Virtual Delegation Trip for Indian Startups
Informative “Karlsruhe Day” in cooperation with GINSEP
Together with 4 regional partners – including Karlsruhe – the “German Indian Exchange Program” (GINSEP, a non-monetary platform initiated by the “German Startups Association”) gave 19 selected startups from India operating in the digital health or industrial digitization space the chance to go on a digital trip to Germany from October 26th-30th!
The event was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to strengthen and foster exchange between India and Germany in the startup space and support Indian and German startups in their efforts to gain access to the respective other market. “Jointly with the 19 selected Indian startups, we are kicking off the one-week long digital investor and startup tour”, said Julian Zix, Project Lead “Ginsep”.
Measuring the Trees
“Grüne Lunge Project” Investigates How We Can Make Urban Trees and Forests Fit for Climate Change
A typical summer's day in the city of Karlsruhe: Bright sunshine, 28 degrees, it's humid. Passers-by intuitively seek the cooling shade of trees or buildings. “This everyday situation shows how important trees are to the urban climate”, says Dr. Somidh Saha, forestry scientist at KIT’s Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS). "In the city, however, trees are exposed to various stresses", Saha adds.
The researcher is head of the joint project GrüneLunge (greenlung), which is funded with over 1.4 million euros by the “City of the Future” program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Forest Research Institute (Forstliche Versuchsanstalt Baden-Württemberg - FVA), Germany’s national meteorological service “DeutscherWetterdienst” (DWD), the Karlsruhe Parks Department, and the Rheinstetten Building Authorities, researchers at ITAS are investigating how weather extremes and airpollution affect the health, growth, and ecosystem of trees and forests in cities.
„Ausreichendes Angebot an qualifizierten Fachkräften“
„Welcome Center der Technologieregion Karlsruhe“ wird weiterhin gefördert
„Die schwierige Situation durch die Corona-Pandemie darf nicht dazu führen, dass wir in unseren langfristigen Bemühungen nachlassen, internationale Fachkräfte zu gewinnen und zu integrieren“, so Staatssekretärin Katrin Schütz bei der Übergabe des Bescheides in einer Online-Konferenz.
„Wir freuen uns sehr über die Weiterförderung und werden das Portfolio des „Welcome Centers“ kontinuierlich mit adäquaten Angeboten für ausländische Fachkräfte und Unternehmen der Region ausbauen“, so Petra Bender, Leiterin des „Welcome Center Technologieregion Karlsruhe“. Das baden-württembergische Wirtschaftsministerium gewährt dafür einen Zuschuss von 388.500 Euro.
Reliable Results in 39 Minutes
New Rapid Coronavirus Test from the Southwest of Germany
„Bosch” has developed a new rapid test for its Vivalytic analysis device to detect the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. The test provides a reliable result in 39 minutes and is currently the fastest polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test worldwide.
“Bosch’s” new rapid test is predestined for decentralized use in mobile test centers at freeway service stations or in airports. People who take the test can obtain a reliable result while at the testing site. Available now in Europe, the CE-approved test helps avoid time in quarantine, relieve laboratories, and make travel and work safer again. “One of the keys to fighting the coronavirus pandemic is to rapidly identify sources of infection. That’s why we focused on following up on our first coronavirus test with an even faster one,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of “Robert Bosch GmbH”. “This will now enable us to put people’s minds at ease even more quickly.”