Steffen Dibke

Innovation Manager - Management Employee

Main focus

Economic Geography, Start-up Scouting, Business Development, Regional Innovation Ecosystems, Connecting Science, Industry and Start-ups, Business Consulting

Short biography

Economic Geographer with expertise in open innovation, local startup ecosystems and spatial organization of innovation activities across the world. Management employee at TU concept GmbH focusing on supporting innovation in Dortmund and Ruhr area. Co-organization of Transatlantic Sync Conference in Silicon Valley. Received master’s degree in Economic Geography in Hannover, Germany. Gained first work experience at hannoverimpuls GmbH and German Silicon Valley Innovators in different innovation and startup areas. Flexible, dependable, and responsible team player with the ability to build rapport and long-lasting relationships with colleagues and clients. Comfortable working in fast paced, lean startups as well as enterprise environments. Curious about networking and meeting new people from around the world with all kinds of backgrounds. Already lived and worked in Europe, Asia, South and North America and speak German, English, Portuguese and Spanish.


Deutsch, Englisch, Portugiesisch, Spanisch





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  • Co-Creation
  • Design Thinking
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Science