Building the Bridge 

to Bielefeld’s Open Innovation.

Open Innovation City is a completely new initiative. All areas of a city work together to shape its future: Politics and administration, industry and start-ups, education and research, art and culture as well as citizen engagement – open, transparent and collaborative. Open Innovation City is based on the assumption that innovations can come about not only in the economy, but everywhere and through all areas of a company. When innovative ideas and motivated stakeholders come together, it is possible to do things that would never usually happen in a city. Bielefeld wants to be a pioneer as the first Open Innovation City.

With a future-oriented culture of openness, international innovation and exchange formats – that’s how Bielefield will become a dynamic city of innovation!