Change, redesign, progress: topics that are of enormous importance in Münsterland. Because a company's or business's ability to innovate determines its future - and this has long since reached the companies and employees in Münsterland.
They see social changes such as the digital transformation as an opportunity for improvement. Innovations are often driven by the management and developed together with the customer based on the specific problem or need.
In doing so, they recognise the opportunities of digitalisation and implement them - for new products and business models, for opening up new markets, for more efficiency in work processes and for more varied and interesting fields of work.
You can find some exciting examples of this innovative power in our Innovation Stories. In them, companies report on their successes through new developments - which have often come about through cooperation with other players in Münsterland.
What else is happening in the region that is so exciting and innovative? Quite a lot! This is demonstrated by the Münsterland Innovation Award, which is presented every two years. In 2019, it awarded prizes to particularly inventive entrepreneurs: Some invented a digital business model that makes work easier for insurance companies with the help of artificial intelligence. Others developed a sustainable alternative to the conventional spin-on oil filter. And just as exciting was the idea of hairdresser Frank Brormann, whose cutting tool cuts hair at an angle instead of straight. You can find out even more about the award winners here.
The "swan song" for the classic office could not have been greater in March 2020 with the onset of the pandemic. Many tasks in companies have already been changing for several years and - unlike in well-known production companies - have visibly decoupled from the physical understanding of the office as the place where employees actually work.
The IPD, the Department of Oecotrophology & Facility Management at Münster University of Applied Sciences, the Coesfeld Competence Centre and the German Association of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (BVMW) invite you to a joint online event on 21 September 2021 on precisely this topic.