Innovation Expeditions

Our exciting offsite programme includes Innovation Expeditions to  hubs, newsrooms, interesting innovative companies and more buzzing spots in Berlin. Join the tour, visit innovative and creative spaces and learn from speakers in their own setting as they walk you through their spaces and explain their concept.

Capacity for the Innovation Expeditions are limited to 25 persons per tour. You can register for one tour only. Be sure to register online to secure your spot!

On 1 May 2020, everyone who has registered for the Summit will be sent a link via email, where they can sign up for an Innovation Expedition. If you have registered but do not receive the link, or if you register for the Summit after 1 May 2020, please e-mail

We offer six tours:

Tour 1, May 28 2020: Nordic Embassies
Tour 2, May 28 2020: Futurium +  Berlin TV Tower, Alexanderplatz

Tour 3, May 29 2020: Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Tour 4, May 29 2020: Zalando + Microsoft Newsroom

Nordic Embassies

Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin

The Nordic Embassies in Berlin are the diplomatic missions of the Nordic countries to Germany, located in the Pan Nordic Building, in Berlin. The award-winning building complex was designed by the architects Alfred Berger and Tiina Parkkinen and completed in 1999. It hosts several different events, seminars and exhibitions every year. On this tour, you’ll visit the venue, meet their Head of Press and Communication Department and get insights into communications and country branding.

Speaker: Head of Press and Communication Department
Topic: Nation branding and communications


Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin

Futurium is a House of Futures. Here, everything revolves around the question: how do we want to live? In the exhibition, visitors can discover many possible futures; in the Forum, they can take part in open discussions; and, in the Futurium Lab, they can try out their own idea. This tour will explore the work of the Futurium and pose further questions about tomorrow’s world.

Speaker: Dr Stefan Brandt, Director, and David Weigend, Head of Education and Participation
Topic: Futurium, its goals and how it researches the future

TV Tower

Panoramastraße 1A, 10178 Berlin

Above the rooftops of Berlin, high up in the iconic Television Tower: enjoy some traditional Kaffee und Kuchen with a selection of our Summit speakers and discuss your burning questions within intimate groups of fellow delegates. Take the opportunity for face-to-face inspiration, creative ideas and 360-degree insights.

Speakers and topics: Various, tbc

Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Rosenthaler Str. 32, 10178 Berlin

The Lufthansa Innovation Hub is a leading digitalisation unit of the Lufthansa Group and the interface of the world’s largest airline group with the Travel & Mobility Tech ecosystem. Its mission is to develop new digital business beyond flying, e.g. through start-up partnerships, investments or digital products and services.

Speaker: Tbc.
Topic: Tbc.

Zalando Berlin Campus

Valeska-Geert-Straße, 10243 Berlin

Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands, and partners. In October 2019, the e-commerce giant launched its Sustainability Strategy 2023. Titled do.MORE, the strategy outlines its ambitious long-term vision to be a sustainable fashion platform with a net-positive impact for people and the planet. Learn more about the next chapter in Zalando’s sustainability story with this visit to the company’s Berlin campus.

Speaker: tbc
Topic: Sustainability and strategy

Microsoft Newsroom

Heiligegeistkirchplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

Microsoft Newsroom provides 55 million Europeans with news content via Microsoft platforms such as Edge, Bing, MSN and Windows. On this Innovation Expedition, learn about the unique setup that enables editorial curation to be done for 13 countries in 11 languages from Berlin, and get to know state of the art collaboration technology and performance measurement tools used by the Newsroom’s 120 editors.

Speaker: Dirk Kleine, Regional Director, Microsoft & Mike Lukanz, Managing Director, wunder media production

Topic: The Newsroom Concept