Meet corporate decision makers

Get a deep insight into the corporate world and make business connections.

Everyone engaged in B2B business knows how hard it is to get to the relevant decision makers within the companies. The contest “Connect Vision to Solutions” aims to change that. Our partner companies, market leaders in their respective field, are looking forward to meeting interesting startups. You will get an insight into their innovation management; the companies will answer your questions and provide further information for you needed to successfully deliver a solution to their contest tasks.  

29th of November, Winners` Night
1 Event - 2 Highlights - Unconference and Award ceremony "Connect Visions to Solutions"
Perfect opportunity for startups to introduce themselves to corporations, investors and vice-versa. At the awarding we`ll present the winners and their solutions. Take part in the final event!


Past events:

15th of June, Startup Session with PRE: energy services & devices
Find out how PRE is approaching service innovation for its customers and how you become the driving force of innovation - on 15th of June in the PRE customer center in the heart of Prague. Meet the innovation management.

16th of June, Startup Session with Brose: visit the factory and meet the CEO
Catch the chance to visit the production plant of the worldwide TOP 5 family-owned automotive supplier Brose, meet the decision makers and learn in detail what kind of app Brose is looking for. Introduce yourself to Brose on 16th of June in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm.

20th of June, Startup Session with RWE (only for startups registered for RWE task)
Meet the innovation team of RWE and get an insight into RWE’s innovation strategy and non-commodity business on 20th of June 2016 in RWE’s conference center in Prague, Strašnice. Take part in the workshop and introduce your solution from the field of “smart factory".

21st of June, Startup Session with ŠKODA AUTO
ŠKODA is looking forward to joining the community of open-minded people with fresh and cool ideas and out of the box thinking, to work jointly with them on future projects for finding new business models and opportunities for its products a services. Talk personally with ŠKODA AUTO representatives.

23rd of June, Startup Meetup Plzeň
Find out how you can directly get in touch with decisions makers from big companies, exchange knowledge and expand your business. Meet with startup community in Pilsen!

30th of June, Startup Session with E.ON
Get in touch with E.ON's startup accelerator “:agile”. Think together with the team from E.ON about modern technologies to strenghten customer engagement and how to contribute positively to the Czech society? Learn more or give your answer directly to the E.ON decision makers!

Individual business meetings with SAP 
Present your business ideas directly to SAP decision makers - We connect you to them! They can get your idea to 1300+ customer companies of SAP in the Czech Republic. Or think big: 300 000 customers worldwide! SAP is looking for agile innovators who intend to offer a true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. Meet SAP.


15th of June, Startup Session with PRE: Energy services & devices

This event has already taken place. See News for more information.

Find out how PRE is approaching service innovation for its customers and how you become the driving force of innovation - on 15th of June in the PRE customer center in the heart of Prague.

Contest task: Energy services and devices for households

When and where: 15th of June, 14:00 – 16:00 at PRE service center, Jungmannova 28 (palác TeTa)

Who is looking forward to meet you?

  • Martin Schneider, Head of Measuring and Energy services – rooftop-solar, heating installations and products in the area of e-mobility have been launched to the market under his lead.
  • Tereza Blahoutová, Strategy/M&A – has participated in the development of the current PRE strategy and worked on acquisitions for PRE in the field of renewable energy
  • Karsten Krämer, Business development – has developed the customer strategy of EnBW (one of the main shareholders of PRE), built up connections to the startup scene in Germany for EnBW and is an entrepreneur himself

Why should you participate?

  • Get directly in touch with the right people at PRE
  • You will find out about the strategy, new business models of PRE and possibilities for cooperating with startups within the EnBW group
  • You will get the opportunity to discuss the PRE contest task and will have time for Q&A
  • You will explore the customer center and learn about current products, for example in the area of e-mobility

Language: Czech/English


16th of June, Startup Session with Brose: visit the production plant and meet the CEO

Catch the chance to visit the production plant of the worldwide TOP 5 family-owned automotive supplier Brose, meet the decision makers and learn in detail what kind of app Brose is looking for. Introduce yourself to Brose on 16 th of June in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm.

