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Digital Economy Hardware The hardware scene in Berlin is growing Hard facts and tangible success The digital transformation of the Internet of Things needs good software on the one hand, and innovative hardware on the other. Hardware companies get the attention they deserve in Berlin. In the form of investors, accelerators as well as a thriving infrastructure with festivals, conferences and awards. young digital experts from the onset. Their award-winning Hacking Box, which consists of various hardware components, is geared towards children and adolescents to inspire them to experiment digitally. objects. Another global company has made a home in Berlin with the Cisco Innovation Center. The Open Innovation Space from Otto Bock, the global leader in orthopedic technology, promotes inventions and product developments. Hardware Meet-ups Brilliant idea Jump start from Berlin Flotations in the hardware sector are characterized by high innovation potential and have an even harder time finding investors. Accelerators, incubators and Labs are created in Berlin specifically for this scene. Often hand in hand with companies from the electronics industry. Hardware.co is an initiative from the founders of betahaus and Conrad Electronic and sees itself as a central platform and lab for innovative technology developers. The hardware accelerator AtomLeap advises different teams in their development process as part of their program. The Fab Lab in Berlin provides access to production tools: 3D printers, platinum cutting, laser cutters and other high-tech devices. Hardware founders find a mixture of incubator and lab at sizzle.berlin. The initiative by Schleicher Electronic Engineering GmbH brings electronic hardware start-ups and experienced employees in the electronics industry together. The Technology Foundation wants to support new ideas and the career of Berlin offers numerous opportunities to exchange information in the hardware sector: at ThingsCon, IoT Con, the ExA-Summit, the IoT Tech Expo Germany, FASHION TECH Berlin, Berlin Maker Faire and various meet-ups, to name a few. ThingsCon is Europe’s leading conference for new hardware and connected devices. The Internet of Things Conference (IoT Con) mainly provides expertise on design, business models and technical developments from IoT solutions. The ExA-Summit brings IoT experts from Europe and Asia together and gives Berlin start-ups access to hardware production in Asia. The Maker Faire gives hardwareoriented players from electronics, 3D printing, robotics and wearables the opportunity to present themselves to the public. Definite Favorites There’s also proof that Berlin is topnotch in all things hardware. The KIWI.ki solution for keyless door opening is already used by many property management companies throughout Germany. Relayr’s WunderBar smartphones make it possible to wirelessly connect to Hardware is an important growth factor for Berlin. In order to recognize the dedication and innovation of hardware companies, the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research along with the SIBB and the Business Apps Network awarded the Deep Tech Award in 2015 for the first time. List of Links AtomLeap https://atomleap.com/ Hardware.co http://www.betahaus.com/ berlin/spaces/hardwarelab/ Schleicher Incubator Zoom Zone Labs http://sizzl.berlin/ Fab Lab Berlin https://fablab.berlin/de/ Technologiestiftung Berlin www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de/en/home/ Open Innovation Space http://www.openinnovationspace.de/en/ ThingsCon http://thingscon.com Maker Faire http://makerfaire.berlin/en/ Internet of Things Conference https://iotcon.de/ ExA-Summit www.exa-summit.com/ 16

Female Entrepreneurship Female entrepreneurs in Berlin On the road to success ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES From initial funding to a successful exit – Berlin’s start-ups founded by women are very attractive to investors. AMORELIE The online shop for erotic lifestyle products was founded by Lea-Sophie Cramer together with Sebastian Pollock in 2012. Renowned venture capitalists and business angels supported the shop from the very beginning. Early in 2015, ProSiebenSat.1 took over the online shop, which is expanding to other European countries. POWERFUL NETWORK Grassroots initiatives, special offers and events – Berlin has a strong and dynamic network for women that is specifically committed to female entrepreneurship in tech industries. GEEKETTES The Geekettes support innovative women in the tech sector. Promoting female entrepreneurs and the female perspective in entrepreneurship is at the heart of workshops, hackathons and mentoring programs. Founded in Berlin, they operate globally and cooperate with a number of tech companies. RAILS GIRLS The Rails Girls Berlin offer “Ruby on Rails” programming workshops to give girls and women the necessary tech skills to realize their web ideas – from the initial design and prototyping to implementation and programming. WOMENIZE! This platform from Berlin facilitates networking amongst women from the tech, digital and media industries. Conferences, workshops, coaching sessions, recruitment and information are offered here. The platform also provides information about initiatives happening in Berlin on the topic of Female Entrepreneurship. VENTURE LADIES The network includes more than 300 women from different fields who are involved in the venture capital scene. They meet up every month to share their knowledge and experience and to support the female entrepreneurial scene. COWORKING TODDLER Even the idea of “coworking” has been redefined and has developed new meanings: Coworking Toddler has launched a model for working with children – jobs with child care under one roof, but spatially separated. FOX AND SHEEP Offering the best apps for kids – that’s Verena Pausder’s goal. Together with Moritz Hohl, she founded the digital publishing house “Fox and Sheep”, which develops its apps in collaboration with children’s book authors and illustrators around the world and is marketed worldwide. Meanwhile, the toymaker “Haba” holds the majority of shares in the company. Verena Pausder was chosen as one of the “Young Global Leaders” by the World Economic Forum in 2016. BLOOMY DAYS This is the name of the flower subscription service and online flower delivery shop from Franziska von Hardenberg. Only in early 2015 was the founder able to pull off a round of funding in the seven digits. The bouquets are found in people’s homes or are sent by companies to loyal customers as tokens of appreciation. List of Links Berlin Geekettes www.geekettes.io Rails Girls Berlin www.railsgirlsberlin.de Womenize! www.womenize.net Venture Ladies https://ventureladies.com Coworking Toddler www.coworkingtoddler.com 17

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