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Munich and Bavaria – A driving force of Industry 4.0

In the setting of their cosy alpine cabin in the heart of Bavaria, Invest in Bavaria discusses a wide range of topics with representatives from Bavaria’s business sector two to four times a year. This time:  Munich and Bavaria – A driving force of Industry 4.0.

Invest in Bavaria introduces you to different projects and innovations, presents initiatives or highlights the potential of individual sectors and, furthermore, shows how investors can benefit from Bavaria’s digitization offensive.

Bavaria as a driving force of Industry 4.0

In a discussion with Dr. Carlos Härtel, Managing Director of the GE Global Research Center–Europe in Munich and recently named CEO of GE in Germany and Austria, Dr. Wolfgang Hübschle will explore the opportunities Industry 4.0 offers for investors and companies in Bavaria. The keyword that summarises all activities involved in the fourth industrial revolution is creating quite a stir.


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One of the major topics of the discussion includes the question of how companies can master these challenges successfully and benefit from the numerous location advantages offered by Bavaria.

Carlos Härtel is very familiar with the topic of collaboration and knows how startups can benefit from the expertise of established companies and the many talents from Bavarian universities and research institutions.

GE’s research center has been in operation in Garching for more than ten years. Of course, we seized this opportunity to ask Carlos Härtel, the head of the center, about the reasons for settling in Garching. His answer and many more insights can be found in the second episode of our video format #bytevaria talk.

Settling in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria takes an in-depth look at various aspects involved in the topic of setting up a company in Bavaria by answering the following questions: Where is the state ahead of the competition? How can you benefit from basing your company in Bavaria? How can you, as an investor, take advantage of the numerous benefits?

Find out at Invest in Bavaria.