We're celebrating our 20th anniversary!

2020 is a very special year for us

The Versicherungsforen Leipzig were founded twenty years ago and therefore this year we celebrate the LF Group’s 20th anniversary. Together with the Energieforen, the Maklerforen, the Bankenforen, and the Digital Impact Labs Leipzig, we look back on two decades in which we have developed and shaped the innovation ecosystem of the LF Group.

However, not only the LF Group but also some of our companies celebrate their anniversary this year.

  • Retrospective: Development of the innovation ecosystem

The LF Group has its origins in the spin-off of Versicherungsforen from the University of Leipzig in 2000.

From the very beginning, Versicherungsforen Leipzig has been a service provider for research and development (R&D), a catalyst, and networker for the insurance industry. They identify and research new trends and topics, implement future-oriented solutions for the industry, and work closely with the scientific community.

The concept of the Versicherungsforen has been successfully established; over time, it was transferred to other sectors and was further expanded. Not only the Energieforen, but also the Maklerforen and the Bankenforen successfully positioned themselves as networkers and partners for innovation and R&D projects in their respective sectors.

In 2016, the New Players Network was launched as an initiative of the Versicherungsforen Leipzig with the aim of promoting the exchange between established market participants in the insurance industry and the start-up scene as well as building bridges for cooperation. Since then, the New Players Network has grown into the largest German InsurTech network. Within the LF Group, the energy and finance sectors are also start-up networks still in the process of being established.

With Digital Impact Labs, the LF Group has founded its own cross-industry innovation center: an interdisciplinary team with players from all areas of innovation management is consistently working to improve user friendliness; the team actively involves end customers in the creation of products and services and, as an innovation partner, shapes the innovation process with the customers from the very beginning.

The LF Group has succeeded in creating a unique combination of industry expertise and industry network, science, start-ups, and innovation know-how and thus in creating an innovation ecosystem. An ecosystem that takes the customers of the companies which are part of the LF Group to the next level of development and ensures that the industry players remain fit for the future.


Markus Rosenbaum, Managing Director
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We endow a Professorship for Digital Innovation at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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