Allianz DRESDEN-concept celebrates 10 years of existence

The DRESDEN-concept network (DDc) celebrated its tenth anniversary at the beginning of October with the opening of its new interactive travelling exhibition. The exhibition also allows visitors to explore research projects in which the IOER is involved. The open-air exhibition is located on the forecourt of the Kulturpalast Dresden. It is open until 31 October.

Banner with color gradient from dark blue to light green with the inscription: 10 years of Embodying Cooperation and Culture

(Graphic: DRESDEN-concept)

How will we live in the future? - Under this heading, the new DDc exhibition presents current research work of the scientific network in the fields of digitisation, living, climate & water, mobility, material and cultural assets. The topics can be discovered interactively at six different stands. A seventh stand provides information on the DRESDEN-concept network and its ten-year development.

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is represented on the stand "Climate & Water". There it presents the topics heat adaptation in cities (project HeatResilientCity) and flood prevention by house lifting (Projekt HUeBro).

Attention: Exhibition period extended!
The open-air exhibition in front of the Kulturpalast in Dresden (Wilsdruffer Straße/near Altmarkt) is open until 30 November 2020. Afterwards it will go on tour through different Saxon, German as well as European cities.

About DRESDEN-concept

When the DRESDEN-concept (DDc) research alliance was founded in August 2010 by 15 Dresden-based research and cultural institutions, no one would have predicted how successful this alliance would turn out to be: the mutual exchange of information and cooperation between the partner institutions intensified, infrastructures were shared and an ever-increasing number of joint research projects were implemented. Over the years, this resulted in a steep rise of joint publications and third-party funding as well as an expansion of the degree programmes offered. As a consequence, the attractiveness of Dresden as a prime research hub increased, particularly for international scientists. In TU Dresden’s bid for the title of ‘University of Excellence’, this unique networking across institutional boundaries was specifically appreciated by the international reviewers. Therefore, DDc contributed substantially to TU Dresden’s success in maintaining the excellence status.

Today, 10 years after it was established, the alliance of now 32 partners encompasses virtually all of Dresden’s important scientific and cultural institutions. Their unique cooperation is a blueprint for scientific cooperation in Germany and beyond.

Website of DRESDEN-concept

The new science exhibition in front of the Kulturpalast Dresden on opening day. (Photos: H. Hensel/IOER-Media)