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this site basically sums up the state of North Rhine Westphalia will become Germany's Silicon Valley. with this project it will increase industries in Cologne, Bonn, Aachen, and Düsseldorf
 

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this site basically sums up the state of North Rhine Westphalia will become Germany's Silicon Valley. with this project it will increase industries in Cologne, Bonn, Aachen, and Düsseldorf
Silicon Valley as that if the US? How Germany attract foreign investors with the so many competitors in the region? Hard to achieve IMO.
 

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Silicon Valley as that if the US? How Germany attract foreign investors with the so many competitors in the region? Hard to achieve IMO.
well there is competition, our Silicon Valley(s) are pretty different compared to what you're thinking. Ill explain it.
-Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has BioCon which is a place for life science, biotechnology and Bioscience

-Lower Saxony has CFK Valley which accelerates in carbon fiber reinforced plastics technology, as well as manufacturing and recycling industries
and they have measurement valley which manufactures machines and components, for the alignment of headlamps and wheels for vehicles as well as calibration devices for drive assistance systems

-Munich in Bavaria has Germany's leading "silicon valley" currently with Isar Valley which has 2 of the world's top universities, a Mercedes Plant, Siemens company and other top companies.
-Bavaria has Medical Valley which counts for Germany's "digital health hub", plus 500 medical technology companies, 65 Hospitals, 80 institutes for applied science at universities and 20 non-university research institutes. along with this, medical valley also makes up one third of medical production in Germany and exports ~3% advanced medical tech to the world

-Berlin (Silicon Alle) : basically was formed to help support several international tech industries as well as local companies.

-Silicon Saxony is based in Dresden for 300 companies in microelectronics and IT clusters, which is the largest in Germany. It is also known for it's technological trends such artificial intelligence, robotics etc.

-Rheinland-Palatine has "silicon woods" in Kaiserslautern which is an industrial city, but its university is becoming increasingly growing for science with a focus on IT. which is going to lead up to other settlements in the near future.

-Saxony Anhalt has Solar Valley which is known for Photovoltaics.

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Potential : North-Rhine Westphalia: basically what the economic minster of NRW Andreas Pinkwart wants is he wants to turn the entire NRW into all of these mentioned above, of course it'll take time however the time is coming. Düsseldorf will become Germany's first major smart city, with most of the main projects starting 2020. He plans to add several IT schools, a top university in the city and so on. He wants Aachen and Bonn to have a electric car manufacturer, being the top starting in 2020-onwards, Cologne and Düsseldorf will have Bioscience, Biotechnology in the future and He wants Cologne to have a "medical valley" of their own. Dortmund will be home to several microelectronics and IT Clusters in the west, and possibly home to a "Solar Valley" itself in between them and Essen

now that said, of course you'll have states fighting to take a chunk of that with competition, but the one thing NRW has is, is the Ruhr area (a major industrial zone) plus NRW has one of the largest state economies if you want exclude the federal govt. money.


Before, NRW's plan to become Germany's "top silicon valley" or equivalent anyways, Berlin was trying to become all of Europe's Silicon area for real. however they only have Silicon Allee which is not really that major
there is/why several reasons why Berlin couldn't do it right now

-rising prices which is causing many to move to other states/cities
-the university of Berlin is not well known, large as let's say Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich which is in the top 100 universities of the world
so more or less Berlin, couldn't compete in major terms of any the current Silicon Valleys that I mentioned. NRW is not trying to "out compete" San Francisco per se, as much as it is trying to compete against others internally.
 

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so Berlin basically couldn't become a IT-center because of the rising prices and because they lacked an IT school or what?
 

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so Berlin basically couldn't become a IT-center because of the rising prices and because they lacked an IT school or what?
what really caused Berlin to fail in becoming a more known IT city, is because a few years ago when they formed Silicon Allee they thought it would help bring other domestic, international companies into Berlin which would create jobs, and help the city economics grow, however they spent to much and almost had to declare Bankruptcy for the city.
to hide/cover this humiliation up now, Berlin is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to become Germany's first green city (running on power from wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles) a lot don't understand that Berlin is like a spoiled child, when some state or city is going to had something major, they want to compete
 

