On February 12th, 2019 Polyteia and the Gemeindetag Baden-Württemberg organized a workshop titled “Making Data Useful for Decisions”. With around twenty cities and municipalities signing up, tickets quickly sold out after the invitations were sent.
The goal of the workshop was to figure out in which areas and in what form data could be helpful in communities’ decision-making processes.
The President of the Gemeindetag Baden-Württemberg, Roger Kohle, opened the workshop with a plea for more courage for digitalization and an openness on the part of municipalities to cooperate with young start-ups such as Polyteia, which often offer flexible and suitable solutions for cities and municipalities. Raimon Ahrens, Mayor of Rudersberg, the first pilot city for Polyteia in Baden-Württemberg, explained why he decided to work with Polyteia in Rudersberg.
As part of the “Cities and Municipalities 4.0 - Future Communities” funding program of the Ministry of the Interior, Digitalization, and Migration, the Gemeindetag Baden-Württemberg organizes workshops to bring innovative municipalities and early stage startups together around the same table.