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July is bringing incredible speakers in the centre of our discussions once again! This time we are hosting a virtual SG Fireside Chat with Violeta Bulc, former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia & EU Transport Commissioner, an event co-organized in partnership with SG Rajkot (India). The topic of this session, moderated by Jatin Kataria, founder & CEO of We Group - Volcano of GloCal Solutions, will be on "Circular economy & role of entrepreneurs".
About the speaker:
Violeta Bulc is an open-minded former European Union's Commissioner and Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia, devoted to solving problems in a collaborative and innovative way. The essence of her work is directed at improving the quality of life for people in the European Union.
Violeta in 6 bulletproofs:
Former Deputy PM of Slovenia
Former European Commissioner for @Transport_EU
About the topic:
We will discuss the following areas of interest:
Circular economy & circular eco-civilization: an introduction
How can the circular economy be beneficial to businesses & better tomorrow?
How is the thought process being built? The way ahead to build circular business models
What is the role of entrepreneurs & how to utilize this system?
How future looks like with circular economy from a business perspective and what is going on right now?
As like any other event at the end You will get Chance to have Virtual Networking ! We will share the link during the session.
July 5, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Want to know how businesses will look like in next decade & beyond? Hear it directly from someone who can "see" the future and create it along the way. RSVP to get access to the event with Violeta Bulc now!
Former Deputy PM of Slovenia & EU Transport Commissioner
+ Former Deputy PM of #Slovenia
+ Former European Commissioner for @Transport_EU
+ Free spirit
Violeta Bulc is an open-minded former European Commissioner, devoted to solving problems in a collaborative and innovative way. The essence of her work is directed at improving the quality of life for people in the European Union.
From her previous work experience and her current role, she knows how to create networks and develop strategies that address societal demands for greater connectivity, mobility, and global awareness.
As European Commissioner for Transport, her policy goals aim to make mobility solutions environmentally friendly, competitive, and inclusive, to create jobs, growth, and maintain social fairness.
Head - inHaus Zentrum
Dr. Gunjan Bhardwaj is the Founder and CEO of the Innoplexus group. He was earlier with the Boston Consulting Group and before that the leader of the global business performance think-tank of Ernst & Young and a manager in the German practice with a solution focus on strategy and innovation.
He has led projects in strategy, analytics and technology for various clients in different parts of the world. Gunjan was also a partner, senior-editor and advisor for a prominent online innovation management journal and was a member of the scientific advisory board of a US based not for profit institute researching in complexity sciences in the healthcare industry.
Innoplexus is at the forefront of decision-making technology as the company works in data aggregation to provide to researchers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and more. CEO and Founder Gunjan Bhardwaj, PhD, focuses his effort on managing exploratory and exploitative innovation. He recognizes the issue of security and data sharing in the EU and Innoplexus has taken advantage of the opportunity to make as much life science data available to his clients while aligning with GDPR. Find out in this next video about the three things his company does to ensure success.
After his economical studies Oliver started his professional career within KPMG. After 12 years of performing audits, valuations and due diligences he left KPMG to start his own business in 2006. Since then he founded 4 startups (mainly in the consulting and hr sector). Oliver is a CFA charterholder, business angel and startup coach.
Wolfgang Gröting is a enthusiastic innovator with a rich experience in the industry for more than 20 years.
Since Oct 2017, Mr. Gröting is heading this Fraunhofer inHaus center, in Duisburg, which is an application center for
Hospital of the future
Elderly home for the future and smart city of the future
Currently, he has got, 10 to 20 startups in his in-Haus Zentrum.
Wolfgang Gröting hopes that the inHaus Centre will become a place for an open exchange of ideas and promote practical innovations. Since October 1, 2017, he has headed the Fraunhofer inHaus Center in Duisburg and is particularly pleased about the cooperation with motivated and creative scientists. Mr. Gröting is convinced that their enormous know-how holds enormous potential for innovation.
With the 49-year-old, an experienced engineer and innovation manager has taken over the helm at the inHaus center. Over the past 20 years, Gröting has held management positions, first at Siemens and later at Philips. Most recently, he headed global innovation management at the Dutch technology group Philips. Here he successfully initialized new business ideas and was responsible for significantly higher project efficiency.
Mr. Gröting now wants to contribute this experience and knowledge in the fields of telecommunications, lighting and the generation of new business models to his work at the inHaus center. In addition, as an engineer he has a good sense for innovation and appreciates the achievements of past pioneering achievements: "I am impressed by the innovative power of people and their inventive spirit. Let's take, for example, the many assistance systems that make life much easier in old age within one's own four walls and sometimes even make it possible in the first place. I am therefore all the more pleased to now be part of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, which, with its approximately 24 thousand employees, has already driven forward many great innovations."
Mr. Gröting sees future focal points of his work in the areas of health, healthy ageing and care, among others. Under his leadership, topics related to Smart home will also play a central role in the inHaus center. He will contribute many fresh ideas from industry to the research work at the Fraunhofer Institute. In addition, his excellent networking skills will enable him to establish direct contact with partners from industry.
Mr. Gröting sees himself as a "bridge builder" when working with colleagues and customers. He says he was very much influenced by the length of time he spent in a Dutch company. He is particularly impressed by the pragmatic way the Dutch people work: "Direct communication across departmental boundaries is a matter of course there, and I practice that as well.
The father of a family has his roots in the down-to-earth Münsterland region, but has lived in Oberhausen for many years and describes himself as a "happy part" of the Ruhr region. Good prerequisites for understanding partners and colleagues alike.
She defines herself as a curious case of frugal innovation, shaped by global experiences. She is the perfect blend of German precision, the American art of upscaling and the extraordinary Indian ability to work with frugal resources.
