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The rapidly increasing digitalization poses great challenges for established companies, but at the same time offers considerable potential. And this is exactly where the work of ruhr:HUB comes in!
As an initiative of the six cities in the Ruhr region – Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and the business metropolis Ruhr – the ruhr:HUB serves as the central contact point for the digital economy in the Ruhr region. We offer start-ups a platform to connect with business, science, investors and politics and thus build up the necessary network for successful growth.

Our goal is to support companies and start-ups in the emerging topics of digitization and to prepare the region and its fast growing start-up scene for the future. This is done, among other things, through offers such as reverse pitches and hackathons, in which concrete topics are interactively dealt with and innovative solutions are actively sought. Efficient know-how transfer and networking are guaranteed by Experience Days (on topics such as IoT, IT security, etc.) and start-up weekends, and the startupweek:RUHR is a great way to get the general public excited about the subject of “start-ups”.

In addition, the ruhr:HUB with its premises for co-working and the establishment of a digital community as a physical location in the heart of Essen will be available 24/7. We are looking forward to seeing you!