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:
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.
"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.