It’s bubbling in the Metropolis Ruhr
‘Delicious. Refreshing. Neutral.’ – that’s how the water from the depths of the Metropolis Ruhr tastes according to Sebastian Brodmann, CEO of the family-run Stiftsquelle in Dorsten. In the Interview he talks about sustainable water production.
Throwaway mentality is a thing of the past
In the Metropolis Ruhr, around 10,900 companies generated turnover of €64.3 billion in the key market of sustainable consumption in 2017, marking a two per cent increase compared to 2016.
Unique brand essence in tourism
The market for leisure and events is a key market for the metropolitan region. In 2017, the companies in this sector employed 84,870 people liable to social insurance contributions.
‘The new Silk Road is hugely underestimated’
Goods are transported quickly and in an environmentally friendly manner along the 11,000-kilometre-long train line between China and Duisburg. ‘The new Silk Road is the largest infrastructure project ever created,’ says Author and journalist Frank Sieren.
‘The Metropolis Ruhr’s advantage lies in its credibility’
We interviewed one of the world's leading business philosophers – Anders Indset. Read more about his insights on Metropolis Ruhr as a business location and why the region's advantage lies in its credibility.
In the green
Around 106,000 people were working in the green-tech industry in 2016 in the Metropolis Ruhr. 8,000 more than in 2010. This makes the City of Cities the environmental focal point of the largest federal state in Germany.
Luxury brand Jan Kath: Global carpet empire in the Metropolis Ruhr
Jan Kath is one of the world’s most distinguished carpet designers. The headquarters of his global company are tucked away slightly in the German city of Bochum.
‘We visualise future processes for Industry 4.0’
‘In the future, there will hardly be any industry that does not make use of virtual reality and augmented reality,’ says Markus Rall, managing director of Viality. Particularly for industry, virtual and augmented reality mean technical innovations with great future potential.
Beyond Conventions: start-ups pitch to global players
With their digital ideas 220 start-ups applied for projects tendered by large corporations. 35 selected entrepreneurs were invited to pitch their innovative ideas at Beyond Conventions in Essen. Among the winners is also a start-up from Dortmund.
The City of Cities is the cradle of IT security
Over 500 employees work on global digital security in Bochum. It’s no wonder: after all, this is the place where the first antivirus was born. Innovator Andreas Lüning, explains why the Metropolis Ruhr is Europe’s cybersecurity hub.
Start-ups pitch for digital solutions in the Metropolis Ruhr
Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of thyssenkrupp, believes the Ruhr region is extremely underrated. A remarkable ecosystem for start-ups has developed here in recent years. This is a significant benefit of the location.
Waltrop location combines the traditional and the modern
Analogue start, digital growth: for 30 years, retailer Manufactum has been selling sustainable products for daily use. Lea Böttger, marketing employee at Manufactum, explains what makes the location so exciting.
Corporations and SMEs – achieving success hand in hand
The ‘City of Cities’ is traditionally strong in the energy sector – and nowadays we are especially progressive and innovative. SMEs are being founded around the large energy corporations; promising start-ups are springing up like mushrooms.
‘Tourism has become an economic powerhouse’
EUR 5.5 billion in turnover, 115,000 employees, more than eight million overnight stays every year: the region’s tourism industry is booming, reports Axel Biermann, Managing Director of Ruhr Tourismus GmbH.
Emscher modification: Europe´s largest infrastructure project
The Emscher was once known as Germany’s dirtiest river. It should be waste water free by 2020. For this purpose, the most cutting-edge waste water system in the world is being built in the Metropolis Ruhr.
"Sometimes I feel like I’m in Silicon Valley here"
Around 100,000 people work in the environmental sector in the Metropolis Ruhr, generating a total turnover of 26 billion euros annually. Jan Schriewer is among them. He manages the first green complete solution provider in Germany.
Silicon Valley and the City of Cities
Silicon Valley and the Ruhr Metropolis – the comparison only appears unfitting at first glance: they are 9,000 kilometres apart, but are actually quite close to one another. Both regions are conurbations.
The best addresses in the Metropolis Ruhr
A dynamic real estate market is attracting investors and companies. The PHOENIX See is the perfect example of just such an innovative living space in the Metropolis Ruhr that combines living, work and leisure.
duisport – one of the world’s biggest ports
The sun glistens on the waves, tourists sit on deck, seagulls swoop elegantly across the scene – where are we? In the port city of Duisburg, of course!
City of Cities is ‘most dynamic logistics region in Germany’
As a crossroads between the major European north–south and east–west corridors, the Metropolis Ruhr plays a unique role in Germany as logistics region.
Real industry-based economic power
Economic developer: self-confidently taking on the competition from other cities. Real economic power through regional networking: there are many instances of exemplary economic development emanating from the ‘City of Cities’.
Duisburg on the new silk road
„One belt – one road“: A rail connection between the Metropolis Ruhr and the megacity Chongqing is drawing Chinese companies to the City of Cities.
New approaches to reducing CO² emissions
Exchanging knowledge and developing competence for CO² reduction - representatives from 255 cities met in the Metropolis Ruhr during the TWINS Conference Ruhr.
RuhrSummit: a major event for the start-up scene
The RuhrSummit is a large start-up conference in the Metropolis Ruhr, with over 1,500 participants, around 100 speakers, and 400 start-ups from over 35 countries. It connects local businesses with young, innovative start-ups.
Digital healthcare startup targets international market
They’ve got the drive, they’ve got the network and they’ve got an innovative healthcare product aimed at improving the lives of people living with cognitive illness and their loved ones. The start-up ichó wants to contribute to the system of care – worldwide.
Modern mobility in the city of cities
The Ruhr Metropolis is the optimum location to implement trendsetting traffic systems, according to Drive-CarSharing founder Andreas Allebrod.
A clean slate – this stone has what it takes
STEAG innovation not only provides healthier air in cities, but also is grabbing attention from around the world – with a paving stone that removes nitrogen oxides from the air.
Dortmund Airport is the Gateway to the East
Two million passengers a year. International air traffic in the ‘City of Cities’ is primarily based at two airports.