Live Innovation Lab (LILab) hosts a variety of immersive, hands-on events which will empower you to create a better future through innovation.

Our events take place once a month and they are free of charge. Our stage is open to passionate innovators who want to ignite innovation by sharing their knowledge!

Come and learn from inspiring talks, share your insights and experiences, network and benchmark with fellow innovators.

Craft your own inspiring agenda with the different tracks we have created for you. Each event* is labelled with the relevant topics and levels of complexity, so you can be sure to choose the one which suits you best.


Business Chemistry (BC)

Finding the right chemistry between Business and Innovation. Come and test hypothesis and delve into Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Search Engine Marketing, Finance, Analytics and other business related topics.

Entrepreneurship Factory (EF)

All about start-ups: actionable advice and other insights from entrepreneurs from all industries.

Innovation’s DNA (ID)

Master the skills needed for disruptive innovation. We explore the basics which enable innovation to flourish.

Media,Design & Art’s Catalyst (DA)

Both technology and the arts define and continue to reshape the world we live in. Come and re-imagine new inventions and experiments where art and tech collide.

Social Innovation Hub (SI)

Build a collaborative hub that examines the Sustainable Development Goals (SDP) and generates innovations to reach those goals. Join us to shape the future “for people, planet and prosperity.”

Science and Tech Lab (TL)

Explore the frontiers of technology and be one of the pioneers tackling the world’s current challenges.

Women in Innovation (WI)

Help showcase and celebrate women who are at the forefront of driving innovation around the world.

Next events:

Open Innovation Panel – Shaping the Sustainable Future

We are launching a one-of-a-kind interactive Open Innovation Panel! To celebrate innovation we have invited experts and changemakers from across different industries to share with us their thoughts and vision on how they are shaping the sustainable future. Come and learn more about how they’re making an impact and creating change both globally and locally.

The goal of this event is to feature bold, emerging innovations and give YOU a space to be part of the discussion and take action!
Our speakers will show us the power of innovation and how to reach audacious goals. They will share their insights and experiences, as well as provide advice for aspiring changemakers to forge their own path towards achieving sustainable impact across different fields.

The panel discussion will focus on the role of Innovation for future sustainability across LILab’s 7 areas of innovation: Business, Entrepreneurship, Innovation DNA, Interactive Art and Design, Science and Tech Lab, Social Innovation Hub and Women in Innovation.

This is Open Panel because “you” are also a very important guest! Co-creation and crowd knowledge is a key element we’re hoping you will join us in exploring. Together, we will build new perspectives and inspire solutions aimed at solving some of the world‘s biggest challenges like gender equality, clean water, responsible consumption, life on land, and more.

This is not an ordinary panel discussion… Be prepared for a new hands-on format of co-creation and collaboration!

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Meet our Panelists:
Hila Cohen is the Head of Business Development at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator which was launched in August 2015 in Munich, Germany. The Innovation Accelerator’s aim is to accelerate disruptive innovations to reach a world without hunger. The accelerator supports entrepreneurs and startups working towards ending hunger applying a human-centered design and a lean startup approach.

Hila worked in WFP for 3.5 years before joining the Innovation Accelerator. Beforehand, she worked for 4 year as a hi-tech corporate lawyer in a leading firm in Tel Aviv. She holds an MBA from the SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy) and a Bachelors in Law from the University of Haifa (Israel). She has an avid interest in the latest developments and trends in the technology realm.
Contact: Website Twitter Email

Robert Schrimpff is the Co-founder & CEO Solar Options for Schools Ltd
Prior to setting up Solar for Schools Robert led investments in renewable energy companies for 8 years first at TVM Capital in Germany and then at Greencoat Capital where he focused on solar. He co-founded Lumicity, a successful UK-based renewable project developer and led the investment in TenKsolar, who he claims manufacture the best solar PV systems for flat roofs. Previously Robert set up a number of Internet businesses including and, a leading web development agency focused on helping membership organisations and charities leverage the Internet to be more efficient. He firmly believes that solar on roofs is the most sensible first big sustainable step to shedding our dependence on fossil fuels and wants to combine his experience in Internet business models, solar power and renewable energy finance to accelerate the adoption of solar on UK roofs. Robert holds an MBA from INSEAD, where he co-founded the INSEAD Energy Network and an Aeronautical Engineering Masters from Imperial College in London.
Contact: Email Website Facebook: /solar4schools and Twitter:@solar_4schools
Katherine Lopez Rodriguez is an international environmentalist and artist. She has worked on global projects in America, Africa and Europe within multiple organizations including the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Chair of Forest Growth and Yield Science at TUM, Sierra Club Canada, Maison Tucker House, among others. She holds Bacherlor’s degree in Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a Masters of Science degree in Sustainable Resource Management at the TUM. Her expertise encompases various topics including climate change, sustainable agriculture, renewable energies, and sustainable consumption, among others. She currently works at Solar für Kinder in the marketing and communications department. In the artistical field, she has an Associate of Arts degree in Theatre from Pasadena City College L.A, California. She has performed in theatre, TV, and short-films. Her work and passion are focused on creating awareness and educating people about sustainable lifestyles through the arts and media.

