Schacht One is a pioneer for digital innovation in the Ruhr area. We act as a platform for enabling and supporting digital transformation. With this we enable the region to be a significant innovation driver.

Digital Projects & Ventures

Because we need to carry and implement new innovative ideas.

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Cluster & Location

Because we need to extend and foster our established cluster and future business to actively shape the unique Ruhr area.

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Network & Knowledge

Because we need to gain and increase knowledge to guide into the digital future.

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Schacht One is not only intended as a showcase, but also to promote digitalisation at Haniel in its various business units. An interview with CEO Dirk Müller.

Mid-February’s Beyond Conventions brought major companies together for the second time to search for solutions to their challenges – including three Haniel divisions. Was it a success?

At the beginning of November 2018, TAKKT and Schacht One launched the online shop www.büromö, the German counterpart to the British provider OfficefurnitureOnline (Equip4work).

By demonstrating both positive and negative experiences, we create motivation, the right mindset and goal-oriented dynamics within the organisation." Read more about how we use iterative working methods to foster innovation within HANIEL.

At the end of November, the second “Maschinenhalle” event took place at Zeche Zollverein. Participants explored the “Industrial Internet of Things” in keynote speeches, use cases and start-up pitches.

In cooperation with CWS-boco, Schacht One introduced “Mattenprofi” in May 2017. Mattenprofi is the online stop for dust-control-mat rental services.

Together with the ELG Haniel GmbH we launched “Remetal” in June 2017. It’s an online platform which aims at enabling maximum transparency along the supply chain while at the same time making the process of recycling fair to all stakeholders.

Eight inspiring hours with keynote speeches, exciting start-up pitches and more than 70 guests: at the first event of the new #Maschinenhalle series at Schacht One.

Together with KAISER+KRAFT we launched “Prüfplaner” in March 2017. It’s a SaaS Application to administrate statutory inspections.

fello is the online workwear solution for all crafts. Developed by the Schacht One team and the newly founded BlueRise GmbH.

Who is prepared to break with conventions and rethink?

For two days last week, more than 20 Haniel executives visited start-ups, companies and incubators in Stockholm to get to know the digital scene in the Swedish capital.

Are you looking for a job that combines the best of the start-up and corporate world?

On Friday 20 scholarship holders of the Management Association for Perspectives Program of the Department of Management at the WWU Münster - Münster University visited Schacht One.

How can scrap yard owners market their services better and find the optimal delivery site for their customers?

In April, Schacht One celebrated its first birthday. Dirk Müller explains in an interview what has happened since the opening and how the Haniel digital unit will align itself in the future.

At the end of November, managers and digitisation experts from the Haniel Group travelled to Berlin to meet representatives of start-ups, incubators and the digital subsidiaries of large corporate groups.

The Haniel digital unit Schacht One supports the business units in developing digital ideas and bringing them to market.

In 2015, the NRW Ministry of Economics announced a digital strategy. Now the author draws a first summary.

Online trading has its own laws when dealing with business customers. The Stuttgart-based specialized distributor TAKKT is therefore tackling the subject of digitalisation in many ways.

The Ruhr area has two faces: While in the North structural change is barely making any progress, the South is catching up. The border between rich and poor runs through many cities in the district. What separates them?

Am 22. April hat Haniel auf Zeche Zollverein „Schacht One“ eröffnet. Das Unternehmen versteht sich als digitale Werkbank für die Haniel-Geschäftsbereiche.

A few days ago, the digital unit of Haniel and etventure was officially opened in Essen. Schacht One is a signal. First, for the digitization of established companies. Second, for the young start-up scene in the Ruhr area.

Haniel has opened its own unit at Zeche Zollverein, to bring digital transformation to the entire group. CEO Stephan Gemkow calls it the " digital workbench ".

At the place where Franz Haniel started the company's success more than 150 years ago, Haniel heads for the future.

The traditional Duisburg-based company wants to set up a digital unit in Essen. The "Schacht One" project is also intended to remind us of the Haniel roots.

The well-established Duisburg-based company Haniel plans to open a digital unit at Zeche Zollverein in Essen.

The digital unit "Schacht One" will be set up together by etventure and Haniel on the premises of Zeche Zollverein.


Schmiede Zollverein

Camp Essen



Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V


WildWestDesign Internet GmbH

Gründerallianz Ruhr

Der frühe Vogel & Freunde

Me & Company


You will find us at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hall 2 directly by the “Ehrenhof”.

Schacht One Innovation GmbH
UNESCO-World Heritage Site Zollverein
Areal A, Hall 2
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen

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