Görlitz Innovation Campus

Görlitz has a new SPACE to support people who want to start a business – The HHL DIGITAL SPACE Görlitz.

Our Concept

Innovations from startups and SMEs especially in energy technology, automation and digitization are important drivers for successful structural development in the region of Lausitz/Saxony. This is where DIGITAL SPACE jumps in – to create an open platform, supporting entrepreneurship and boosting structural change. Therefore, HHL DIGITAL SPACE offers various programs and formats for startups and established companies. Participants will be supported through workshops to create new ideas and turn them into business models – all in the long-lasting tradition of the founding and entrepreneurship spirit that HHL has represented since its foundation by entrepreneurs in 1898. Moreover, DIGITAL SPACE an ecosystem and cooperates with many regional partners such as the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, TU Dresden, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, FutureSax and companies and associations such as DTC, Siemens, Alstom, LEAG, Stadtwerke Görlitz, and many more, as well as the cities of Görlitz and Zgorzelec and the General Entrepreneurs Association.

The HHL DIGITAL SPACE Görlitz is funded by the “STARK” project funding, enabled through the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control.

Opening Event on 24th of March 2023. f.l.t.r. Dr. Maurice Steinhoff (Managing Director & Co-Founder HHL DIGITAL SPACE), Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth (Rector HHL), Octavian Ursu (Mayor City of Görlitz), Michael Kretschmer (Minister President Saxony), Dr. Stephan Meyer (District Administrator District of Görlitz), Carsten Ovens (Executive Director ELNET Deutschland e.V.), Alexander Dierks (Chairman of Freundeskreis Israel in the Saxon State Parliament), and Christoph Scholze (Advisor HHL DIGITAL SPACE Görlitz)

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Our Team

f.l.t.r. Philip Dörr (Incubation Manager, Leipzig), Paulin Ostrowski (Project Manager, Görlitz), Dr. Maurice Steinhoff (Head of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Managing Director), Nino Tomini (Entrepreneurship Associate, Leipzig), and Georg Blüher (Exist Consultant, Leipzig). Not represented in the picture Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach (Academic Lead), Christoph Scholze (Advisor, Görlitz), and Panajota Angjeli-Reich (Project Manager & Startup Coach, Leipzig).

Opening Event in 2023

On March 24, 2023, we celebrated the grand opening of the HHL DIGITAL SPACE Görlitz with welcoming speeches by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, the Mayor of the City of Görlitz, Octavian Ursu, the District Administrator Dr. Stephan Meyer, and our HHL Rector Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth, moderated by Managing Director Dr. Maurice Steinhoff and Christoph Scholze, at the Siemens Energy Innovation Campus in Görlitz.

In cooperation with strong local partners, programs and formats are offered focusing on entrepreneurship and strengthening the regional ecosystem of Lausitz/Saxony.

A workshop on the topic “Problem-Solution-Fit – First Steps in the Early Stage” as well as the following networking aperitif encouraged the discussion and completed a successful day.

Where to find us?

The Co-Working Space at the Innovation Campus Görlitz offers flexible workplaces, space for events, workshops, meetings and enables a parallel and synergetic interaction of different stakeholder groups from economy, science, and industry – among others, the HHL DIGITAL SPACE. The opportunity for networking turns the place into a suitable location for people interested in entrepreneurship topics.

Address: Lutherstraße 51, 02826 Görlitz

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