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 Mün sterland project led by Münsterland e.V.. Where do the special opportunities and innovative competences of the Münsterland lie? How can the region position itself even better? Representatives from companies, research and regional networks are looking for answers to these and other questions in the think tanks.
The exchange in the think tanks is intended to generate exciting ideas that can be used to further develop the region's innovation competences. These can be new courses of study, new networks, new cooperation projects or even new research infrastructures. The five Münsterland think tanks will be formed around the following main topics:
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The five think tanks function according to the principle of modern think tanks. They are staffed with experts from business, science and networks and work together on recommendations for action, concepts and ideas for the future of the region. Since these are entrepreneurial think tanks that have a particular practical orientation and are intended to develop economic relevance in particular, company representatives are clearly in the majority. The group is limited to 12 to 15 places so that a direct personal exchange is possible.
Until 2022, the think tanks are to meet twice a year and develop strategies for the future in workshops. Excursions are also planned to places where this future can already be experienced. These inspirations will then flow back into the region and be presented at events. Ideas and recommendations for action for regional development are to emerge from this in 2022.
The five innovation competence fields of the Münsterland form the basis for the process. Since Münsterland is particularly fit in these areas, the potential for innovation is especially high here: