- A clear commitment to the Rhineland-Palatinate technology base
- Continuing many years of cooperation
The SmartFactoryKL technology initiative has joined the Rhineland-Palatinate Initiative for the Future (German: Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz (ZIRP). The decision was agreed by the executive board of ZIRP at a meeting yesterday in Mainz. Rüdiger Dabelow, managing director of SmartFactoryKL, attended the meeting and provided an introduction of the newest member organization.
While assigning an official framework for a long term engagement in the government initiative ZIRP, membership represents a clear commitment on the part of SmartFactoryKL to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as a technology center and to the strength of the regional economy. “As an initiative, we realize how important viable and reliable networks are for long term success. Our active membership in one of the major, multi-disciplinary initiatives in the state will clearly be of benefit to us,” said Dabelow.
The Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate Malu Dreyer, vice-chair of ZIRP stated, “We are very pleased that after so many years of close cooperation, SmartFactoryKL has become a member of the Initiative for the Future of Rhineland-Palatinate. Besides signifying a long term commitment to the region, it also is confirmation that networks are the most appropriate platform for bringing key players together for discussions and exchanges.” Heike Arend, managing director of ZIRP was also delighted about the new membership, adding “SmartFactory Kaiserslautern is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of Industrie 4.0, which may be attributed to the many contributions over the years by its executive director Prof. Dr. Detlef Zühlke. The decision to join ZIRP shows that our discussions are forward looking and we welcome their desire to participate in the ongoing debate.”
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About the Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz (ZIRP)
The Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz (ZIRP) is unique in Germany as a voluntary association of 85 member companies, universities, churches, and other institutions promoting culture and the arts, each with ties to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The initiative was founded in 1992 and is organized as a non-profit company with an executive board. The aim of ZIRP is to promote Rhineland-Palatinate as a competitive location for international business and industry, an attractive place to live and work, as well as a place with a lively and flourishing European culture.More information is provided online at: www.zirp.de.