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LabCampus officially opened at Munich Airport


Munich Airport’s new innovation centre, LabCampus, was officially opened today by airport CEO, Jost Lammers, and State Minister, Albert Füracker.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport, LabCampus is described as a new, top location for innovation at the centre of Europe that will bring together research institutions, high-tech industries, young companies and up-and-coming talents from all sectors and promote exchange.

It is hoped that with its collaborative concept and international links, the uniquely conceived ‘future hub’ will unite national and global experts and leading businesses.

The first tenants to take advantage of the quarter’s special potential for innovation include Munich Airport’s training centre, AirportAcademy, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) and amplimind, the joint venture between AUDI and Lufthansa Industry Solutions.

In the future, the group of tenants will be augmented by the planned relocation of the Technical University of Munich’s Department of Aerospace and Geodesy.

Füracker, who is also supervisory board chairman of Munich Airport: “LabCampus is set to be the cradle of unique innovations for aviation-related business models.

“We will thus complement the airport’s central role, namely to connect people and markets. LabCampus will make Bavaria even more powerful as a business location.”

Lammers emphasised in his speech that the development of Munich Airport’s own innovation hub plays a key role for the attractiveness of the location and the future competitiveness of the company.

“We have acquired innovative partners for LabCampus, who have an affinity for aviation and will help us to strategically and technologically enhance our premium airport while expanding our base for value creation,” said Lammers.

The duo were joined at the opening by Munich Airport’s CFO, Nathalie Leroy, Professor Dr Thomas F. Hofmann, president of the internationally renowned Technical University of Munich (TUM), and Dr Marc Wagener, managing director of LabCampus GmbH.

“The ability to connect research and business, the special architectural spaces for collaboration and contact, and the perfect national and international links make LabCampus an ideal innovation centre at the heart of Europe,” enthused Leroy in her address.

Professor Hofmann noted: “LabCampus ideally combines talent, education and innovation with the airport’s global reach.

“This is why we want to bring our knowledge of aviation, astronautics and geodesy to bear here in interplay with experts, technology startups, business partners and international markets.”

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