"The ToolFest takes place on the 1–2 December in Berlin Mitte. Join this exclusive event to stay at the forefront of innovation."

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Network with professionals.

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Choose your favorite workshops.

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Talks

Five inspiring talks & two keynotes.

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Days

Two days and networking dinner.

"Innovators from Zalando, BCG Digital Ventures, Volkswagen, HPI d.school, Babbel, HTW Berlin, St. Gallen and more practice with you their best innovation tools."

Scott Weiss

VP Product Design at Babbel

Prof. Alejandro Lecuna

Professor for Innovation and Design at HTW Berlin

Franziska Scheinhardt

Senior Strategic Designer at BCG Digital Ventures

Stefanie Gerken

Manager of Advanced Track at HPI School of Design Thinking

Rodrigo Luna Orozco

Trend & Technolgy Scout at Volkswagen AG

Marianne Guillen

Head of Design Fundamentals at Zalando

Lutz Haase

Senior Innovation Consultant & Angel Investor

Lukas Stadelmann

Co-Founder of RETHINK Innovation & Lecturer at Uni St. Gallen

Holger Eggert

Freelance Strategic and UX Designer, Google Head-Mentor

Prof. Karl Frech

Partner at Fuenfwerken Design AG / 5WX new ventures GmbH

Nadim Choucair

Manager of Ecosystem Partnerships at Etventure

Selina Mayer

Program Manager at HPI Academy

"Practice the newest tools in Design Thinking, Product Design and Business Innovation. Don't miss this opportunity and learn how to create huge success stories in your own business environment."

Keynote by Marianne Guillen from Zalando: Inspiring and Engaging Teams to Excel

Keynote by Scott Weiss from Babbel: The Ecology of UX – How Babbel Learns From its Users

Linking Desirability with Viability to Create Business Ideas that Matter

Franziska Scheinhardt

Idea Arc Reloaded: How to Engage with Fuzzy Ideas

Prof. Alejandro Lecuna

Expanding the Design Sprint ToolBox

Stefan Latt

Critical Design: Exploring Beyond the Given

Frederik Görtelmeyer

Build the Next ToolFest with Lego Serious Play

Lukas Stadelmann &
Stephan Matzdorf

Generative Design Research with Sacrificial Concepts

Lana Criggs

Intelligence Augmentation Design Toolkit

Beatrice Rachello & 
Ivan Ayala

Challenges of Implementing Design Thinking into an Organization

Stefanie Gerken

Design Dash: Teaching Design Thinking in 90 Minutes

Tassilo Boßmann & Friederike Möller

Saving the World with Robots: Exploring Future Skills & Learning the Basics of Code

Johannes Marx & Annemieke Frank

"Our vision for the ToolFest is to unite professionals and equip them with cutting edge innovation tools from industry leaders to stay at the forefront of innovation."

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Space & Address

smart Helios Innovation Space

Leipziger Str. 61a
10117 Berlin
Germany

Contact us

We are looking forward to get in touch with you. Contact us if you have any question or want to become a partner/sponsor for the ToolFest. Contact@toolfest.de

David SchradeInnovation Consultant

Workshop description

The number one reason why startups fail is that they create a product that the market just doesn’t want. Nowadays we know that taking the customer’s perspective into account from day one, is essential to create successful business ideas. However, user insights are not the only source of inspiration to generate new opportunities. This workshop will provide you with methods and tools that enable you to craft new ideas that are desirable AND viable by leveraging not only userbut also in-depth market insights.

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The ‚Service Ecosystem‘: Visualizing Complex Services from a Customer Perspective

„Jesse Grimes (kolmiot.com) is an internationally-recognized thought leader in the field of service design, Editor-in-Chief of the service design journal ‚Touchpoint‘ and Senior Vice President of the Service Design Network. Jesse has eleven years’ experience as a service designer and has worked since 1998 as a customer experience design strategist and consultant in London, Düsseldorf, Sydney and is now based in Amsterdam. 

His clients include a wide range of international brands, including ING, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Philips, Optus, Vodafone, Orange and AkzoNobel, as well as the Dutch government and several Dutch startups. He has specific expertise in service design for the financial sector and fintechs, on innovation projects, as well as a coach, trainer and workshop facilitator. He is an accredited “Service Design Master Trainer”.

Rowan Conway

Director of Innovation @The Royal Society of Arts

Rowan Conway

Director of Innovation @The Royal Society of Arts

Jesse Grimes

Co-founder @Kolmiot, Global Service Design Network

About:

Jesse Grimes (kolmiot.com) is an internationally-recognized thought leader in the field of service design, Editor-in-Chief of the service design journal ‚Touchpoint‘ and Senior Vice President of the Service Design Network. Jesse has eleven years’ experience as a service designer and has worked since 1998 as a customer experience design strategist and consultant in London, Düsseldorf, Sydney and is now based in Amsterdam. 

His clients include a wide range of international brands, including ING, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Philips, Optus, Vodafone, Orange and AkzoNobel, as well as the Dutch government and several Dutch startups. He has specific expertise in service design for the financial sector and fintechs, on innovation projects, as well as a coach, trainer and workshop facilitator. He is an accredited “Service Design Master Trainer.

Rowan Conway

Director of Innovation @The Royal Society of Arts

About:

Rowan Conway is the Director of Innovation and Development at the RSA. With the intention of focusing the RSA’s research on real world impact, Rowan is driving the focus of the RSA’s work on the emerging model of change “Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur”.

Rowan ensures that the RSA is undertaking rigorous, profile raising and influential research and innovation projects and she has been instrumental in the set up of the RSA Lab, an experimental space that uses design methods to explore, prototype and test research insights and policy ideas. She has 20 years’ experience in research, innovation and engagement with communities, businesses and government bodies. She has led a wide range of research and engagement programmes that include: enquiry by design processes for urban design, asset based community development, social enterprise development and impact planning, cross sector partnership working, mental health service design, and environmental sustainability research.

Collaborative and cross-disciplinary by nature, she specialises in participatory action research and has worked with local authorities, NGOs, academic partners, NHS Trusts, corporate businesses and social enterprises, as well as a wide range of central government departments. Originally a business journalist and editor, Rowan became an engagement specialist in 2005, with a specific focus on community involvement and participation. Between 2006 and 2011, Rowan designed and oversaw community engagement for London 2012, working with the host boroughs and the Mayor of London in the planning process for the Olympic Park in London. She holds an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath.

Rowan ensures that the RSA is undertaking rigorous, profile raising and influential research and innovation projects and she has been instrumental in the set up of the RSA Lab, an experimental space that uses design methods to explore, prototype and test research insights and policy ideas. She has 20 years’ experience in research, innovation and engagement with communities, businesses and government bodies. She has led a wide range of research and engagement programmes that include: enquiry by design processes for urban design, asset based community development, social enterprise development and impact planning, cross sector partnership working, mental health service design, and environmental sustainability research.