Digital Week Kiel - the Digital Festival in the North

The digitization of various areas of life affects us all. Day by day we learn to live and work with the advancing digital transformation.

This results in many questions: How does our daily life change over the longer term due to the new possibilities? How will our daily worklife look like? What visions do digital startups have? Which change processes are going through established and traditional companies? How do we learn in the future school and throughout life? How are democracies and political consciousness in a digital society changing?

These and many other questions are at the center of Digital Week Kiel, the digital festival in Schleswig-Holstein. The fifth edition of #diwokiel took place from 12.-19.09.2021. In topics such as Smart City, Data & Tech, Culture & Entertainment and many more, Digital Week Kiel provides the framework for sharing knowledge and learning from each other.

Businesses, institutions and citizens are involved in shaping and experiencing this unique format. If you have any questions, please contact us at programm@digitalewochekiel.de or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN WILL THE NEXT DIWOKIEL TAKE PLACE?

The Digital Week Kiel 2021 will take place from 12-19 September 2021.

WHY IS THERE A FESTIVAL LIKE DIWOKIEL?

Digitization in many areas of our lives affects us all. No paradigm shift in the last 100 years has so dramatically changed our coexistence, our professional or our entrepreneurial actions.
Day by day, we learn to live and work with the progressive digital transformation. But many questions remain: How will our daily lives change in the longer term through these new possibilities? What will our day-today working lives look like in the future? What do we need to be able to do, to find or keep a job in the digital working world? What are the visions of digital start-ups? What change processes are established and traditional businesses undergoing? How will we learn at school and in our lives in the future? How will democracy and political awareness change in a digital society? In order to find answers to these and other questions, #diwokiel was launched as a macrosocial project, ‚by everyone for everyone‘, so that we can all jointly shape its contents, allowing everybody to share the benefits. Citizens, companies and institutions can experience digital transformation holistically and in practice during the Digitale Woche Kiel. #diwokiel provides a framework in which key players from business, politics and society can network with each other.

WHAT ARE DIWOKIEL’S GOALS?

  • The Digital Week Kiel pursues two primary objectives: to develop Kiel into a city in which digitalisation is holistically understood and actively co-determined by its citizens.
  • To develop Kiel into a location where digital transformation is successfully implemented in all companies, thereby increasing its national and international appeal.

WHAT HAPPENS AT DIWOKIEL?

Under the umbrella of the Digital Week Kiel, events offered by a variety of participants will be scheduled together and communicated jointly. In addition to presenting the latest digital technologies, the diverse participants from business, science, politics and society focus in particular on innovative event formats. From the digital classroom, to changing values in a digital society, right through to the use of robots in nursing care – the diverse topics particularly encourage interested citizens to join a week-long intensive dialogue with the digital movers and interrupters.

WHO CAN PRESENT EVENTS?

Everyone is welcome to participate. Companies, educational and scientific institutions, chambers, associations, organizations, as well as all groups and individuals are invited to use the Digital Week Kiel platform, and also to help shape it. If you have any questions about registering an event, please contact programm@digitalewochekiel.de at any time.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT AN EVENT?

You can easily registrate your events for diwokiel21. Again we’ll provide a guide for organizers to make the registration of events as easy as possible. If you need any help, just contact us via programm@digitalewochekiel.de.

WHO ACTUALLY COMES TO DIWOKIEL?

Those who come to the Digital Week Kiel include:

  • people who help shaping our economy and society, including the digital possibilities;
  • people who are interested in the changes brought about by digitalisation, and would like to experience this holistically and in practice;
  • people who want to network with others who are also interested in digitization;
  • employees of all sectors which are undergoing a process of transformation or need to start one.

WHO ORGANIZES DIWOKIEL?

The City of Kiel organizes it. The project office has its homebase in the KiWi, Kieler Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Strukturentwicklungs-GmbH.

WHO SUPPORTS DIWOKIEL?

The Digital Week Kiel is supported by a large number of partners. In particular, these are the people and organisations that present individual events, and also the cooperation partners that support #diwokiel with their ideas, contacts, active participation and by providing rooms. They include: Kiel University, DiWiSH, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Kiel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Kiel), Kiel-Marketing, KiWi GmbH, the Schleswig-Holstein state government, Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, the public broadcaster Offener Kanal Kiel, opencampus.sh, RBZ Kiel, the UKSH and Webmontag Kiel.

WHAT ARE THE TOPICS IN 2021?

The diwokiel21 will take place at the Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel. The week will be splitted in theme days, the events will be realized as hybrid- or digital-formats. Eight key topics are in focus at diwokiel21:

  • Digital Transformation & Worklife
  • Smart City
  • Digital Education
  • Data & Tech
  • Online Marketing
  • Digital Ethics
  • Health & Social
  • Culture & Entertainment

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE OFFERED EVENTS AND THE CENTRAL LOCATIONS OF DIWOKIEL21?

The first state of the Digital Week Kiel 2021 program will be published in August. Due to the ongoing registration of events, the program will be updated until shortly before diwokiel21. Current information is also available on our blog, the diwokiel-Facebookpage, on Twitter, in our Instagram-feed and on our LinkedIn-page. For any questions regarding our program, don’t hesitate to contact us via programm@digitalewochekiel.de.