Global Upskill Summit 2023



AULA Bildungscampus



November 08, 2023
10:00 am (Central European Time)

Event Tags

Continuing Education

Moving into the future of continuing education

Initiated by Fraunhofer IAO, the Global Upskill Summit is an annual summit on the topic of " professional continuing education". Speakers from established organizations, start-ups, and research institutions will take to the stage. Among them: Caroline Hofmann, Division Director of Continuing Education at TUM Campus Heilbronn.


The Global Upskill Summit will focus on the following key questions:

  • How can trends and technologies for professional development be identified? And what role does artificial intelligence play in this? 
  • Future skills: Which skills will determine professional success in the future?  
  • What are innovative learning and transfer formats? 
  • How do organizations create a learning culture that promotes innovation?

November 8, 2023
10:00 am - 17:30 pm


AULA, Bildungscampus 6, 74076 Heilbronn


For whom?
Representatives of training providers, HR departments, and all those who want to learn more about organizational culture, learning culture, and mental competencies.



Stage Program

  • 10:00 am - 10:10 am
    Welcome speech by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Rüger (Director Fraunhofer IRB) & Fabian Klein (Head of LearnTech Hub)


  • 10:10 am - 10:40 am
    Keynote speech by Dr. Stefan Baron (Managing Director Agentur Q)


  • 10:40 am - 11:10 am
    Keynote speech by Polina Ivanova (Manager People Development & Organizational Learning Puma)


  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am
    Break & networking


  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Adaptive learning technology to sustainably secure sales competence in teams by Andreas Kambach (CEO Area9); moderated by Fabian Klein


  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    Startup-Corporate Cooperation by Philipp Leipold (CEO Brights Learning); moderated by Fabian Klein


  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


  • 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    Global Upskill Opening by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Bauer (Director Fraunhofer IAO) and others


  • 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
    The Global Upskill Story by Prof. Dr-.Ing. Marc Rüger
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Panel discussion - Heilbronn: The hub for learning and continuing education of the future by Caroline Hoffmann (Division Director Continuing Education, TUM Campus Heilbronn), Prof. Dr. Boris Kühnle (Director CAS Heilbronn), Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Bauer, and others; moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Rüger


  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Keynote speech by Dr. Elke Frank (Board member Scout24 SE, Munich and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees Fraunhofer IAO)


  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Break & networking


  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    EdTech, LearnTech & NewWork Startup Pitch by Mihai Streza (CEO Wondder) and others; moderated by Fabian Klein


  • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Global Upskill meets Airbus by Klaus Kalmer (Head of Engineering, Airbus) & Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fischer (Head of BIEC, Fraunhofer IAO)


  • 4:45 pm - 5:05 pm
    Impulse speech for the panel discussion by Christan Rauch (Chairman of the Management Board of the Regional Directorate Baden-Württemberg, Federal Employment Agency)


  • 5:05 pm - 5:45 pm
    Panel discussion - Continuing education as a lever for the skilled labor discussion by Christian Rauch, Dr. Lutz Marten (IBM Learning & Leadership Development), and others; moderated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Rüger


  • From 5:30 pm
    Get-together & networking

Supporting Program

  • AI-supported monitoring of trends and technologies
    How to recognize changes early and keep an eye on the future
    by Lukas Keicher & Sabrina Bähr (Fraunhofer IAO)


  • Green Skills Compass - Sustainability Competencies for Transformation
    Using green skills to transform the construction industry into a sustainable, future-proof one-shape
    by Sabine Blum, Katrin Jochum & Melissa Köhler (Fraunhofer IRB)


  • Enabling a learning culture that promotes innovation
    Taking a new look at learning culture and innovation culture together
    by Caroline Raps (Fraunhofer IAO), Melissa Köhler & Dr. Anh Mattick (Fraunhofer IRB)
  • Future Skills Radar
    What skills do we need for the future?
    by Brend Dworschak, Alexander Karapidis, Pia Mozer, Kathrin Schnalzer (Fraunhofer IAO)


  • Learning toolbox
    The toolbox on innovative teaching/learning formats for learning professionals
    by Dr. Anh Mattick, Renaud Bissling (Fraunhofer IRB)


  • Working group agile sprint learning
    Introducing the innovative learning form "agile sprint learning" in companies and educational institutions
    by Gabriele Korge, David Kremer (Fraunhofer IAO)


  • LearnTech Hub
    The innovation hub for the future of education and the working world of tomorrow
    by Carla Marquez (LearnTech Hub)