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Hightechsummit is back!

Hightechsummit is back!

In 2021, the Hightech Summit will return to its roots and take place live on site at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart. From 18 October to 20 October 2021, the Hightech Summit will be dedicated to current technology and digitalisation trends with a focus on "Green and Digital". The Hightech Summit is the summit of the high-tech industry and will provide a unique platform for exchanging knowledge and networking in Stuttgart from 18 to 20 October 2021. Top-class keynote speakers from the business world will provide participants with current and relevant knowledge and experience on the topics of digitalisation, technologies and innovation from the mobility, manufacturing, medicine and media sectors.

The highlight of the three-day event will be the "Top of the Summit" on 19 October 2021. In addition to the official opening of the M.Tech Accelerator for start-ups from the mobility and manufacturing sectors under the new leadership of bwcon, participants can expect exciting keynotes with practical examples. In addition, on the evening of the "Top of the Summit", the founding teams that will receive the coveted CyberOne Hightech Award will be announced. Since the beginning of the year, more than 230 innovative and technology-oriented start-ups have been working on their business plans together with bwcon. Of these, 100 teams have submitted their plans to the CyberOne Hightech Award. Nine start-ups have made it to the final. During the summit, the nine finalist teams will present themselves and their business plans to the audience and the expert jury. Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg, will present the CyberOne Hightech Award to the most innovative business concepts in the categories "ICT Media and Creative Industries", "Life Science" and "Industrial Technologies".

The "Top of the Summit" starts with several "Tech Breakfasts". These networking events will take place around the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart, such as at the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, MBG, iteratec GmbH, BioPro BW GmbH and Nokia Bell Labs Stuttgart. Each Tech-Breakfast is dedicated to a different technology and presents different use cases. This introductory event offers the opportunity to network across industries, to learn from technology applications from other industries and to adapt them afterwards in the sense of cross-industry innovations.

The "Top of the Summit" will be framed by themed sessions on 18 and 20 October 2021, which will take place in several cities in Baden-Württemberg and online. Experts will shed light on current digital tech trends in Mannheim, Ulm, Breisach and Karlsruhe. In a discussion round, these trends will be discussed in particular under the idea of "Green & Digital". At the end of the session, there will be the opportunity to meet innovative, technology-oriented start-ups from the respective industry and to learn from success stories.

The Hightech Summit 2021 will take place as a hybrid event at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart and offers the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with other digitalisation pioneers. In addition, all presentations will be available online in a livestream.

Participation in the Hightech Summit 2021 and the CyberOne Hightech Award ceremony is free of charge both on-site and online. Free registration and further information on the Hightech Summit can be found at


  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum