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Fr., 17. Feb.


Virtual event

Smart Circular Cities – A Start-Up Perspective

The MIT club of Germany cordially invites you to virtually join a panel of start ups discussing the topic "Smart Circular Cities – A Start-Up Perspective".

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Smart Circular Cities – A Start-Up Perspective
Smart Circular Cities – A Start-Up Perspective

Time & Location

17. Feb. 2023, 17:00 – 18:30

Virtual event

About the event

The MIT Club of Germany kicked-off its Smart Circular Cities activities with a big, in-person event in October 2022 together with our partner BMW, TUM (Technical University Munich) and Circular Munich. The event was the starting point for our Smart Circular Cities Start-Up Mentorship Program, where we bring the global MIT Network to the start-ups that were selected for this program. Besides having 2 dedicated mentors each, the MIT Club of Germany is looking for opportunities to expose the start-up to the global MIT alumni network.

 In this context we have put together the following event together with the MIT Alumni Energy, Environment and Sustainability Network to allow interested MIT alumni and partners of the MIT Club of Germany to understand how start-ups contribute to the transition to a circular economy. The participant may even find the presenting start-ups interesting enough to engage with them directly after the event. The MIT Club of Germany is happy to make a connection.


5:00pm Welcome and overview of the MIT Club of Germany (Wolfgang Ungerer, President MIT Club of Germany)

5:05pm Overview of the MIT Club of Germany sustainability activities (Peter Klement, VP Programs & Partnerships)

5:10pm Introductions of the startup and speakers (Philipp Gerbert) 5:15pm Pitch DSKR 5:25pm Pitch FixFirst 5:35pm Pitch tozero

5:45pm Pitch Trilleco 5:55pm Panel Discussion (Moderator: Philipp Gerbert)

6:25pm Outlook (Peter Klement)

6:30pm Close

The Start-Ups are:


The Data Competence Center Cities and Regions (DKSR) supports municipalities and municipal enterprises to meet current challenges with the help of data-based solutions. With our open-source data platform, data-based solutions are easily deployed across cities and regions. With our consulting, we bring the expertise for the strategic use of urban data to municipalities. With the joint implementation of solutions in the Urban Data Community, we create inter-municipal synergy effects.


FixFirst is a GreenTech startup that aims to end the throw-away world by connecting service providers for maintenance, repair & refurbishment of electronics & more with brands like manufacturers, retailers, cities & insurances on their SaaS-enabled B2B platform that helps them launch, scale, innovate & improve their circular services operations & match materials for reuse - THE Operating System for Circular Services & Products.


We recycle lithium-ion batteries for the EV Industry and recover the critical materials, like lithium, nickel, cobalt andgraphite. This will allow us to take old batteries and reintroduce fresh raw materials locally back into the supply chain. Therefore, end-of-life batteries will no longer be toxic waste, but a valuable resource for a sustainable future.


The Trilleco software platform helps companies to comply with EU regulations and achieve their CO2 targets. The IoT platform combines all data and assets from the enterprise environment in a three-dimensional representation and visualizes the data through dashboards. In this way, data transparency can be achieved and GHG Scope 1, 2, 3 can be used for ESG reporting. As the next step, processes can be optimized by solutions to specifically reduce CO2 emissions.


Philipp Gerbert, MIT ’89 General Managing Director TUM Venture Labs

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