Sphebotics from Estonia is the winner of „Connect Visions to Solutions“

27th November 2018

The Estonian startup Sphebotics won the international startup contest "Connect Visions to Solutions" of the German-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DTIHK) with its smart solar modules for community use. At the Winners' Night on 27th November at the Mánes Gallery Prague, also two finalists from the Czech Republic (Xmarton, CleverAnalytics) and one startup from Germany (Quanticor Security) presented their innovative solution to the jury of representatives of key global companies. This year  150 startups from 13 countries submitted their solutions for an intelligent infrastructure. Since three years the contest has been bringing together large, international companies with young, agile startups. The keynote speakers were the leading Czech economist and philosopher  Tomáš Sedláček and the Silicon Valley-experienced German innovator and investor Thomas Dittler.

The German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DTIHK) has been a hub for the German-Czech economy for a quarter of a century. As one of the highlights of the jubilee year, the DITKH organizes a Future Conference and connects it with the Winners' Night - the final of the DTIHK innovation contest "Connect Visions to Solutions". A day full of innovation and inspiration!

  • Make contacts with all partner corporates, inspiring startups, investors, industry CEOs and representatives of municipalities.
  • Discuss your own innovation topics with them.
  • Learn from Thomas Dittler, innovator and investor, how he sees the innovativness of the european industry - Is Europe maker or user?
  • Together with Tomáš Sedláček, think about the role and status of human beings in the digital world
  • You will get to know the finalists of "Connect Visions to Solutions" startup contest and their innovative solutions for an intelligent infrastructure (Focus: Energy, Mobility, Smart City, IoT or Big Data).


Thomas J. Dittler, innovator and investor


Tomáš Sedláček, economist

Future Conference

Your Turn! Bring your own personal topic to innovation and / or intelligent infrastructure / Smart City to the agenda and discuss it with startups, investors, key players from the industry and municipalities. (Topics: Traffic, Mobility, Smart City, Big Data, Internet of Thinks, Communication, Energy, Smart Strategy, Health, Startups & Corporations, ...)

Suggest your topic directly at the beginning. You have "your" discussion in hand: Present (without PowerPoint!) or simply throw your question or thesis directly into the discussion. You receive valuable feedback.

Winners' Night: Pitch & Award Ceremony „Connect Visions to Solutions“

150 start-ups from 13 countries with solutions in the fields of energy, mobility, Smart City, IoT or Big Data. Five finalists of the start-up contest "Connect Visions to Solutions" pitch their digital solution for an intelligent infrastructure. The jury discusses and decides on the overall winner directly on the spot! The finalists will be awarded by five key companies: ČSOB, E.ON, PRE, Škoda Auto and T-Mobile.


Petr Šimůnek, Chefredakteur Forbes


15:30    Registration for Future Conference

16:00    Opening / Rules

16:30    1st round of discussions

17:00    2nd round

17:30    3rd round

18:00   Registration for Winners‘ Night

18:30   Welcoming words of the DTIHK

18:35   Keynote by Thomas Dittler: "User or Maker"

18:50   Keynote by Tomáš Sedláček

19:10    Interview with the keynote speakers

19:25    5 x Pitch of the contest finalists

20:00   Jury: voting on the overall winner

20:10    Award Ceremony: announcement of the overall winner

20:15    Dinner-Buffet, Networking, Afterparty with DJ

Language: English and/or Czech

Price: Members of the DTIHK 1500,- CZK (+ VAT), Non-Members 3500,- CZK (+ VAT), startups + municipalities + partners of the DTIHK TopTopic free

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