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Mittweida as a location for innovation and the future - ceremonial signing of the partnership agreement between Volksbank-TeleskopEffekt and the city of Mittweida

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Mittweida, January 31, 2023: True to the cooperative principle "What one person can't do alone, many can", the three partners - the city of Mittweida, Volksbank Mittweida and its subsidiary TeleskopEffekt - have been pulling together for years. The declaration of partnership represents another major step towards innovation:
Together, the partners want to engage with companies in the region and support and accompany them on their digitalization journey. In this way, the partners are making an active contribution to making entrepreneurs fit for the future and thus strengthening the attractiveness of the location. This will not only ensure the prosperous development of existing companies, but will also attract new companies to Mittweida. The cooperation is to take place in close coordination between the stakeholders, in particular between TeleskopEffekt GmbH, Volksbank Mittweida eG, the city of Mittweida and Mittweidaer Wirtschafts- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (MWE GmbH).
Furthermore, joint events are to be implemented to support local companies with digitalization, sustainability and future topics. Three projects are already planned at the moment:

Digital map workshop for the city administration of Mittweida

Joint organization of an SME day

Joint business reception for Mittweida companies

In addition, Mittweida is to gain interest as a business location in general. Together, the partners want to attract new companies to the region.
The Werkbank32 innovation center, which is operated by Teleskopeffekt, can be used for events. There are already established formats such as the Business Succession Forum, start-up toolkits and many more.
The first start-ups are also based at Werkbank32. Innovative event ideas are to be jointly developed and promoted. Teleskopeffekt Managing Director Dr. Benjamin Zeitler is delighted that his innovation center will receive even more visitors in the future: "We have already gained experience and built up a large network so that we can support companies on a wide range of topics."
"We are in the midst of a time of change in which we three cooperation partners are coming together with all our strengths and tackling the challenges together. Mittweida has a lot of potential and the opportunities are great, let's tackle them," summarizes Prof. Leonhard Zintl, CEO of Volksbank Mittweida. Mayor Ralf Schreiber is pleased about the even closer networking
with Volksbank Mittweida eG and TeleskopEffekt: "We are delighted that Volksbank always wants to promote the town and the region. This gives us a tailwind in our daily work and we want to strengthen it."

Volksbank Mittweida eG
Volksbank Mittweida is one of the leading cooperative banks. The regional bank stands for innovation and further development
Contrary to the general trend, the bank is growing in terms of customers, earnings and employees. In 2022, the bank was awarded the TOP100 seal as one of the 100 most innovative companies in the German SME sector for the fourth time.

Teleskopeffekt GmbH
Teleskopeffekt GmbH is a 100%ige subsidiary of Volksbank Mittweida. It is regarded as a driver of innovation for banks, SMEs and start-ups. Teleskopeffekt is also the operator of the Werkbank32 innovation center, which provides space for innovation.

City of Mittweida and MWE GmbH
The industrial location of Mittweida is characterized by small and medium-sized companies. The metal and electrical industries are outstanding, but Mittweida companies are also world-class in the fields of laser technology, wood, plastics and textile processing. Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, with its wide range of training courses, constantly provides the job market with highly trained specialists. In addition to the technical training profiles, the media and social work faculties are developing into pillars of the university.
For the realization of ideas and projects, new or spin-off companies will find an excellent platform to settle in the TechnologiePark Mittweida (TPM), today's MWE GmbH. The employees of Mittweidaer Wirtschafts- und Entwicklungs GmbH (MWE GmbH) offer very good rental conditions, help and business advice as well as office services