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Waterkant Festival is a showcase for innovation in Northern Europe!
Take a look around here to get into the #WATERKANT23 universe and get a glimpse of what is awaiting you on 15th—16th of June at the MFG5 in Kiel. Enjoy!
If you’re new 1. Get your ticket here // then // 2. Choose your sessions / workshops / meetups from the amazing line up right here on Sched.

Featured Speakers

avatar for Elina Åkerlind

Elina Åkerlind

Nordic Node AB
CEO and founder
avatar for Hanna Marie Asmussen

Hanna Marie Asmussen

Localyze
CEO Localyze
avatar for Claus Ruhe Madsen

Claus Ruhe Madsen

Schleswig-Holstein
Minister für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Arbeit, Technologie und Tourismus
avatar for Heidrun Twesten

Heidrun Twesten

Impacct
Founder, CEO Impacct GmbH
avatar for Anne Wichmann

Anne Wichmann

She's Excited, Inc.
CEO
avatar for Sven Efftinge

Sven Efftinge

Gitpod
Co-Founder & Technical Fellow
avatar for Dr. Matthew Gardiner

Dr. Matthew Gardiner

Ars Electronica Future Lab | Studio Matthew Gardiner
Head of Art Science Research
avatar for Selda Morina

Selda Morina

REWE Süd
Innovationsmanagerin - Head of Start-Up Lounge
avatar for Daniel Büning

Daniel Büning

nFRONTIER GmbH
CEO & Co-Founder
avatar for Janina Lin Otto

Janina Lin Otto

Holistic Foundation
Stiftungsvorständin
avatar for Dirk Schrödter

Dirk Schrödter

Schleswig-Holstein
Minister und Chef der Staatskanzlei des Landes Schleswig-Holstein
avatar for Dr. Ulf Kämpfer

Dr. Ulf Kämpfer

Stadt Kiel
Oberbürgermeister

Speakers

avatar for Alex

Alex

opencampus.sh
Co-Founder
C

Charlotte

opencampus.sh
avatar for Alexandra Antwi-Boasiako

Alexandra Antwi-Boasiako

Alexandra speaks
Moderatorin
avatar for Eva Aumüller

Eva Aumüller

toern GmbH
Co-Founder
avatar for Jens Bahr

Jens Bahr

Off The Beaten Track
Managing Director
avatar for Janieke Bekasinski

Janieke Bekasinski

MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Project Manager Immersive Media
avatar for Rouven Berndt

Rouven Berndt

University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH)
Consultant/ Head of Cardiovascular Bioengineering Lab
avatar for Juliane Beyerle

Juliane Beyerle

MYLILY Organic Femcare
CMO & Adoptive Founder
avatar for Olaf Birkner

Olaf Birkner

Miljn GmbH
General Manager
avatar for Fabian Böck

Fabian Böck

Europe Think Factory
Founder
avatar for Lilith Boettcher

Lilith Boettcher

Futures Probes
Co-Founder
avatar for Lisa Buddemeier

Lisa Buddemeier

PantaRhei - Inhaberin
GWÖ-Kiel-Region, Gründerin & Koordinatorin
avatar for Nele Dageförde

Nele Dageförde

TransMarTech S-H GmbH
CEO
avatar for Cynthia David

Cynthia David

starterkitchen.de
Community Managerin
avatar for Sophie Dienberg

Sophie Dienberg

inKlub
Gründerin
avatar for Jonathan Djalo

Jonathan Djalo

roomkast
CEO
avatar for Angelika Eule

Angelika Eule

BIOSUN & WALTERWERK
Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter bei BIOSUN GmbH, Personalleitung...
avatar for Amrei Feuerstack

Amrei Feuerstack

found it =
Founder and project manager
avatar for Thomas Fränkler

Thomas Fränkler

agile4you
Founder
avatar for Sophie Frehse

Sophie Frehse

Freelancer & Angestellt bei der Heimatt Gruppe
Content Marketing Managerin
avatar for Birte Fulde

Birte Fulde

ORION Versand GmbH & Co KG
Head of Brand Marketing
avatar for Felix Gaedtke

Felix Gaedtke

NowHere Media
Co Founder
avatar for Ruth Gingold

Ruth Gingold

Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology for Natural Scientists, UKSH Kiel
Scientific employee
avatar for Alexander Graf

Alexander Graf

Spryker
Seriengründer, E-Commerce-Unternehmer, CEO von Spryker, Host von
avatar for Simon Graff

