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  1. 1. Business Bavaria NewsletterWhat’s insideIssue 06 | 20135 minutes with ...Jens Mühlhaus,Chairman of Green City EnergyPage 2In focus: Bavaria in SpaceBavaria – Heading into orbitPage 3Bavaria in your briefcaseLandshuter Hochzeit - A town goes back in timePage 4Experts from academia, politics and business will provide information on researchresults, discuss legal frameworks and provide insight on current trends as partof an exhibition. The objective of the congress, co-organised by the BavarianState Department for Economics, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology andthe Federation of the Automobile Industry (VDA) is to highlight innovations andbring together potential partners in the value creation chains.Future congress of the automotive industryOne of the centres for the commercialisation of space is based in the Upper Ba-varian Oberpfaffenhofen, where the Anwendungszentrum GmbH (AZO), on be-half of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- undRaumfahrt (DLR), supports start-ups and ideas on commercial applications ofspace technologies. It has already had visible successes – 66 companies with atotal of 1,000 new jobs have already been created by the work of the AZO.The international industry get-together “Zulieferer Innovativ” is invitingparticipants to BMW World for the first time, on 1 and 2 July. In its 15thyear the congress, organised by Bayern Innovativ GmbH, will be focusingon “Sustainability and Emotion” among other themes.Satellite navigation made in BavariaFor the Bavaria Minister of Economics, Martin Zeil, and Jean Jacques Dordain, Di-rector of the European Space Agency (ESA), the thousandth job marked a causefor celebration. “This is a great success which clearly documents how our techno-logy policy permanently advances the high-tech industry in Bavaria”, commentedZeil during his visit to Oberpfaffenhofen.One of the strongest drivers for innovation is the European Satellite NavigationCompetition (ESNC) co-ordinated by AZO. For the tenth time now, the competi-tion looks for products, services and innovations that make satellite navigationusable in daily life. Awards of up to €1 million are sponsored by partners suchas DLR, the ESA, the European Patent Office and the partner regions, includ-ing Bavaria. Patryk Jurkowski and Patrick Henkel have seen their participationin the ESNC pay off handsomely. In 2010 the two students from the TechnicalUniversity of Munich won the ESNC’s regional Bavarian competition and werethus accepted into the Bavarian Business Incubator programme of the Euro-pean Space Agency (ESA BIC Bavaria). Their company, AVNAVS, has progressedsteadily since then, they have filed several patents and are integrated into au-tomobile and navigation development projects. Ideas for the ESNC 2013 can besubmitted via www.galileo-masters.eu until 30 June.www.bavAIRia.nethttp://galileo-masters.euwww.invest-in-bavaria.com/branchenvielfalt/luft-raumfahrtindustriesatnav.htmlPartners of the event are the automotive cluster and the Innovations- und Ko-operationsinitiative Automobilzulieferindustrie (BAIKA) that was initiated bythe Bavarian state government. Bayern Innovativ GmbH‘s automotive clustersupports the networking of companies and scientific players in Bavaria withadvanced services in focus areas such as electrical mobility. The BAIKA networkcomprises over 2,200 companies and scientific institutions from 50 countries,including about 1,100 from Bavaria.Programme flyer:www.bayern-innovativ.de/zulieferer2013/flyer.pdfPa ge 1w w w.inve st-in-ba va ria.comGalileo
  2. 2. The HWWI / Berenberg city ranking 2013 once again awarded top marks to the Ba-varian state capital. As with the 2008 and 2010 rankings, the results show that Mu-nich and Frankfurt again form the top duo among the 30 participating cities. At thesame time, they agree that Munich has the best development trend of them all.One reason for this is the dynamic influx: following a population increase of 9.4%between 2005 and 2011, the number of young, well trained people has further in-creased. Munich also has the best national results when it comes to the share ofpeople with specialised technical or university degrees. While the share in some ofthe Ruhr district cities is far below 10%, more than one fifth (22%) of all workingpeople in Munich and Stuttgart are highly-qualified employees. Correspondingly,48.1% of people employed in Munich work in knowledge-intensive areas. It is there-fore no surprise that Munich – based on job market figures – is Germany’s most cos-mopolitan city. Munich has the most foreign employees, at 16%, ahead of Frankfurt/Main (15.6%) and Stuttgart (14.3%).Since 2005 the Green City Energy company has made sure that we get cleaner energy from our power