Be inspired and create new ideas with us and our partner ecosystem to gain competitive advantages.
Digitization is changing markets faster than ever before: Only companies who constantly reinvent themselves will have long-term success. But designing and driving innovation today is anything but easy. In the age of the Internet of Things, it is important to remain on top of comprehensive networking and the immense amounts of data resulting from it. In addition, the variety of possible applications and the technological complexity demand broad expertise. A single company alone is practically unable to do this.
In openBerlin we initiate and execute co-innovation projects by bringing customers and our partner ecosystem together. Based on IoT solutions we are creating innovations and new ideas.
„In openBerlin, Cisco is building the bridge between German engineering and industry 4.0, between fitness bracelets and eHealth, between prototypes and mature IoT applications. openBerlin is the place where we bring together the right partners for digital innovations.“Uwe Peter
Managing Director & Vice President Cisco Germany
How can your innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?
Our clear goal: Each project should be completed within 12 months - with a real solution that our customers can use or offer on the market and that enables us to learn something new. To ensure this, our approach at openBerlin is based on 4 pillars.
openBerlin is one of eleven Cisco Innovation Centers worldwide, each with its own industry-specific focus. At openBerlin, the topics Smart Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Smart Building and eHealth are supported in particular.
With data from real test tracks for automated driving in Berlin and test areas such as the grounds of the EUREF Campus, we demonstrate what a smart city can look like. Together with our partners we work on new ideas based on real data. Let us inspire you!
Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing are omnipresent buzzwords. But what does a reliable, high-performance network solution actually look like? This is something we demonstrate with the Smart Manufacturing showcase.
Smart buildings lead to significant savings in energy costs and improve flexibility as well as security in facility management. Based on open standards we are paving the road to making buildings smart. Have a look!
Digitalization offers huge opportunities for a sustainable health care system in Germany. Solutions and concrete use cases can be experienced in the Center of Connected Health. Get inspired and learn!
Alexandra Hils is Head of Innovation Germany at Cisco. She is responsible for the strategic direction of openBerlin's innovation activities. She has worked in the IT industry for 17 years, including Intel and Oracle. Alex studied Business Administration at the Technical University of Berlin.
André Diener is Technical Director (CTO) of openBerlin. He has been in the IT industry for 22 years and is with Cisco since 2001. He knows the hardware, software and sales side of the business. He is a graduate engineer and completed his training at the Technical University of Berlin in the areas of computer engineering and economics.
Marwin Kunz is Program Manager of openBerlin. As an innovation ambassador he is the first contact for our customers. He is your direct contact, hosts initial meetings or workshops and assembles the project teams. He studied Public Relation and Communication Management at the European Media and Business Academy in Berlin.
Wasim Aboalola is Software Engineer and takes care of the quality assurance of openBerlin projects. Wasim worked in Damascus for IT companies and as a lecturer in networking and multimedia. He studied Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science in Hyderabad.
Learn more about our activities and where you can meet us.
We regularly organize theme-specific events and participate in partner events etc..
openBerlin Cisco Innovation Center
c/o EUREF-Campus 3 Buildings
Torgauer Str. 12 – 15