Your innovation consultancy –
drive & growth for your business

We develop new business units, startups or entire markets for you. For 12 years.

  • Digital
  • New Energies
  • Hightech

Become one of the first in new markets –
We are your innovation consultancy.

When new technologies and applications change markets or create new ones, we are your strategy consultants and implementation partners - in short: your innovation consultants. We support you in positioning your company successfully and secure revenue sources for you or open up new ones.

The path to your pole position can be the realignment or development of a product group or a business field within your company - or the spin-off, the initiation of joint ventures as well as the investment in suitable start-ups. We also set in motion the development of an entire market as a complex ecosystem for you, in order to position you as a central market player within it: We skim off revenues for you via market activation with new revenue sources.

Become one of the first to enter new markets - and not just in terms of time. We balance the advantages of a first mover and a smart follower for you in such a way that your company is also one of the market and profitability leaders in the long term.

In the Digital - New Energies - Hightech markets, we have specialized in the following sectors and networked closely with relevant market players:

  • Digital: B2B Industrial Tech & Services with technologies like IOT, Big Data, AI, Blockchain, Robotics, VR/AR et al for cloud platforms, enterprise applications and industrial marketplaces.
  • New Energies: Digital innovations as drivers of new solutions and end-to-end value chains in wind, solar, hydrogen and climate protection.
  • Hightech: Laser Technology, Semiconductors & Microelectronics, Quantum Computing and New Space with current research initiatives and startup funding projects especially in NRW.

The management team of our innovation consultancy consists of experienced experts for future-oriented, technology-based business with special competencies from the combination of start-up, corporate and investor worlds. We develop new tech business for you with agile start-up methods, highest possible scaling potential and clear investment criteria. For 12 years.

When new technologies and applications change markets or create new ones, we are your strategy consultants and implementation partners - in short: your innovation consultants. We support you in positioning your company successfully and secure revenue sources for you or open up new ones.

The path to your pole position can be the realignment or development of a product group or a business field within your company - or the spin-off, the initiation of joint ventures as well as the investment in suitable start-ups. We also set in motion the development of an entire market as a complex ecosystem for you, in order to position you as a central market player within it: We skim off revenues for you via market activation with new revenue sources.

Become one of the first to enter new markets - and not just in terms of time. We balance the advantages of a first mover and a smart follower for you in such a way that your company is also one of the market and profitability leaders in the long term.

In the Digital - New Energies - Hightech markets, we have specialized in the following sectors and networked closely with relevant market players:

  • Digital: B2B Industrial Tech & Services with technologies like IOT, Big Data, AI, Blockchain, Robotics, VR/AR et al for cloud platforms, enterprise applications and industrial marketplaces.
  • New Energies: Digital innovations as drivers of new solutions and end-to-end value chains in wind, solar, hydrogen and climate protection.
  • Hightech: Laser Technology, Semiconductors & Microelectronics, Quantum Computing and New Space with current research initiatives and startup funding projects especially in NRW.

The management team of our innovation consultancy consists of experienced experts for future-oriented, technology-based business with special competencies from the combination of start-up, corporate and investor worlds. We develop new tech business for you with agile start-up methods, highest possible scaling potential and clear investment criteria. For 12 years.

Services

Startup & Trend Scouting

We identify new research, technology, product, application and market trends in your target markets and identify startups with promising business models and cooperation potential.

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Startup Accelerator Programs

We build and operate complete startup accelerator programs for you with the building blocks of startup recruitment & selection, onboarding, concept validation & testing, product development, mentoring & expert coaching, P2P learning, VC funding and alumni club.

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M&A
Assistance

We support you in developing and implementing an M&A strategy, in setting up a deal flow and M&A process as well as in evaluating startups as potential M&A candidates (Strategic/Commercial/Financial/Technical/Team Due Dilligences).

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Innovation Hubs & Ecosystem Building

We build and operate complete open innovation centers ("hubs") for you to develop new markets and position your company as a central market player for cooperation with startups, universities, research­institutes, investors and other companies.

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New Business Development

We support you in planning and developing new business units, in designing your product portfolios and single products/-services/-solutions as well as in pre-sales to identify and activate new business customers for your company.

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Product Prototyping & Piloting

We advise you on your innovation projects, review your innovation projects according to clear invest­ment criteria, support your deve­lopment of new tech products/-services/-solutions and, if desired, take over the complete management of internal & external developer and design teams for you.

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Strategic Advisory & Advisory Board Activities

We support you as neutral sparring partners in strategic and entrepre­neurial issues and contribute our many years of experience, in-depth expertise and our extensive network of contacts as an advisory board or supervisory board.

