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Minister Zypries: “Germany is top for Industrie 4.0”

Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial trade fair. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s motto for its participation this year is “Digitalisation: a driving force for growth - experience Industrie 4.0”.

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Digital Hub Initiative: a round dozen

The Federal Government has launched its Digital Hub Initiative in order to encourage the establishment of digital hubs in Germany. These hubs serve to link up young start-ups with established businesses and excellent research institutes so they can develop innovative digital solutions together. Five of these hubs have already been set up, now seven more will be added.

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Digitalisation: Global, innovative & fair

How is the digital transformation influencing many aspects of our daily lives? How can we shape digitalisation to make the best use of its potential? The Global. Innovative. Fair. brochure explains how.

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Zypries: “G20 Digital Ministers adopt joint roadmap for digitalisation”

The first G20 Digital Ministers Meeting, which took place in Düsseldorf on 6 and 7 April, agreed on a ministerial declaration and a roadmap covering 11 fields of action and ambitious goals regarding digitalisation in the coming years.

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Key policies for the digital transformation

Digital platforms are changing the way we communicate, work, learn and live. We need to adjust to this. The White Paper provides specific ideas for a digital regulatory policy.

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Zypries: “We want everybody to reap the benefits of digitalisation”

On 6 April, the first G20 Digital Ministers’meeting was launched in Düsseldorf. From 6-7 April, the Digital Ministers of the 19 leading economic nations and the European Union (G20) joined together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation under the motto ‘Digitalisation: Policies for a Digital Future’.

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G20 – Shaping digitalisation at global level

If we want to use digitalisation for the good of all people, we need an international framework. As part of its G20 Presidency, Germany therefore organised the first ever meeting of the G20 Digital Ministers on 6-7 April in Düsseldorf, entitled ‘Digitalisation: Policies for a Digital Future’.

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Digital Hub Initiative

The Digital Hub Initiative, developed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, seeks to support the establishment of digital hubs in Germany. The underlying idea of establishing hubs is that cooperation between companies and business start-ups within a confined area will boost innovation, especially in the digital age.

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Policy for the digital future

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    We are creating a digital future.

    Global. Innovative. Fair.

    To make digitalisation a real success, we need get every single person on board. This includes all different age groups and all sections of the population – from small crafts businesses to large companies, from developing countries to industrial-based economies. The Global. Innovative. Fair brochure explains how the digital transformation is influencing many aspects our daily lives and what opportunities it opens up.

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    Key policies for the digital transformation

    White Paper on Digital Platforms

    Digital platforms are changing the way we communicate, work, learn and live. We need to adjust to this. The White Paper provides specific ideas for a digital regulatory policy.

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    Digital Strategy 2025

    Germany’s digital future

    Technological progress is the driving force of our country. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is shaping the digital future of the economy and society based on its Digital Strategy 2025 ten-point plan.

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    Consultation and debate

    Green Paper on Digital Platforms

    Do we need a new regulatory framework for the digitised economy? We are launching discussions on new rules for the new markets on the basis of the Green Paper on digital platforms.