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.
"Material, cell, pack, recycle and back again!" This is the motto of the Kickstarter4Battery@Münsterland series of events, presented by Technologieförderung Münster GmbH.
For commercial and technical managing directors, business development, innovation and product managers from companies in the mechanical engineering, plant engineering, electrical engineering, materials manufacturing and processing, chemical industry and IT sectors, our cooperation partners will show the opportunities for companies in the rapidly growing battery market.
The experts from the Fraunhofer Research Unit Battery Cell FFB, the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance, the MEET Battery Research Center, the Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) - RWTH Aachen University and Münster University of Applied Sciences get to the heart of the matter in five one-hour digital KICKs along the entire #value chain of lithium-ion #battery production. The content is also relevant for companies that do not yet offer products or services in the field of battery systems. Starting points for their own product development as well as cooperation opportunities become immediately apparent.
Following the five KICKs, all participants will be able to exchange ideas and discuss the next steps for entering the battery value chain at a networking event in Münster. Food and drinks will also be provided.
Here is the full programme (from 10-11am each day):
10.11.22 - Launch event with all battery partners.
23.11.22 - KICK 1: Battery materials and cell chemistry (MEET)
07.12.22 - KICK 2: Manufacturing process of the lithium-ion battery cell (Fraunhofer FFB)
21.12.22 - KICK 3: Module and pack assembly, energy storage systems (PEM | RWTH Aachen)
11.01.23 - KICK 4: Life Cycle Consideration (Fraunhofer Battery Alliance)
25.01.23 - KICK 5: Recycling, 2nd Life and Re-X processes (FH Münster)
08.02.23 - Networking event in Presence
The innovation forum PredictiveMaintenance@KMU in September 2020 informed and sensitised companies throughout Germany about the potential of the modern maintenance process "Predictive Maintenance" and highlighted opportunities and risks!
The WFG Innovation Consultancy would like to give companies that have already had initial experience with PdM or are new to this important innovation topic the opportunity to continue to exchange their experiences or gain initial experience at the PdM regulars' table, which takes place four times a year. A professional lecture offers the opportunity for discussion and exchange.
Many comprehensive further training courses such as the Master Craftsman, the Business Administrator HwO or the Designer in the Crafts are eligible for funding through the Upgrading Training Assistance Act (Aufstiegs-BAföG). During the event, participants will learn what they need to consider when applying for funding, what requirements they need to fulfil and how the funding is structured in detail. In addition, information is provided on the application form.
Good planning is the be-all and end-all - also when it comes to business succession. You could imagine taking over a company or perhaps you already have concrete plans? Then take this opportunity to get information and suggestions for your succession roadmap so that you don't forget anything in your planning!
In this seminar, succession experts Britta Schulz from the Münster Chamber of Crafts and Michael Meese from the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce will provide you with practical information on the key points to consider, possible pitfalls and fundamental aspects of a company takeover.