Ber­lin, 26. June 2017, the initia­ti­ve “Ger­ma­ny — Land of Ide­as” and the Deut­sche Bank have awar­ded us one of the 100 “Excel­lent Pla­ces in a coun­try of ide­as”. The the­me of this year: “Open your mind — so that some­thing new can unfold”. Pro­jects were selec­ted, which meet the cen­tral chal­len­ges of our time with open­ness, expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on and courage.

The Initia­ti­ve Ger­ma­ny — Land of Ide­as is an on-site initia­ti­ve of the Federal Government and the Fede­ra­ti­on of Ger­man Indus­tries (BDI). The Deut­sche Bank has been a part­ner and spon­sor of the com­pe­ti­ti­on for 12 years. The goal is to make inno­va­tions from Ger­ma­ny visi­ble abroad and to streng­t­hen the per­for­mance and future via­bi­li­ty of the loca­ti­on in the country.

Part of the acc­lai­med jury mem­bers was Prof. Dr. Micha­el Hüt­her of the Insti­tut der deut­schen Wirt­schaft Köln e.V., who is the Direc­tor and a Mem­ber of the Chairman’s Committee.

The selec­tion cri­te­ria this year were open­ness and broad­min­ded­ness for new things. Future ori­en­ta­ti­on, inno­va­ti­on and imple­men­ta­ti­on strength, being a role model and inspi­ra­ti­on to others.

We are deligh­ted to be part of a net­work of visio­na­ry initia­ti­ves, who are all acti­ve for rethin­king in Germany.