Usually, corporate headquarters are gated in with a high fence. Does this foster an environment of innovation? Where inspiration from outside can flow inside and through the company? Can you stay connected with the people you are developing solutions for? Possibly not. That’s why we are opening ourselves to the outside. By 2020 we will have invested approximately € 1 billion in our Group headquarters. From 2018, our pioneering and publicly accessible Innovation Center will become the heart of our headquarters.
The Rhine-Main region offers an ideal infrastructure to drive innovation. Market-leading companies, excellent universities, ambitious start-ups and individuals with pioneering spirit offer great potential for the kind of network we are planning to develop with our Innovation Center. This is where we would like to start conversations with the best and brightest from around the world and work together with them on new solutions for the challenges of our age.