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LabCampus and Bayern Design are “Well Connected”

  • The bayern design exhibition - in cooperation with Munich Airport - presents a five-part series of visions of the future. Hosted in the check-in area of Terminal 2, the theme this time is "Well Connected”.
  • Bosch presents a refrigerator with Home Connect function: The user can operate the device via a smartphone app, and photos from the interior enable the smart replenishing of food stocks.
  • The CHRONOGY sunglasses from the Munich company OSRAM simulate natural daylight; promoting relaxation and recovery from jet lag.

On July 8th, the third in a series of five bayern design exhibition series opened its doors at Munich Airport. This time, it’s innovative design services and products that are on display. And they’re all inspired by the theme "Well Connected".

The Bavarian projects displayed cover a variety of areas that include domestic, health, service/security, knowledge transfer and architecture/urban planning. And they all have one idea in common: the networking of analog and digital worlds in a way that sustainably enriches our lives, so that efficiency gains over the long term benefit individuals and society as a whole.

The “Home Connection” function in a Bosch refrigerator, for example, enables the device to be operated via a smartphone app. With the help of photographic imagery capturing the interior’s contents, food inventory checking and ordering is made far easier and can even be done on the move.

With CHRONOGY sunglasses, OSRAM is looking to enhance customer wellbeing by simulating natural daylight and triggering a relaxing response.

Of course, the theme "CONNECT" is one very close to the heart of LabCampus. Not only does it form an integral part of the slogan, but the concept of connecting is already playing a core role in the design and layout of the site itself. The LabCampus goal is to create a merged living and working environment and to bring together companies, research institutions, creative people and pioneering spirits. And—with the help of perfect conditions for collaboration—this will be the place where development, testing and product presentations happen.

Until September 11th 2019, visitors can view the exhibits from Bosch, OSRAM, LabCampus and six other innovative projects in the exhibition area in the southern departure area of Terminal 2.

Time

"Well Connected"

8th of July until 11th of September 2019

Fourth exhibition topic "Discoverers"

Starting begin of September


Location

Flughafen München

Terminalstraße, 85356 München

Terminal 2, Ebene 4, public area

(at Check-In area)


In cooperation with

Here you can experience more about bayern design

LabCampus Invites Employees to Escape the Room

Bright sunshine, a relaxed atmosphere and live music—perfect conditions for the FMG employee party. This regular annual event saw nearly 3,000 employees celebrating this year.

The line-up certainly helped to add to the atmosphere with rides, lottery booths and shooting galleries comprising part of the entertainment. Very popular were the picnic and beach areas which certainly encouraged staff to hang out.

Making our first appearance at this large-scale employee event, LabCampus naturally wanted to create a unique experience of our own. So—to ignite colleagues’ enthusiasm for things to come—we were out in style. Behind a huge, black, LabCampus-branded cube, two interactive escape rooms were constructed. Here, groups of up to five people, had to master different tasks together, all inspired by the theme "Connect. Create. Collaborate". And, true to brand, teams that ended up making it out were those that showed the most creative and innovative problem solving.

LabCampus Managing Director Marc Wagener (LC) explains: "We wanted to inspire employees by involving them in something very close to what we stand for. And that’s collaboration. Of course, it also needed to provide a source of fun in the process".

At the end of the day, it was mission accomplished: long lines in front of the rooms and a final number of players totaling 320!

As for LabCampus—we underestimated just how much fun we’d have in the process. Not to mention how many great new contacts we’d pick up. 

Green Light for Virtual Meetings at Munich Airport

With the aid of virtual- and augmented reality technologies, people today can meet without losing time, keep costs to a minimum, and bridge distances sustainably.

And it’s for exactly this reason that so-called “stargates” or access points are being set up at various locations in Germany. Afterall, these gates will enable you to meet other corporates or startups in a virtual environment—

headache free. Now that’s collaboration!

Those interested can find out more at the “VR Business Club Spaces: Stargate Munich” opening event. Taking place at the Information Security Hub (ISH) at Munich Airport, the evening kicks off on June 11, 2019, from 6pm to 9pm. Register for the opening event via info@vrbusiness.club by June 8, 2019.

Munich Airport's Information Security Hub (ISH) offers companies, authorities and other institutions an ultra-modern test and practice environment for all things IT security. Here, security experts don’t just train and develop themselves, they come together to put future technologies and procedures through their paces. And all for the good of their organizations. Which means there’s no better location than ISH to connect physical guests and online participants virtually —irrelevant of distance. Find out more about the ISH at Munich Airport here.

An Invitation From JOSEPHS - A Day at the Thinking Factory



'What makes LabCampus a sparky innovation center? A genuine platform for cooperation globally?

