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“We are well-experienced”

Roland Sillmann, head of WISTA Management GmbH, about the skilled trades and high-tech, workshops versus working-from-home, and the “Gewerbehof 2.0”:

Berlin is characterised as a city for tech and start-ups. When and why did Berlin rediscover the skilled trades? When you’re promoting technology centres, you need good suppliers and skilled manufacturers. For this,…


The building as an energy cell

Modular, climate-positive, digitally connected, and recyclable: an architectural and energetic prototype for skilled trade hubs:

In addition to being places that generate creative and productive energy, modern skilled trade hubs in cities will also produce physical energy. This is about self-sufficiency as well as connectivity – within…


Gewerbehöfe 2.0 – where will they be built?

TU students conduct feasibility study for developing local hubs for skilled trade businesses in Berlin:

Berlin needs these revived local hubs for skilled trade businesses. But what is going on there? A team of students at Technical University Berlin conducted a feasibility study under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Lech…


Once a drain field, now a location creating future innovation

Nadja Zivkovic, district councillor for business, roads, and parks in Berlin’s Marzahn-Hellersdorf district, on the plans for the CleanTech Business Park Marzahn (CBP):

When you think of Marzahn, do you think of 1970s concrete panel buildings and ageing residents? Nadja Zivkovic: These are but some of the stereotypes one can have of Marzahn. Those who know Marzahn-Hellersdorf…


A keen ear for all that flows

FLEXIM GmbH from Marzahn is market leader in the field of non-invasive flow measurement using ultrasound:

When it comes to high-precision ultrasonic flow measurements, FLEXIM Flexible Industriemesstechnik GmbH is in the international top league. Since it was founded thirty years ago, the Marzahn-based company grew from…


In high gear

Kapp Niles, machine manufacturer in Marzahn, is looking forward to new arrivals in the CleanTech Business Park:

CleanTech Business Park Marzahn (CBP) is a delicate plant that is only just beginning to thrive. But the seed was planted in fertile ground. Not only because clean future technologies are created here, but because the…


Turning science fiction into science fact

Professor Jürgen P. Rabe, director of the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof, about building bridges, joint labs, and a new research building:

Ten years of IRIS Adlershof: what exactly goes on here? Jürgen P. Rabe: It all begins with asking good questions – questions that impose themselves on us, that we can provide answers to by using our scientific…


A hub for basic research, teaching, and industrial application

How the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof supports many different technology start-ups :

For almost two decades now, Prof. Emil List-Kratochvil has been dealing with a technology that many think holds a promise for the future: printed electronics. The Austrian-born solid-state physicist has been…


Focusing on advanced materials

A graduate school in Adlershof offers top qualification and turns teams into families:

Advanced materials are a cutting-edge field. Diodes, solar cells, transistors, and storage elements – they are all based on state-of-the-art electronic materials. The products containing these ‘advanced and novel…


Awoken from a slumber – how inventors bent on the future mix with developers ready to invest

Gregor Keck, head of the regional management agency for Berlin’s South East region, about happy investors, shared identities, and a lively industrial culture:

How do you define, what we call, a ‘Zukunftsort’, a place where future innovation is created? It is a place where scientists and businesses get together, which especially includes companies that plan and execute…


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