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“Smart Regions of Germany” contest

2016-08-09T08:00:39+00:00 General, News|

We proudly present the most successful digitalization projects of the “Smart Regions of Germany” contest of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy! Since nearly two years, HYVE successfully accompanies the Initiative of Smart Connectivity of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, with their Open Innovation Platform . In frame of the digital agenda its aim is to support the digitization of Germany in the areas of education, health, traffic, government and energy.
Even though digitization is developing all over the country, many cities and communities still don’t have a specific strategy for building up their smart infrastructure in the different fields. With its contest “Smart Regions of Germany”, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy was searching for Germany’s most innovative communities and cities, facing the challenge of digitization in the different sections. The contest was running from the 8th of February to the 16th of March this year. Since a few days the winners of the successful smart city competition are nominated by the top-level jury.
1. Main prize: Netzwerk Gesundes Kinzigtal
The regional preventive model offers an integrated supply with the help of digital and cross-linked offerings for the entire region Kinzigtal.
2. Main prize: Smart county Rhein-Neckar
The metropolitan area is bundling various aspects of digitization in singular initiatives to exemplarily coordinate digitization in the area.
3. Main prize: Mobile Retter
“Mobile Retter” is a mobile app solution for medical support in life- threatening cases of emergency, to better connect first aiders with the rescue service
Special prize as cross-sectorial: Grow Smarter
As one of the most active cities in developing digital strategies, cologne aims to transform Mülheim into a sustainable, energy-efficient district.
Special prize as inter-regional: Digitale Bildungslandschaft Malchin
Its approach is to bundle different aspects of education to build up a digital education landscape.
For more information see the Open Innovation Platform.

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