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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