Bavarian Hub for Digital Transformation opens in Munich


BAYERN DIGITAL - Impulse für die Zukunft (Setting the pace for the future)

On September 21, 2018, Bavaria's Minister of Digital Affairs, Georg Eisenreich, inaugurated the "Bavarian Hub for Digital Transformation" in Munich - together with Science Minister Prof. Dr. med. Marion Kiechle, the Director of Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy, and Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner (Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation, BIDT).

The ‚Bavarian Hub‘ is set to serve as a common home for three independent institutions: the Department of Digital Affairs and Media within the Bavarian State Chancellery, the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) and the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (BIDT). They are to take on their own activities as well as foster common projects.

Minister Eisenreich: "Bavaria is creating an institution that hasn't existed as such in Germany yet. The "Bavarian Hub" is a coordination and networking pool as well as think tank for the digital revolution in Bavaria. In the "Bavarian Hub", for the first time, one will find political administration departments and outside experts working hand in hand, in one single building, with short paths to one another and to common brainstorming spaces to foster creative thinking. (...) We are creating an innovative ecosystem for the collaboration between the political, the administrative, the science and the economical players on the field, in order for us to make the most out of the digital revolution, in all possible domains. (...) Our State government is investing 6 billion Euros until 2022 in the program BAYERN DIGITAL, which underlies this initiative."

Science Minister Kiechle: "The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (BIDT), set up under the umbrella of the Bavarian Science Academy, will accompany the digital transformation processes with fundamental research. As an independent research institution, it will be able to dig deeper into cross-sectional issues pertaining to this important aspect of our futures, to push the public discussion and to settle the results in our society. (...)"

Source: www.bayern.de/