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Promoting innovation with a plan
Enabling Networks Münsterland

Digital Solutions - Digital Solutions

Münsterland is fit in the field of digital solutions. The manufacturing industry with its strong mechanical engineering plays just as important a role as smaller 3D printing companies in the region. On the scientific side, too, there is strong expertise in digital solutions. The pronounced networking of companies and scientific institutions on topics of digitalisation in Münsterland also favours joint work on innovations.

Environment analysis: The companies that were assigned to the innovation competence field of digital solutions as part of the "Environment Analysis Enabling Innovation" are about 6 percent more innovative than the average participants in the survey (measured by the Münsterland Innovation Index). They represent about 23 percent more developed business models, 29 percent more publications and 19 percent more innovations from their own ideas.

Fields of action (Münsterland): 3D printing, smart logistics, digital business models and IT security .

Key players: münsterLAND.digital e.V., ERCIS, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Münster University of Applied Sciences, Mechatronics Institute Bocholt

Digital Münsterland Think Tank

Innovations make a region fit for the future - and often arise precisely where many bright minds from different fields come together. This is precisely the goal of the regional think tanks that will be created in spring 2020 within the Enabling Networks Münsterland project led by Münsterland e.V..

The think tank "Digital Münsterland" will focus on the topic of digitalisation. What will change when AI is used on a large scale in SMEs? What competencies already exist in the region? And how can we use them to make the regional economy more efficient, smarter and safer? Especially for the important area of image and pattern recognition, there are promising approaches in the region.

Together with companies and experts from the entire Münsterland region, the members of the think tank are working on joint strategies so that companies and society can make better use of AI. More...

Further fields of innovation competence

More about the Enabling Networks project