ABOUT US

INSURLAB GERMANY AT A GLANCE

 

Driving digital transformation and innovation in the insurance industry

InsurLab Germany is Germany's pioneering industry platform that brings together insurance companies, technology providers, consultancies, universities and public institutions with innovative start-ups and scale-ups. What unites them all is the mission to develop new digital products and services for the insurance industry, to collaborate and learn from each other by sharing knowledge and best practices. So we are a think tank for innovation and digitalization in the German insurance industry.

Founded in 2017 by the City of Cologne, the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), the University of Cologne, TH Köln, as well as established insurance companies and start-ups, we have now grown to become Germany's largest insurance industry initiative with 96 members.

Our goal is to provide insurance companies and corporates with easy and direct access to national and international start-ups and scale-ups and to actively support them in the implementation of collaboration projects for the sustainable transformation and digitalization of the German insurance industry. Through Scouting and matchmaking activities, our Collaborator-program, Events and workshops, Topic Groups and joint initiatives such as the InsurLab Academy or insureNXT we are continuously driving digital transformation and innovation in the industry. 

Member companies in total

Match-making initiated in 2023

Newly acquired members in 2023

Initiated cooperations in 2023

Insurance among the members

Alumni in the Collaborator program

Pre-qualified start-ups & scale-ups

National & international partners

InsurLab Germany e.V. was founded as part of the initiative well advised certified as an educational service provider.

Seal of quality well advised

Our team

ANNA KESSLER
Managing Director

As Managing Director, Anna is responsible for the strategic development of our ecosystem or member and partner network as well as the operational management of InsurLab Germany.

+49 (0) 171 365 9652

SEBASTIAN BRÜCK
Senior Program Manager

In his role as Senior Program Manager, Sebastian primarily supports the management and further expansion of our network and start-up ecosystem. In this role, he is also responsible for our Collaborator program, among other things.

+49 221 986529-22

NADINE KRINGS
Program Manager

Due to her integrated studies in insurance and her previous career, Nadine knows all core processes of the insurance industry. As Program Manager, she focuses on our corporate topics and our topic groups.

+49 (0) 221 98652934

THOMAS KUCKELKORN
Senior Manager Marketing, Communication & Events

Thomas manages the marketing activities of InsurLab Germany and is the main contact for all communication topics as well as public relations for our industry initiative.

+49 (0) 221 986529-20

ILKA LÜTZ-WALZOG
Senior Back Office Manager

Ilka is InsurLab employee from the very beginning and responsible for all activities and tasks in the back office.

+49 (0) 221 986529-10

DR. PHILIPP JOHANNES NOLTE
Senior Program Manager

Philipp is responsible for the InsurLab Academy and the cooperation with colleges and universities. In addition, he takes care of the support of our members and the Further development of various formats of our service offering.

+49 (0) 171 3329377

DR. ROBERT RICHSTEIN
Program Manager

Robert supports the team in the area of Program Management. In this context, he mainly takes care of the expansion and management of our start-up ecosystem and investor network as well as our international activities.

+49 (0) 221 98652933

ANNA MAYER
Dual Student Communication, Marketing and Events

Anna has been studying communication and PR in the dual Bachelor program since 2023 and supports us in the area of communication, marketing and events. 

+49 (0) 221 986529-20

EMMANUEL FRITZENWENGER
Working student Program Management & Business Operations

Emmanuel studies Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne and provides our team with the latest information from the fields of entrepreneurship and change management, as well as knowledge about accounting and taxation.

+49 (0) 221 986529-20

BILLE
Chief Woof Officer (CWO)

Bille is the top ball fetching officer of our industry initiative and Ilka's "right paw". As the senior cuddle officer, she also plays a key role in ensuring a good mood in the team and a positive sense of well-being throughout the InsurLab "woof-fice".

+49 (0) 221 986529-10

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ANNA KESSLER

ANNA KESSLER

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Anna is responsible for the strategic development of our ecosystem or member and partner network as well as the operational management of InsurLab Germany.

+49 (0) 171 365 9652
anna.kessler@insurlab-germany.com
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SEBASTIAN BRÜCK

SEBASTIAN BRÜCK

Senior Program Manager

In his role as Senior Program Manager, Sebastian primarily supports the management and further expansion of our network and start-up ecosystem. In this role, he is also responsible for our Collaborator program, among other things.

