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Business Speed Dating

10 innovative start-ups and companies for bike and tourism – 5 x 6-minute speed dates

Presenter: Bernd Uwe Gutknecht

 Intensive Senses – Hand-crafted content marketing in tourism

Intensive Senses was founded in April 2008 and is an owner-managed agency for digital marketing. The Berlin-based company put its heart and soul together with a great deal of creativity into devising digital marketing solutions in tourism in the form of functional websites as well as integrated content marketing and social media campaigns for destinations, organizers, tourism organizations, PR agencies, hotels and service providers in tourism.

 Komoot – Bicycle & outdoor route planner

Millions of people discover nature with Komoot. We help them to find exciting destinations as well as the best hiking routes and bike tours, providing them with offline navigation around every turn. With more than 3 million downloads, komoot is the outdoor app with the greatest coverage. We are market leaders and have repeatedly been honoured by Apple and Google as one of the best apps of the year. As a leading platform, we offer solutions for tourism destinations and bike producers.

 KTM – New opportunities in cycle tourism

KTM has been producing high-quality bicycles in Mattighofen (Austria) for more than 50 years. KTM Fahrrad has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Upper Austria Tourism, which delivers valuable points of contact for cycle tourism. Upper Austria already offers the complete range for cyclists. Whether for mountain bikers, racers or those who simply cycle for fun – the range of routes, accompanying offers and sporting events is substantial. Cycling alongside rivers, in particular, has become a genuine unique selling point and economic factor for Upper Austria. The trend towards e-bikes is opening up tremendous opportunities here for the future as a way to attract additional guests and develop Upper Austria into Europe’s leading e-bike destination for routes by waterways.


M0DULAR AG, formerly Bikeparkitect, is the award winning design and manufacturing company behind the M0DULAR Pumptrack System. For over fifteen years we have been creating cutting edge trail systems and structures for wheeled sports and related activities. Our M0DULAR Pumptrack System is the culmination of all these years of experience, in an affordable, sustainable, low maintenance solution to the increasing demand for pumptracks. We work closely with clients and Architects to determine the best layout and construction solution for each individual project.

 Solarc – Innovative solar modules for new mobility concepts

SOLARC develops, produces and markets innovative photovoltaic products with a high technical quality in the lower to medium output range. The spectrum here ranges from simple power supplies through to complete industrial products.

We develop and produce customer-specific solar modules, solar charge regulators, DC converters, light control units and measuring technology through to complete solutions.  The special strength of SOLARC lies in the development and supply of customer-specific solutions.


 TINK – Transport bikes in tourism

TINK, the transport bike initiative of sustainable municipalities is aiming to boost environment-friendly mobility in Germany. The two model towns of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg (Lake Constance) and Norderstedt in Schleswig-Holstein (Segeberg district council) are experiencing the development and piloting of a concept for the communal use of transport bikes.

The project is receiving support from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the National Cycling Plan 2020 (NRVP).

 WSM – Innovative bicycle parking systems

For 58 years, WSM has stood for expertise and reliability in the construction of metal systems. Certified and especially long-lasting products together with timeless design are the hallmarks of WSM as a manufacturer of mobile room, shelter, bike parking and information systems. The company’s future-oriented production and comprehensive services such as fully integrated planning, modern construction, fast logistics and professional on-site installation underline its commitment to high quality.