Transatlantic Cluster Insights | Volume 7 | July 2018
Transatlantic Cluster Insights

As summer is in full swing, the heat is turning up on GACC Midwest’s upcoming Transatlantic Cluster programs centering on E-Mobility. Select individuals have the opportunity have the opportunity to delve into this electrifying topic with us in the US and Germany:

Between August 27 - 31, 2018, join us at events in Ann Arbor, MI and Denver, CO to experience E-Mobility first hand. Sign up here .

From October 14 - 20, select executives, researchers and thinkers within the E-Mobility community will travel to Germany to continue this insightful conversation. Apply here.

We encourage you to re ach out to us so we can connect you with key players in the industry at these events.

In the meantime, enjoy our most recent edition of Transatlantic Cluster Insights.

Kind regards,

Jessica Ferklass
Manager, Consulting Services
German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
Review: Delegation Trip on Industry 4.0
Workforce Development and Inter-Discipline Communication in Focus
In May, our Industry 4.0 trip brought our US delegates to three major cities in Germany: Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Hannover. Find impressions of the journey here .

Distilling the major discussions:

  • Importance of systems that enable the integration of old and new machinery in Industry 4.0 (without OPC UA).
  • Digitization helps helps highly industrialized countries like Germany keep a high labor cost work force.
  • Strengthening the capabilities of the workforce is as critical as investment into smart and connected technologies.

Inter-discipline dialog, i.e. continuous, innovation-focused communication between regional development organizations, educational and research institutes, and business is the basis of sustainable profitability for both industry and workforce. Join our Transatlantic Cluster Platform on LinkedIn to keep the dialog going.
What Participants Say
“GACC Midwest organized a terrific delegation trip for the Transatlantic Cluster Initiative. The itinerary was clearly built on focused topic areas that were both relevant and thought-provoking. From Frankfurt to Stuttgart to Hannover our group was immersed not just into the technicalities of Industry 4.0 (I 4.0) but also the ecosystem that drives sustainable industry growth.
In addition to the focus on I 4.0, our group spent evenings enjoying the culture, food and customs of Germany. It was an incredible experi ence - certainly one I recommend and one I hope to have the opportunity to do again."

Manas Mehandru, Chief Operating Officer, mHUB
6th German Night Reception | September 11, 2018

We look forward to continuing the discussion at our German Night Reception at IMTS / Hannover Messe USA. The event will bring together industry professionals from the German, US, and global manufacturing sectors. Leverage your chance to increase your visibili ty t o IMTS exhibitors and top manufacturers as a sponsor of this event.

Please click here to see our available sponsorship opportunities.
Are you an expert in innovation or digitalization and want to showcase your expertise? Become a speaker and sponsor at our Digitalization Forum on October 19 in Chicago!

Contact Heather Broberg for more information.
Transatlantic Clusters in the News
Welcome to the Cluster Republic - GTAI - p.4 ff.
Learn how our cluster partners Medical Valley and MAI Carbon support international companies with their market entry. Read publication.

IMTS 2018 | HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 - September 10-15, 2018
Plattform Industrie 4.0 will hold a special program (in partnership with the IIC, NEMA and Manufacturing Leadership Council):  Industrie 4.0 Meets the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Read article.

Recap Industry 4.0 Delegation trip to Germany (German language)
Read more about our US delegation's experiences during our Industry 4.0 trip to Germany by our partners microTEC Südwest and VDC Fellbach .
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Jessica Ferklass | German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.
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