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Project manager Bernd Büdding looked back on three years of "Enabling Innovation Münsterland".
© Münsterland e.V./Arne Pöhnert
11 April 2019
Enabling Innovation Festival
Welcome: But the human robot Pepper was "only here for the food".
© Münsterland e.V./Arne Pöhnert
11 April 2019
Enabling Innovation Festival

Enabling Innovation Festival

Enabling Innovation Festival gave impetus

At the end of the Enabling Innovation Münsterland funding project, new standards were set with a festival on 11 April 2019: Together with the Münsterland Regional Agency and the Digital Hub münsterLAND, around 250 guests from the region were able to hear, see and experience innovation.

There was a lot of networking, trying out and informing:

  • inspiring keynotes, interactive lectures and exciting impulses on two stages
  • innovative exhibits and demonstrations to touch and marvel at
  • intensive workshops to participate and learn
  • an exciting location with many attractions

The aim of the Enabling Innovation Festival was to network the region's innovation actors and partners and to provide exciting impulses. The Innovation Festival is the implementation of a regional idea from the Dialogue Process 4.0 of the NRW Ministry of Labour.

Why, why, why

"We have brought together entrepreneurs, founders and all those who deal with the topic of innovation, because innovations are important for business success and secure the future of the region," emphasised Klaus Ehling, Chairman of Münsterland e.V. at the event.

Friedrich Große Dunker of Dark Horse Innovation from Berlin emphasised under the title "Of Tankers & Speedboats: Innovation in the Digital Age", Friedrich Große Dunker from Dark Horse Innovation in Berlin emphasised how important it is to understand digitalisation as a cultural revolution and not just as a technical one. Everyone is actively shaping the digital world.

Enabling project manager Bend Büdding (Münsterland e.V.) looked back on the last three years in the recap: "We have mainly worked on jointly tackling larger innovation projects in Münsterland. To this end, we have identified the special regional innovation competences and supported them with events and workshops. To ensure that progress remains sustainable, we will probably start another project with our nine project partners after the summer, which will focus on involving companies even more strongly in regional decision-making processes. Especially when it comes to creating innovation infrastructures in Münsterland. This can be large projects, new courses of study or the establishment of research and development capacities."

Julia Roesler, Head of the Münsterland Regional Agency, emphasised: "Innovative capacity and strong companies are what make a region interesting for skilled workers and investors. Only those who offer interesting jobs and a strong location can hold their own in the competition between regions."

The Münsterland is on its way.

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Enabling Innovation Festival
Robots, drones, e-scooters, aha-experiences and many impulses for one's own work were given to around 250 guests at the Enabling Innovation Festival at the Skaters Palace in Münster on 11 April. The participants were able to network and see, hear, experience and touch everything on the topic of innovation. Learn more