Open Innovation City
In 2020, we initiated the intiative OIC (Open Innovative City) as one of the project partners. The projects aims to position the city of Bielefeld as the first “Open Innovation City” in Germany. Within the scope of the project mission, various sectors of the city of Bielefeld shape the future together: citizens, politics, economy, and education.
Innovation As a Driver of the Future
Since the start of the project, the project team was able to help launch many great ideas, such as the Innovation Gym, Meetups, Speaker Sessions as well as publications such as trendbook and the OIC Podcast, using workshop formats. All of these ideas help Bielefeld grow into Germany’s first Open Innovation City. Our Founders Foundation startups participate in the project just as leading entrepreneurs and politicians in the region.
Our Representatives in the Project
Our OIC team members Marie and Sebastian represent the innovative spirit of the Founders Foundation in the OIC initiative.
Within the project, Marie builds bridges to international metropolitan cities and advocates for the creation of an extensive ecosystem and multilateral communication.
Sebastian brings a future-oriented mindset to the table and especially advocates for sustainable, long-term development and new technologies.
Open Innovation City Activities
Become Part of Open Innovation City
You want to be an active part of the OIC project and make Bielefeld into a city that is ready for the future? You want to enliven the innovative community? Then check out the Open Innovation City website where you can find more information on the project.
Get To Know Our Network
Take a dive into our unique B2B startup ecosystem.
Hinterland of Things Conference
The Founders Foundation lighthouse event
Our local Mittelstand network
Mentors, Lecturers & Speakers
The people supporting our Education Programs
The founders we have trained successfully – the fruits of our labor.
Your Event – Our Rooms
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