Brigitte Zypries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
As Minister for Economics, it is of special importance for Brigitte Zypries to raise awareness within the German Mittelstand of the connected production in all value creation stages – known as Industry 4.0. This includes promoting various financial instruments and network opportunities offered by the BMWi. To this end, she is in continuous dialogues with representatives from economy, politics, civil society and social partners. In close alignment with these stakeholders, her work concentrates on advancing and shaping the framework for implementing the Digital Agenda. In addition, special attention lies on the support of startups as well as SMBs (small & medium-sized businesses). Here, she has a special interest in the IT-sector and air space technology.