Kaiserslautern has long been involved as a pilot region for the topic of 5G as a fast data network for mobile communications. SmartFactoryKL wanted to highlight the importance of 5G for the region’s strong agricultural sector and for industrial manufacturing. Accordingly, the title for the 11th Innovation Day was chosen as “5G: Networking for Business, Wine, and Science.
5G is considered to be a key technology for digital communication. Industry, car manufacturers, cities, and rural areas rely on fast and stable data transmission. Prof. Martin Ruskowski, chairman of the board at the Technology Initiative, presented a lecture on “The Importance of 5G in Production.” Dr. Martin Verlage, managing director of KL.digital, explained the challenges of implementing 5G in the city in his presentation “5G, Smart City, Digital City – Pilot Region Kaiserslautern.” Dr. Hermann Buitkamp, expert for agricultural technologies at VDMA, spoke about “The importance of local, cellular networks in agriculture.” The final speaker was oenologist Prof. Dominik Durner from the Neustadt Weincampus.
All speakers, regardless of the focus of their work, stressed the need for reliable and secure data connections everywhere in Germany. In particular, our rural areas depend, especially, on digital radio networks for their future viability.
An Innovation Day video is available here:
(Forwarding to YouTube)