North versus South

Project Rainbow Fire  INSPIRED BY A short story authored by students and based on their academic research carried out for the bachelor [...]

The Spy Novel Co-Authorship – Niall’s Perspective

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Living The Entrepreneurial Dream

Project Rainbow Fire  INSPIRED BY A short story authored by students and based on their academic research carried out for the bachelor [...]

Why western-style incubators cannot work in the MENA region

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Security of Things World 2017

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Autonomous Machines World 2017

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Unexpected Encounter

Project Rainbow Fire  INSPIRED BY A short story authored by students and based on their academic research carried out for the bachelor [...]

Project Clean Drop

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IoT Tech Expo Europe 2017

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Generation Internship

Project Rainbow Fire  INSPIRED BY A short story authored by students and based on their academic research carried out for the bachelor [...]

University’s Bachelor Program Runs Storytelling Pilot On Diversity In The Workforce

Press release February 27th, Glonn, Germany The program director of Export-Oriented Management at University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria, and their professor for Intercultural Management engaged in a pilot project with storytelling [...]

Collision – Tech Conference New Orleans 2017

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Startup Conference PriceCon Bonn

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Automotive Vision Versus Focus

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IoT Applications Europe – May 10-11,2017 Berlin, Germany

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A fictional story on real technology with true role models. By Alex Ruby [~ 10-15 min] She froze “Oh my god”, she cried and in front of her Mariana spun around in [...]

Industry of Things World 2016 From A Startup Vantage Point

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Disruptive Innovation For Future Software With Containers And Microservices

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Web Summit 2016 – Lisbon – Where technology game changers meet

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Kevin Spacey Confirmed Keynote Speaker At Founder’s Festival Bits And Pretzels In Munich

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Recommended Event Date: 27 Oct 2016 from 09:00 to 18:00  Venue: National Library of Latvia, Mūkusalas iela 3, Rīga, Latvia LV-1423 Event Organizer: Data Security Solutions SIA The Largest Cyber Security [...]

TU-Automotive Europe 2016 Munich

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Bits & Pretzels – The Founders Festival 2016

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Recommended Event Date: 09 -11 Sep 2016 Venue: Entrepreneurship Center | Munich, Germany (Lichtenbergstr. 6,85748 GARCHING) Organizer: UnternehmerTUM   The TECHFEST MUNICH is an international technology festival. For one weekend, UnternehmerTUM brings together 300 [...]

The Strip

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Zuerifaescht 2013 – Zurich in a state of exception

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The Smart Technology Show USA 2016

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Inspiring Female Founders Becomes Diversity Natives

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Stories to shape your brand – a fun kitchen session

Capscovil Event Date: 6 June, 2016 Time: 19.00 - 22.00 Venue: hosted by valtech_ GmbH Munich, Friedenheimer Brücke 29, 80639 München Organizer: Capscovil Join us for a fun networking session powered by Inspiring Female [...]

IoTTechExpo Berlin 2016 Sweepstakes

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Greenwashing – the new popular sport. An evening with Hannes Jaenicke

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Alain’s Point Of View

A peculiar situation Project Black Hungarian


Jasnas character in the novel Vivacious, quirky and red-haired, Jasna is a regular companion to her husband Andrej on his expeditions and rallyes, such that her knowledge of the industry would [...]

Dominik’s Point Of View

At the beginning - in Vienna Project Black Hungarian

Narrative Perspective

Who knows what One of the first things to decide on when writing a novel is the narrative perspective. During their author's kick-off boot camp in September 2013, Niall and Alice decided [...]

IoT Tech Expo Germany 2016 Berlin

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Martin's character in the novel Martin is an IT expert and resident smartass. But don’t be filled by the quips: he takes his job seriously. His latest mission seems relatively low-key. [...]

Tamara and Manfred

Tamara's and Manfred's character in the novel They are one of the few couples among the participants of the rallye. An amiable husband and wife team who find themselves the object [...]

Automotive’s Shady Business Is Stranger Than Fiction

The threat of change March 6, 2016 The authors of Project Black Hungarian cooked up a conspiracy against clean mobility. But could it be true? Automotive companies, carmakers and suppliers alike, [...]

Cook and Code – 2. Social Hackathon 2016 Munich

Out-of-Office The second edition of the Social Hackathon, organized by COOK and CODE founder Alexander Hoffmann, took place on Saturday, February 27th, again at location partner Mantro in Munich. More than a dozen heart-and-soul coders wanted to [...]

Electric Vehicles Europe – Berlin 2016

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The Villains

Tracing their origins Industrial espionage has seen a dramatic rise in the past years. So how do you model a secret organization for a spy novel? One that needs to have [...]


Andrejs character in the novel Andrej is a technologist to the core and a caring husband and father who enjoys ice climbing In his little institute in Slovenia, Andrej develops environmentally friendly [...]

IDTechEX Europe Berlin 2016

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William's character in the novel William is a late addition to the expedition who seems, at least at first glance, to be charm personified. Ruthless, determined and prepared to go to [...]


Dominik's character in the novel Dominik is the classic number two. Successful and ambitious but somehow still resentful of his position in life. Why should he have to work so hard [...]

The Backbone

Rough outline After the decision on the nature of the novel was made, the rough storyline had to be drawn. How could we sketch out the story around the main topics [...]


