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Digitalization brings radical change. Now is the time to set the right course for the future! Karlsruhe is aware of the opportunities and challenges of the digital transition.

The initiative arose with the collaboration of 11 working teams, over 25 institutions, and over 50 ICT companies. Together they pursue the vision for Karlsruhe to become a motor of digitalization and hence be a pioneer with regard to digital topics.

10 Theses of the Initiative

The initiative developed 10 theses that depict in which areas Karlsruhe is already optimally prepared – and what ought to be done to keep it that way in the future.

Organizational structure

The steering committee of the initiative is the body of consultation, support, decision recommendation and decision making. Ideas for future projects are discussed here. Its members include representatives from business, science, culture, administration as well as the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In line with the principle of equal representation, the steering committee is chaired by First Mayor Gabriele Luczak-Schwarz as a representative of the city administration, Martin Hubschneider (Managing Director of CyberForum e.V., Chairman of CAS Software AG, Vice President of Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V., Initiator of Bunte Nacht der Digitalisierung) as a representative of business, and Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth (Vice President of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) as a representative of science.

The office is entrusted with the operational activities of the initiative, acts as an interface with all participants in close exchange and serves as an official contact. It is composed of one representative each from the Science Office of the City of Karlsruhe and the CyberForum e.V.

Eleven working groups, each headed by a scattering group member, analyze and further develop the digital aspects and success criteria of areas such as administration, science, education, culture and society, location factors for skilled workers, sovereignty, start-up culture, internationalization and innovation transfer.

Steering Committee

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