Disruptive Technology Challenge – Munich – 10-11 November 2016


Hidden champions go international

Open to Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Emerging Companies, Bird & Bird provides a platform for the 12 best companies in disruptive technologies that are looking to expand into the UK, US and Asia.

Are you ready to go?

Pitch your ideas, products and services to C-level leaders from major global tech organisations that could be your future coaches and customers. We are looking for innovative, disruptive tech companies in the categories of:

  • Smart Data
  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things
  • FinTech
Your Benefits
  • Personalised feedback from industry leaders
  • Mentoring and guidance from leading technology lawyers
  • Network with your peers
  • Prize packages 

Your first step towards international expansion 

Expert Selection

Senior technology experts will look at your submission and select the finalists. Our line-up includes: 

  • Prof. Arnold Picot, LMU Munich 
  • Detlev J. Hoch, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Inc. 
  • Dr. Thomas Endres, President, VOICE e.V. 
  • Raimund Genes, CTO, TrendMicro 
  • Andy Langley, COO/CTO, Ntegra Greenside
  • Uwe Kubach, Vice President IoT Enablement, SAP SE
  • Dr. Reinhold Achatz, CTO, thyssenkrupp AG

Finalist Presentations

The top 12 submissions will be invited to pitch their ideas in Munich on 10-11 November 2016.

You will have 45 minutes to present your case to a jury consisting of Bird & Bird partners, senior technology experts and C-level decision makers from overseas– your audience will give direct feedback, select the winners for each category and provide written feedback for each finalist.

Prize Packages

Contact us

Dr. Alexander Duisberg
Partner, Tech & Comms Steering Group
+49 (0)89 3581 6239
[email protected]

Stefan Münch
Partner - Corporate
+49 (0) 89 3581 6237
[email protected]



Our 2015 Disruptive Technology Challenge Winners 

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