At JO//CONN 2019, Managing Director, Marc Wagener, presented his vision of LabCampus as a platform for cooperation and innovation. But he didn’t stop there. Taking it further, he led an interactive development session bringing the LabCampus slogan “CONNECT. CREATE. COLLABORATE.” to life.

Together with experts from the fields of open innovation, co-creation and living labs, Dr. Wagener explored a number of different solution approaches for creating an innovation space with the dual function as a communication arena.

Held for and by the industry’s innovation experts,

this international symposium commemorated a milestone: The open innovation laboratory, JOSEPHS, hosted the event to celebrate the reopening of its doors on May 15. It now comes with even more space for innovation than before.

Just like with LabCampus, at JOSEPHS you see that creative ideas grow out of direct dialogue.

And it was this message that Key Note Speaker Prof. John Bessant, Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter in Great Britain, emphasized in his exciting opening day lecture.

And if the day so far hadn’t made it clear, the company presentations held by some of the young founders at the event sealed the deal. Showing how they have harnessed the full potential of JOSEPHS’ open labs to develop and implement their start-up ideas, they spoke to the role of centers like LabCampus as ideal breeding grounds for new product and service creations.

The Fraunhofer Institute is not only the initiator of JOSEPHS, but also a LabCampus innovation partner.

Many thanks for the invitation to this inspiring afternoon and for the numerous ideas that we took back to Munich with us.

LabCampus Dances in the Month of May

At this year's Invest in Bavaria spring event – which falls on Silicon Valley’s traditional May Day festivities – Sarah Wittlieb got a fresh perspective on the impact of new technologies on industrial manufacturing and other business operations.

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Co-Founder and CEO of Carbon, gave a keynote speech entitled; "The Future of Technology."

The exclusive panel discussion with Rich Mahoney (CEO & Co-Founder, Seismic), Galina Antova (Co-Founder & CBDO, Claroty), Scott Hibbard (VP Technology, Bosch Rexroth), Juliane Stephan (Director Operations Strategy, Strategy&) and Fabrizio De Pasquale (VP Business Development & Strategic Accounts, Identify3D) fired guests up to hotly debate and engage in informative discussion.

For those that had not already done so, the Bavarian Happy Hour offered a great opportunity to get to know German global manufacturers and innovative startups from the USA and abroad. Fueled by Bavarian beer, wine and a rich array of food, many a scintillating conversation with international companies, potential customers and business partners were held.

Many thanks to the organizers for a highly successful event. We are proud to be part of the Invest in Bavaria community and look forward to many more projects to come.

  • Invest in Bavarias Maifest 2019 - Future of Manufacturing © Invest in Bavaria
  • Invest in Bavaria was dancing to May at their Maifest 2019 with the title "Future of Manufacturing" © Invest in Bavaria
  • Sarah Wittlieb, VP Innovation and Creation LabCampus GmbH under discussion at Maifest 2019 organized by Invest in Bavaria in San Francisco © Invest in Bavaria
  • Speech at Maifest 2019 in San Francisco © Invest in Bavaria
Sarah Wittlieb, VP Innovation and Creation, in an exciting panel focusing on "Venture Innovation", together with Lio Chen, Plug & Play, Brian Cobb, Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky Airport, Amy Burr, JetBlue, Clyde Hutchinson, Viva Air

Experience more about the World Aviation Festival Americas from 14th to 15th May 2019

LabCampus at the World Aviation Festival Americas

What influen'What influence do progressive digital processes and developments in artificial intelligence have on organizational structures, sales concepts and airline and airport technologies?

These exciting questions were addressed by experts from all over the world at the Aviation Festival Americas in Miami on May 14 and 15.

More than 320 top speakers from the industry took the opportunity to share their experiences with international colleagues and, in so doing, jointly set the course for an innovative future.

It goes without saying, we were thrilled that LabCampus could also be part of the action.

Sarah Wittlieb, Vice President Innovation and Creation, represented LabCampus in two exciting panels.

Alongside Oz Eliav, Director of Investments at Cockpit Innovation, Amy Burr of JetBlue Technology, Clyde Hutchinson, Head of Innovation at Viva Air Group and Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int´l Airport, Sarah debated future challenges facing the aviation industry.

And the feelings in the room were unanimous: In order to be future ready, thinking outside of the box and daring to undertake innovative cooperation will count big. Airports will increasingly need to cooperate with companies across industries and promote startups in the development of new technologies.

On the one side, small and medium-sized companies house many of the hidden champions within the technology sector. On the other, larger corporations have the necessary venture capital to embrace new trends and technologies.

