Structural change in Lusatia becomes visible - LSP at the 2nd LAUSITZFORUM 2038

Middle class. Structural change. Shaping. This was the motto of the forum on November 7, 2023, which was attended by over 250 representatives from politics, science, administration and SMEs, demonstrating the great interest in structural change.

Our conclusion after this year's LAUSITZFORUM 2028: It was a day full of inspiring discussions and networking around the potential of Lusatia, the role of SMEs in structural change and opportunities offered by the Just Transition Fund. We have excellent conditions in the region to master structural change. Now we need to leverage the existing potential and create innovations!

The more than 250 representatives from politics, science, Energy Economics and society are certain: Lusatia will develop into a resource-efficient and sustainable economic region with a global role model effect - with international appeal and relevance for Germany as a business location.

Carsten Schneider, Minister of State in the Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Germany, is also convinced of this. He attaches particular importance to the Lusatia Science Park in terms of structural change: "The Lusatia Science Park should become a place where research and application meet. Excellent research meets strong companies, which is a great prospect for innovation, but also for new jobs, from which the entire region should benefit. The federal government is supporting the federal states in the challenges of structural change as part of the Structural Strengthening Act and is funding the project with extensive financial resources."

Dr. Klaus Freytag, Commissioner of the Minister President of the State of Brandenburg for Lusatia, is also looking to the future with excitement: "The LSP is urgently needed because we have no structure in Lusatia for the consistent establishment and transfer from science to industry. I expect that the many state subsidies provided for science and research will be supplemented with funds from companies that settle in the LSP. My bold prediction: by 2033, the Lusatia Science Park will have international appeal!"

An inspiring event with a signal effect for Brandenburg, Saxony and beyond.

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From left: Prof. Michael Hübner, BTU Vice President for Research and Transfer, Ariane Derks, Managing Director of the Lausitz Science Park, BTU President Prof. Gesine Grande and Carsten Schneider, Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Europe © Lausitz Science Park
Lusatia Commissioner Dr. Klaus Freytag also stopped by the LSP stand © Lausitz Science Park