Digitalization of the Future
Like no other technological evolution digitalization seizes and penetrates both our daily life as well as our economy and industry. For businesses, digitalization is currently one of the most striking issues to implement for successfully competing on the markets.
Digital Hub Initiative of the Federal Ministry
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (abbr.: BMWi) promotes the development of digital hubs in Germany with its Digital Hub Initiative for strategic Support on the Cooperation of Businesses, Founders and Science. Collaboration and networking at one common site accelerates new innovations and business models. Find out more on the Digital Hub Initiative of the BMWi here.
On the 15th of March 2017, two Saxon applications have been submitted on the tender “de:hub” of the BMWi. The city of Dresden presented a concept called “Smart Systems Hub – Enabling IoT” whereas the application of Leipzig focussed on the field of “Smart Infrastructure”. Out of a large number of applicants both concepts have been chosen as one of the twelve Hub-locations nationwide. Since the announcement of the BMWi on the 21st of April 2017, both approaches are promoted as the joint “Smart Systems & Infrastructure Hub”.
The Dresden Concept: Integration of Hardware, Software and Connectivity
The Dresden Concept Smart Systems – Enabling IoT focusses on the comprehensive integration of hardware, software and connectivity as the foundation of our digital future. These are key success factors for the digital transformation of businesses of all sizes and branches: the intelligent professional and technical integration of users, different devices and business models on a basis of a simply applicable, standardized, safe, globally available and scalable software platform.
Since October 2016, a taskforce has initiated the Smart Systems Hubs assisted by the Technical University Dresden, Silicon Saxony e.V., Hightech Startbahn, Fraunhofer as well as Bitkom, the Free State of Saxony, the HTW Dresden and more actors from the world of economy and science. Main activities of the taskforce comprise gaining new partners and necessary financing as well as spatial and organisational planning for the Hub.