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Advice and guidance for SMEs in the digital transformation

The Ch@nge Ruhr Future HUB is online

Picture of two hands in the background and drawings in the foreground © sdecoret

The Future HUB is an interactive service for companies, employees, interest groups and consultants in the region and offers helpful guidance for SMEs in the digital transformation, particularly in the production, logistics and care sectors. It is part of the Ch@nge Ruhr project, which aims to sustainably strengthen the transformation and design skills of companies in the Ruhr region in the digital transformation.

The Ch@nge Ruhr project shows how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can actively integrate the technical expertise and practical knowledge of employees in the design of digitization processes. On the Future HUB, SMEs will find plenty of information and an overview of funding, support and consulting services in the Ruhr region for digital change processes. In addition, SMEs can present themselves with good practice examples on the HUB. The project coordinators are looking forward to hearing from those who are interested.

Ch@nge Ruhr is a project of the Ruhr Conference and is funded by the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Ch@nge Ruhr is implemented by the project partners Institute for Work and Technology (Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen), Institute for Work, Skills and Training (University of Duisburg-Essen), Social Research Centre of TU Dortmund as well as the Gemeinsame Arbeitsstelle RUB/IG Metall and the Chair of Production Systems (Ruhr University Bochum).

Screenshot of the Future HUB website © Ch@nge Ruhr
Preview of the Future HUB

Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.