It’s impossible to ignore gravity. Until you start trying. Welcome to contemporary consulting.

Contemporary Consulting Studio

In 2011, Ignore Gravity was founded as a studio for contemporary consulting in Berlin. Our studio is a third place where we create platforms, tools, events and communities that we feel are lacking in our world. The common underlying theme: bringing people into entrepreneurial collaboration and out of their gravities. Currently, we’re working on these projects & ventures…

  • Is there a way to design a sustainable innovation culture?
  • Where’s the platform to discover creative spaces across the world?
  • Where’s the edgy magazine that triggers a discourse about the Next Society?
  • How to dig into the most vibrant start-up ecosystem worldwide?

Contemporary Consulting

Our doors have always been wide open for people who want and need to ignore gravity in other contexts. We’ve worked with large corporations, family run businesses, start-ups, NGOs, agencies and universities. With them we’ve designed & facilitated strategy workshops, (un)conferences, art exhibitions, merger processes, learning journeys and innovation camps.

Still every project had two things in common: A challenging question to begin with. And the guts to jointly break patterns, rules and ways of thinking.

  • arvato
    How to start a community of international HR professionals across countries & functions?
  • axel springer
    How does our ReLead Canvas help HR to understand the future challenges of next leadership?
  • google
    How can we create a ConSensus to boost Germany’s innovation climate?
  • Coca Cola
    How to design an event dramaturgy about and beyond happiness?
  • hamburg-kreativ
    How can young (<30) and older (60+) creatives inspire each other?
  • bertelsmann
    Can HR professionals experience the future of work in one afternoon?
  • agd
    Can designers and teachers collaborate to not kill kids’ creativity in school?
  • telekom
    Can a dedicated innovation space change the corporate culture?
  • heraeus
    How to transform a traditional family business into an agile company?
  • munich-re
    How can you feed a market leader with entrepreneurial spirit?
  • alcatel
    Does 1 + 1 really equal 3 in a merger process?
  • daimler
    How to prepare leaders to cope with uncertainty?
  • graz
    How does the future of cities look like?
  • a1
    Do different company cultures sum up to a new entity?
  • giz
    How to ignore the gravity when it comes to strategy development?

Team & Community

IGNORE GRAVITY was founded by pretty different human beings in terms of age, background and skills. But we all love to work on the intersections of society, economy, technology and arts & culture. And we all get goosebumps when we witness groups entering a great mode of collaboration and flow.

Yet, what’s more important than us: We work with a community of amazing other people and organizations on our different projects. They are all worth a (digital) visit – so have a look!

  • Founder Team & Community Leila

    Leila Oppermann, Project Manager

    Curious robot-owner and poetry lover. At IG, Leila works on the creative space explorer & brings ideas to the 49FoodpreneursLab.

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    Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    We are part of this european programme. Your Berlin stay is financed by the European Commission. Interested?

  • Founder Team & Community NathalieSonne-sw

    Nathalie Sonne, Project Manager

    Music lover, traveller, full-time explorer. At IG, she develops our online publishing project: REVUE – Magazine for the Next Society.

  • Founder Team & Community Webauflösung-SW

    Itai Ben Jacob, Project Manager

    Itai comes from an innovative high-tech background. At IG he brings almost a decade of global business development.

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    Katinka Illes, Project Manager

    Katinka loves to combine entrepreneurial mindset with creative places. She joined IG to work on our creative space explorer.

  • Founder Team & Community Foto Christina Bösenberg

    Christina Bösenberg

    Business psychologist, transformation catalyst, charity campaigner. At IG, we design leadership dev. programs together.

  • Founder Team & Community philipp-rafelsberger

    Philipp Rafelsberger

    Business major, juggler, tuned to great bass lines. He’s working with us @ IG on group dynamics & intercultural mix-ups.

  • Founder Team & Community jovoto


    With jovoto, we focus on how to effectively leverage external networks to solicit, refine, and select ideas for innovation via crowd storms.

  • Founder Team & Community uni-herdecke

    Uni Witten/Herdecke

    The private university is one of our most important network hubs regarding modern philosophies and economical & health trends.

  • Founder Team & Community zeppelin

    Zeppelin University

    The work of Prof. Dirk Baecker and his institute often serve us as a theoretical backbone of our work.

  • Founder Team & Community more-than-shelters


    We support social entrepreneurship in general and the nonprofit association morethanshelters in particular with coaching + sparring.

  • Founder Team & Community bernhard-krusche

    Dr. Bernhard Krusche, Founder

    Anthropologist, author and explorer of the Next Society. At IG, he’s the expert on post-heroic leadership & corporate innovation.

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    Jan Bathel, Founder

    Curator, creative space explorer & founder of 49FoodpreneursLab. Jan designs third places, mindful top talent programs & innovation journeys.

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    Steffen Kellner, Managing Partner

    After a decade in different management positions around the globe at Red Bull, he focusses on marketing strategy & innovation at IG.


Feeling like you want to ignore gravity with us? We’re looking for curious & dedicated people that work together with us on our projects. Give us a call, shoot us an email or visit us in our kitchen in Berlin’s wild Kreuzberg district at the betahaus.

ignore gravity GmbH
Prinzessinnenstrasse 20
D-10969 Berlin, betahaus, Aufgang B

Reach out to us directly:
Jan Bathel: +49 173 659 89 96
Steffen Kellner:  +49 152 06 46 82 15
Dr. Bernhard Krusche: +49 172 737 04 49

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How to get to our office

With BVG (public transportation), take the U8 and exit at Moritzplatz. Our office is located in the betahaus, staircase B on the 4th floor.

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