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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.

Activities

Innovation Festival

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.

Ideas Workshop

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 info@siliconvilstal.de

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 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

16 / 29 May 6 p.m., Alte Akademie Munich

27 – 31 May, Tamale / Kumasi

Workshops in Ghana (together with GIZ)

27 – 31 May, Tamale / Kumasi

Opening 24 June, Vilstal

Contribution to the German Digital Day:
Silicon Vilstal Ideas Workshop

Opening 24 June, Vilstal

Date to be confirmed, Vilstal / Munich

Start-up Summer Camp

Date to be confirmed, Vilstal / Munich

26 – 29 September, Holzhausen / Vilstal

Silicon Vilstal Innovation Festival

26 – 29 September, Holzhausen / Vilstal

7 – 10 October, Brussels

European Week of Regions and Cities

7 – 10 October, Brussels

Contact us

Silicon Vilstal gemeinnützige UG
(haftungsbeschränkt)
Lortzingstraße 8

84144 Geisenhausen, Germany

Founder: Helmut Ramsauer
Managing Director: Albert Fischer