Successful Kick-off event of the Taunus Innovation Campus


Successful Kick-off event of the Taunus Innovation Campus

On September 16, the new premises of the association Taunus Innovation Campus e. V. (TIC) in Schulstrasse in Hattersheim, in compliance with the hygiene regulations, a kick-off event for the introduction of the association was held.

The association, which was founded on August 31, 2020, as well as its concepts and goals, were presented under the motto “Digital Metropolitan Region”. Due to the strict hygiene concept, around 80 invited guests accepted the invitation on-site, including many high-ranking representatives from politics (for example from the Hessian state parliament), as well as business and education. In addition, the “hybrid event” was also broadcast live on YouTube as a digital event and soon after it was broadcast, it had over 200 hits.

Mayor Klaus Schindling first welcomed the guests present, followed by a presentation of the association by supervisory board member Felix Schiessl. One of the goals of the association is to develop future-oriented products, technologies and services with various companies. The topics to be dealt with include the future of work, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and sustainability. Schiessl also showed the future layout plans for the building.

Subsequently, Oona Horx-Strathern (trend researcher, author and CEO of the Horx Future Institute) gave an exciting keynote speech on the megatrends of the future in the areas of living and living and showed, among other things, what the office of the future could look like.

At the end there was a panel discussion on various issues relating to the (digital) future, moderated by the Chairman of the Monday Society, Dr. Stefan Söhngen, instead. Participants in the panel discussion were Mayor Klaus Schindling and trend researcher Oona Horx-Strathern as well as Professor Dr. Sven Henkel (Senior Professor for Marketing at EBS Business School) and Toan Nguyen (“Director Business Development & Cloud Platform” at NTT Global Data Centers EMEA).

For Mayor Klaus Schindling it is clear: “Our city is well on the way to the digital future. For a city like Hattersheim, networking in the region and linking the old with the new are the keys to the future. In cooperation with the Taunus Innovation Campus, we would like to create a location that has a radiant power that can help new developments find a place to develop here. Maybe one day we will create the most digital building in Germany here. “

After the panel discussion there was time for the guests to “network”. During the entire event, employees from the city of Hattersheim took care of the (physical) well-being. The city of Hattersheim’s economic development agencywas responsible for the organization.

All interested parties can also view the lectures at the kick-off event and the panel discussion at the link retrospectively.

Here, some important questions that were discussed and will keep being discussed for the future, such as:

Which innovations have changed the economy and society the most in recent years?
What role does Frankfurt-Rhein-Main play as a digital metropolitan region?
What is the significance of a facility like the new Taunus Innovation Campus in Hattersheim?
Which innovations were recently initiated or strengthened by the corona pandemic?
Where are the limits of digitization, artificial intelligence, smart cities, etc.?

Photo: Hans Nietner

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