The InsurLab Germany at a glance
Insurance companies and corporates meet Insurtechs
InsurLab Germany is the networking platform connecting insurance companies, science and public institutions with startups, developing digital products and services for the ecosystem. We are a think tank for innovation and digitization of the German insurance industry.
Our aim is to provide insurance companies and corporates easy and direct access to national and international startups, and to actively support them in planning and implementing cooperation projects to transform and digitise the German insurance industry in the long term. Through events, workshops, an accelerator program, a co-working space, and match-making, InsurLab Germany connects established insurers with innovative founders and offers a space to create, grow, and develop.
Founded in 2017 by the City of Cologne, the Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), the University of Cologne, the Cologne Technical University and established insurance companies and startups, we have grown to become Germany’s largest insurance industry initiative within a year.
InsurLab Germany is an official InsurTech Hub
As one of twelve hubs in Germany, InsurLab Germany is part of the “de:hub” digital hub initiative set up by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and is the official competence location for Germany’s InsurTech scene.
Meet the team
InsurLab Germany is headed by an eight-member board of directors consisting of experts from the German insurance industry.
Dr. Mathias Bühring-Uhle | CEO
executive board Gothaer Versicherung
Dr. Walter Botermann | Schatzmeister
former CEO der Alte Leipziger-Hallesche
Dr. Arne Barinka
executive board IDEAL Versicherung
Dr. Lothar Horbach
executive board RheinLand Versicherung
Prof. Dr. Torsten Oletzky
Professor der TH Köln
executive board Hannoversche Lebensversicherung
former chief representative SCOR Global
The Advisory Board acted as a task force when InsurLab Germany was founded and is responsible for the structure and character of the initiative. To this day, they are an important part of InsurLab Germany and actively contribute to the success of the association.
former Head of Media and Internet Economy Department der Stadt Köln
Gothaer Finanzholding AG
Managing Director International & Unternehmensförderung der IHK Köln
Dr. Rainer Minz
rectorate commissioner für Alumni, Fundraising & Transfer der Universität zu Köln
Founder and CFO der mailo AG
Vice President Insurance Europe bei der IBM Deutschland GmbH
Head of Startup Unit der Stadt Köln
Dr. Gunther Schwarz
Advisory Partner bei Bain & Company Germany Inc.
Dr. Andrea van Aubel
independent consultant für IT, Digitalisierung und kultureller Wandel
Rudolf van Megen
Co-Founder und Partner der Digitisation GmbH
Prof. Dr. Michaele Völler
Professorin der TH Köln