sockets. Jens Mühlhaus is chairman of the board of thealternative energy service provider and co-founded the Green City e.V. environmental protection association. We talk to Jens Mühlhaus about wind power inBavaria.Green City Energy has been active in wind powersince 2008. What are the advantages of wind power?Wind energy is basically a proven and very efficientway of gaining environmentally-friendly energyfrom renewable sources. Just as with hydropowerwe get close to grid parity (Ed. note: Grid par-ity means that consumer costs for self-producedelectricity are identical to costs for power fromthe grid). This form of energy is thus far moreindependent of political developments than sayphotovoltaic technology. Of course, this is alsoan advantage for investors in wind farms.With no coastline, is Bavaria really suitable forwind power generation?It is in fact true that inland wind is not as strong aswind in the northern Federal States or at the coast.But technology has made tremendous progress inrecent years, with many manufacturers now offeringwind turbines with appropriate tower heights and alarger rotor diameter, and so able to run economi-cally at wind speeds between 5 - 7 metres per secondalready. And this wind speed can be reached from acertain height at some locations in southern Germanyas well.You could also build one large, powerful offshorewind farm at the North Sea. Why so many smallplants in Bavaria instead?We want to use local potential and create a distri-buted energy landscape under public control, withoutreliance on a few large power suppliers. As a medium-sized project developer we would not be able to easilyconfigure an offshore wind farm. Our citizen participa-tion model is hardly feasible at such huge amounts ofinvestment.Has your relationship with the weather changed sinceGreen City Energy started to produce wind power?A sunny, windless day must be sheer horror for younow…I would not say that. The moderate inland winds are ata certain height anyway, so we build higher towers anddon’t need wind at ground level. And after the endlessrain here in Bavaria over the last few weeks, I wouldhave no objections whatsoever to a few sunny days!Numberof themonth 9.4 %Jens Mühlhaus,Chairman of Green City EnergyPa ge 2w w w.inve st-in-ba va ria.com5 minutes with ...
  3. 3. Bavaria reaches for the stars. The State is well positioned, at a European level,in commercial applications for satellite navigation, not least due to its outstand-ing infrastructure and the technical support provided by the incubation centre atthe Oberpfaffenhofen application centre. With the Galileo Control Centre, a cen-trepiece for the future operation of the European Satellite Navigation System isbased in Oberpfaffenhofen. The European competitor to the US GPS navigationsystem is about to enter a critical phase.Galileo – it is not just the name of one of the most famous astronomers of all times,but also the promise of a great future for European satellite navigation. The Stateof Bavaria is actively contributing to this future. Soon the Galileo satellite naviga-tion system will compete with the American “Global Positioning System”(GPS). On12 March 2013 a preliminary milestone was reached: positioning was successfullyaccomplished for the first time, using the four Galileo satellites already in orbit. Bythe end of 2014, a total of 18 satellites will be operational. These satellites are con-trolled from the Upper Bavarian town of Oberpfaffenhofen, the base for one of twoworldwide Galileo Control Centres. The sister centre in Fucino, Italy mainly managesthe data provided by the satellites, whilst the 50 employees in Oberpfaffenhofen areresponsible for their supervision and control.The first public services of the Galileo system will be available from 2014, until whichtime the services are being thoroughly tested. On 65 km2 in the Bavarian Alps, Galileois already a reality. Berchtesgadener Land hosts the “Galileo Test and DevelopmentEnvironment” (GATE). Master stations were installed on eight mountain peaks atheights of up to 1,000-2,000 metres. These simulate the signals of the Galileo satel-lites and supply real data that commercial and civilian providers can use to examinethe planned functionality of the services. With GATE users can test how Galileo reactsto potential noise and how the system blends with data from the European EGNOSsystem.The GATE project is managed by the international “Initiative SatellitennavigationBerchtesgadener Land”, founded by the Economic Development Agency Berchtes-gadener Land to create a network of medium-sized businesses and academic insti-tutions from south east Bavaria and the Austrian Salzburger Land, with expertisein satellite navigation. The initiative creates synergies within project planning, de-velopment and marketing for