'Digital City' competition: 'Digital summit' on 12th June 2017 in Walldorf
Heidelberg will carry on developing as a ‘digital city,’ even though – after making it to the final – it did not win the national ‘Digital City’ competition run by the digital industry association Bitkom and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB). Ultimately it was the city of Darmstadt that was crowned Germany’s ‘digital capital.’ This result was announced on Monday, June 12, 2017 during the German government’s ‘Digital Summit’ event.
Impressions from the 'Digital Summit'
'Digital City' competition: Mayor's pitch on 31st May 2017 in Berlin
On May 31st, 2017, Mayor Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner and Nicole Huber presented Heidelberg's vision of a digital city in front of a jury of the Bitkom Association. In a final attempt, they tried to win over the jury in order to claim the 'Digital City' title.
Videos from the Mayor's pitch in Berlin (in German)