+49 221 986529-22
sebastian.brueck@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

NADINE KRINGS

NADINE KRINGS

Program Manager

Through her training-integrated studies in insurance and her previous career, Nadine knows all the core processes of the insurance industry. As Program Manager, she focuses on our corporate topics and our topic groups.

+49 (0) 221 98652934
nadine.krings@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

 

THOMAS KUCKELKORN

THOMAS KUCKELKORN

Senior Manager Marketing, CommuniCation & Events

Thomas manages the marketing activities of InsurLab Germany and is the main contact for all internal and external communication topics as well as the public relations work of our industry initiative.

+49 (0) 221 986529-20
thomas.kuckelkorn@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

ILKA LÜTZ-WALZOG

ILKA LÜTZ-WALZOG

Senior Back Office Manager

Ilka is InsurLab employee from the very beginning and responsible for all activities and tasks in the back office.

+49 (0) 221 986529-10
Ilka.luetz-walzog@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

DR. PHILIPP JOHANNES NOLTE

DR. PHILIPP JOHANNES NOLTE

Senior Program Manager

Philipp is responsible for the InsurLab Academy and the cooperation with colleges and universities. He also looks after the support of our members and the further development of various formats of our range of services.

+49 (0) 171 3329377
philipp.nolte@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

DR. ROBERT RICHSTEIN

DR. ROBERT RICHSTEIN

Program Manager

Robert supports the team in the area of Program Management. In this context, he mainly takes care of the expansion and management of our start-up ecosystem and investor network as well as our international activities.

+49 (0) 221 98652933
robert.richstein@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

ANNA MAYER

ANNA MAYER

Dual Student Communication, Marketing & Events

Anna has been studying communication and PR in the dual Bachelor program since 2023 and supports us in the area of communication, marketing and events.

+49 (0) 221 986529-20
anna.mayer@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

EMMANUEL FRITZENWENGER

EMMANUEL FRITZENWENGER

Working Student Program Management & Business Operations

Emmanuel studies Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne and provides our team with the latest information from the fields of entrepreneurship and change management, but also with knowledge about accounting and taxation.

+49 (0) 221 986529-20
emmanuel.fritzenwenger@insurlab-germany.com
LinkedIn

BILLE

BILLE

Chief Woof Officer (CWO)

Bille is the top ball fetching officer of our industry initiative and Ilka's "right paw". As the senior cuddle officer, she also plays a key role in ensuring a good mood in the team and a positive sense of well-being throughout the InsurLab "woof-fice".

+49 (0) 221 986529-10
connect@insurlab-germany.com

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Our member companies

Board

 

InsurLab Germany e.V. is chaired by a ten-member board of experts from the German insurance industry. With the election on April 27, 2022, the board is composed as follows.

Dr. Patrick Dahmen | Chairman

Senior Advisor Insurance & InsurTech, docent University of St. Gallen

Dr. Arne Barinka

Board member of RheinLand Holding AG

Udo Wilcsek | Treasurer

Board member of ALH

Michael Breuer

Head of Central Europe & Nordics at SCOR Life

Dr. Mathias Bühring-Uhle

Board member of Gothaer Insurance

Sven Lixenfeld

Chairman of the Board of HDI Lebensversicherung AG

Dr. Claudia Max

Chief Underwriting Officer of Zurich Group Germany

Prof. Dr. Torsten Oletzky

Professor at TH Cologne

Katharina Stecher

Member of the Management Board of GVV Versicherungen

Carlo Ulbrich

Co-Founder & CSO of Nect GmbH

Advisory Board

 

The Advisory Board acted as a task force for the founding of InsurLab Germany and was responsible for the development and character of the initiative. To this day, the Advisory Board is an important part of the initiative and actively contributes to the success of the association.

 

Dr. Henning Frommer

Project Lead Digital at Gothaer Financial Holding AG

Thorsten Kocherscheidt

Group Director & Global Practice Head Financial Sector at Mercuri Urval

Prof. Dr. Rainer Minz

Rectorate Representative for Alumni, Fundraising & Transfer at the University of Cologne

Sten Nahrgang

Founder and former CFO of mailo AG

Dr. Frank Obermaier

Head of Business Development at KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderung

Stefan Riedel

Board member of codecentric AG

Prof. Dr. Gunther Schwarz

Partner at BERNOTAT & CIE.

Dr. Andrea van Aubel

Board member insurance sector at msg

Rudolf van Megen

Managing Director of TECH Beteiligungen GmbH

Prof. Dr. Michaele Völler

Professor at TH Cologne