the benefit of all the companies involved and impres-sive market opportunities. In 2011, the European Commission estimated the globalmarket size for satellite navigation applications to be €124 billion with annual growthprospects of 11% by 2020. Areas of application are mainly in the areas of mobilityand transportation logistics, health and tourism and security and emergency services.An example of successful co-operation of the Berchtesgaden network is “SystemBlue”, a system that transmits relevant real time information to rescue vehiclesonsite. The information logistics company, proTime and the Fraunhofer Institutefor Logistics and Material Flow worked together to create this. The system can beextended to integrate mobile robots with “BlueBot”, which proTime developed in co-operation with Dialogis, who provide expertise in detection logistics. Along with thesuccessful business incubator of the European Space Agency ESA and the InitiativeSatellitennavigation Berchtesgadener Land, the State of Bavaria offers ideal condi-tions for companies planning to develop innovative solutions for commercial satellitenavigation.Pa ge 3w w w.inve st-in-ba va ria.comIn focus: Bavaria in SpaceBavaria – Heading into orbit
  4. 4. Every four years about 2,400 amateur actors stage the Landshuter Hochzeit (theLandshut Wedding) – for them it means mobile phones and glasses have to stayhome.Pa ge 4w w w.inve st-in-ba va ria.comFairs & EventsImage sourcesP. 1: © AstriumP. 2: © Green CityP. 3: © Jupiter ImagesP. 4: © Roland Amschlinger | www.fotocommunity.deA town goes back in timeBavaria in your briefcaseDecorated horse-drawn carriages surrounded by princes, knights, maids and peas-ants, in colourful costumes and waving large flags fill the roads of Landshut’s oldtown every four years.Why? They are celebrating the wedding of the Bavarian Duke Georg der Reiche toHedwig Jagiellonica, daughter of the Polish King Kasimir IV Jagiello – even thoughthe actual ceremony took place over 500 years ago.The Duke and the King’s daughter tied the knot in 1475. In 1903, the LandshuterHochzeit was celebrated with a street parade for the first time. Since 1985Landshut’s residents have donned medieval costumes every four years.  The eventwill come round again this year from 28 June to 21 July. At weekends 2,400 actorswill again slip into their medieval robes and transport the capital of the govern-mental district of Lower Bavaria back to the Middle Ages.“The Wedding is of vital importance for Landshut and the entire area”, says Clau-dia Seybold of the “Die Förderer” association, which organises the celebration. Sheemphasises: “Over 700,000 spectators from all over the world will come celebratewith us. Every actor has a defined role and must stick to clear guidelines.”  For example, maids, peasants and princes must not wear glasses, watches or bringmobile phones. “Everything should look as authentic and realistic, as if it reallywere the Middle Ages”, explains Seybold whose family also plays a part in theLandshuter Hochzeit. “As a resident of Landshut you are born into this tradition –it has been this way for generations.”The celebration has now been re-enacted for 110 years – there is even a silver com-memorative coin marking this anniversary. Jousts and games take place in thetournament arena which features a princes’ grandstand. The venerable TrausnitzCastle and the Martinskirche provide an impressive backdrop for the tournament.A historical camp, stalls and taverns attract visitors wishing to explore the MiddleAges – a journey back in time filled with music, dance and theatre. “At weekendswe have over 90 events”, said Seybold, who plays the role of an ordinary citizenduring the celebrations.… in MunichSicherheitsExpo München 201303 – 04 July 2013The SicherheitsExpo Munich is a securityfair with a congress on protection andsecurity for business.www.sicherheitsexpo.de/en/home.html… in NurembergMailingtage 201319 – 20 June 2013The mailingtage fair Nuremberg is a tradefair for direct and dialogue marketing.www.mailingtage.de/en… by and with Invest in BavariaInvest in Bavaria at the event“Erfolgreich in Oberfranken.Potenziale nutzen – Ideen verwirklichen“on 27 June 2013 in Schlüsselfeld | BavariaYour contact:Verena Sattler | Tel.: +49 89 24210-7514vlr@invest-in-bavaria.comThe Morisco Dancers – Landshut WeddingPublisherInvest in Bavaria – The Business Promotion Agency of the Bavarian Ministry ofEconomic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology and Bayern International.Widenmayerstr. 3480538 Munich | GermanyPhone +49 89 24210-7500welcome@invest-in-bavaria.comBusiness BavariaCoordination: Alexandra SchmidhuberEditorial Department: www.textbau.comTranslation: www.translate-me.infoArt Direction | Web: Alex Podolay

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