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Two CEOs, One Fair: NBT’s Harald Zapp and METR’s Franka Birke go to Hannover Messe

Posted by Tom Barbereau on April 2019

Our CEO Harald Zapp and METR’s CEO Dr. Franka Birke both had speaking slots at the leading industrial trade show in Hannover from April 1st to 5th. This year, the fair was opened by Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier and evolved around all things Industrie 4.0.

Starting for the first time in 1947, the Hannover Messe is ever since bringing together “all key technologies and industrial megatrends at a single venue.”

Franka Birke and METR

METR’s CEO Dr. Franka Birke attended the event on Tuesday 2nd of April to give an insightful presentation on METR at the Berlin Partner booth. She discussed their business model while also mentioning the recent investment partner, GBG Mannheim. As their solution provides housing companies and landlords transparency into their buildings, the presentation gave the audience valuable insights into a novel IoT-based solution.

METR CEO Dr. Franka Birke at the Berlin Partner booth

Harald Zapp on Co-Innovation

Our CEO Harald Zapp who previously attended SXSW in Austin as part of a delegation from Wirtschafts Woche, made his way to Hannover Messe on Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 to give a lecture as part of the Bitkom Innovation Forum.

Around the topic of Industrie 4.0 – the key strategic goal of the German government to innovate industries – Harald discussed co-innovation in the context of company building and how one can develop sustainable IoT-based business cases.

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Dive into our press release announcing our Series A led by industrial insurer HDI; and learn more about how we co-innovate with corporate partners. 

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