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ETO GRUPPE supports the foundation of a "Bodensee Institut für Technologie" (BIT)

Thursday, 30 March 2023 16:16

Together with 22 other members from universities, industry and the public sector, the ETO GRUPPE founded the association Fördergemeinschaft BIT e.V. on 2023-03-14 at the RITZ in Friedrichshafen. The long-term goal of the association is the foundation of a "Bodensee Institut für Technologie" (“Lake Constance Institute of Technology”) in order to cope with the shortage of academic specialists.     

Based on the innovation index of the State Office of Statistics, the Lake Constance region and Upper Swabia are among the top innovative regions in Germany. Therefore, companies located here have a particularly strong interest in young academics, because skilled workers are needed for innovations. At the same time, there are too few suitable training opportunities in the form of continuing education courses, Master's degree programs and technically oriented doctoral opportunities in the Lake Constance region. 

The idea was born to create further education and training opportunities at Lake Constance in a joint effort of politics, business and universities. The objective of BIT e.V. is therefore to establish its own "Bodensee Institut für Technology". 

The future institute is to intensify existing research, innovation and transfer activities in the field of digitization, but also to build up new fields of expertise that are important for our regional industry.

The association presented itself to the public for the first time on the occasion of a business meeting on the topic of recruiting and securing skilled workers, which took place on 2023-03-23 at the ETO GRUPPE headquarters in Stockach. The ETO GRUPPE is constantly looking for production employees as well as academic specialists in the areas of development and web3 applications.