In recent years the trans-European transport corridor North Sea-Baltic has developed into an important engine of the cross-border economy. Political reforms, interlinked value chains beyond national borders and increasingly globalised trade are leading to a steady increase in transport volumes along this transport axis.
1957 to 2027 "Review and Perspectives" -This was the title of ScMI Executive Board member Dr. Andreas Siebes’ Dinner-Speech at the Institute for Product Development (IPEK) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The occasion for this special speech was the 60th birthday of University Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers. He has been a full professor since 1996 and is now the spokesman of the institutes’ management.
The development of the rural areas in Germany is striking and absolutely worth a dedicated scenario study. One of the most driving reasons for rural areas taking different alternative development paths are economic side-conditions. In order to be successful, companies need qualified professionals and executives.
In order to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises from the fields of mechanical engineering and industrial automation in the global innovation competition, 20 partners from industry and research have founded the supraregional innovation network Zukunftsallianz Maschinenbau e.V at the Hannover Messe 2015. Today, the network consists of 45 members and partners who all participated at the 4th innovation dialogue in early April.
For the sixth time, the conference "Managing Risk in Africa" was hosted by the German-African Business Association at the AKA-Bank in Frankfurt. In addition to the updated information on security issues and political risks, the event also involved an active exchange between the participating companies, security experts, and government representatives.
The economic forum of the ESB Business School was established in 1996 and is since than organized by ESB students. It offers public discussions on current topics in economics, politics and society. This year’s forum dealt with “The hunt for the forgotten continent – Africa on sale?“
Scenarios as maps of the future – in one way or another scenarios can be better understood if many different futures are mapped together. Consequently, ScMI provided a “map room” during their icebreaker-session at the 2016 DTIM-Conference in order to introduce the Scenario-Management approach.
In the context of the Knowledge Factory Forum a main prize for entrepreneurship was awarded for the first time within the framework of the ‘Jugend forscht Competition’ on June 8th. With this regard, the chairmanship of the jury initiated by the Knowledge Factory and the BASF was incumbent upon Dr. Andreas Siebe, member of the executive board of the ScMI.