Fit for Future: New Digital City Unit in Leipzig

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The City of Leipzig is establishing a new unit for digital issues within the administration. This unit will support the digitization process in Leipzig in different ways: It’s going to develop digital projects and it will start a participatory process with companies, scientific institutes and the citizenship about digitization. This means that the unit is going to manage and control funding projects and participation processes.

New Digital City Unit with Mayor Burkhard Jung and Acting Director Dr. Beate Ginzel (Picture: Markus Korzer Fotografie)

Furthermore, the Digital City Unit will coordinate joint application processes and project implementation with public utilities as well as joint city council and shareholder resolutions. It will collaborate with city offices regarding funding opportunities, facilitate networking between business partners, research and university institutions and support start-ups in implementing pilot projects. As a Smart City project, Triangulum and its representatives at the City of Leipzig will also move to this new unit.