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Although Ford CEO Jim Hackett has been criticized for being at times hyperbolic in his pronouncements, when he sat onstage in New York this morning, flanked on his right by Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and on his left by Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky, and said that the auto industry is in the midst of “the biggest shift in transportation” since the time of Henry Ford, there was absolutely no exaggeration.
The announcement that Ford and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance is one of the biggest events in the auto industry in modern times.
What makes this fundamentally different from, say, the original Renault-Nissan alliance: That deal allowed the continued existence of the two companies, but there was no substantive change in what the companies brought to market — the same sorts of cars, crossovers and commercial vehicles they’d long been producing, just with a bit more cost sharing.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is not unlike the agreement that Ford and Volkswagen announced earlier this year regarding the collaboration on commercial vans and medium pickups for European and other markets.
Today’s announcement, however, is truly transformative in that Ford will be using the Volkswagen-developed electric vehicle platform — the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) — to produce some 600,000 vehicles in Europe over the next six years, a platform that Volkswagen intends to use for the production of some 15 million battery-electric vehicles on a global basis over the next 10 years.
What this part of the announcement underscores is that these two global automotive giants — the two companies combined had sales of 16.7 million vehicles in 2018 — are now creating something of a standard for an electric vehicle architecture.
As Diess explained, by opening up MEB to Ford, the companies can drive down production costs through scale economies. That leads to the ability to offer the vehicles to the consumer at a more attractive price. Which can conceivably increase demand, which, in turn, can further trim costs. And for the vehicle manufacturers, who are presently facing nothing but red ink regarding EVs, there can be, according to Diess, “sustainable and profitable growth.”

One could argue that this is simply a case of Ford buying the MEB from Volkswagen, sort of a straight-up purchase that has no further implication than in terms of a supplier-customer relationship.
But speaking of the development of the Ford electric vehicle for Europe that is to launch in 2023, Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, Automotive, said that it is helpful that the company has an advanced research and development center in Aachen, Germany, whose engineers can work with those of Volkswagen. “A lot of work goes on in developing a vehicle,” he said with understatement.
So here is a case where the two companies are going to be working together to develop and launch a product that is certainly non-traditional in the context of the vast majority of the aforementioned 16.7 million vehicles.
Then there is Argo AI, the company that is developing an autonomous vehicle platform, a startup that Ford invested in two years ago. The finances are a bit tricky, but the bottom line here is that Ford and Volkswagen will have an equal stake in Argo AI, which will account for a “substantial majority” of the privately held company. Volkswagen is putting in $1 billion in funding and wrapping in its Munich-based Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID) company; AID will become Argo AI’s European operation.

Again, auto companies investing in autonomous vehicle companies is nothing new. In fact, Volkswagen had invested in Argo AI competitor Aurora until this past June; Aurora has investments by Hyundai-Kia and FCA.
But the difference here is that Volkswagen and Ford are looking to achieve a self-driving platform that can be scaled comparatively quickly. Argo AI’s Salesky emphasized that their objectives are to (1) build for scale, (2) architect the software to be production quality, (3) have automotive grade sensors and computers, and, perhaps most important, (4) fully integrate their product with OEMs.
Hackett said that one of the reasons Ford was initially interested in Argo AI was because of that company’s focus on working with a vehicle manufacturer to make its products appropriate for use.
This, too, is a play of a platform that can be scaled. Not only is this somewhat analogous to the MEB in terms of the ability to reduce costs through volume, but there is the additional benefit that by having an Argo AI system on many more vehicles — both Volkswagen Group products and those of Ford — the system, by obtaining data through daily operation, can get smarter and better.
If the future is electric and autonomous, the arrangement between Ford, Volkswagen and Argo AI will define that future and transform the industry.
As Hackett pointed out: If you look at what has happened in the technology sector — think Microsoft and Apple, Facebook and Google — “there will only be a few winners.” By setting de facto standards, Volkswagen and Ford are likely to be among the few.
VW-Ford isn't just an alliance, it's an automotive earthquake originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 13 Jul 2019 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
 

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what really caused Berlin to fail in becoming a more known IT city, is because a few years ago when they formed Silicon Allee they thought it would help bring other domestic, international companies into Berlin which would create jobs, and help the city economics grow, however they spent to much and almost had to declare Bankruptcy for the city.
to hide/cover this humiliation up now, Berlin is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to become Germany's first green city (running on power from wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles) a lot don't understand that Berlin is like a spoiled child, when some state or city is going to had something major, they want to compete
The only thing I can think of is importing cheap labor from China and India to get the project kicked off.
 

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The only thing I can think of is importing cheap labor from China and India to get the project kicked off.
meh, China is helping with investments I believe, we have some Indians here but most just go to universities then head back home to India a majority of the time very few stay. either way, I'd rather trust China, not because I'm sinophile, but rather because they stay with economic deals unlike India
 

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The next project of the Aachen electric car pioneer Günther Schuh has a title: e.SAT. The company has presented the hybrid-electric small aircraft Silent Air Taxi together with the RWTH Aachen University and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
Small, light and quiet: By 2024, the developers from Aachen intend to put the hybrid small aircraft into operation and officially approve it. The five-seater Silent Air Taxi will serve as a feeder to major airports and thus relieve traffic between cities. The aim is for the Silent Air Taxi to be as inexpensive as a first-class train ticket with Deutsche Bahn.
In contrast to other electric flight projects such as Lilium, Volocopter or Ehang, the aircraft from Aachen is not designed as a VTOL that can take off and land like a helicopter in the smallest places. The Silent Air Taxi is as a small aircraft and, according to the developers, requires a maximum runway length of 400 metres. This means it can fly to almost any airport in its native Germany. According to the company, 80 per cent of Germans live within a radius of 25 kilometres of a (small) commercial airport.
The novelty of the Silent Air Taxi is apparent in the name: It is designed to be extremely quiet. Since take-off and landing are done in electric mode, the aircraft can no longer be heard at a distance of 100 meters, according to the developers. In flight, the combustion engines then take over and should enable a maximum speed of 300 km/h and a range of up to 1000 kilometres.