Simon Graff

FOR REAL?!
Gründer
avatar for Hermann Annies Gruber

Hermann Annies Gruber

Jante Sauna
Head of Heat
avatar for Mariam Guede

Mariam Guede

Black Female Business
Co-Founder
avatar for Katrina Günther

Katrina Günther

Futures Probes
Co-Founder
avatar for Paul Friedhelm Günther

Paul Friedhelm Günther

REWE digital GmbH
Agile Team Coach
avatar for Max Haarich

Max Haarich

Republic of Užupis
Ambassador
avatar for Thomas Haas

Thomas Haas

Urban Catalyst GmbH
Transformationsgestalter
avatar for Karim Habibi

Karim Habibi

REWE digital GmbH
Innovationmanager
avatar for Christoph Haß

Christoph Haß

Possehl Digital GmbH
Director / Prokurist
avatar for Marit Heidrich

Marit Heidrich

Kapitel 2
CEO & Founder
avatar for Isabella Hermann

Isabella Hermann

Science-Fiction zwischen Zukunft und Metapher
Gründerin
LH

Linda Högbacka

Yesbox
Head of YESBOX -home of entreprenurs
avatar for Christian Holz

Christian Holz

HANSE KITCHEN Food Hub Bremen
Projektleiter
avatar for Benjamin Huss

Benjamin Huss

Huss Group
Founder
avatar for Tanja Jänicke

Tanja Jänicke

Morphais VC
Head of Research & Academic Partnerships
avatar for Lioba Jarju

Lioba Jarju

Black Female Business
Co-Gründerin
avatar for Norma Jensen

Norma Jensen

achtsaam | Sparring für Unternehmer*innen & Führungskräfte
Unternehmerin
avatar for Sabrina Jodexnis

Sabrina Jodexnis

Social Developers Club
Co-Founder
avatar for Julian Kakarott

Julian Kakarott

CabonStack GmbH
Founder and Managing Director
avatar for Nils Kaltenpoth

Nils Kaltenpoth

Urban Catalyst GmbH
Transformationsgestalter
avatar for Dimitri Karpov

Dimitri Karpov

Gerne Kollektiv
avatar for Jens Karstens

Jens Karstens

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Researcher
avatar for Samir Keck

Samir Keck

OrgVolution
CEO
avatar for Julius Keil

Julius Keil

SPRIND
Projektmanager
avatar for Melanie Keller

Melanie Keller

KielSCN
PostDoc
avatar for Wolfgang Kerler

Wolfgang Kerler

1E9
Chefredakteur
avatar for Angela Kesselring

Angela Kesselring

PROGRESS BEING MADE | 72.22-Network for a livable City (MUNICH)
CEO | Founder
avatar for Viola Ketelsen

Viola Ketelsen

House of Beautiful Business
Program Manager
avatar for Philip Khosh

Philip Khosh

muditā GmbH
founder & ceo
avatar for Axel Koch

Axel Koch

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Head of Transfer
avatar for Leonid Kock

Leonid Kock

KI-Transfer-Hub SH @ WTSH GmbH
Project Lead
avatar for Marit Kock

Marit Kock

Kock & Benkenstein GbR
Geschäftsführerin und Gründerin
avatar for Marit Kock

Marit Kock

Kock & Benkenstein GbR
Geschäftsführerin und Gründerin
avatar for Dr. Malte Krohn

Dr. Malte Krohn

mindfulstartup.school
Self-employed
avatar for Peter Krost

Peter Krost

Coastal Research & Management
Head of Ecology and Aquaculture department
avatar for Max Kühl

Max Kühl

lillebräu GmbH
direktor
avatar for Florian Leiber

Florian Leiber

DESIGNA Verkehrsleittechnik GmbH
Managing Director (CTO)
avatar for Dr. Daniel Lingenhöhl

Dr. Daniel Lingenhöhl

Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Editor-in-Chief
avatar for Dr. Inez Linke

Dr. Inez Linke

Oceanwell
Meeresbiologin, Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin
avatar for Tim Logan

Tim Logan

Miljn GmbH
Product Owner
avatar for Thijs Lucas

Thijs Lucas

Ramboll
Senior Consultant
avatar for Stefan Lundgren

Stefan Lundgren

Paginera
Owner
avatar for Marcel Lungershausen

Marcel Lungershausen

Cocina CoWorkingKitchen Kiel
Gastronomie-Experte, Referent für BNE und nachhaltige Ernährung,...
avatar for Piet Mahler

Piet Mahler

holi
Co-Founder & Geschäftsführer
avatar for Daniela Marzavan

Daniela Marzavan

Change Darer
Founder, Lecturer, Advisor, Researcher
avatar for Andree Mehrens

Andree Mehrens

KITZ Kieler Innovations- und Technologiezentrum
CEO
avatar for Gert Mengel

Gert Mengel

Don Bosco Schule Rostock
Schulleiter / Podcaster
avatar for Juliane Michel

Juliane Michel

Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen
Vorstandsvorsitzende Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen Neumünster
avatar for Sven Miesner

Sven Miesner

Instruments of Things
Sound Designer
avatar for Kirsten Mikkelsen

Kirsten Mikkelsen

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Director Entrepreneurship, Gender & Education | Systemic Coach
avatar for Lisa Millies

