Innovation Expeditions

Our exciting offsite-programme includes innovation expeditions to co-working spaces, innovation hubs, newsrooms, interesting companies and many more interesting 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! Participants will receive a link to the online registration on 6th of May 2019. Please send an e-mail to florentina.haenssler@quadriga.eu, if you have registered after May 6th or if you haven’t received a link for the registration yet.

We offer four tours:

Tour 1, May 23rd, 2019, 11:40-13:20: Spielfeld Digital Hub
Tour 2, May 23rd, 2019, 14:00-16:50: CDU Party Headquarters + Zalando Headquarters
Tour 3, May 24th, 2019, 10:50-12:50: Microsoft News Hub
Tour 4, May 24th, 2019, 12:50-15:40: WeWork + dpa-Newsroom

dpa-Newsroom

Markgrafenstr. 20, 10969 Berlin

The German Press Agency dpa has been a leading provider of high quality journalism since 1949 and it adheres to exacting standards in both its national and international coverage. As a group dpa offers a comprehensive range of cross-media products and services. Visit the dpa-newsroom in Berlin within this tour and listen to dpa’s Chief Verification Officer Stefan Voss sharing his insights about how to verify information in an era of fake news and disinformation.

Speaker: Chief Verification Officer Stefan Voss
Topic: Verifying information in an era of fake news and disinformation

CDU Party Headquarters

Klingelhöferstraße 8, 10785 Berlin

While people all over Europe will be casting their votes for the European Parliament, you can join the tour to the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), set in the historical Konrad-Adenauer-Haus. Visit this interesting building, get a glimpse of the working atmosphere in a party’s central office and learn how CDU takes care of its communication, including short impulse presentations about political campaigning.

Speaker: Head of Campaigning and Marketing Dr. Stefan Hennewig
Topic: Political Campaigning of CDU

WeWork

Stralauer Allee 6, 10245 Berlin

WeWork started in 2010 and its mission was to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces: a community. The aim was to build a place you join as an individual ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we’. A place where success is measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Join this visit and and learn how WeWork connects over 400.000 members worldwide!

Speaker: Community Director Elisabeth Rollin
Topic: New Work & Building Communities

Spielfeld  Digital Hub

Skalitzer Str. 85/86, 10997 Berlin

As a joint venture between Roland Berger and Visa Inc., the platform enables leading corporates across industries to explore and execute digital opportunities. In an agile work environment, Spielfeld facilitates new working methods and supports organizations in cultural change. Within the space innovators, makers, domain experts and corporates are working side-by-side to build new digital products, services or business models. Join the tour to see corporate innovation become reality!

Speaker: Brand Communications Manager Deborah Abesser
Topic: How do corporate innovations become reality?

Microsoft News Hub

Heiligegeistkirchplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

Join more than 80 editors who have gathered at Microsoft News Hub in Berlin to curate content for various Microsoft news experiences for 12 European markets. The newsroom is managed in cooperation with content marketing agency C3 and uses several of Microsoft’s collaboration and new work technologies. Join the tour and gain interesting insights into this culturally diverse showcase project of Microsoft which is a wonderful example of work 4.0.

Speaker: Director Information & Content Experiences Dirk Kleine
Topic: The Newsroom Concept

Zalando Headquarters

Valeska-Geert-Straße, 10243 Berlin

The new Zalando Headquarters is more than just an office building. With a spacious roof terrace with urban gardening and a basketball court, a fitness center with showers, relaxation rooms, its own post office, a daycare facility for children and a food court, the building equals an ecosystem, similar to a small city. At our tour to Zalando, we will explore, how modern architecture and structural concept can positively impact on a collaborative working atmosphere and a fruitful exchange between employees.

Speaker: tba
Topic: How architecture can contribute to a collaborative working atmosphere and a fruitful exchange between employees