Which makes LabCampus the ideal location from which to guide international aviation companies on their way to creating new business models.ce do progressive digital processes and developments in artificial intelligence have on organizational structures, sales concepts and airline and airport technologies?

These exciting questions were addressed by experts from all over the world at the Aviation Festival Americas in Miami on May 14 and 15.

More than 320 top speakers from the industry took the opportunity to share their experiences with international colleagues and, in so doing, jointly set the course for an innovative future.

It goes without saying, we were thrilled that LabCampus could also be part of the action.

Sarah Wittlieb, Vice President Innovation and Creation, represented LabCampus in two exciting panels.

Alongside Oz Eliav, Director of Investments at Cockpit Innovation, Amy Burr of JetBlue Technology, Clyde Hutchinson, Head of Innovation at Viva Air Group and Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int´l Airport, Sarah debated future challenges facing the aviation industry.

And the feelings in the room were unanimous: In order to be future ready, thinking outside of the box and daring to undertake innovative cooperation will count big. Airports will increasingly need to cooperate with companies across industries and promote startups in the development of new technologies.

On the one side, small and medium-sized companies house many of the hidden champions within the technology sector. On the other, larger corporations have the necessary venture capital to embrace new trends and technologies.

Which makes LabCampus the ideal location from which to guide international aviation companies on their way to creating new business models. 

Networking, Exchanging Ideas, Finding Tomorrow's Innovation Partners

Around ninety attendees—all wanting to experience the “LabCampus effect”—were given exactly that opportunity on April 10, 2019. In a vibrant mix of teams made up of scientists, SMEs and global players, represented by the new kids in town and experienced experts, they were busy from the get-go. Together they discussed the future of mobility, designed prototypes, built a live blockchain, and defined the basic features of a new, flexible working environment.

Watching this take place highlights the importance of people, ideas and technologies converging in order to successfully innovate. And this sentiment really was the core takeaway from the first LabCampus event entitled “CONNECT.” To achieve it, the boundaries between industries, companies and disciplines must become more permeable. And this is exactly how LabCampus wants to help you. Even before we officially open our doors. Afterall, it’s exactly what our slogan “CONNECT. CREATE. COLLABORATE.” stands for.

LabCampus Soon to Be Reality

This first office building, ready for occupancy in 2021,  might very well look like this. Further buildings will follow successively. Under the most modern of conditions, the working world combines with attractive leisure activities to create an inspiring urban ambience. © AuerWeber


LabCampus is moving out of the concept phase and closer towards completion with the awarding of the first office complex to the general contractor Züblin.

On a site 30,000 square meters, a four-storey office building with an attractive roof terrace landscape will be built to architecturally mirror LabCampus’ fascination with creating connections.

But what does it actually take to turn the LabCampus slogan "CONNECT. CREATE. COLLABORATE." into a tangible, spatial form? Not to mention create a spirit that is lived out in the meeting and communication areas used by the building’s residents and visitors?

The answer lies in individually ‘designable’ office spaces, combined with plans for showrooms and prototyping studios as well as cafés, restaurants, shops and many a green oasis. That’s because it’s working environments combined with attractive leisure facilities that create an inspiring, urban ambience.

This first office building is due for completion by the end of 2021 when it will be ready for tenants to move in. If you are interested in renting, please contact us!

Visualisation First Office Building

The cubature of the first office building is divided into smaller units, which are arranged like building blocks on top of each other to form a multi-faceted façade. © AuerWeber
In addition to individually ‘designable’ office spaces, the ground floor serves as a meeting and communication area for residents and visitors. © AuerWeber

LabCampus and Bayern Design - Nature 2.0

  • The Bayern Design exhibition in cooperation with Munich Airport presents a five-part series dedicated to visions of the future. Located in the check-in area at Terminal 2 – the theme of the moment is: "Digital Nature". © bayern design
  • Transformable board: A sophisticated plug-in system allows the "stool" to playfully create new typologies, from bar stool to bench, and table to bed. © bayern design
  • Sporting goods companies increasingly see the future as being about intelligent clothing aimed at providing the wearer with sporting competitive advantage. Among others, this requires a focus on biochemical processes, such as the use of bacteria as one example.
  • The Blue Pearl are pearl earrings with an integrated headset. This is connected to the mobile phone via Bluetooth. © bayern design

'If you haven’t been already, there’s still time until May 15 to see the Bavarian design exhibition "Digital Nature" at Munich Airport. Here visitors can marvel at surprising designs depicting various visions of the future. From portable biosensors that record the emotions of extreme athletes, to a biologically active and self-breathing sneaker, and a MIRO robotic arm developed by the German Aerospace Center – there’s something for everyone. Expect to leave with a clear impression that digitalization is accelerating the symbiosis between man and machine.

