01.11.2021 – 06:58
The great longing to finally “ meet again in person ” instead of virtually, was omnipresent at the 14th GERMAN INNOVATION SUMMIT, which was extremely successful in Munich. Pioneers and pioneers from companies such as AUDI, Bosch and Dassault to Deutsche Bank, EOS, HUAWEI or Siemens and VW wanted to not only fill the pandemic-related innovation gap with new impulses, new technologies and business models at the cross-industrial and cross-technology decision-making meeting. In view of the diverse challenges, they also called on people to have the courage to break new ground. Rethinking innovations.
Since innovations arise primarily through networking, chance encounters and impulses, the summit organized by the Innovation Network with its around 4,000 companies inspires conversation and exchange among each other. A unique, interlinked modular concept ensures a targeted dialogue, innovative cooperation and collaboration for the development of new business models at the cross-industry and cross-technology decision-making meeting.
Since every second visitor to the summit is a member of the management or board of a company, “nails are made” on site. The first contracts and business with new customers could already be concluded directly at the summit. The Carbonauts aroused particularly great interest among the summit participants. They impressively showed how the climate killer carbon dioxide can be transformed into a raw material supplier and how the carbon footprint of your company can be positively influenced in the long term.
A special concern of the GERMAN INNOVATION SUMMIT (DIG) is also the promotion of start-ups, the bridging of young companies and corporates. Right at the beginning, around 20 start-ups presented business models that almost any company could use. The founders of Expertlead have already been here twice. At their third DIG appearance, the specialists for finding and evaluating tech experts together with VW AG explained the “model of the future” as an example of a successful collaboration between corporate and start-ups.
The long phase of the home office made innovation, creative and teamwork particularly difficult. How his colleagues can succeed in getting them back into the flow is described by Dr. Volker Kaese from AUDI is impressive. In the subsequent workshop, the participants were also able to rehearse “best practice models” for successful and joint hybrid work.
Thinking real estate
How sustainable working environments have to be designed so that employees prefer to work in the office instead of at home, Klaus Dederichs vividly explained using various examples. “Up to now, buildings have been stupid, cannot adapt to changes and the materials used cannot be returned to the raw material cycle, or only with great difficulty”, says the Partner & Head of ICT at the globally active project and real estate developer Drees & Sommer. “We will experience a new generation of buildings that constantly generate new knowledge and can adapt to changes.”
One such building is Hammerbrooklyn. DigitalCampus in Hamburg. Between the main train station, the historic warehouse district and the modern HafenCity, Drees & Sommer has planned an exemplary experimental field for the city of the future. Germany’s largest project for innovation players – the digital kick-off for the GERMAN INNOVATION SUMMIT was broadcast here before the official start-up – was recently awarded the title of “most intelligent building in the world”.
In short: The top-class decision-maker meeting once again offered an inspiring transfer of knowledge and know-how, lots of new contacts, new customers and business models, which you will certainly hear about at the next GERMAN INNOVATION SUMMIT on March 8th.
Dipl. Ing. Peter Becker
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