PlaceTech visited Drees & Sommer’s innovation centre in Stuttgart, which opened in January and hosts external startups, to find out about the tech in the building, the startups the company is working with, and why it’s important for the firm to innovate.
Drees & Sommer is a European consulting, planning and project management enterprise, with over 3,200 employees in 40 locations around the world. The company describes its approach to services as ‘the blue way’. This takes into consideration both economic and ecological concerns, to reduce investment and operating costs while enhancing functionality and process quality.
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The company has opened six innovation hubs around the world, located in Basel, Berlin, Eindhoven, Aachen, Stuttgart and Dubai, to spearhead research and development and the application of technology in its clients’ projects.
The video above features Patrick Theis, managing director, Steffen Szeidl, executive board member, and Michael Aechtler, head of innovation services.