fortiss becomes cooperation partner of BayernLabs

The opening of BayernLab Starnberg on May 03, 2022 marks the start of an extensive cooperation with fortiss and the modern IT labs that have been set up throughout Bavaria. For the Starnberg site, fortiss will provide an electric heat storage unit and a solar box for the "Energy" theme section there, which will focus on the importance of the energy transition.
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State Minister Füracker opens the BayernLab Starnberg.
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Dr. Markus Duchon (fortiss) presents the energy section to State Minister Füracker.

The BayernLabs are an initiative of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and Home Affairs and are designed as open centers for digital knowledge education. A total of 13 modern IT labs centered around the topic of digitization are planned throughout Bavaria to build a bridge into the fast-paced and complex IT world, especially in rural regions. The free facilities serve as an important networking partner in the region and are aimed at municipalities, district offices, schools, associations and clubs, as well as for the business community. As showcases for digital innovations, they offer state-of-the-art technology for a broad general public to look at, touch and try out, thus becoming an important location factor.

fortiss is an enthusiastic partner of BayernLabs and proud to make an important contribution to the digital transformation in Bavaria in the future. The cooperation with the State Research Institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and the Bayernlabs will include the development of a software demonstrator or the loan of demonstrators, training of BayernLab employees and the offer of on-site workshops for interested citizens.

Discovering innovations in the digital world on site

At the opening of the eleventh BayernLab on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Starnberg, Albert Füracker, Minister of Finance and Home Affairs, stated with conviction: "Digitization has long been an integral part of our everyday professional and private lives, and at the same time is continuously changing our lives. At the new BayernLab in Starnberg, visitors can experience and explore for themselves the possibilities that digital progress already offers today. Much of it sounds like science fiction, but it is already reality."

On a total area of around 340 m², the latest trends and applications can be actively tried out at BayernLab Starnberg. For example, visitors can now immerse themselves in virtual worlds on a virtual reality platform, gain realistic flight experience on a drone simulator or test a 3D printer. A modern video conferencing system allows visitors to try out networked working. Among other things, an interactive 84-inch touch monitor with whiteboard function is available for this purpose, enabling modern office communication and teamwork at different locations.

BayernLab also presents topics such as data protection and data security on the Internet and modern administrative services. Other interesting exhibits provide interesting information on broadband expansion and BayernWLAN. Lectures, workshops and a wide range of online offerings on the topics of technology and digitization round out the offerings. BayernLab also offers free BayernWLAN and a barrier-free guest workstation.

The new BayernLab Starnberg invites visitors to get to know it during the opening weekend from May 13 to 15, 2022, on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Due to current protection and hygiene regulations, 20 visitors can currently be present at the same time. It is therefore requested to pre-register by calling 08151 550 680 or email

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