Kick-off event of the Mittelstand Digital Center Augsburg

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Kick-off event of the Mittelstand Digital Center Augsburg

The festive kick-off event of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Augsburg under the motto "Digitization as the key to more sustainability" is organized by the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Augsburg and fortiss and offers you an excellent opportunity to network, listen to interesting presentations and learn more about the center's offerings.

fortiss is an integral part of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Augsburg, which is fully funded as part of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action's Mittelstand-Digital funding priority and therefore offers its services free of charge to companies throughout Bavaria.

The center supports small and medium-sized enterprises as well as the skilled trades in digitization. Its offerings include training, online services, project support, factory and lab tours, expert networks and the Mittelstand-Digital Mobil.

The center's content focuses on "Sustainability," "Digital Strategies," "Artificial Intelligence," "Work 4.0," "Finance 4.0" and "Networked Production & Logistics."



1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Digital greetings

Judith Gerlach, Member of the Bavarian Parliament (CSU), Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs
Dr. Anna Christmann, Member of the Bundestag (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), BMWK Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Start-ups
Maximilian Funke-Kaiser, Member of the German Parliament (FDP), Digital Policy Spokesman of the FDP Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Keynote "Sustainability and efficiency through information and digitalization"

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner, Chair of Materials Handling Material Flow Logistics, Technische Universität München

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Mittelstand Digital Center Augsburg

Andreas Estner, Head of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Augsburg

Presentation of the joint project "Digital value creation in the hydrogen economy" with GP JOULE GmbH
Marian Hieke, Project Engineer Electrolysis, GP JOULE GmbH
Dr. Tassilo Schuster, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer IIS

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Networking break with the option to learn about the center's offerings

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Guided tours through the experimental halls of the chairs fml and iwb and the Mittelstand-Digital Mobil with the following highlights:

  • Autonomous transport robotics and collaborative robotics.
  • Sustainable spare parts management
  • Real-time capable communication systems using 5G
  • AI-based assistance systems in logistics
  • Innovation Lab
  • Battery production and e-mobility
  • Energy flexibilization in production

from 5:30 p.m.
Conclusion with drinks and finger food


July 07 2022,
1:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.


TUM Campus
Garching near Munich




Free of charge


You can book your participation in the Kick-off event of the Mittelstand Digital Center Augsburg directly under the following link.

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Dr. Wolfgang Köhler

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