Former Partners

Our partners from last year at TEDxUniMannheim's main event.



Lubricants. Technology. People.
FUCHS develops, produces and sells high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Founded in 1931 as a family business in Mannheim, today there are more than 60 operating companies with almost 5,000 employees in more than 40 countries under the umbrella of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. FUCHS is the world's largest provider among the independent lubricant manufacturers. Ordinary and preference shares in FUCHS PETROLUB SE are officially traded on both the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchanges. The preference share is a member of MDAX. With over 50% of the ordinary shares, the Fuchs family maintains the majority vote.


Reckitt Benckiser “RB”

Health. Hygiene. Home.
Reckitt Benckiser “RB” is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. Every day, across 60 countries, we work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and strive to find even better ways to give people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. That's how we generate the game-changing ideas that built 19 iconic powerbrands around the world - well-loved names such as Dobendan, Nurofen, Sagrotan, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Calgon, Finish and Vanish. High impact, consumer-led research is the heart of the company's success. Ranked in the TOP 20 on the London Stock Exchange, our relentless drive to outperform has trebled our revenue since 2000 and quadrupled our market cap.



Invented for life
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates in 60 countries and generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers 150 countries. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”


The MLP Group

The partner for all financial matters
The MLP Group is the partner of choice for all financial matters – for private clients, companies and institutional investors. The views and expectations of our clients always represent the starting point in each of these fields. Building on this, we then present our clients with suitable options in a comprehensible way so that they can make the right financial decisions themselves. For the implementation, we examine the offers of all relevant product providers in the market. Our product ratings are based on scientifically substantiated market and product analyses.



A strategic consulting company
Our high standard manifests itself in our name: Königsweg, German for “royal road”, represents analytical, systematic and individual consulting services. Königsweg helps companies and institutions to realise their entrepreneurial visions. From the development of an intelligent strategy to its implementation.



Stay connected – Benefit from a huge network!
ABSOLVENTUM is an essential link between the University of Mannheim and all those who feel an affinity for the University. As the biggest alumni network of Germany, we have more than 7,000 members worldwide. The advantages of our network are as diverse as our members. We use a 3-pillar model to create different ways of proximity and accessibility for our members:
  • Career and profession, e.g. career services for students and young professionals
  • Cultural and cross-disciplinary field, e.g. close cooperation with different cultural institutions
  • Social responsibility, e.g. support of study and research conditions at the University of Mannheim

Are you curious? We look forward to your membership!



Precious nature for precious lives
The name Pfanner stands for one family, one company, one brand and one philosophy: to do our utmost to produce quality products from nature's gifts. Our philosophy centres around people and their needs; in our case these consist of taste, enjoyment, health and refreshment. As a result, we apply rigid quality standards to every step in the production process and enforce these through a constant system of quality assurance and monitoring. This means we always exercise extreme care, from selecting and processing choice fruit to filling or bottling the finished product. Innovation, further development and continual improvement - both in the form of new products and new experiences of enjoyment as well as an enormous range of enhancements - are, we feel, the expression of a lively managed brand. This approach, we feel, has proved its value: in the course of 150 years, Pfanner has won over the trust of millions of consumers.



Corporation for Information Management, Consulting and Financial Advisory
MEGATREND GmbH has been the partner of medium-sized firms and start-ups for 30 years. They support companies with strategy formation, business planning, as well as company funding.


Eis Fontanella Mannheim

Eismanufaktur Mannheim
For almost thirty years now, Dario Fontanella is devoted to continue his family tradition with heart and soul and Italian passion: ice cream. With more than 200 different flavors of ice cream the customer´s decision at the ice cream counter is not always the easiest. In addition to that Fontanella offers delicious cakes and tarts, tramezzini or pasta and the guests can choose from a range of espresso and latte macchiato. All ingredients are natural products, the fruits are delivered fresh every day and everything is grown in the country and the region, where it grows and matures best. Lemons, oranges and pistachios from Sicily, saffron from Iran, hazelnuts from Piedmont, from France comes the Valrhona-chocolate, and milk and cream Fontanella draws from the Bavarian Berchtesgaden.



Family Tradition since 1753
Warsteiner Brewery, founded in 1753, is one of the largest private breweries in Germany. Its flagship is the Warsteiner Premium Verum brand, one of the most popular beer brands in Germany and the world’s No. 1 imported premium Pilsener among German privately held breweries. The Warsteiner Group sells its products in more than 60 countries worldwide.



Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980's. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in more than 169 countries and around 60 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.


National Theater Mannheim

Eigenbetrieb der Stadt Mannheim
The “Nationaltheater Mannheim” is one of the biggest and oldest municipal repertory theatres of Germany and focuses on four fields: opera, theater, ballet and a theater for younger audiences. In those four fields the National Theater offers a wide artistic range for about 400,000 visitors each year and their annual program includes about 1,400 performances with about 35 premieres and 65 reopenings on a daily changing program.

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Leonardo Hotels

Feeling Good
LEONARDO HOTELS is the European division of Fattal Hotels Group, founded by David Fattal in Israel. Leonardo Hotels has been present with over 65 hotels in more than 35 destinations on the European market since 2007. Spanning Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherland, Great Britain, Spain, Hungary as well as Italy, the hotel group stands for hotels with unique ambiance, their own regional character and individual appeal. Leonardo Hotels is committed to promoting junior talent and developing professional and managerial staff. The proprietary Leonardo Academy gives 2,500 members of staff the opportunity to grow their personal skills in development programmes.



- Quality, Regionality, Delight -
The Mineralbrunnen Teinach GmbH is a company of Mineralbrunnen Überkingen- Teinach GmbH & Co. KGaA. The regional brand company produces non-alcoholic beverages (for Teinacher and Hirschquelle Vital) with beverages such as mineral and healing water, fruit juice spritzers, lemonades and coke, ice teas and fitness drinks.



Die perfekte Eintrittskontrolle
For more than 20 years, Kontrollarmband has been the specialist in the field of identification and labeling wristbands. Not only traditional Control Bracelets made of vinyl or textile but also SecurBands made of Tyvek® make for a vast range of applications. They are frequently used at events like concerts and festivals, but also in the hotel industry and the hospital sector. To round off the program, Kontrollarmband also offers lanyards, key holders, document holders, and rain ponchos.



Overcoming Boundaries
TEDxHeidelberg is an event that celebrates intellectual curiosity in a sparkling city full of ideas and great minds. At TEDxHeidelberg we’re passionate about nourishing ideas and innovations. Heidelberg itself already offers a unique atmosphere, which connects tradition and innovation, being home to Germany’s oldest university, several international famous research facilities, as well as major companies. TEDxHeidelberg uses this enormous potential to offer a lively and brain teasing experience for every participant.



Below the surface
TEDxDHBWMannheim is an event that celebrates intellectual curiosity in a city full of ideas and great minds. At TEDxDHBWMannheim we’re passionate about nourishing ideas and innovations. Mannheim itself already offers a unique atmosphere, which connects tradition and innovation. TEDxDHBWMannheim uses this enormous potential to offer a lively and brain teasing experience for every participant.