Sounds very German - but only on first glance. This high-end conference focusing on Energy and Sustainability in Erlangen bringing together key decision makers from Indusry, Research and Business was a blast. Our key takeaways:
there is still a lot of potential to improve for GErmany as such, on all levels of administration in regards of pure execution power (regulations, distributed and scattered responsibiliies etc.)
the research intensitry and international renomee is tremendous - a healthy race / sportive competition between university of Erlangen and Munich triggers outstanding results. A pattern for success also in other areas?
planning, business case calculation and tactical management of new energy infrastructure is highly complex - AI can help leveraging latest mathematical models. Combination of competencies makes the winners
a vast majority of these innovations require high-end software solutions - their design and creation is depending on interdisciplinary competency
no reason to be pessimistic - when we do it right we can stand the internal and external challenges - but there is a lot of work ahead
Special highligt was the "Staatsempfang" the day before with Minister of State Joachim Herrmann, MdL & member of the Bavarian State Parliament since 1994 and Bavarian Minister of the Interior since 2007.