Magali's character in the novel It might be a man’s world but Magali has the strength, wit and determination to negotiate any obstacles, even her partner Martin’s jokes. She joined DISECUPRO [...]

Telematics Berlin 2016

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Hendrik's character in the novel Shy and thoughtful, Hendrik is far more analytical than his friend, Nils. Life has dealt him a rough hand, and an excess of caution never did [...]

The Beginning

How everything started It started with a spontaneous phone call. On February 25, 2013. A phone call that set the stage for a completely new project. The subject of the call [...]


Alain's character in the novel He is an adventurer and philanthropist whose ownership of a lucrative sportswear business allows him to pick and choose his investments. A committed environmentalist, Alain believes that [...]


Nils' character in the novel Nils  is a technology whizz with a silver tongue, he is both ambitious and open to adventure. He likes a smoke and a drink, followed by a drink [...]

Active Safety Europe 2016: ADAS to Autonomous

Recommended Event Date: May 17-18, 2016 Venue: Munich, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Maximilianstr. 17 Conference Organizer: TU Automotive Ltd.   The unique Active Safety Europe 2016: ADAS to Autonomous Conference and [...]

Industry of Things World 2016

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Security of Things World 2016

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Security of Things World USA 2016

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Cook and Code – First Social Hackathon 2016 in Munich

Out-of-Office Learn to code while helping others! That is the goal that COOK and CODE initiator Alexander Hoffmann has set for his Social Hackathon series. The inaugural event on Saturday, January 23rd, at location partner Mantro [...]


Robert wandered down the beach like every day, followed by his Threevec, a three-wheeled cargo bike, which quietly whirred five feet behind him. A few months ago, shortly [...]

IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

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Under Pressure

A fictional story on real technology with real role models. By Alex Ruby [~ 10-15 min] Translated by Helen Veitch Ingrid Foster squirmed and writhed. Someone was tugging on her clothes. She could [...]

TU Automotive Europe 2015

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Bits & Pretzels – Founder Festival Munich 2015

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Industry of Things World 2015

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IAA 2015: Visitors of New Mobility World to get a thrilling literary lift

Press release Frankfurt / Glonn, Germany, 10. September 2015 Capscovil, a young publisher focused on technology and innovation, is bringing their latest publication on new mobility to the international auto show in Frankfurt: a [...]

Steering into the future

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Hands off the wheel

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Tech.AD 2015

Empfohlener Event 26.-27.Februar 2015 Veranstaltungsort: Hotel Moa, Berlin Veranstalter: WE.CONECT Das Auto, der Chauffeur der Zukunft? Die jährlich stattfindende, 2-tägige Konferenz Tech.AD 2015 vereint Experten der Automobilindustrie, die in inspirierenden Keynotes und Fallstudien [...]

Telling A World Record Tale

One small village ... not in Gaul ... but Slovenia, is home to Jasna and Andrej Pečjak. He is a rebel. With heart and mind. She craves coffee and freedom. Having grown up in a communist [...]

Institut Metron Sets EV World Record For Range In Europe

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NSA Tools Used to Sabotage Revolutionary Electric Vehicle In New Spy Novel Based on Real Events

Press release Glonn, Germany, August 28th, 2014 The thought that NSA tools are used by a secret organization for spying out new electric vehicle technology, at least, is an entertaining conspiracy scenario cooked up [...]

Exclusive By Nature

A dramatic accident the night before and yet another incident in Bled. Somebody seems to know more than the others. The agents are forced to react quickly. But where is the right place for [...]

A Wave To Rock The Boat

He is the first man to travel around the world in a vehicle solely  powered by solar energy. The United Nations UNEP awarded him "Champion of the Earth" for inspiration and action. Louis Palmer's goal [...]

Encryption Is The Key

How is the secret technology protected against BIRD’s prying eyes? The information on the technology is protected by a cloud-optimized encryption software that also lets the technologist access his data anytime and anywhere during [...]

The NSA Scandal

Feature article April 1, 2014 ... and the parties involved Since June 2013, the debate surrounding the effects of industrial espionage has taken on an extra dimension thanks to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the [...]

Spies On Electric Vehicle Expedition

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WAVE Trophy 2013 unites pioneers and enthusiasts

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US Technologist Extrapolates Future of Connected World in Sci-Fi Book Series

Press release Glonn, Germany. February 11th 2013 In the first book of the Sci-Fi series "The Last Iteration," Matthew Hart takes a bold and talented look at consequences of current developments in technology. [...]

Capscovil publishes first electric vehicle mystery

Press release Glonn, September 7th, 2012 The mystery novel "Electrified" by Stephan Schwarz has the potential to augment the appeal of electric vehicles. Capscovil´s focus is to help accelerate acceptance of this new form [...]

Autor und Verlag unterstützen Kids in Emotion

Pressemitteilung Gonn, 15.Juni 2012 Stephan Schwarz und sein Verlag aus Glonn überreichten gestern am Münchner Flughafen eine Spende in Höhe von 888 Euro an Carsten Stütz und das Maskottchen von "Kids in Emotion". Der [...]

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Management Without Remorse

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Quota of the Chameleon

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Gelungene Premiere von DieBuchBande

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Die BuchBande-Band I – Feedback

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