And this is an idea LabCampus is also exploring. In cooperation with the renowned Senseable City Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the two parties are developing a Smart City concept so as to create an ideal urban working environment for people and companies. The aim is to work and develop together as efficiently, creatively and above all collaboratively as possible. There’s even the chance to test on site as well.

That’s certainly good reason to look forward to Bayern Design in July when the theme will change to: "Well Connected!"

Time

"Digital Nature"

12th of March until 15th of May 2019

Third exhibition topic "Well Connected"

Starting begin of July


Location

Flughafen München

Terminalstraße, 85356 München

Terminal 2, Ebene 4, public area

(at Check-In area)


In Cooperation with

Here you can experience more about bayern design

LabCampus, SXSW and Analog Human Assets

The LabCampus team are back from SXSW and what an event it was! A particular highlight was the panel discussion we hosted on Sunday 10th March. And anyone wanting to know “Is the Future of Technology Human?” was there.

Dr. Marc Wagener, Managing Director LabCampus, was joined by the strong tech minds of Olaf Groth, Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Economics at HULT International Business School, Fábio Duarte, MIT Senseable City Lab, and Ryan Kelly, Virgin Hyperloop One.

From dystopian hype to transhuman empowerment, cognitive technology to human analog assets, the debate certainly covered a lot of ground. Our sincerest thanks to our panel experts.

What made the event so special? SXSW is a world renowned digital conference in Austin, Texas. With speakers on anything from Intelligent Future to Social & Global Impact by way of Blockchain and Music Marketing, the festival offers something for everyone. It’s a melting pot for start-ups, multinationals, investors, trendsetters and scouts, influencers and press agents. An ideal platform for LabCampus! And the footage proves it.

While the event may now be over, we’ve certainly taken home some lasting impressions: SXSW is proof of the energy generated when people, business, ideas and innovation converge. And it’s an energy that LabCampus will soon be channeling into its own unique cosmos the other side of the Atlantic. 


Video

Panel Discussion with Marc Wagener (LabCampus), Olaf Groth (Hult International Business School), Johannes Kuhn (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Ryan Kelly (Virgin Hyperloop One) and Fábio Duarte (MIT Senseable City Lab), LabCampus @ SXSW


Audio Recording

Here you can hear the audio recording of the complete panel discussion "Is the future of technology human?", Marc Wagener (LabCampus), Olaf Groth (Hult International Business School), Johannes Kuhn (Moderator), Ryan Kelly (Virgin Hyperloop One) and Fábio Duarte (MIT Senseable City Lab), LabCampus @ SXSW

LabCampus and Bayern Design - Creating the Mobility of the Future

Opening of bayern design exhibition "simply move"

Bavarian design and innovation has been on show in Terminal 2 since December 2018 and was officially opended by Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Urban and Regional Development and Energy at 15th of January 2019. The exhibition will remain for all to see for an entire year. Exciting designs for the mobility of the future kick off the series of exhibitions – from vertical take-off planes to robot vehicles. LabCampus also makes an appearance as a future platform for innovative mobility.

In collaboration with the well-known Senseable City Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the LabCampus will be developed into a smart city, an ideal test field for the mobility solutions of tomorrow. Autonomous driving, e-mobility, sharing and pooling concepts as well as innovative micro-mobility become reality here.

  • Bayern Design Exhibition "Simply Move"
  • Opening of the Exhibition "Simply Move“ at Terminal 2 of Munich Airport - Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO Munich Airport (right), Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Urban and Regional Development and Energy (middle) as well as Dr. Kilian Steiner, Director Public Affairs bayern design GmbH

Time

"Simply Move"

15th of January until 12th of March 2019

Second exhibition topic "Digital Nature"

Starting begin of March


Location

Flughafen München

Terminalstraße, 85356 München

Terminal 2, Ebene 4, public area

(at Check-In area)


In Cooperation with

Here you can experience more about bayern design

LabCampus Cooperates with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Develop a Smart City Concept

On November 1, LabCampus and the renowned Senseable City Lab, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), signed an agreement to provide conceptual support for the establishment and development of the new innovation campus. Under an initial three-year cooperation agreement, the MIT Senseable City Lab, based in Cambridge, MA, will act as a research partner, supporting the team in Munich as it turns the campus into an innovative smart city. The aim is to build an ideal urban environment offering optimal conditions for people and companies to work together efficiently, creatively and –above all– under one roof. This will provide a setting to design and develop products and services for the world of the future and to test them onsite. To make this a reality, LabCampus GmbH will work with MIT to establish a future-ready infrastructure right from the start, focusing on state-of-the-art technologies in the areas of energy, mobility and urban planning as well as the connectivity between them for optimal sustainability and livability for the users.

