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Prime Minister Söder: Regional projects can start
The DENKWELT Upper Palatinate (DWO) benefits from the research and innovation initiative of the Free State of Bavaria. Markus Söder explains that the DWO is one of seven regional projects to be funded by the state government’s rehabilitation and acceleration program with a total of 150 million euros over the next four years.
The DWO is an infrastructure project of the Lars and Christian Engel (LUCE) Foundation. On an approximately 20-hectare site in Halmesricht near Weiden, an innovative location will emerge where educational and research facilities as well as businesses will network to address all the issues involved in digital transformation.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence, which is currently being set up in the Science Park C4 Weiherhammer in cooperation with, among others, the OTH Amberg-Weiden, is part of the DWO, as is the Future Lab, which is funded by the Bayern Digital II master plan. Prof. Dr. Erich Bauer, CEO of the Lars and Christian Engel Foundation, is pleased about the positive signal from Munich: “With the support of Finance Minister Albert Füracker and the deputy dr. Stephan Oetzinger and Tobias Reiß have succeeded in making our region more sustainable and strengthening the countryside. ”
Secretary of State Roland Weigert visits the Science Park C4 in Weiherhammer
At the invitation of Dr. Stephan Oetzinger MdL was Roland Weigert MdL, State Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Development and Energy, in the Science Park C4 in Weiherhammer to visit the project DENKWELT Upper Palatinate (DWO). He was assisted by staff from his ministry and fortiss, the research institute for software-intensive systems and services of the Free State of Bavaria.
Prof. Dr. Erich Bauer, CEO of the Lars and Christian Engel (LUCE) Foundation and Managing Director of the Überbetrieblichen Bildungszentrum in Ostbayern (ÜBZO), explained the foundation’s goal to further develop the Upper Palatinate into a knowledge region and presented the milestones that are part of DWO’s future vision The Network in the Educational Campus Science Park C4, the Überbetriebliche Bildungszentrum in Ostbayern (ÜBZO) gGmbH, the planned Center for Artificial Intelligence and finally the DENKWELT, located in Halmesricht – as a place of life, research and work.
State Secretary Weigert was impressed by the plans: “The DENKWELT Upper Palatinate has a model character”. He agreed to talk to the country planning office in his home. Prof. Dr. Erich Bauer thanked the political supporters – also for the 2.5 million euros that have already been pledged for the DENKWELT Master Plan Bavaria Digital II. “If Prime Minister Söder’s announced big boost for the Artificial Intelligence research area this fall, and we want to develop future funds for industrial partnerships, we are well prepared for that.”
The visit program in Weiherhammer was rounded off with a visit to the digitally equipped training workshop of the ÜBZO and the digitization department of BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH.
Prof. Dr. Erich Bauer, Deputy District Administrator Albert Nickl, Dr. Ing. Stephan Oetzinger MdL and State Secretary Roland Weigert MdL (from left) gather information in the digital department of BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
Image: Sebastian Gmeiner / ÜBZO
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