While the IAA premiered in the Bavarian capital Munich, around 200 invited guests gathered at the BMW World, to discuss one of the most pressing topics of our time: sustainability.
Burda's DLD innovation conference sent a strong signal for Europe right at the start of its Summer format, which opened this morning in front of 100 guests at the Munich Urban Colab and thousands of digital participants.
Together with "UnternehmerTUM", a leading center for innovation and start-ups, DLD announced a European Innovation Roadshow to innovation hubs in each EU member state to identify, strengthen and further connect creators of a positive European future. The tour aims to identify “Creators of the Future” in all EU member states – not limited to technology but also encompassing research & development, sustainability, diversity, creativity and European values and to connect local ecosystems with the international DLD and "UnternehmerTUM" communities to facilitate cross ecosystem collaboration and knowledge transfer to support the next generation of “Creators of the Future”.
“Europe will play an integral role in the further development of frontier technologies and is also a driving force when it comes to climate action as well as the strengthening of diversity, democracy, and freedom in the world. Europe has the potential to successfully execute and implement the European Green Deal and set a global example with interdisciplinary initiatives like the New European Bauhaus. This common narrative must become the driving force for entrepreneurial and scientific as well as social innovation.”
Steffi Czerny, DLD’s managing director
“Let’s give our everything to make this ecosystem across Europe happening”, added Burda board member Martin Weiss who held an inspiring speech about the multiple investment opportunities Europe is offering.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen showed her support for the initiative as well:
“An innovative roadshow is a great format to collect ideas from all over Europe. We will follow your journey! And we’re looking forward to receiving your input to the project.”
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
Until 6:30 p.m., DLD Summer participants can expect many more exciting sessions on topics such as quantum computing, climate protection, the future of mobility and artificial intelligence. Those who have not yet registered can also follow the conference live via the DLD Facebook account.