Transatlantic Cluster Initiative

Roadshow on E-Mobility

E-Mobility is the overarching concept applying to both vehicular transportation and infrastructure networks, with the ultimate aim to produce more environmentally-friendly and efficient vehicles through drive electrification.

With the German government providing over €1.5 billion for research and development in this field since 2009 and an ever-more-relevant dialogue surrounding transatlantic cooperation of policy, regulatory, technical and infrastructure measures, this is shaping a strong demand for electrification of transportation both in the U.S. and Germany.

Actively building on this evolving topic, GACC Midwest organized a US roadshow on the topic of E-Mobility from August 27 - 31, 2018.

Event Impressions

Roadshow events

Along with our partners; select experts and representatives in the field of E-Mobility joined our German cluster delegation at the following events to:

Network with leaders of German E-Mobility clusters,
Exchange best-practices surrounding charging infrastructure, battery technology, and mobility services and
Discuss international collaboration opportunities and learn more about our Cluster delegation trip to Germany

Ann Arbor:

Transatlantic Tech Mobility Meetup
Monday, August 27, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
SPARK Central Innovation Center
330 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Agenda here


Transatlantic Mobility Luncheon
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel
200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
Agenda here

“We participated in the Transatlantic Cluster Initiative roadshow on Industry 4.0 to observe best practices of how economic development works in the USA. Through great organization by GACC Midwest, we had an insight into workshops carried out by networks to support implementing smart devices in production. We took part in a tour of mHUB, Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and visited companies to understand the progress of digitization in production. The program gave us the chance to network and organize strategic partnerships with companies and organizations closely aligned with the operational and economic goals of our organization.”

Dr. Jochen Selle, Strategic Developer, Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen

Delegation Trip to Germany

The roadshow will be followed by a cluster delegation trip to Germany on October 15 - 19, 2018.15 select US-participants will have ample opportunity to visit and speak with German E-Mobility key players from business and research institutions as well as interact with leading industry associations and clusters. Last but not least, participants will also be able to immerse themselves in German culture and hospitality.

For more details regarding Transatlantic Cluster events, please contact Jessica Ferklass.

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Jessica Ferklass

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