Input Sessions, Hackathons, Workshops and more
Over a dozen professional events
For two weeks, Mannheim will be focussing on not only technical innovation but also social, cultural, and ecological ingenuity. Events range from input sessions to hackathons, workshops, conferences and exhibitions — well-established events and brand new ones alike.
Social Innovation Bar
Date: October 08, 2019
Venue: Alte Feuerwache
Organised by Social Entrepreneurship BW and supported by SAP, the Social Innovation Bar takes place for the sixth time. Social entrepreneurs, visionaries and changemakers are welcome to present and discuss their projects in a cordial atmosphere at the "Alte Feuerwache" in Mannheim.
Startup Mentoring Program HEMA
Date: October 14 — 25, 2019
Seven start-up businesses from Hebron participate in the mentoring program HEMA to gather insights into the local start-up scene of Mannheim. They also get a chance to present their projects to potential investors.
Date: 14. — 26. Oktober
Venue: Q 6 Q 7 Mannheim – Das Quartier
The shopping mall Q 6 Q 7 emanates concentrated creativity when numerous local brands are being showcased in the Hometownglory pop-up store. The shop also functions as a central meeting place during the festival.
Innovations made in Mannheim
Did you know that the automobile was invented in Mannheim? The city has brought forth many other (perhaps lesser known) innovations. You can discover some of them in an outdoor installation in downtown Mannheim.
UNCOVER Designpreis 2018 / 2020
Date: October 14 — 27, 2019
As a prelude to the call for submissions for the UNCOVER Design Award 2020, the organisers present a retrospective of the nominees and winners of 2016 and 2018. All exhibits are assigned to the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The UNCOVER 2020 Design Award includes prize money of 20,000 € and will be awarded in five categories. The award ceremony will take place in October 2020.
NØK 1st International Night Culture Conference
What meaning does the night have in our society? What are recent developments and challenges in modern club culture? How significant is the current global night mayor movement? These and other questions will be adressed at the first international night culture conference.
Die Stadt als Campus — Experimentelle Stadtentwicklung mit Kultur- und Kreativschaffenden
Date:October 23, 2019
Venue: Altes Volksbad
People from the cultural scene and in creative industries are partners of a new culture of urban development. As trend setters of dynamic communities, they initiate diverse transformative processes. Proactive municipal institutions facilitate and cultivate experimental approaches to urban development processes.
people | planet | profit
Date:October 24, 2019
Ort: Rosengarten Mannheim
The festival's highlight will be the symposium for sustainable innovations "people | planet | profit". It deals with the question how innovations can benefit not only the economy but also the environment and society.
Urban Thinkers Campus
Date: October 24 — 26, 2019
Venue: Stadthaus N1
The Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) is an open space for citizens and "urban stakeholders" to exchange ideas. The goal of UTC 2019 is to develop methods that enable the realisation of the “Leitbild 2030” mission statement expressed by the city of Mannheim.
Date: October 25 — 27, 2019
Venue: MAFINEX Technologiezentrum
The Climathon focusses on fighting climate change and promoting innovation. In this 40-hour hackathon, participants have to develop digital solutions that can help fight climate change. The best contributions will be awarded.
Nachtwandel im Jungbusch
Date: October 25 — 26, 2019
"Nachtwandel im Jungbusch"(which roughly translates to "sleepwalking in Jungbusch") is a great cultural spectacle. People from various cultural and social backgrounds contribute to the project. The result is an intercultural and colourful street festival.