World premiere of autonomous VW Golf & 10 world-class startups at the 17th FUTURE CONGRESS of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank



A few days ago, I shared with you some of the speakers for the upcoming 2b AHEAD Future Congress in Wolfsburg on June 19-20, 2018. The program includes thought leaders from the US, Europe and Asia, including entrepreneurs, politicians and technology developers. Today, I would like to draw your attention to the VisionTalks and StartUp Pitches with what is probably the most ambitious line-up of all European innovation conferences.


World premiere "Kopernikus": The first autonomous VW Golf

On the first day of the congress you will have the opportunity to experience a world premiere. The German startup "Kopernikus Automotive," a 2b AHEAD ThinkTank venture, will present what is probably the only autonomous driving VW Golf on German roads. A car that even our colleagues at VW probably do not know exists. Kopernikus is currently preparing the production of retrofit kits to turn used cars into self-driving models of the TESLA league.

Afterwards, VisionTalker Ira Pastor (USA), Chief Global Officer of the World Academy of Medical Sciences, will explain why brain death will be defeated even before cancer. He has just received approval to revive brain-dead patients using stem cell injections as early as 2018.

André Choulika (Lebanon/FRA) is a gene researcher and the CEO of Cellectis. He will portray how we will be able to use gene editing to repair the errors in our DNA in the future.

Rick Ifland (USA), CEO of Omega Ophthalmics, promises us an upgrade for our eyes. With his implants, you will not only be able to see things that people have never seen before: You will also have access to the info layers from the virtual world directly in your view.

Dominik Schiener (DE) is founder of the IOTA Foundation, which has created a crypto currency for M2M transactions in the future civilization of bots. He will depict how AIs will build their own parallel economy in the connected city of the future.

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof (DE) is the founder of Bitnation and will describe how blockchain has the potential to demolish our concept of nation states.

And last but not least, Tobias Danzer (DE), CEO of NoxRobots, will outline the common future for humans and robots in dialogue with his robot Pepper as they discuss life after humans have become the second most intelligent species on Earth.


Meet CEOs and top innovation managers as well as marketing managers and ambitious founders. Debate with innovative minds from German and European business, with extreme lead users, and with philosophers and politicians. We have already received registrations from companies such as: AOK, Audi, AXA, Barclay, Bertelsmann, Bosch, Datev, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, E.ON, ERGO, Genesys, Hornbach, HUK-COBURG, innogy, MediaSaturn, Novartis, Dr. Oetker, PWC, RWE, Sartorius, Signal Iduna, Talanx, TNS infratest, toom, T-Systems, Volkswagen, Warner Bros., Zurich Group, and many others!


The full list of speakers can be found here: Speakers List

You can find the current program overview here: Agenda

The printable program flyer is available as a PDF here


If you would like to use this personal invitation, please register now for one of the limited remaining seats! We strongly recommend that you book your hotel now, as Wolfsburg will be fully booked on the days of the event. Currently, ThinkTank tickets are available for EUR 1,890.00, Package Tickets for EUR 2,375.00 (including overnight accommodations in a 5-star hotel) and VIP Tickets for 3,250.00 Euro (including 5-star accommodations, shuttle service, and personal networking assistance). Spots which have not been used will be released to other interested parties. The registration form can be found here: Registration


I wish you the best, and look forward to meeting you in Wolfsburg soon!



Sven Gábor Jánszky

Founder, Chairman, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank

Co-Founder, 2b AHEAD Ventures

Co-Founder, President, RULEBREAKER Society



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