Magdeburg, Germany – 08 February 2021. AKKA’s Digital Center of Excellence (DCE) is an innovation accelerator and future partner of renowned manufacturers of the latest digital technologies (software programming, AI, ADAS, Big Data, embedded computing, machine learning). As one of the leading R&D service providers in the mobility sector, AKKA offers engineers the opportunity to develop their careers into Digital Engineering Consultants for future technologies at attractive working conditions with permanent employment.
The Saxony-Anhalt Ministry of Economics is funding the center of excellence with 2.5 million euros from investment subsidies, the so-called joint task “Improvement of the Regional Economic Structures” (GRW). The competence center in Magdeburg has been active since December 2019. Within three years, a total of 200 jobs are to be created in the areas of web development, software development and software testing, electrical engineers for automotive IT & embedded systems, and data science.
Today, the funding decision is handed over digitally with Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann.
Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann
Minister of Economic Affairs, Saxony-Anhalt
Tino Glatzel, Head of Digital Center of Excellence, and Anne Friedrich, Head of Corporate Affairs for AKKA in Germany, are responsible for the local set-up and the funding process, respectively, and are pleased that the AKKA Group’s future-oriented investments in the digital competence center in the set-up phase are being funded by the German government and the state of Saxony-Anhalt with 2.5 million euros. AKKA is thus making an important contribution to supporting the research and development landscape as part of the digital transformation process in Saxony-Anhalt. Currently, there is a cooperation agreement with Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg as well as partnerships with universities and institutes from the region. New training programs will start in April.
For Derrick Zechmair, CEO BU Germany, the political signal through the support of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt is important with regard to a sustainable commitment of AKKA in the region:
CEO BU Germany