Laura Detels

Head of Governmental Relations

Main focus: Governmental Relations

Twitter handle: @lauradetels

Websites/blogs: ,

Languages: German, English, French

City: Berlin, Hamburg, München

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: promotion, business development, technology, china, govtech, governmental relations, public sector, start-up, innovation ecosystems

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Laura is a generalist through and through. After earning four academic degrees in political science, economics, and international law in five years (two B.A., M.Sc., and LL.M. degrees, completed in Germany, China, and Denmark, respectively), she has devoted herself entirely to public sector consulting.
She now focuses on improving public procurement to make the public sector accessible to startups. Specific procurement procedures as well as continuous exchanges on both sides play a crucial role.
In her position as Head of Governmental Relations, she is well connected and has recurring conversations to build and maintain an innovation ecosystem in government - nationally and internationally.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Zen and the Art of Public Procurement: A panel discussion

The event is a unique opportunity to wade through the waters of public procurement, with real experts and industry professionals guiding you through the process from start to finish.
During the event, the panel answers the following questions and more:
- Usually, we focus on the business of finding tenders, but what next?
- What are the legal requirements of bidding for tenders?
- What are governments expecting?
- And what common pitfalls do start-ups and SMEs face?

This talk is in: English