The Ruhr area:
A German Silicon Valley from Dortmund to Düsseldorf
Carsten discussed the innovation potential of the Ruhr area together with Dr. Marco Buschmann, the first parliamentary leader of the FDP parliamentary group. A recent discussion on the matter was held with Reinhard Houben (economic policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group), Dr. Judith Terstriep (director of the Institute for Work and Technology’s primary research focus of innovation, space and culture) and Bijan Djir-Sarai (chairman of the NRW Regional Group), with Sara Sievert (journalist) presenting.
The talk focused on the potential of the Ruhr area as a thriving economic landscape while touching on such matters as cutting red tape to promoting future technologies and facilitating business start-ups. Carsten discussed which political and social conditions might open up opportunities for the region together with important representatives from the fields of research, business and politics.