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Startup & Trend Scouting

Schmidt Bachmann

Startup scouting & screening for special industrial technology solutions incl. technology and market analysis | more

OGE

Hydrogen startup scouting and hydrogen startup ecosystem analysis | more

Vodafone

Cutting-edge ICT research: trend scouting and cooperation initiation | more

eon

Startup Scouting & Screening for the Energy Market | more

Startup Accelerator Programs

eon

Support of setup & operation of a corporate startup accelerator | more

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldort

Establishment of a startup accelerator program for Düsseldorf/Rhineland | more

Vattenfall

Mentor and Senior Advisor for Corporate Startups | more

1stMOVER

1stMOVER incubator with own startup projects | more

Mergers and Acquisitions Support

Vattenfall

Establishment of a deal flow management system for startup cooperations | more

Vattenfall

Playbook for M&A Options of a Corporate VC | more

EWE

Commercial Due Diligence for New Venture Building | more

1stMOVER

1stMOVER Survey on Corpo­rate Startup Colla­bora­tion: Colla­bora­tion with Startups - How and For What? | more

Open Innovation Hubs & Ecosystem Building

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Establishment of the Digital Innovation Hub Düsseldorf/Rheinland GmbH | more

OGE

Conception of a new, European hydrogen startup hub. | more

OGE

Partner acquisition and funding application for new, European hydrogen startup hub. | more

OGE

Initiation and operational test of the first European hydrogen startup hub. | more

OGE

Concept and application for hydrogen funding project with EUR 9 million budget | more

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Matchmaking between startups, companies and investors | more

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

DIGITAL DEMO DAY - Estab­lishment of a leading event for industrial tech startups in Düsseldorf | more

New Business Development

PREVENCY

Market Sizing with TAM–SAM–SOM for new B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) | more

e*message

Product & business field planning for new B2B SaaS | more

debao

Business & Investment Plan for German-Chinese Webshop | more

Iskander

Joint Venture Design for a European Media House part­nering with a Global Tech Company | more

amdocs

Innovation & Product Mana­gement for a Mobile Service Experience Platform | more

HUAWEI

Proposition Design and Busi­ness Development for a Mobile Service Delivery Plat­form (SDP) | more

Product Prototyping & Piloting

e.plus

Rapid prototyping of new context-based mobile services. | more

innogy

Digitization of mobile operational communication in the energy supply sector | more

appseleration

Product & Delivery Mana­gement for New Mobile Appli­cations | more

innogy

Pilot development for the new operational communi­cation in the operational network of an energy supplier | more

Strategic Advisory & Advisory Board Activities

Pfeifer & Langen

Strategic Consulting for Digital Trans­formation | more

e.plus

Advanced Big Data Analytics for more effective CRM | more

Vattenfall

Mentor and Senior Advisor for Corporate Startups | more

Deutsche Digitale Beiräte

Partner of 1stMOVER: German Digital Advisory Boards for classic advisory board tasks with a special focus on digitalization | more

Team

The 1stMOVER-Team

We are an expe­ri­enced and com­ple­men­tary mana­ge­ment team.

The Cradle
The Cradle

We have built companies & startups ourselves and invested in young teams and tech applications.

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Dr. Ralf Lauterbach

Dr. Ralf Lauterbach

30 years entrepreneur & manager: MD@1stMOVER, Director@ Vodafone, CTO@Versatel Internet Group, Vizzavi, trademark owner Deutsche Digitale Beiräte, Founder & Associate & Advisor, Expert for digital product and service development
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Peter Hornik

Peter Hornik

26 years entrepreneur: Founder & MD@1stMOVER, Founder & CFO@a-better-tomorrow, cap-z-partners, epos24, Expert for finance & business operations
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Dr. Klemens Gaida

Dr. Klemens Gaida

28 years entrepreneur & manager: Founder & MD@1stMOVER, Manager New Service Dev@Vodafone Global, Partner@ICT Consultancy Eutelis Consult, Expert for product strategy & development
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Lars Fiele

Lars Fiele

15 years entrepreneur, Consultant and investor: Partner@1stMOVER, Director Consulting@netSTART Venture, Manager@EON, Consultant@Plenovia, Expert for restructuring and management
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Jobs

– (Senior) Consultants / Management Consultant –

1stMOVER seeks reinforcement!

Do you enjoy developing new, technology-based business areas, startups or entire markets? You want to develop and implement innovative business concepts that make our consulting clients the first in new markets? Then apply with us now!

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– Backoffice Manager / Office Management –

1stMOVER seeks reinforcement!

Are you an organizational and communication talent in the office? Do you enjoy supporting your colleagues and keeping them happy? You stand for reliability and quality? Then apply with us now!

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– Working Student (m/f/d) in Management Consultancy –

1stMOVER seeks reinforcement!

Do you enjoy developing new, technology-based business areas, startups or entire markets? Do you want to help develop and implement innovative business concepts that make our consulting clients the first in new markets? Then apply with us now!

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News

Mastering market upheavals with Open Innovation Hubs

07.03.2022

Mastering market upheavals with Open Innovation Hubs

Understanding and managing ecosystems and startup collaborations can make exponential innovation manageable.

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Hydrogen startup hub H2UB begins regular operations

29.10.2021

Hydrogen startup hub H2UB developed by 1stMOVER starts regular operation

Funding project approved in the amount of 9 million euros. Over a period of one and a half years, 1stMOVER analyzed the European hydrogen market for OGE, adapted the hub concept to the hydrogen market and applied for and implemented a first funding project.

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Scale-up.NRW-Programm

12.10.2021

digihub wins tender for the Scale-up.NRW program

NRW is to be among the top 10 startup regions in Europe. In order to achieve this, the NRW Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital published a Europe-wide tender for a scale-up funding program. Klemens Gaida and Peter Hornik have won the tender with digihub!

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22.09.2021

The rise of the startup accelerator: how global players are building a worldwide accelerator industry

What makes the major US accelerators so successful? And what is the situation in Germany and NRW?

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22.09.2021

Corporate accelerator opportunities and challenges - how to make your company's start-up program a success

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20.09.2021

On our own behalf: 1stMOVER Relaunch 2021

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