Transatlantic Cluster Insights | Volume 8 | November 2018
Transatlantic Cluster Insights

As 2018 is drawing to a close, we invite you to explore recent insights and to get involved in upcoming opportunities for transatlantic exchange surrounding Industry 4.0 and E-Mobility - this year's focus industries of the Transatlantic Cluster Initiative.

Enjoy this edition of Transatlantic Cluster Insight and s tay tuned for our exciting programming for 2019!

Kind regards,

Jessica Ferklass
Manager, Consulting Services
German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest
Review: Delegation Trip on E-Mobility
Lessons learned: Legal requirements, trends and energy storage 
The Delegation Trip covering E-Mobility led our U.S. delegates to the German cities: Munich, Dresden, Chemnitz and Hannover.

Overall takeaways of the week included:
  • Both countries face similar challenges in building up the electrical infrastructure and think ahead what the street of the future will/needs to look like to accommodate the technology of the future
  • A major trend seen in both countries are small electrical city vehicles, E-Scooters in the US and E-Bikes in Germany. The popularity of small sized electrical city vehicles could pave the way for more comprehensive acceptance for E-Cars as well.
  • Hydrogen is seen as a key future energy carrier, with hydrogen fuel cell technology regarded as a viable alternative to battery power.

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What Participants Say
"The Transatlantic Cluster Initiative on the subject of "E-Mobility" facilitated excellent networking opportunities between leading German and American industrial clusters and market players in the mobility industry. The programs, organized by GACC Midwest, in the USA and Germany promoted knowledge transfer between delegation participants, companies, and institutions.

The events in the USA offered excellent insights into regulations as well as industry-specific technology- and infrastructure developments. During the return visit, Northern Germany was able to present itself as an outstanding mobility location in Europe.

The Cluster Initiative enabled me to create substantial connections for Automotive Nord e.V., to promote international exchange and to initiate approaches for cooperation and joint projects."

Oliver Schrader, General Manager, Automotive Nord e.V.
Transatlantic Clusters in the News
The Future of Mobility “Made in Germany”
The increase in traffic worldwide - especially in cities - is exponential, creating many challenges, but also many opportunities. In this highly-informative video, Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) highlights how the German automotive industry is pursuing such opportunities.

Hello to Green Hydrogen
The green hydrogen economy in Eastern Germany is a key element in Germany’s plan to transition to renewable energy sources by 2020. The HYPOS cluster demonstrates how hydrogen can be a safe, cost-effective and widely-used energy carrier.

Manufacturing USA releases its annual report
Manufacturing USA, a network constituted to support and drive forward advanced manufacturing, has released its 2017 annual report. The report contains high-value information on the latest technological improvements as well as training opportunities provided.
New Mobility and ‘Industrie 4.0’ Brochures
The automotive industry is developing rapidly through emerging trends like autonomous driving and E-Mobility, while IIoT, digitalization and workforce upskilling serve as pillars of the 4 th Industrial Revolution. Read more on how German and US companies are cooperating to drive the future in our newest special publications: New Mobility and ‘Industrie 4.0’ (German language) .
Reach your target audience - Save your Spot by November 7!
Under the theme "Partner for the Midwest", this year’s GACC Midwest Report highlights the two aforementioned hot topics highly relevant to industry and cluster organizations in the US and Germany - E-Mobility and Industry 4.0. Browse our  media kit  to review your options for placing engaging advertorials and powerful ads. You can also  review previous editions .
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Jessica Ferklass | German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.
Phone: 312-585-8344 | Fax: 312-644-0783 | |