the Baltic States bringing together the startup and business community. It's a flagship event where startuppers and traditional entrepreneurs, experts and newbies, government and media will loudly and proudly discuss early stage businesses. 2,600 attendees coudl be counted at the sTARTU Day 2017.
sTARTUp Day is an event where people who have thought about creating their own startup can get the necessary motivation and actually go through with their idea. Itandrsquo;s an event where everyday people with an interest in startups and technology can meet others with similar interests and grow their network.andnbsp;
We want to encourage people to become more entrepreneurial and innovative, give ideas on how to avoid common mistakes and create collaborations between entrepreneurs, startups, corporations and ecosystem organizations.

If you do not want to miss the next sTARTUp Day. The first 200
Early Early Bird tickets are available already now


Contact: Ermo Tikk
Email: ermo.tikk@startupday.ee]]>