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03/22/17
Hanover/Dresden
Technology

At CeBIT 2017: Transparent Factory launches start-up incubator program in Dresden

At CeBIT 2017: Transparent Factory launches start-up incubator program in Dresden
  • Support for up to 10 start-ups in the mobility services field
  • Start of four-week applications phase: website launched
  • USPs: testing the start-up idea in and around the car; implementation together with City of Dresden

Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden is supporting innovative business ideas connected with the future of mobility. Together with the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, start-ups in future-oriented fields such as fleet management, car sharing, concierge and navigation/parking services as well as smart home services are to be supported. For this purpose, the Transparent Factory launched a start-up incubator program at CeBIT 2017 in Hanover today. This program is being implemented together with the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub. In the presence of Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO Volkswagen Group, Kai Siedlatzek, Managing Director of Volkswagen Sachsen responsible for Finance & Controlling, Dr. Robert Franke, Head of the Economic Development Department of the City of Dresden, and Dr. Jennifer Sarah Geffers, Head of Ideation Hub, launched the website (https://ideationhub.de) on which young start-ups can submit their applications by symbolically touching a button. The objective is that the start-ups should develop their ideas right through to market maturity at the Transparent Factory.

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Dr. Carsten Krebs
Spokesperson of „The Transparent Factory" in Dresden
Tel. +49-351-420-4245