At the handover of the funding notification: Regional Minister Wiebke Osigus, First City
Councilor Knut Foraita, Mayor Ivica Lukanic, Julia Mehring (Project Coordinator Transfer &
Transformation, Ostfalia) and Kai Hillebrecht (Head of Knowledge and Technology Transfer,
The state of Lower Saxony is supporting the city of Wolfenbüttel with funding from the
"Zukunftsräume Niedersachsen" programme. On Wednesday, Regional Minister Wiebke Osigus handed over
a grant of 300,000 euros to Mayor Ivica Lukanic. The Lower Saxony Ministry of Federal and European
Affairs and Regional Development informs about this in a press release.
Information about research topics in the city center
The city of Wolfenbüttel will use the money to rent an area of 300 square meters in the Löwentor
and operate the "WOW! - WissensOrt Wolfenbüttel". A multifunctional place for communication,
presentation, interaction and work will be created in the middle of Wolfenbüttel´s city
centre,providing first-hand information about the region's current research results and projects.
Researchers from the Wolfenbüttel region would have the opportunity to present their new research
and work results there. The citizens of the region could inform themselves about these current
research topics in a vivid way. This would bring science and society closer together in the future.
The idea builds on the results of two previous projects from the "Perspective City Centre"
"I am pleased that the city of Wolfenbüttel has seized the opportunities offered by the
"Zukunftsräume Niedersachsen" programme („Future Spaces programme“) and, after the „
Einrichtung der Projektagentur Wolfenbüttel“ project („ Establishment of the Wolfenbüttel Project
Agency“), has now submitted a second successful application. It can use the funding to support the
project „Betrieb des WOW! WissensOrt Wolfenbüttel“ („Operation of the WOW! WissensOrt Wolfenbüttel“
) and thus bring the topic of education and knowledge transfer into the city centre in a very
concrete way," said Osigus.
Lukanic: "Benefit from the exchange"
Mayor Lukanic was also pleased: "With the WissensOrt Wolfenbüttel, the WOW, we are creating a
space in the centre of Wolfenbüttel to present important scientific topics that affect us in our
everyday lives in a comprehensible way and in a way where we can touch them. These include projects
from a wide variety of fields: Because of the shortage of skilled workers in nursing, research is
being conducted on support through artificial intelligence, projects for climate protection are
being presented that deal with regenerative energies for heat generation and heat planning.
Visitors, researchers from the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and students will find their
way into the city centre and enrich the local life. We will benefit from the exchange at WOW and I
am delighted that our Ostfalia is now located in the heart of the city, where we can see the latest
research and applied technology."
Text: Press release of the city of Wolfenbüttel
Image: City of Wolfenbüttel
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