Dr. Marc Wagener (left), Managing Director of LabCampus GmbH and Professor Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT Senseable City Lab, signing a cooperation agreement on November 1, 2018

LabCampus at the Expo Real

Europe`s biggest B2B trade fair for property and investment took place on October 8-10, 2018 in Munich. LabCampus was there for the first time with its own trade fair presentation at the Munich Airport stand. Dr. Marc Wagener, Managing Director of LabCampus GmbH, presented the LabCampus innovation ecosystem to an international audience of trade fair visitors here on the second day of the trade fair. LabCampus was able to gain lots of new contacts and interesting conversations and called this trade show a success.

Experience more about Expo Real

LabCampus as Part of the DLD Conference Singapore

The first DLD (Digital, Life, Design) Conference was held in Singapore on October 1st. The internationally renowned conference and innovation platform was organized by the Munich media group Hubert Burda Media and brought together investors, founders, artists, scientists and technology companies. During a panel discussion about smart cities, Dr. Marc Wagener, the Managing Director of LabCampus GmbH, discussed with representatives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Pictet about the future city of tomorrow.

Experience more of the DLD Conference

LabCampus at the Day of the Bavarian Industry in Brussels

At the Day of the Bavarian Industry on 26 September 2018, companies and associations from Bavaria will have the opportunity to present their products and services at European level in Brussels. As Managing Director of LabCampus GmbH, Dr. Marc Wagener will present the innovation campus to Bavarian industry representatives, representatives of the EU Commission and Council and Members of the European Parliament. Executives from renowned Bavarian companies such as Audi, BMW, Infineon, MAN, Rohde & Schwarz and the Landesverband Bayerischer Transport- und Logistikunternehmen (LBT) (association of Bavarian transport and logistics undertakings) are expected to attend this international meeting.

LabCampus at Future Travel Experience Las Vegas

The leading international exhibition and conference for airlines, airports, terminal designers, architects and other stakeholders from the travel industry took place in Las Vegas from September 10 - 12. Sarah Wittlieb, Vice President Innovation and Creation at LabCampus GmbH, spoke about the airport of the future and appeared with representatives from BMW Design Works, Japan Airlines, Orion Span and Virgin Hyperloop One as member of a panel discussion. The Global Future Travel Experience focusing this year on the theme "Disrupt, Or Be Disrupted" provides a unique platform for placing the innovation services offered by Munich Airport in North America.


VBW Business Excellence Day 2018

Bavarian companies demonstrated their competence in implementing future technologies at Business Excellence Day 2018 in Munich. Executives from key Bavarian companies and institutions such as FIT AG, eos, Brose, TU Munich, Fraunhofer Institut or Munich University of Applied Sciences spoke about digital transformation, new manufacturing methods and the change from product-oriented to customer-centric thinking in production. As member of the expert panel, Dr. Marc Wagener provided a guide to the services offered by LabCampus at the Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft Conference Centre on July 23. 

Go-ahead for LabCampus

At Munich Airport a cross-company and cross-industry ideas center is being created with LabCampus, where everything revolves around innovation. This visionary project was officially launched on March 8 with an inaugural multimedia event.

At LabCampus in the Airsite West area, the intention is for companies and research institutes, start-ups and global players, creatives and investors to come together. Go-ahead for the project was officially given by Bavaria's Minister of State for Finance Albert Füracker, Airport President and CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh and Thomas Weyer. The some 200 guests included many representatives from the world of politics and industry.

Representatives of potential partner companies discussed their vision of LabCampus on the podium. Participants in the round of talks were Professor Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Michael O. Schmutzer (Managing Director Design Offices GmbH), Dr. Roland Busch (Member of the Managing Board Siemens AG), Catharina van Delden (Managing Director innosabi GmbH) and Anja Schneider (Global Vice Präsident SAP).

LabCampus Launch Event

In essence LabCampus is for me the vision of a location, where individual innovators and innovation initiatives but also research and development centers of global companies meet and drive forward new developments.

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

Vice President Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

LabCampus could become an ecosystem, in which both individuals and organisations make cultural change happen.

Prof. Ulrich Weinberg

Prof. Ulrich Weinberg

Director HPI School of Design Thinking

Every company is currently undergoing change as a result of digital transformation. Apart from economic considerations, this will also help to shape a better future for everyone.

Catharina van Delden

Catharina van Delden, 

Founder and Managing Director innosabi GmbH