2015-02-05

efeuCampus project convinces the jury in the RegioWin state competition – b.i.g. participates as a project partner

The efeuCampus Team, including the managing partner of the b.i.g.-Group, Daniela Bechtold-Schwabe (2nd row, far right), receives the award from the State of Baden-Württemberg.| Photo: Frank Potente for RegioWIN
Top row from left: Prof. Dr. Peter Neugebauer, Prof. Dr. Markus Stöckner (both Hochschule Karlsruhe-University Of Applied Sciences), Maximilian Hochstein (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ), Dr. Frank Schönung (SEW-Eurodrive), Dominik Colling (KIT), Josef Schmidt (SEW), Minister Alexander Bonde, Stefan Huber (Regionale Wirtschaftsförderung Bruchsal), Angelo Castellano (Landratsamt Karlsruhe).  Bottom row from left: Dr. Volkmar Baumgärtner (Regionalverband Mittlerer Oberrhein), Johann Soder (SEW), Lord Mayor Cornelia Petzold-Schick, Dr. Karl-Heinz Meisel (Hochschule Karlsruhe - University Of Applied Sciences), Lord Mayor Margret Mergen, Landrat Dr. Christoph Schnaudigel, Minister Nils Schmid, Minister Theresia Bauer, Jochen Ehlgötz (TRK), Daniela Bechtold-Schwabe (b.i.g.-Group) The efeuCampus Team, including the managing partner of the b.i.g.-Group, Daniela Bechtold-Schwabe (2nd row, far right), receives the award from the State of Baden-Württemberg.| Photo: Frank Potente for RegioWIN

Nationwide, the state of Baden-Württemberg awarded 21 innovative and sustainable landmark projects as winners of the “Regional Competitiveness through Innovation and Sustainability” (RegioWIN) competition. The efeuCampus project, in which the b.i.g.-Group is involved as a partner, was amongst the winners. The award means that the project will receive funding from the European Commission.

The project name, efeuCampus, stands for “eco-friendly experimental urban logistics campus”. The project plans the establishment of a research and development centre for sustainable urban freight mobility on the Bruchsal campus. From 2016, in a unique in Europe reference quarters, goods of all kinds will be moved from A to B in innovative, driverless, generation-appropriate, emission-free vehicles. The b.i.g.-Group is incorporating its particular and comprehensive know-how in the field of Logistik into the future project.

“The award highlights the enormous potential which is concentrated in the Technology Region of Karlsruhe”, said Karlsruhe’s lord mayor, Dr. Frank Mentrup, while recognising the project for which, alongside b.i.g., 14 other renowned institutions, such as SEW-EURODRIVE, the Hochschule Karlsruhe - University Of Applied Sciences, the Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology, as well as the Forschungszentrum Informatik (computer science research centre), have submitted a letter of intent.

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