As a result of the Corona pandemic, many restaurateurs as well as food producers and traders have had to rethink and are reinventing themselves in the crisis. Courage and creativity are important qualities that are currently paying off. Using digitalisation profitably is therefore the order of the day. This is where the funding programmes of the federal government and the state come in, which support the development of new business models.
In an online seminar, the Münsterland-Siegel, Münsterland e.V. and Dehoga Westfalen provided further information on the funding opportunities. The online seminar was recorded - interested parties can watch it again below.
In two idea labs, entrepreneurs, founders and representatives of educational institutions and business development agencies developed concrete concepts of what Work 4.0 could look like in the region. The working groups then presented their results to the entire plenum in a pitch. The idea labs, which the Münsterland Regional Agency offered together with the Digital Hub münsterLAND, are part of the dialogue process "NRW 4.0 - Good and Fair Work" of the NRW Ministry of Labour. All results of the 16 regional agencies in NRW can be read on the Ideas Map 4.0.
The Enabling Innovation Festival on 11 April showed the diverse possibilities and opportunities of digitalisation. The programme included keynotes and interactive lectures, workshops and various offers to try out. The focus of the festival, which was organised by Enabling Innovation Münsterland, the Regional Agency Münsterland and the Digital Hub münsterLAND, was also on casual networking and the exchange of ideas. A review and impressions can be found here.
Finding new perspectives, getting to know previously unknown jobs: this is what the Regional Agency's events for securing skilled labour are all about. One example is the Trainee Day at Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO), which the Münsterland Regional Agency organised together with the Employment Agency and FMO. Almost 20 pupils experienced the everyday life of various apprenticeship professions and then dealt intensively with the topics again for various newspaper articles.
Are you planning an investment and want to find out about possible development loans or grants?
Together with Michael Monstadt (NRW.BANK), Dr. Kai Pflanz (NRW.BANK) and Sergej Paveliev (ZENIT GmbH), gfw will advise you individually and personally on development loans and grants for investments, e.g. in innovations, research projects, digitalisation projects or efficiency measures.
Unfortunately, very few of us have an infinite amount of time. Information quickly becomes obsolete, more and more flexibility is demanded and lack of time and stress are part of everyday life. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important, especially as a company successor, to manage your time wisely. In the workshop, speaker Katja Dittmar will show how to set priorities, correctly assess management tasks in terms of time and use the five self-management areas of "goals", "self-determination", "priorities", "plan" and "motivation" for oneself.
Unfortunately, no one has an infinite amount of time. Information quickly becomes obsolete, more and more flexibility is demanded and lack of time and stress are part of everyday life. If new tasks are added as a company successor or founder of a company, it can easily happen that one is controlled from the outside and only makes few self-determined decisions. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important to use the limited time available as a company manager wisely. This workshop shows how this can be done.
Speaker Katja Dittmar (DiLaPe Human Resources Development) will explain how to set priorities, assess management tasks correctly in terms of time and use the five areas of self-management "goals", "self-determination", "priorities", "plan" and "motivation".
While in the Netherlands it is already the task of every municipality to present a "Transitievisie Warmte" by the end of 2021 as a political orientation for decarbonising the building stock, there is still no obligation at the municipal level in most regions of Germany. The climate targets of the German government and climate change are pushing for action in the heat transition even without a concrete political commitment for individual municipalities. Therefore, in this webinar we want to look at the roles of municipalities in the heat transition.
Invited speakers are Harmke Bekkema from the Dutch Programme for Natural Gas-Free Neighbourhoods (PAW - Programma Aardgasvrije Wijken) and Elena Cantos from the Agency for Renewable Energies e.V. as project manager of the project "Kommunale Wärmewende".
The event is aimed at municipalities, but also at all other interested persons.