Lisa Millies

SPRIND
Marketing Managerin
avatar for Till Moldenhauer

Till Moldenhauer

SPRIND GmbH
Project Manager
avatar for Janina Möllmann

Janina Möllmann

GAIA Technologies GmbH
CEO / Co-Founder
avatar for Deborah Moody

Deborah Moody

Doppel Real
Co-Founder
avatar for Sinja Möller

Sinja Möller

Imagine Swings
Founder
avatar for Duc Chinh Nguyen

Duc Chinh Nguyen

NaPur
Cofounder
avatar for Claas Nieraad

Claas Nieraad

FUTURISER
VC | Angel Investor | Advisor | Venture Partner
avatar for Erdem Ovacik

Erdem Ovacik

Donkey Republic
Founder and Executive Board Member
avatar for Stefan Permien

Stefan Permien

UniverCell Holding GmbH
CEO, Gründer und Gesellschafter
avatar for Prof. Dr. Johannes Pohl

Prof. Dr. Johannes Pohl

IU International University of Applied Science & PEOPEX GmbH
Professor, Founder & Podcast-Host
avatar for Yifan Pu

Yifan Pu

freelancer
digital fashion artist
avatar for Dr. Klaas Rackebrandt

Dr. Klaas Rackebrandt

Scalania AG
CEO
avatar for Alexandra Rauschgold

Alexandra Rauschgold

Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel
Master Student Spatial Strategies
avatar for Stefan Rehm

Stefan Rehm

Hypion
CEO
avatar for Natalie Krakowski & Siecka Reichel

Natalie Krakowski & Siecka Reichel

Caesekrake GmbH
Gründerinnen und Geschäftsführerinnen
avatar for Stefanie Reichelt

Stefanie Reichelt

Carbonthirteen
Community Director
SR

Sylvie Rham

opencampus.sh
avatar for Grace Roberts

Grace Roberts

North.io
People & Culture Feel Good Manager
avatar for Nadine Rose-Flohr

Nadine Rose-Flohr

ORION Versand GmbH & Co. KG
Public Relations Manager
avatar for Julia Rosteck

Julia Rosteck

NEW WORK SE
Manager Employer Branding
avatar for Felix Rother

Felix Rother

WTSH GmbH
Projektmanager
avatar for Prof. Dr. Rupert-Kruse

Prof. Dr. Rupert-Kruse

University of Applied Sciences Kiel
Professor of Media Theory and Immersion Studies
avatar for Martin Schichtel

Martin Schichtel

KRAFTBLOCK
Founder and CEO of KRAFTBLOCK
avatar for Gregor Schmalzried

Gregor Schmalzried

Freelance
Netzjournalist
avatar for Björn Schmidt

Björn Schmidt

Kiel Science Communication Network (KielSCN)
Communication Designer
avatar for Wolfgang Schmidt

Wolfgang Schmidt

City of Kiel
International Affairs
avatar for Niko Schönig

Niko Schönig

Instruments of Things
CFO
avatar for Helge Schritt

Helge Schritt

MycoLutions
CEO
avatar for Ben Schwedhelm

Ben Schwedhelm

MySpirulina
Future Founder
avatar for Julia Seifert

Julia Seifert

KeokeN Interactive
Talent Scout,Office & HR Manager
avatar for Mandy Semkow

Mandy Semkow

Kikerikiel
owner
avatar for Dirk Semmann

Dirk Semmann

Natural Cooperation
Owner
avatar for Christin Siegemund

Christin Siegemund

foodlab.hamburg
Founder & CEO of foodlab
avatar for Daniela Stahl

Daniela Stahl

Brain Bites
Podcast-Host
avatar for Christoph Steckhan

Christoph Steckhan

Hamburg Investors Network
Director
avatar for Mads Strandby

Mads Strandby

Kvaglundskolen Signatur
School leader
avatar for Gina Strecker

Gina Strecker

Futures Probes
Co Founder
avatar for Eric Stumper

Eric Stumper

Opencampus.sh
Web Development Mentor and Program Manager
avatar for Sakina Turabali

Sakina Turabali

CodeEasy
Co-founder/Chief Growth Officer
avatar for Katja Vedder

Katja Vedder

MakerCube
Digitale Fertigung und Innovation
avatar for Anna Vollersen

Anna Vollersen

Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
PhD
avatar for Doris Weßels

Doris Weßels

FH Kiel, KI-Kompetenzzentrum
Professorin für Wirtschaftsinformatik // FH Kiel // Leiterin...
avatar for Anna Wichelmann

Anna Wichelmann

Cocina CoWorkingKitchen Kiel
Gastronomie-Experte, Referent für BNE und nachhaltige Ernährung,...
avatar for Sabine Wojcieszak

Sabine Wojcieszak

getNext IT
Enthusiastic Agile & DevOps Enablerin
avatar for Jonas Zeuner

Jonas Zeuner

toern GmbH
Co-Founder & Managing Director
avatar for Sascha Pallenberg 潘賞世

Sascha Pallenberg 潘賞世

aware The Plattform
Chief Awareness Officer