Contest task: Communication app for staff members in production area

When and where: 16th of June at Brose CZ, 1. máje 2636, 75661 Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

Who is looking forward to meet you?

  • Niclas Pfüller-von Wobeser - General Manager at Brose CZ
  • Timo Eichhorn - Director of Manufacturing, Engineering and Maintenance
  • Roman Strakoš – Director of the plant in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
  • Lukáš Vacca – Teamleader latch assembly

Why should you participate?

  • You will get the opportunity to introduce yourself directly to decision makers at Brose CZ – Brose is the world’s fifth-largest family-owned automotive supplier
  • On a plant tour Brose CZ will give you close insight into its production of the plant in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
  • Use the chance to discuss and ask questions about the contest task – a communication app for staff members in production area

Our Agenda:

  • 12.00 - Welcome and lunch
  • 12.45 - Plant tour
  • 13.45 – ca. 15.15 
    • Opening of the session through the general manager of Brose CZ Niclas Pfüller von Wobeser
    • Introduction of participating startups
    • Presentation of Brose CZ visions and innovation strategy
    • Introduction of the contest task
    • Discussion, Q&A, individual consultations

Language: Czech/English


20th of June, Startup Session with RWE

Meet the innovation team of RWE and get an insight into RWE’s innovation strategy and non-commodity business on 20 th of June 2016 in RWE’s conference center in Prague, Strašnice. Take part in the workshop and introduce your solution from the field of “Smart factory”.

Contest task: Smart Factory

We are kindly inviting you to the RWE workshop, where we are going to give you more detailed information on our business and our plans. We will as well give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the people responsible for innovation at RWE. You can expect an introduction to our business approach towards B2B customers, a real demonstration of the products we offer as well as individual consultation. That individual consultation gives you the unique opportunity to discuss our contest task so that you can solve it successfully (see our agenda below).

Markéta Mravcová, Head of Innovation at RWE, and her team and Jindřich Švec, Head of Individual Sales, are looking forward to meet you at the workshop!

When and where: 20th of June, 10:00 – 12:00 at Limuzská 3135/12, Praha 10

Our agenda:

  • 10.00 – 10.25, Welcome and introduction of the participants 
    • Welcome through ČNOPK/RWE
    • Introduction of participating startups: please be prepared to present your company / team & product or service and to answer the question, why you particularly chose the RWE contest task (max. 2 min)
  • 10.25–11.00, Presentation
    • Non-commodity business of RWE - Jindřich Švec
    • Q&A
  • 11.00–12.00, Individual consultation and non-commodity products show
    • Each startup will get 15 minutes of individual consultation with M. Mravcová and J. Švec: we will be happy, if you show up prepared so that you benefit from the consultation as much as possible. 
    • In the meantime there will be a presentation of RWE non-commodity products. You will get the opportunity to ask questions to other members of the RWE innovation team.

Language: Czech

RWE invitation to download


21st of June, Startup Session with ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA is looking forward to joining the community of open minded people with fresh and cool ideas and out of the box thinking, to work jointly with them on projects for the future to find new business models and opportunities for its products a services. Talk personally with ŠKODA AUTO representatives on 21st of June at the German-Czech chamber of commerce at the Wenceslas square.

Contest task: Modern mobility

When and where: 21st of June, 10:00 – 12:00 at Cupola of the German-Czech chamber of commerce, Václavské náměstí 40, Praha 1

Who is looking forward to meet you?

  • Christian Cahn von Seelen – Head of Corporate Strategy – China and India
  • Jiří Pokorný – Corporate strategy, project coordinator

Why should you participate?

  • Because it is an opportunity for you to shape modern mobility with your ideas
  • You can get in touch personally with the right people at ŠKODA AUTO
  • You will learn more about the current strategy of ŠKODA AUTO towards innovation
  • You will get the opportunity to discuss the contest task and will have time for Q&A

We are living in an ever-changing and tumultuous age. Our lives have become faster, progress and development have speeded up, all of us are permanently online, connected and digital…

To keep up with the new era, ŠKODA follows the modern trends closely and actively, working hard on projects and tasks that will form the future of the mobility.

