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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 Silicon Vilstal Experience Festival is being held 17th – 20th September 2020 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 with the focus on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. The Silicon Vilstal Experience Festival has been awarded by the EU as a “European Social Economy Region” event in 2019 and in 2020.
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.
Farmer seeks start-up
“Farmer seeks start-up” 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.
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 2020
17 - 26 January, Silicon Vilstal Hub, Int. Green Week Berlin; Kick-off for 12½-Points-Programme for rural innovation with 11 other initiatives
Silicon Vilstal Creative Space
9 March, BMW Welt, Munich
Munich Creative Business Week Regional Partner Reception
14 March, Facebook livestream with world premiere of the 12½-film
Rural Design Days Online
17 – 20 September, Holzhausen / Vilstal
Silicon Vilstal Experience Festival
Silicon Vilstal gemeinnützige UG
84144 Geisenhausen, Germany
Founder: Helmut Ramsauer
Managing Director: Albert Fischer