Email and Website
Benjamin Gröschel is an experienced sales engineer who has turned his passion for a good cup of coffee into a profession. As a mechanical engineer he studied in Erlangen (DE) and Princeton (USA) and learned in his early professional live as a branch leader a lot about international supply chains.
As a co-founder of the @muenchnerkaffeeroesterei he is fascinated by the unique effect of two cups of coffee between two people and is tackling a very traditional market with innovative ideas. He and his team are striving to create value for all participants in the coffee supply chain – from farmer to consumer – by using state of the art technologies.
Héctor Ramirez is an energy efficiency expert who has worked for the industrial, commercial and public sectors in Central America and Europe.In 2015, Héctor supported Ad Astra Rocket Company – a high-tech aerospace company – within its renewable-based hydrogen venture. This innovative project is one of the first of its kind in Latin America and it aims to build a carbon-free solution to substitute fossil fuels.
For Ad Astra, he designed and implemented a techno-economic analysis of the potential of renewable energies in the Costarican transport sector, with an emphasis on hydrogen production from solar and wind energy sources. This project aims to contribute actively to Costa Rica’s efforts to become a carbon-free economy in 2050.
Currently, Héctor is a PhD candidate in Energy Economics at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His research focuses on modelling different scenarios of deployment of energy storage technologies into the Swiss energy system in order to understand the mechanisms and policies needed to foster the successful integration of renewable energies in the context of the ongoing energy transition in Switzerland, contributing to a better future for future generations.
Contact: Email and LinkedIn
Ophelie Gourdou has over 20 years’ experience in the Food Industry. She was managing R&D Teams in Packaging, New Product Development and Innovation at Mondelez International (former Kraft Foods), one of the biggest global food companies, where she has developed sustainability strategies for European brands.
She is a strong advocate of integrating sustainable choices into her life, both personal and professional. In 2018, she created Cairn Consulting to guide Brand owners and packaging producers towards sustainable packaging solutions, from specific advice to detailed strategy mapping. She is also involved in a social project called Eco-Schools, to educate the youngest in sustainable development.
She holds a EMBA in Sustainability and CSR from EM Strasbourg, France and isEngineer in Food Sciences.
Contact: Email and Website

Date: September 18th, 2019

Place: Munich Germany

Business Innovation and SCRUM Lab

Join our fourth event of the year!
From Sales to Ecosystem, or how NavVis changed the way they create value.
* Short overview of the evolution of the NavVis business case and its value proposition, from one-time sale of a hardware product to a subscription model, and even further… moving towards an ecosystem within which the NavVis technology operates as gravitational force.
Scrum for Hardware development und Operative work.
* Short overview of the way Design & Engineering approach the Scrum-method for hardware development and production, pinpointing all the changes and adaptations of the NavVis Scrum-adventure, as well as some tips on the practical side!

Please get your ticket via Eventbrite

Speakers’ Bios:
Andreas Goebel
Andreas is a versatile industrial designer with 8+ years of international experience in different areas, such as graphic, product (hardware) design and product management.
Born and raised in the Bavarian alps, Andreas loves to be out in nature figuring out how things work.
As co-head of the Design and Engineering team at NavVis, Andreas is constantly fighting for simpler and more functional products.
In his role as Team Lead and Product Owner, Andreas strives to understand the roots of a problem and dig deeper to find the right solution.
Hernando Samuel Pinzon Holguin
Samuel is a Mexican-Colombian advanced product designer with an international background.
At NavVis Samuel develops, along with his Team, the Hardware components of their products and serves as Scrum Master. This role is a perfect fit, thanks to his acquired German straightforwardness and his innate sensitive Latin-way.
He is constantly measuring the temperature within his team in order to help them become better, by adjusting and adapting the Scrum method to their very own needs.
Samuel has “coached” teams in other companies at a very early “Scrum-stage”, helping them understand the needs and goals of their Scrum-adventure.
Hans-Joachim Scharf
Hans is a very passionate executive account manager for Bavaria, Austria and CEE.
His international experience (in places such as China, Switzerland and France) has provided him with a strong sense of empathy, which allows him to understand the needs of his customers/partners in a thorough way.
Within his daily work, he builds up, develops and maintains Enterprise customers (BMW, Continental etc.) as well as the network of NavVis Mapping and Solution partners.
Hans and his team are constantly promoting and looking for ways to expand the range of the NavVis-solutions for our very international pool of customers/partners. In fact, he has experienced and shaped the transformation of the NavVis Value proposition from “Product-” to “Solution-“.

Past Events

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