We are intensively working on topics like digitalization, connectivity, eMobility and autonomous driving. These have posed the greatest challenges and brought about the biggest changes in the past decades and will have a significant impact on the future of the car industry and the lives of billions of people.

At ŠKODA, we see the car as the ultimate mobility device, which will continue to turn the human’s dream of freedom – freedom of movement and freedom of connectivity – into reality.

Our aim is to participate in shaping the future of the automobile and the automotive industry. That is why we want to join the community of open-minded people with fresh and cool ideas and out-of-the-box thinking to provide our customers with simply clever mobility and connectivity solutions that will make their lives even more comfortable and bring new business models and opportunities to our company.

Agenda:

  • Introduction of ŠKODA AUTO and the Task for the contest
  • Discussion about the task and the global future trends
  • Wrap up and conclusion

Language: English


Startup Meetup Plzeň

When and where: 23rd of June, 16:00 – 18:00 at Kavárna Íčko, Sedláčkova 19, 301 00, Plzeň

Why should you participate?

  • Find out how you can get in touch directly with decisions makers from market leaders in their respective field, such as Brose CZ, E.ON, PRE, RWE, SAP, ŠKODA AUTO
  • Learn details about the innovation contest „Connect Visions to Solutions“ and how you can participate
  • Find out how others became successful entrepreneurs – startup success stories
  • Learn about the program "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs"
  • Use the opportunity for networking and for Q&A

Our Agenda:

  • 16:00 Warm up
  • 16:15 Introduction of the contest „Connect Visions to Solutions“
  • 16:30 Startup success stories from Pilsen
  • 17:00 Introduction of the program “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
  • 17:15 Služby BIC Plzeň pro začínající podnikatele
  • 17:30 Networking

Who is looking forward to meet you?

  • Lenka Šolcová – Project Consultant for Innovative technologies at the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce, organizer of the contest „Connect Visions to Solutions“
  • David Melichar - ManagementMania a Onesoft 
  • Blanka Bendlová - JCI West Bohemia
  • Zbyněk Doležal - konzultant BIC Plzeň

Language: Czech


 Individual business meeting with SAP

Present your business ideas directly to SAP decision makers - we connect you to them! 

Contest task:
Cloud solution in IoT or Big Data

When and where: Arrange your individual appointment by contacting us at startups@dtihk.cz!

Who is looking forward to meet you?

  • Pavel Peňáz, Business Development, Platform & UX Solutions at SAP
  • Hana Součková, SAP Head of Presales
  • other advisors from SAP with relevant expertise

Agenda:

  • Your ideas
  • Digital transformation from SAP point of view
  • HANA Cloud Platform
  • Future cooperation

Why should you participate?

  • Get directly in touch with the right people at SAP and introduce yourself and your ideas
  • Learn how you can develop prototype of your application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform for free
  • Find out how the startup community around SAP works
  • Get the right business contacts

  • Uncover the unique opportunity to offer your solutions to SAP clients network of more than 1,300 customers in the Czech Republic with the potential to reach further hundreds of thousands of SAP customers globally

Language: Czech/English/German


30th of June, Startup Session with E.ON

How is the startup scene connected with the E.ON group and its acceletor “:agile” work? How can E.ON connect customer engagement towards the E.ON group via modern technology in order to contribute positively to the Czech society? Learn more or give your answer directly to the E.ON decision makers on 30th of June in Prague!

Contest task: Engage in social responsibility

When and where: 30th of June at 10:00 – 13:00, Národní 37/38, Praha 1

Who is looking forward to meet you?

  • Special guests from Germany: Representative of E.ON’s Accelerator “:agile” and a German startup from the accelerator
  • Head of Innovation at E.ON CZ
  • Head of Communication at E.ON CZ

Why should you participate?

  • Learn details about the startup scene that’s connected with E.ON group
  • Get through to the decisions makers from E.ON in the Czech republic as well as from E.ON headquarters in Germany
  • Hear a success story of a German startup from E.ON’s accelerator
  • Discuss E.ON’s contest task in an interactive way and present your ideas

Language: English


29th of November, FINAL EVENT

When and where: 29th of November at 17:00 – 22:00, Gallery Mánes, Masarykovo nábř. 250/1, 110 00 Prague