27 May 2022

Opportunities for UK Tech Businesses in Germany, via the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

On 10 May 2022 we held a virtual 1-hr webinar where we heard from representatives of NRW.Global Business, the region’s Trade and Investment Agency and discussed opportunities for UK tech firms to use the region as a springboard to doing business in the EU Single Market.

Our speakers outline the legal fundamentals for companies wanting to grow in Germany and answer any post-Brexit questions regarding doing business in Germany.

The aim of this session was to:

  • To assist UK tech orientated companies looking to set up and grow in NRW, Germany
  • To encourage UK tech focused companies to consider the EU as an easily accessible, growing market “on our doorstep”
  • To answer any post-Brexit questions regarding doing business in Germany

Germany is the UK’s second largest export market for goods and services and the epicentre of EU trade opportunities. It is forecast by trade and business analysts alike as having great potential for trade growth.

North Rhine-Westphalia is located in the industrial and technology heartland of Germany and is responsible for a fifth of Germany’s gross domestic product, making it one of Europe’s most important economic regions.

The session was particularly relevant for technology driven companies working in smart and sustainable energy, future mobility and logistics, smart cities, connected homes sectors, and those working in IoT, AI/ML and Digital Twins.

Please find the speakers presentations availabe here. 

Opportunities for UK Businesses in Germany – Dagmar Wülknitz and Andrew Harfoot plus case study on JSP Safety Products

Legal Aspects of Setting Up in NRW, Germany including incorporation, IP, recruitment, contracts, Brexit etc – German Lawyer sourced by NRW.Global Business



Teodora Kaneva

Teodora Kaneva

Head of Smart Infrastructure and Systems, techUK

Teodora’s rich background varies from working in business development for a renewable energy lobbying association in Brussels to the fast moving technology innovation startup scene in the UK.

She has designed the market strategy for a German renewable energy engineering scale up for the UK, listed on Nasdaq private market, and now one of the fastest growing scale ups in the world. Previous experience also includes managing a renewable energy startup in London, which has built a small-scale biomass CHP power plant. Teodora is passionate about cross-industry collaboration and working together with academia to inform the design of future educational models and skill building.

Most recently Teodora has ran the commercial activities and business development at Future Cities Catapult, focusing on innovation in cities, digital health and wellbeing, mobility, and infrastructure. Teodora is a passionate STEM Ambassador and a vocal advocate for women in tech.

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