The Digital Festival

Technologiezentrum Aachen. Digital Church. Depot. Ludwig-Forum. Stadtbad

28./29. September 2018
                 #aachen2025

About Aachen 2025 - the digital festival for you

Aachen 2025 is the digital festival, made by citizens from Aachen and the region, from the Netherlands and Belgium. Supported by many companies and institutions. Made for you.On 28/29 September you will experience more than 100 exhibitors, lectures, workshops, hackathons and other formats at Aachen 2025 - in the Technology Centre Aachen (TZA), as well as the neighbouring "satellites" DIGTAL CHURCH, Depot Talstraße, Stadtbad Blücherplatz and Ludwig-Forum.Aachen 2025 presents today the technologies that will change tomorrow. Aachen 2025 gives concrete insights into the future - in the areas of work/production, living/energy, learning/education/culture, communication, mobility, health, shopping, digital business models, games, social innovations. They are invited to look, to try out, to inform themselves, to discuss and to participate actively.Aachen 2025 is a "grassroots movement". It brings together people from the most diverse sectors of society - from companies, university institutes, chambers, cultural institutions, the cathedral chapter and the city of Aachen to the media, associations, student initiatives and private individuals. More than 100 active "participants" from this network are shaping the programme of the current event Aachen 2025.

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The Aachen 2025 motif as a piece of jewellery and souvenir

In the section "Shopping" the goldsmith Albath shows how modern technologies and innovative manufacturing processes open up new perspectives for the centuries-old art of goldsmithing. In addition, the Aachen 2025 motif as embroidery pin, ear jewellery or cufflink, made of 925 silver!

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Talks from the tub

Under the title "Talks from the tub - making fun (not wet)", Ines Kubat, video journalist at the newspaper publisher Aachen - Aachener Zeitung and Aachen news - conducted interviews with co - makers, designers and guests of Aachen 2025. The interviews "in the tub" took place - where else - in the Stadtbad Aachen.

The videos are now available online. These were the interview partners.

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Aachen 2025 Prize: excellent ideas of young people for the future

On Saturday, September 29th, the DIGTAL CHURCH held the award ceremony in the project and ideas competition Aachen 2025.

The first prize went to a four-member working group from the Gymnasium Würselen. Joshua Becker, Justice Chucks, Leon Gebh and Henri Lindlahr showed how Aachen's energy supply can be converted to solar energy. They also considered aspects such as monument protection and traffic. The second prize went to a new team from the St. Leonhard Gymnasium in Aachen. It showed how the LEO app developed by pupils - used in all areas of school life - makes school life easier. The third prizewinner is the Jugendberufshilfe Stolberg. Here young people have studied what technical progress and digitization mean for work, work and training and how they can "recapture the future".

There was also an audience award. There were two winners at the online poll in the Digital Church for the five nominations nominated for the final round: the team from the already mentioned LEO App, as well as Maximilian Deisz and Leonard Grün. The two went on film on a journey into the year 2025 and showed in six parts, from the transport plane taxi to the international currency Bitcoin, what this future could look like.

In the pre-program the "Social Innovation Award" of ENACTUS Aachen e.V. The "Social Innovation Award" recognizes the best idea that was discovered with the help of social glasses in the context of Aachen 2025 and generated by the Aachen 2025 App.

The Aachen 2025 Prize is a microproject co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Beng e.V. as part of the People to People Interreg V-A EMR project.

Here is the recording of the livestream of the event.

FUTURE IMPACT MAKER - award ceremony, cultural experience, exhibition, outlook for the future

Through the FUTURE IMPACT MAKER competition, the cultural enterprise of the city of Aachen was looking for innovation founders, culture makers and dissenters from the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, whose work and ideas will shape the future of our region.

On Friday, 28 September, from 4 p.m., Ludwig Forum, the prizewinners were presented at the FUTURE IMPACT MAKER - Awards Ceremony, Cultural Experience, Exhibition, Future Outlook - Aachen 2025 event.

In addition to the award ceremony, there was the Future Conference - "How do we want to live in the future?" with exciting impulse lectures, a battledance show and a performance by songwriter Amin Afify from Eschweiler, known from "The Voice of Germany".


Here you will find the prizewinners and more