GIN Corporate DAY

The GIN Corporate Day leverages cooperation between start-ups and corporates!

GIN is joining forces with aws, FFG, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, WKO and the Pioneers for a GIN Corporate Day! Corporates pitch their start-up programs, best practices and offers to top international and national start-ups. Get first hand insights, take part at our brockrage sessions and learn more about how to successfully explore opprtunities for new collaborations and connect your visions to enhance innovation.

GIN Corporate Day Banner - showing the skyline of Vienna

Establish new connections and explore opportunities for cooperation.

With this Global Incubator Network event, we levarage cooperation between start-ups and corporates to connect their visions and enhance innovation. We explore: What are key factors for successful joint enterprises between start-ups and corporates? What can we learn from past failures? What are best practices?

Keynotes and panel discussion address these topics. Corporates pitch their start-up activities and then have individual meetings with international and national start-ups. Get to know the goAustria start-ups from Asia the start-ups from the Vienna Welcome Package and the best national start-ups.


  • Corporates and large companies
  • International start-ups: including goAustria start-ups and start-ups from the Vienna Welcome Program
  • National start-ups: including INiTS alumni
  • National and international stakeholders
  • FOR THE B2B MATCHING: Participants of the Applied Artificial Inteligence Conference 2018

with focus on applications in various industry sectors with technological topics in ICT such as Augmented / Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Security


08:45 - 10:30

Live-Streaming of Opening + Keynote AAIC 

Breakfast, registration to the event and live streaming of the main AAIC Conference Opening in the SKY Lounge. Only for GIN Corporate Day participants

10:30 - 10:50

Registration and Coffee

10:30 - 10:50

Welcome Address

Jürgen Roth | Vice President, Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO)
Patrick Sagmeister | deputy Head of AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA, Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO)
Henrietta Egerth | Managing Director, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Kurt Leutgeb | Business Segment Manager Warranty Equity Capital, Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)
Gerhard Hirczi | Managing Director, Wiener Wirtschaftsagentur

10:50 - 11:30

Keynote Dialog: "Trust, Commitment, Boldness"

An honest dialog about how a small local Austrian company became the industry leader in m-commerce value-added services under the umbrella of a Vodafone partnership.

Michael Reinartz | Innovation Director, Vodafone Deutschland
Martin Sprengseis | Partner, mobile-pocket and bluesource

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break 

11:45 - 12:45

Panel Discussion "Key factors for successful cooperation between start-ups and corporates"

Jakob Etzel | Co-Founder and Managing Director, predictR (Mantigma GmbH), Vienna
Marion Heinzelmann | Head of Wienerberger L.A.B., Wienerberger
Stefan Kermer | Head of Innovation and Strategic Projects, Corporate Development, Wien Energie GmbH
Petra Wolkensteiner | Director, konsultori BD GmbH, Vienna
Anna Gong | CEO, Perx Technologies, Singapore

12:45 - 13:15

Pitching Corporates

Corporates present their start-up activities - speed interviews by Daniel Cronin

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 17:00

B2B Matching

in cooperation with WKO AAI 2018 and EEN

17:00 - 20:00

Networking Reception

Finger Food & Drinks

The GIN Corporate Day is taking place in parallel to the Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference. We will team forces during the B2B Matching Session maximizing synergies between start-ups, corporates and conference participants.

Organizing Agencies

Logos der AWS, FFG, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, Pioneers, WKO, EEN und KPMG

Beginn: 29.05.2018 07:45
Location: WKO Sky Lounge (Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna)
Country: Austria