October 2022
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Dear Readers,

The current energy crisis is causing uncertainty among companies and private households. Nevertheless, the situation also opens up a unique window of opportunities for the development and implementation of innovative technologies. In this issue of our newsletter, I will take you to the activities of the last few weeks and highlight some examples how Hessian companies contribute their part to make our economy more sustainable and resilient.

For instance, Chancellor Scholz came to our region in August to learn more about innovative ways for an alternative energy production. In this regard he visited Industriepark Höchst and Viessmann in Allendorf (Eder). Another example of Hessen´s strength in the application of renewable energies is the success story of Essity in Wiesbaden that proofs even energy-intensive industries can run sustainably using green hydrogen and a step-by-step approach to completely replace fossil-based natural gas.

In September, we finally had the chance to meet and exchange with our international business communities again. On 1 September, the Hessen-Japan Business Reception was held in Schloss Wilhelmsbad in Hanau. The following week, the Hessen-Korea Business Reception took place at the Saalburg Roman fort. Both events were attended by the Hessian Minister of Economic Affairs, business leaders, and numerous other attendees from the public and private sectors.

We further want to highlight new developments in Hessen´s industry. CSL was opening their new R&D campus in Marburg just recently. The facility is the largest R&D center of the Australia-based LifeScience multinational globally.

Moreover, we would like to give you a brief overview about a recent study carried out by Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) on the perspectives of the Hessian Automotive sector. The survey clearly underlines the excellent environment Hessen offers for this industry in transition.

Last but not least, we are celebrating an anniversary: InfraServ Wiesbaden, which is running the Kalle-Albert Industrial Park in Wiesbaden- one of the most important locations for the Chemical Industry in Hessen, is celebrating 25 years of successful operations.

I wish you interesting reading.

Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt

Chief Executive Officer
Hessen Trade & Invest

Developments in Hessen

Chancellor Scholz visits Hessen - focus on energy

On August 9, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt am Main to catch up on the latest developments in hydrogen technology and Viessmann in Allendorf (Eder) to learn more about heat pumps.

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Essity in Wiesbaden: Even energy-intensive industries can be made sustainable using green hydrogen and a step-by-step approach

Essity is the producer of such famous brands as Tempo, Zewa and Tork. Their facility in Wiesbaden is the first worldwide using green hydrogen in the drying process. The example shows that even energy-intensive industries can be made sustainable. The state of Hessen is actively supporting this pilot project e.g. with funding from the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF).

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Deepening ties: Event underlines the importance of Japanese business in Hessen

The Japanese business community makes a major contribution to Hessen as an innovation centre. This long partnership is set to become even stronger going forward.

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Business talks during the Hessen-Korea Reception

The Hessian Minister of Economics, Tarek Al-Wazir, met Korean business leaders for talks at a reception on Wednesday, September 7, in Roman Fort Saalburg.

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Australia-based CSL sets up R&D campus in Marburg

The new R&D center is the largest research facility of the healthcare company worldwide. This recent investment strengthens the region's role as an international biotech powerhouse.

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Hessen – a land of opportunity for the automotive industry

In a recent study, the Hessenmetall employers’ association focused on the transformation of the automotive sector in Hessen. The paper gives a positive outlook for the regional industry.

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InfraServ Wiesbaden celebrates 25th anniversary

The Kalle-Albert Industrial Park in Wiesbaden is an important location for the Chemical Industry in Hessen. This year, InfraServ Wiesbaden, that is running the park since 1997, is celebrating 25 years of successful operations.

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Meet our Hessen Experts at these Events:

02. Nov - 04. Nov 2022

Singapore Fintech Festival 2022

Meet our representative Melissa Brandner at one of the world's most impactful events for the Fintech industry! Melissa will be glad to discuss the business opportunities in our region with you.More information about the Fintech Festival 2022 find out here.

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15. Nov - 17. Nov 2022

Smart City Expo World Congress 2022

We are looking forward to greeting You at our exhibition stand of the the state Hessen 2-B 111, Hall 2! More information about Smart City Expo World Congress 2022 please find out here.

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