Innovation Seminars

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Cities and metropolitan areas are becoming more reliant on energy-efficient transportation systems to move people and goods in a cost- and time-efficient manner as a result of the urbanization trend across the US and its negative impact on national energy consumption. The integration of Big Data and alternative fuel technologies is a key factor when it comes to operating energy-efficient multi-modal transportation networks. 

Most of these developments, which are considered new in the U.S., are already long-established in Germany with its state-of-the-art infrastructure system. Since numerous sustainability and energy-efficient technologies have already been operating successfully in Germany for many years, there are opportunities for German companies to establish themselves as pioneers in the US market.

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. organizes a series of Innovation Seminars on the topic of Energy Efficient Transportation Systems to foster a transatlantic knowledge exchange and explore collaboration opportunities

Be part of the Innovation Seminars

Is your company active in the area of energy efficient transportation? Do you have innovative reference projects? Are you interested in collaboration opportunities with universities in the fields of energy-efficient transportation? Take part in the Innovation Seminars and showcase your technologies and solutions at four renowned universities in the Midwest. Meet the future decision makers in the industry, create potential business connections, as well as promote their best practices to a group of enthusiastic individuals.

There is no program fee for a company to participate. The only costs you are responsible for are your travel costs, as well as the expenses for the VIP networking dinner (ca. 750 USD).

If you are interested in participating, please contact Svenja Schroeder.

Event Details

These seminars will be held at four renowned universities across the Midwest.

  • University of Minnesota - Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
  • Michigan State University - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

The seminars include presentations by selected German companies and institutions, and feature an expert speaker from the Intelligent Transportation Sector in Germany.

The seminars include opportunities for the students, their professors, and the participating German company representatives to meet and network in order to share best practices and foster future relationships.

Each seminar will be followed by a networking reception on campus, as well as a VIP networking dinner with the professors and other presenters.

The Innovation Seminars were supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the Energy Solutions Initiative on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.


Svenja Schroeder
Manager, Market Entry Programs, Delegations & Events
Tel.: +1 (312) 561-9791
E-Mail: schroeder(at)

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