#GENSTalks for State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) took place in Stuttgart (Germany) on December 9-10th, 2019 in Arena 2036 – research center in the field of transportation. During the event startups met GTLK representatives and industry experts and presented their solutions for digitalization of the transportation sphere.
The event, dedicated to the development of the transport industry, took place within the framework of the corporate accelerator GTLK (State Transport Leasing Company) which is powered by GenerationS from RVC. During the event, a pitch session of projects from Germany and Belgium was held, as well as discussions with the participation of experts of GTLK, the innovation ecosystem of Germany and transport industry corporation representatives. Prior to the event, a number of meetings were held with representatives of the innovative infrastructure and transport industry corporations, such as Startup Autobahn, Daimler, Bosch, Porsche Enginieering Sevices and others to discuss new opportunities for startups within the framework of the corporate accelerator GTLK.
7 projects participated in the face-to-face meetings with GTLK experts and industry representatives:
Among the invited experts were Wilko Stark, independent consultant, former Vice President Daimler Strategy & Product Strategy and Planning Mercedes-Benz Cars, as well as Tatiana Samsonova, founder of IPERF (International Institute for Research and Innovation Performance Management in Berlin, Germany) and managing partner of SAMSONOWA & Partners in St. Petersburg, Russia.
We express our gratitude to Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold - Honorary Consul of Russia in Stuttgart, Russian Trade Representative Office in Germany, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for the support in organization of this event.
GenerationS is a platform for development of corporate innovations; it is the biggest Russian and CIS accelerator. It was organized by RVC in 2013. GenerationS realizes integrated programs on corporate development: in-house – for development of internal entrepreneurship; acceleration – on scouting and acceleration of external projects; international – on training of the employees in methods of building up and monitoring of innovations under the aegis of the corporations – world leaders. At present, the accelerator infrastructure includes more than 15 000 start-ups from 30 countries, 400 corporate and ecosystem partners. In 2018, GenerationS became the first Russian accelerator accredited by the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) arranged by TechStars, and the best European corporate accelerator according to the Corporate Startup Summit.