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Kick-off of first Bavarian-Dutch field lab: ‘Machinery of the Future’

Front row f.l.t.r. European Affairs Minister Melanie Huml_ Ambassador Ronald van Roeden_ Tech Envoy Constantijn van Oranje_ Premier Markus Söder - Picture by Bayerische Staatskanzlei

Friday, 2 December 2022, Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Premier Dr. Markus Söder, gave the starting signal for the Bavarian-Dutch Fieldlab located at the Cleantech Innovation Park in Hallstadt for the joint development of future technologies.

“Transformation processes require new thinking and new answers. With the Cleantech Innovation Park, we are finding an answer to climate and economic change. With the Bavarian-Dutch Fieldlab, we are networking processes and ideas. The Free State of Bavaria is funding the Cleantech Park with 20 million euros. Research, innovation and inventiveness are key to the future viability of a country. It is a great honour to open the Fieldlab today together with His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau“, said Premier Dr. Markus Söder, MdL as per press statement.

With a merely the push on a virtual button, Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, Special Envoy of the Dutch organisation Techleapnl, together with Premier Dr. Markus Söder launched the platform www.future-machinery.eu

As part of the fieldlab project, a (physical) machine will be built in the Bavarian side of the fieldlab at Cleantech Innovation Park, jointly by the participating partners from The Netherlands and Germany. A full digital twin of the same machine will be installed at the Dutch Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven. The intensive collaboration is planned for a period of 2 to 3 years.

Besides the Dutch Consulate General of the Netherlands in Munich, the Provincie North Brabant is involved, as well as several institutes, such as the Bayern Innovativ GmbH companies and universities from Bavaria and the Netherlands. 

For further information 

Royal Dutch Embassy in Germany (HE Ambassador Ronald van Roeden) : https://www.sieunddieniederlande.nl/ihr-land-und-die-niederlande/deutschland/ueber-uns/niederlandische-botschaft-berlin-wer-sind-wir

Dutch Consulate General in Munich (Consul General Annelies Faro – responsbile for Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg): https://www.sieunddieniederlande.nl/ihr-land-und-die-niederlande/deutschland/ueber-uns/generalkonsulat-munchen-wer-sind-wir/leitung-generalkonsulat

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