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Silicon Vilstal Initiative
Home to new ideas. Silicon Vilstal is a non-profit initiative from Lower Bavaria. We promote open social innovation and make digital opportunities in rural regions tangible. Our activities are possible thanks to a broad societal network. Silicon Vilstal has been awarded as one of the ten best entrepreneurship initiatives in Germany and is a learning example for rural entrepreneurs from Asia and Africa.
The fourth Silicon Vilstal Creative Festival is being held from 26-29 September 2019 on a historic farm in Holzhausen/Vilstal, in the middle of “Lower Bavarian Tuscany”.
It offers exciting lectures, courses, workshops and interactive activities for all ages. The focus is on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. The Silicon Vilstal Innovation Festival has been awarded by the EU as a “European Social Economy Region” event 2019.
The Silicon Vilstal Ideas Workshop offers digital learning and hands-on opportunities for children, teenagers and adults. The virtual “Makerspace” is based on the partners’ existing capacities combined with age-appropriate learning software. Silicon Vilstal’s regional MINT and innovator activities are an active building block for future larger regional networks.
Farmers seeks start-ups
“Farmers seeks start-ups” is Silicon Vilstal’s year-round, cross-sector coaching and coworking programme for start-ups. Hosts provide rooms to live and work free of charge for a limited period of time. Perfect for crucial workshops or normal business: conceive, design, develop in Vilstal. Silicon Vilstal organises “reality checks” and pilot projects with people, companies and institutions, on request. Information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silicon Vilstal Creative Space is an alternating venue for artists and creatives’ workshops and exhibitions, where we combine the traditional and modern. The Creative Space has been in old barns in Vilstal, at the Munich Creative Business Week or at THEARTS+ / Frankfurt Book Fair. The Silicon Vilstal Creative Space in the Alte Akademie Munich was part of the creative project “SP CE”.
Dates & events
16 / 29 May 6 p.m., Alte Akademie Munich
Silicon Vilstal Creative Space
27 – 31 May, Tamale / Kumasi
Workshops in Ghana (together with GIZ)
Opening 24 June, Vilstal
Contribution to the German Digital Day:
Silicon Vilstal Ideas Workshop
Date to be confirmed, Vilstal / Munich
Start-up Summer Camp
26 – 29 September, Holzhausen / Vilstal
Silicon Vilstal Innovation Festival
7 – 10 October, Brussels
European Week of Regions and Cities
Silicon Vilstal gemeinnützige UG
84144 Geisenhausen, Germany
Founder: Helmut Ramsauer
Managing Director: Albert Fischer