Smart Service Welt II – A New Technology Promotion Programme

An important area of strategic focus for innovation in Germany is digitisation. The German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has launched “Smart Service Welt II” which is a new programme for digital services and platforms.

The program will be funded by up to € 50 million from 2017 to 2021, on top of an estimated € 50 million to be invested by the participants themselves. It promotes sustainable future solutions specifically with mittelstand-businesses and will focus primarily on: employment, mobility, living and primary care.

“The recent Smart Service Welt I program was well received, and the funding of a new program reaffirms the commitment of Germany’s government to creating a fertile digital R&D landscape,” said Dr. Benno Bunse, CEO of GTAI.

The technology program is part of the BMWi’s “Digitalisation Action” program and expands the current Smart Service Welt tech-programme into new areas.

Photo credit: http://www.colourbox.com. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).

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