About us

InnoEU Innovation Platform was founded by global innovation organizations with headquarters in Berlin. The board members are from renowned organizations, from innovation networks to the government sector, from universities and research institutes to hidden high tech champions, from corporations to investors.

Our innovation partners are from all over the world, across 200 innovation organizations, 8,000 startups, 1,000 corporates, 50 universities and research centers, as well as a significant number of investors.

InnoEU covers many industries, including smart manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Biotech, Medtech, as well as Digitalization, IoT, AI, and FinTech.

Different country has different competitive advantage in terms of innovation. Different startup has different status at different time. Thus, at right time and locations are very critical for startups to be successful. InnoEU is engaged in sharing innovation resources from the global perspective, and to enable innovators to find appropriate locations and resources globally.

Leadership Team

Ferdinand Bartels – LinkedIn

Dr. Ferdinand Bartels is CEO of the SPECS group, which is the top manufacturer of advance physical research instruments. At the same time, Dr. Bartels is the president of InnoEU Tech Bridge, which is a big European innovation platform promoting innovation throughout Europe, with comprehensive innovation networks in many industries.

Dr. Bartels is the president of the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials INAM e.V., an international network of industries and research institution to promote innovations the field of advanced materials. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and member of the International Economic Council (IWS).

Samuel Yin – LinkedIn

Samuel is CEO of Sino-European Procurement Platform, which helps European companies find new and innovative suppliers from China. The platform cooperates with big groups such as DB, Mahle, Volkerswagen, as well as many European SMEs.

Samuel is Asia President of IAIT-Institut für Automatisierung und Industrie Technologie GmbH, which cooperates with Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Fraunhofer IFF, Deulsche Messe Technology Academy etc for smart manufacturing and digitalization. In 2018, Samuel helped IAIT and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA set up the Industry 4.0 lab with most advanced smart manufacturing demo line in Huai‘An, China.

Samuel is Asia President of InnoEU, and responsible for connecting European innovation partners to Asia especially China.

Samuel is advisor to Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME). Before, Samuel worked for Heraeus, Umicore, Tosoh as China general manager. He received MBA degree from Univercity of British Columbia.

Michael BingelLinkedIn

Michael entered the startup world in 2000 when he developed a global mobile payment system at Paybox. After a stint of Deutsche Telekom’s corporate world, from innovation unit over group strategy to business development, he returned to the startup world in 2013. He is co-founder of Klickfilm (video advertising) and AbelAnalytics (retail tracking hardware), was COO at IDA Indoor Advertising (digital out-of-home) and scaled YUKKA Lab (fintech) as CTO. Michael ran the Landing Pad of the Australian government and supported 18 Australian startups in expanding to the European market.

In his free time he is advising startups and venture builders on agile and business development, achieving product-market-fit, scaling IT and on focus topics big data, IoT and AI. Michael holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in information technology and a MBA from Rotterdam School of Management and is a regional board member of the German Startups Association.