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FUTURE FOREST ACCELERATION

It's official! Our Innovation Hub on the topic forests & climate change is launched! With strong partners at our side, we will realise the Future Forest Acceleration project over the next two years. We will build up a broad support & funding offer for the start-up scene within the forest & climate sectors. With interconnected modules to support innovation, start-ups and young founders should develop solution strategies to reach a more sustainable and future-oriented forest development and management.

In addition to interactive formats such as boot camps or ideation sessions, there will be tailor-made support formats for innovators through our mentor network. These will ensure a far-reaching combination of solution ideas and diverse expertise. We are thus setting new standards for the green start-up scene and establishing Europe's first accelerator programme for innovations in the context of forests! The project is financed by the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank and Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

 

BECOME PART OF EUROPE'S FIRST ACCELERATOR PROGRAMM FOR INNOVATORS WITHIN THE FOREST SECTOR!

APPLY WITH YOUR IDEA TO OUR FUTURE FOREST INNOVATION SPRINT 2022.
APPLICATION PERIOD: 15th of June - 7th of Juli 2022

  • INDIVIDUAL MENTORING PROGRAMM
    CREATION AND MOTIVATION DAYS
    EXKLUSIVE DINNER WITH INVESTORS
    PITCH-SESSION ON THE FUTURE FOREST FORUM 2022
    FREE OF CHARGE AND COSTS FOR THE ACCOMMODATION
    NO EQUITY

 

ACCELERATOR BATCH#1: INNOVATION-SPRINT 2022

This Summer we kick off our Accelerator Program through the Innovation Sprint taking place around the Future Forest Forum in Blankenburg (Harz).

Our first program format specifically focuses on teams that concentrate on the current and future challenges of forests, their management and on the climate:

  • Startups in Pre-Seed- & Seed-Phase
  • Teams that are already successfully pursuing solutions in other sectors and want to adapt them to the forest
Together with mentors and experts from a wide range of disciplines and specialised areas, we will support innovators in developing their vision of an innovative and evermore sustainable forestry sector, by helping them in their current challenges.

In particular, we are looking for sustainability-oriented solutions from the following thematic areas:

  • Sustainable reforestation and innovative forest conversion
  • New business models around the forest ecosystem and the climate
  • Marketing platforms or the production of more efficient and transparent market mechanisms
  • Innovative approaches to rewarding ecosystem services (such as water storage, tourism, etc.)
  • Digital solutions for forests and forestry (forest fire detection, sensor technology, AI systems, smart services)
  • Innovative and sustainable concepts of wood use (processing, reuse, novel composites).
As part of this year's Innovation Sprint, various networking opportunities are planned in addition to custom-fit matching formats between founders and mentors. Thanks to individual mentoring, workshops and exciting coaching offers, the Future Forest Innovation Sprint 2022 will provide young start-ups with important key competences and support them in their next milestones. In addition, we offer all participants the chance to pitch their idea at our Future Forest Forum in front of a jury of experts as well as a broad audience.

Benefit from a tailor-made support program, exciting contacts and the expertise of our community!

OUR SPRINT FOR YOUR IDEA

FUTURE (Bloggrafik) (1200 × 800 px) (1200 × 400 px)

KICK-OFF - 04.08. (ONLINE)


CHALLENGES & SET-UP

Elevator-Pitch

Expert-Speed-Dating

Meet your Mentor

Motivation-Speech

CREATION DAY - 18. 08. (ON-SITE)


LEARN & DESIGN

Workshops

Investors-Dinner

Expert Support

Co-Working

DEMO DAY - 19.8. (ON-SITE)


PITCH & CONNECT

Live-Pitch

Networking

Office-Hours

Insights

Inclusive: Access Future Forest Forum 2022

 

REVIEW - 06.09. (ONLINE)


FEEDBACK & NEXT STEPS

Needs & Leads

Expert-Feedback

Recap

Individual Support

 

THE NETWORK: OUR MENTORS

Our initiative has gained strong supporters from the areas of start-ups, finance, science, forestry, sustainability, law, digitalisation and many more for our accelerator programme! They will enrich our acceleration formats with their expertise and actively support young founders with a connection to forests and climate.

Gabriel von dem Busche

GABRIEL VON DEM BUSCHE

Forest owner

Christian Bock

DR. CHRISTIAN BOCK

Finance expert & Expert for sustainability and impact

Lucas von Fürstenberg-1

LUCAS VON FÜRSTENBERG

Forest owner & Entrepreneur

Philipp Schaller-1

PHILIPP SCHALLER

Scientist & Expert for business creation/design thinking 

Elisa Heinke

ELISA HEINKE

Finance expert & Expert for business creation

Jan Braunsberger

JAN BRAUNSBERGER

Expert for
tourism/Events

Ralph Günther-1

RALPH GÜNTHER

Forest owner & Finance expert

Moritz Foet

MORITZ FOET

Expert for forest ecosystems

David Hirschelmann

DAVID HIRSCHELMANN

Entrepreneur & Tax advisor/Attorney at law

Lutz Göcke

LUTZ GÖCKE

Scientist & Expert for business creation

Friedrich Grimm

FRIEDRICH GRIMM

Finance expert & Expert for business creation

Nora Meyer zu Erpen

NORA MEYER ZU ERPEN

Technology expert

Dr. Christian Hüttich

DR. CHRISTIAN HÜTTICH

Expert for forest ecosystems, business creation & Technology expert

Susanne Rönnefarth

SUSANNE RÖNNEFARTH

Expert for business development, communication & digitalization

Thomas Hoppe

THOMAS HOPPE

Entrepreneur, Finance expert & Expert for business creation

 

Dr. Daniel F. Tomowski

DR. DANIEL F. TOMOWSKI

Technology expert & Expert for sustainability and impact

Frank Nase

FRANK NASE

Forest owner

Steffen Dehn-1

STEFFEN DEHN

Expert for business creation, sustainability & impact

Samuel Potthoff-1

SAMUEL POTTHOFF

Entrepreneur, finance & technology expert

Max Brandes

MAX BRANDES

Finance & technology expert

Dr. Justus Eberl

DR. JUSTUS EBERL

Forest owner, Scientist & Tax advisor/Attorney at law

Thomas Henning

THOMAS HENNING

Entrepeneur, Scientist, Expert for business creation & Technology expert

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BJÖRN KAMINSKI

Expert for sustainability & impact

JOIN US AND ENRICH OUR INITIATIVE WITH YOUR EXPERTISE!

BE THERE WHEN THE COMBINATION OF THE CREATIVE POWER OF THE INNOVATIVE START-UP SCENE, THE SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE AND THE ECONOMIC KNOW-HOW LEADS TO THE EMERGENCE OF AN ECOSYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT.

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