German Government Awards Next Big Thing AG 'Digital Hub Status' for IoT

Posted by Next Big Thing AG on June 2017



Berlin's thriving startup scene births some 40,000 startups annually, and has unquestionably become one of the leading digital hubs in the world, attracting entrepreneurs and startups from across the globe with it's relatively low startup costs and quality of life. In response to this, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has appointed the city to host one of its twelve digital hubs in Germany.

With Berlin's hub set to focus on Internet of Things & Fintech, Next Big Thing AG has been selected to represent IoT for Germany in being awarded 'Digital Hub Status'. Partnering with Factory and the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation, NBT expects this newly acquired status to accelerate its growth on the world stage as a key player for innovations in IoT - creating a portal, through which exciting IoT innovations can be birthed, and nurtured into the great ventures of the future.

CEO, Harald Zapp said, "It is an honour to have been awarded 'Digital Hub Status' by the government of Germany. To be accredited as a leading figure for Germany and to represent the country on a global scale in the field of Internet of Things, I think is a testament to the work we've been doing from our decades of experience in IoT and high-tech company building. Our vision for NBT is to build the IoT world of tomorrow - as an official digital hub for Germany, we are one step closer to realising that vision."

About the Digital Hub Initiative:

The Digital Hub Initiative, developed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, seeks to support the establishment of digital hubs in Germany. The underlying idea of establishing hubs is that cooperation between companies and business start-ups within a confined area will boost innovation, especially in the digital age. With the launch of twelve hubs across Germany, the initiative hopes to rival Silicon Valley and expand digital innovations from Germany. More information can be found here.

About Next Big Thing AG:

Next Big Thing AG is a Berlin-based IoT company builder that offers a unique framework for the agile and effective acceleration of IoT ventures. Our goal is to promote digital transformation and IoT-driven innovation for startups and companies throughout Europe. We distill the most valuable ideas, nurture them, and then support them throughout the entire development process sharing both risks and successes, whilst providing access to a thriving ecosystem of investors, startups, corporate partners, hardware and software engineers and technology providers. Our decades of experience in IoT and high-tech company building has enabled us to successfully launch numerous unique IoT ventures across property, energy health and security sectors in strong collaboration with industry partners. The technological competencies of our startups are enabled by our own tech stack enabling technologies in blockchain and secure hardware.

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