She jumped off the corporate bandwagon nearly 13 years ago to build business in a multitude of seemingly unconnected industries such as aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, education with IT and software as the core enabler.
She is a hands-on business practitioner who values big ideas, out of the box thinking and teamwork that turns ideas into action supports the startups through an ecosystem- innovation approach with a range of initiatives supported by incubators and accelerators. She has invested in over 40 startups as an angel investor and with Select Index.
She has proven that success in global leadership requires a high level of entrepreneurial abilities encompassing management of P&L, lines of business and working with geographically dispersed teams. She has a Bachelors in Engineering and P.G. Dipl. in Advanced Computing from CDAC and an Alumni of MIT Sloan.
Ich bin Projekt-Manager bei der GFW Duisburg und rolle für Gründerinnen und Gründer den roten Teppich aus. Als erster Sparringspartner stehe für ich gerne für Euer Gründungsvorhaben bereit und gehe mit Euch die Selbstständigkeit durch, von der Ideenskizze über den Businessplan bis hin zu den formellen Abläufen und der Anmietung des ersten Büros. Als Mitglied und Coach des Gründungsnetzwerkes Duisburg-Niederrhein erhaltet ihr bei mir alle Informationen rund um das Gründerstipendium NRW, ein Förderprogramm, welches ich bei innovativen Ideen wärmstens empfehlen kann. Solltet ihr darüber hinaus noch mit dem Gedanken spielen, international tätig sein zu wollen, kann ich Euch mit Tipps und Kontakten weiterhelfen. Ansonsten bin ich immer wieder neugierig und gespannt auf neue Geschäftsideen. Ich kann nicht alles, kenne aber meist diejenigen, die es können.
I'm project manager at GFW Duisburg and roll out the red carpet for founders. As the first sparring partner, I would be glad to be ready for your start-up project and go through with you the independence, from the sketch of ideas on the business plan to the formal processes and the lease of the first office. As a member and coach of the start-up network Duisburg-Niederrhein, you will receive all information about the Gründerstipendium NRW, a funding program that I can warmly recommend for innovative ideas. If you also want to play with the idea to be internationally active, I can help you with tips and contacts. Otherwise, I am always curious and eager for new business ideas. I can not do everything but usually know those who can.
Andree hat an der Universität Duisburg-Essen Elektrotechnik studiert und war in dieser Zeit mit einem Computervertrieb selbstständig. Nach einer mehrjährigen Tätigkeit bei der Gesellschaft für Technologietransfer und Technologieberatung als IT-Leiter arbeitet er seit 2005 für die Wirtschaftsförderung Duisburg als Experte für Innovation und Gründung. Er betreut das Technologiezentrum Duisburg und unterstützt jedes Jahr zahlreiche technologieorientierte StartUps. Gemeinsam mit der Business Angel Agentur Ruhr (BAAR) organisiert er Pitches und bringt Gründer und Kapitalgeber zusammen.
Andree studied electrical engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen and was self-employed with a computer sales company during this time. After several years working for the Technology Transfer and Technology Consulting Company as IT Director, he has been working for Duisburg Economic Development since 2005 as an expert in innovation and start-up. He manages the Technology Center Duisburg and supports numerous technology-oriented startups each year. Together with the Business Angel Agency Ruhr (BAAR) he organizes pitches and brings together founders and investors.
WE Group - Volcano of GloCal Solutions
1) Education - BEngg (Mechanical) + MBA (Focused on Oil & Gas) + 26 certifications
2) Innovation Ecosystem - more than a "decade" into the glocal innovation ecosystem
3) Entrepreneur - Serial & GloCal Entrepreneur: 9 bootstrapped ventures, on board with 10+ ventures
4) Early Adopter - 1st paid customer of 91 ventures
5) Process Inventor - Core Specialty
6) Reinvention Expert - Certified specialist & practitioner
7) Strategist - GloCally known as Strategist
8) Thinker - System & Design Thinker
9) Trainer - 300,000+ globally
10) Speaker - Local, National & Global platforms, 100+ times
11) Connector - Network in 100+ countries, worked with 33+ countries
12) Mentor - startups, coworking space(s), Incubation center(s)
13) Advisor - Global Think-Tanks, Startups, communities, global summits
14) Global Facilitator - Techstars Startup Weekend, Pvt organisations
15) Screening Committee - Govt. funds & Pvt. funds
16) Global Jury - GoI programs, GoG programs, global think tanks, competitions & awards glocally
17) Writer - Published many articles & writing 3 books
18) Change Maker - Always focused on impactful change for everything we do
19) Management Consultant - Strategic, Process, Business Development, Re-Invention Consulting + Open, Enterprise & Corporate Innovation
20) Modern Game - Modern ways of doing business & investment expert
21) TED platform licensee - TEDxKotechaChowk, KIDS TEDed, TED Circles
22) Awards - received 10+ awards globally
23) UN Awardee - Multiple times
+ Global awardee to convert UN Development Goals into action
+ x-program manager of multi-country Youth in Action project
+ x-solutions generator with Strategic initiative of European Union
+ x-global VP (Strategy) for Challenge Future Chapters network,
+ x-award-winning President of CF India.
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I love to solve our everyday problems by leveraging the benefits of the Information Technology. Solving a problem keeps me charged. Like many of you, I too see a million ways to make our world more awesome. Although I am doing my 9 to 5 job as a SAP consultant, I love to contribute my extra time towards the development of startup ecosystem within Duisburg and beyond. I strongly believe in continuous learning and keep exploring in this endless journey. I also have some interesting ideas, one of them won an award at a Startup Weekend event too. Working on converting this super cool idea into action and bring more smiles on your faces :) #Keep_Grinding