2019 begins as it is ending: we are involved in various EU-proposals with great partners treating current subjects within the areas science and society, sustainable city development, strategic development of scientific institutions and smart regions. Besides the support in proposal design and writing city2science is increasingly asked as partner for dissemination as well as public engagement trainings for young scientists.

In February started our ERDF project MAKE OWL that enriched our work greatly this year. While a lot of projects draw us in the “big wide world” the MAKE OWL project gave and gives us the opportunity to make new acquintances and partnerships within the region where auch office is based (East-Westphalia-Lippe). We are happy about that and are excited about things to come.

A very special highlight this year was the premiere of Maker Faire OWL! The event in the historic railway station of the city of Herford was a great start with lots of nice, creative and dedicated partners. We are looking forward to a continuation of the event in 2021!

In the meantime we will focus on next years’ highlight of the MAKE OWL project: the first MAKERTHON OWL: Interdisciplinary teams will develop solutions to a defined challenge that is closely linked to this region. In a participatory process first ideas have already been collected and we are looking forward to the next steps.

Maker Faire OWL. Das Festival fŸr Inspiration, KreativitŠt und Innovation im GŸterbahnhof Herford.

We were invited to Bochum last summer to support an interdisciplinary participation process for the develoment of a “House of Science” with an affiliated indoor market place – a great task! In addition the year 2019 was shaped by workshop moderations and facilitations with various topics and different partners: We facilitated a workshop around athletic and district develoment in Herford, moreover we are supporting a process on swimming skills of children in Bochum.

An inspiring and successful year that continues to be lively: Between October 2019 and April 2020 we are involved in five international funding projects…

We would like to thank all partners who we were blessed to work with 2019! We wish you great holidays and look forward to planning and implementing projects with you next year!