Innovations from next door

On our doorstep, in the neighborhood next door, and across cities: In Dortmund, we create innovations by people for people. With creativity, courage and changing perspectives, we are transforming our city into the innovative and sustainable living space we want for our future. Together.
We Dortmunders take unconventional paths and meet challenges in times of crisis with combined forces. Our Corona "New Strength!" strategy has proven how we quickly implement pragmatic and innovative solutions that the people of our city need now.

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Neighborly cooperation

In 2021, the city of Dortmund received the iCapital Award from the European Commission for its holistic innovation concept “Innovation next Door” as “”. The cooperation of science, economy, culture, administration and urban society plays a driving role in the innovation ecosystem of the city of Dortmund. Because the city and all its stakeholders recognized early on that the path toward the future can only succeed together.