19.07.2016

Luther supports Ruhr Valley Digital Economy Hub

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One of six North Rhine-Westphalia Digital Economy (DWNRW) Hubs - centres of the digital economy - will be created in the Ruhr Valley. The competition for the regional centres for the digital economy selected Aachen, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Münster as the winners, with another DWNRW Hub to be created in the Ruhr Valley. The State of NRW is helping to fund the Hubs to the value of up to 12.5 million Euros in all.

Background

Ruhr Valley wins DWNRW Hub

One of six North Rhine-Westphalia Digital Economy (DWNRW) Hubs - centres of the digital economy - will be created in the Ruhr Valley. The competition for the regional centres for the digital economy selected Aachen, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Cologne and Münster as the winners, with another DWNRW Hub to be created in the Ruhr Valley. The State of NRW is helping to fund the Hubs to the value of up to 12.5 million Euros in all.

Six Ruhr Valley cities want to use new formats such as FutureCamps and matching events to allow founders, SMEs, industry, scientists and universities to network. The Hub is designed to be an information and starting point for national and international founders. The aim is to promote the development of digital business models and develop new technologies in cooperation with regional and national backers.

As a consortium partner, Luther is supporting the Ruhr Valley Hub through a series of lectures and workshops on all of the legal issues relating to the Hub. In addition, the Essen office will be a contact point for legal queries for the start-ups. Luther's extensive network in SMEs and industry offers founders and established businesses alike the unique opportunity to network closely in digital implementation sectors.

Contacts

Luther, Corporate: <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser dr-stefan-galla.html external-link-new-window stefan>Dr. Stefan Galla (Partner), <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser daniel-juergensen-llm-uq.html external-link-new-window>Daniel Jürgensen, LL.M. (UQ) (both Essen)

Luther, IP/IT: <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser dr-maximilian-dorndorf.html external-link-new-window maximilian>Dr. Maximilian Dorndorf (Partner), <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser sebastian-laoutoumai-llm.html external-link-new-window>Sebastian Laoutoumai LL.M. (both Essen)

Author
Dr Maximilian Dorndorf

Dr Maximilian Dorndorf
Partner
Essen
maximilian.dorndorf@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 201 9220 24027

Dr Stefan Galla

Dr Stefan Galla
Partner
Essen
stefan.galla@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 201 9220 24016