11/16/2016
UnternehmerTUM is the new mobility hub in the Digital Hub Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

UnternehmerTUM is now a Mobility Hub. The announcement was made today by the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel at the National IT Summit in Saarbrücken. This makes UnternehmerTUM one of the first five hubs to participate in the Digital Hub Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs is promoting the hub with a sum of roughly 500,000 euros.

A total of up to twelve hubs are being created around leading German industries that are developing strong national and international appeal and have been chosen to promote the digital transformation in Germany. The aim of the Digital Hub Initiative is also to give cooperation between founders and established companies a powerful, targeted boost.

 

 

"I am convinced that joint ventures will become increasingly important in the future - and that established companies will necessarily have to come into close contact with start-ups. Both sides benefit from this: established companies from the creativity, high speed and flexibility of start-ups, and start-ups in turn from the processes and scaling of large companies," said Susanne Klatten, entrepreneur and Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of UnternehmerTUM, during the IT summit. "With the Digital Hub Initiative, targeted interconnections between classic industry, IT, software and Internet companies, start-ups and science will be systematically expanded and new joint projects initiated," Klatten added.

As a mobility hub, with the initiative of the federal government and with the support of the German digital association Bitkom, UnternehmerTUM is expanding its portfolio of digital innovation and start-up projects focused on mobility. The aim is to sustainably strengthen Germany's outstanding position as an innovation location for mobility solutions.

Here you can find the press release.