18. internationale Entrepreneur´s Meeting
The Kompetenznetz Rail Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH invited for the 18th International Entrepreneurs’ Meeting to a hybrid live event on June 10, 2021. Thus, the entrepreneurial meeting was not only a pilot event in this format at KNRBB but also an event with a special character. On the one hand, participants were able to take part live and in color, i.e. in presence, in the specially selected location, namely the Raumquartier in the city of Brandenburg an der Havel, and on the other hand, participants were able to log in to the event digitally and actively participate.
The agenda offered multi-layered topics, which were accompanied by the moderator duo Heike Uhe and Ralf Meinsen. The KNRBB started the event with a review of projects and network activities and an outlook on the Int.Rail.Digital funding project approved by the Berlin Senate, the Innolok 3.0 project and the events planned for 2021. This was followed by a short presentation by the Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum Cottbus. Mr. Stefan Hartig explained the core business of the Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum and the cooperation with KNRBB, which aims to make companies fit for digitalization – especially in an international context. A series of workshops is planned, which will be adapted to the needs of the companies and will include various topics – from social media in business to AI.
Dr. Torsten Latz from Deutsche Bahn AG described in his presentation the key points of procurement and the classification in the master strategy of the DB AG group. He started his presentation with a video, which at the same time clearly presented the general goal of DB AG: Germany needs a strong rail. The last topic on the agenda was a presentation by Maria Leenen, managing partner of SCI Verkehr GmbH. The presentation included a sound graphical analysis of the facts and figures of the European railroad market 2021 as well as the COVID 19 crisis and market trends.
Between the speakers, there were discussion rounds, in which the on- and offline participants took an active part. The event was rounded off by active networking among the participants.
Int.Rail.Digital – Kompetenznetz Rail continues its internationalization activities
Thanks to financial support within the framework of the “Program for Internationalization” of the Berlin Senate Department for Economy, Energy and Enterprises and ERDF funds, the KNRBB will be able to continue its activities and events for internationalization in the field of rail transport technology in the period from May 2021 to September 2023.
With the approved Int.Rail.Digital funding project, the challenges of digitization in international networking can be better met. However, in addition to digital or hybrid event formats for initiating and supporting national and international cooperation processes, analog options will continue to play a significant role at network meetings.
German-Swedish call for funding R&D projects
In February of this year, the German-Swedish call for joint R&D projects addressed to small and medium-sized enterprises in Sweden and Germany was launched. With this joint call, the Swedish project management agency Vinnova – Swedenʻs Innovation Agency together with the German project management agency AIF Projekt offer public funding for joint R&D projects between Swedish and German small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 499 employees).
The aim of the funding is to initiate joint R&D projects for the development of products, technology-based services or methods within technology and application areas between German and Swedish partners.
Are you interested in collaborating in R&D with a Swedish company or do you already have a finished project in the drawer? The Kompetenznetz Rail cooperates in the Swedish area with the KNRBB network partner SWERIG, a Swedish industry association for exporting companies within the railroad sector, and we will forward your request to our direct contact.
New web presence of Innolok 3.0 GbR
We are pleased to present our new homepage www.netzwerk-innolok.de. The website with its dynamic design is clearly structured and offers all interested parties, customers and partners clear information on the Innolok 3.0 network project.
The focus is on activities relating to the modernization of used shunting locomotives and the initiation of other innovative projects as well as the network partners involved. An intuitive user interface provides a quick and uncomplicated insight into the range of services.
We hope you enjoy our new homepage of the Innolok 3.0 network project.
New network partners
New network partner since: 01.01.2021
B&K is the largest authorized BMW and MINI dealer in Germany. Exclusively for KNRBB, hybrid vehicles and pure E-cars are now offered with attractive discounts for the KNRBB network partners.
New network partner since: 01.10.2020
Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) is represented in the KNRBB network with its technical divisions MCR Engineering Lausitz and the future LEAG-EVU.