The unusual wing concept known as the Boxwing, which resembles a double-decker, is intended to contribute to the low volume and high efficiency. It ensures “superior aerodynamic efficiency, compactness and compactness,” mused Frank Janser, Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
The maiden flight is scheduled for 2022 and type certification for 2024. In e.SAT GmbH, developers from the RWTH and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences work together. Günther Schuh, professor at Aachen University and head of e.GO-Mobile, acts as e-SAT’s CFO. In addition to companies such as MTU Aero Engines, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the surrounding communities also support the project. The Aachen-Merzbrück airfield is to be converted into a research airfield with an adjacent industrial park at a cost of 12.7 million euros.
 

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the Daimler backed Volocopter 2X was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. the first prototype did a successful flight test in 2016, and expected to enter service roughly in 2021-2022. Part of the "Air Taxi" project launched by E. Go Mobile company based in Aachen, is helping with this launching a plane to enter service 2022-2024. The First Major customer will be Frankfurt and currently rescue agency ADAC is planning to purchase an unknown quantity of 2X helicopters for the states of Bavaria and Rheinland-Pfalz
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E. Go Mobile based in Aachen already delivered the first batch of the E.Go Life to the market for export. the E. Go Life uses the VW MEB platform, and it's said that the Aachen based company plans to build ~4,300 E. Go Life cars before year's end and in E. Go Mobile is promoting the Life and a sports car model based on the Life to Geneva, Switzerland. if successful, Switzerland will be the first country to buy from the Aachen based company
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The only thing I can think of is importing cheap labor from China and India to get the project kicked off.
Well importing form India will insure any project, instead of going up, will go down. The US learned it the hard way, high time the world realized it too.


The US has a list of some 10~20 companies that are critical to National Security, LM, Boeing Raytheon, Cisco etc. Sensitive data has been steadily flowing to India, China, Russia, Israel, courtesy of Indians. The US deep state has realized its folly

 

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India is not that trustworthy has a partner one bit. they either only want to pay half the original price, or end up cancelling projects.
for example Siemens was to modernize all of India's Railway systems, however only Mumbai and one other got modernized for 6,000HP to 9,000HP it ticked off Siemens
Siemens also just got it's first contract to supply India with 206 Wind Turbines, we will wait and see how that goes.
Siemens was suppose to help construct, invest in 100 newly built India Smart Cities, first Smart City was to start in 2016, none even started yet
Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology is helping Coimbatore India, with recycling waste water into fresh water. This plan is to go on until 2045, After Coimbatore, Fraunhofer is planned to go to other major cities.
so, out of 4 major contracts, 1 is basically ok, but still irritated, 2 project is in question, 3 is basically a failure, and 4th is the only running smoothly.

my point is you can't trust India to be a complete, fully trusted partner in any aspects. and don't even get me started on their defence relations
 

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India is not that trustworthy has a partner one bit. they either only want to pay half the original price, or end up cancelling projects.
for example Siemens was to modernize all of India's Railway systems, however only Mumbai and one other got modernized for 6,000HP to 9,000HP it ticked off Siemens
Siemens also just got it's first contract to supply India with 206 Wind Turbines, we will wait and see how that goes.
Siemens was suppose to help construct, invest in 100 newly built India Smart Cities, first Smart City was to start in 2016, none even started yet
Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology is helping Coimbatore India, with recycling waste water into fresh water. This plan is to go on until 2045, After Coimbatore, Fraunhofer is planned to go to other major cities.
so, out of 4 major contracts, 1 is basically ok, but still irritated, 2 project is in question, 3 is basically a failure, and 4th is the only running smoothly.

my point is you can't trust India to be a complete, fully trusted partner in any aspects. and don't even get me started on their defence relations
Pls do mention how the "defence relations" are coming along.
 

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Pls do mention how the "defence relations" are coming along.
well Germany doesn't have strong defence relations with India, they have MP5s, PSG-1s, U-209s, and that's about it.
but take France for instance
-they damaged their Scorene class by not closing the hatch
-France don't want India to get license production on Rafale.
US hasn't granted India license production on P-8I, CH-47FI, AH-64EI which should say something
and India's-Russia's defence relations are off and on all the time and so forth, so it shows many countries also dislike arming them as well, only the money is what makes these countries help them.
 

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