The Future of Germany

Hybrid Space Lab is invited to lecture “Inert Innovation”on “The Future of Germany” at the Club of Amsterdam.

Lecture “Inert Innovation”
Panel Discussion
The Future of Germany
19:00-21:00, 20 April 2012

@ Club of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Inert Innovation

Germany viewed from the west, has for long been considered as dull, inert and tardy. This inertness is not only a handicap – but also proving a strong point. With its conservative policy Germany has – against all advises – kept up industrial production. With a tradition in long term investment in excellence it faces today new challenges such as innovation in green technologies. And Berlin is becoming the cultural hotspot.

Welcome Address

Age Fluitman, Chairman at Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam

Moderator

Peter van Gorsel, Educational Business Developer, University of Amsterdam, UvA, HvA

Contributors

Hanco Jürgens, Researcher, Teacher, Institute for German Studies at the University of Amsterdam, “The German model: From sick patient to the leading political economy of Europe”
Frans Vogelaar, Professor, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Founder, Hybrid Space Lab, Berlin, “Inert Innovation”
Huib Wursten, Senior Partner, ITIM International, “How to manage the Germans”