The members of the IKM met in Essen on 1 and 2 October 2020. On the agenda were the topics innovation and activities related to European policies.
The welcome by Regional Director Karola Geiß-Netthöfel with a presentation on the 100th anniversary of the Ruhr Regional Association, was followed by the presetation of innovation projects from member regions:
- Ruhr Academy – smart sustainable metropolitan transformation
- Initiative “Innovation Art” in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and Innovation Ecosystem Medical Valley
- P-t-MNW: Hydrogen in the Northwest Metropolitan Region
In addition, activities on the European level were decided upon.
The supporting programme was a visit to the Ruhr Museum at the Zeche Zollverein in the special exhibition “100 Years of the Ruhr Area”.