Rural Design Days
13/14 March 2021

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. Currently, Silicon Vilstal is a partner of the New European Bauhaus initiative.


Experience Festival

The 6th Silicon Vilstal Experience Festival will be held 23 – 26 September 2021 i.a. on a historic farm in Holzhausen/Vilstal, in the middle of „Lower Bavarian Tuscany“. It will offer a wide range of exciting workshops, lectures, performances and interactive activities for all ages with the focus on innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. The annual Silicon Vilstal Experience Festival has been awarded by the EU as a „European Social Economy Region“ event in 2019 – 2021. Due to the existing risks, there was a reduced programme with advance reservation in 2020. Feel free to contact us.

Ideas Workshop

The Silicon Vilstal Ideas Workshop creative digital learning and hands-on opportunities for children, teenagers and adults.
The „Virtual Makerspace“ is based on the partners‘ existing production capacities combined with age-appropriate learning software. Silicon Vilstal’s regional STEM 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.

Creative Space

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 Internat. Green Week Berlin, at 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 2021

13/14 March 2021, online; Event within Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) 2021

23 – 26 September, Holzhausen / Vilstal; European Social Economy Regions 2021 Event

Silicon Vilstal Experience Festival

23 – 26 September, Holzhausen / Vilstal; European Social Economy Regions 2021 Event

Contact us

Silicon Vilstal gemeinnützige UG
Lortzingstraße 8
84144 Geisenhausen, Germany

Managing Directors: Albert Fischer, Helmut Ramsauer