The Name

born under a lucky star

ASTRID, a compound name composed of the elements áss (a god) and friðr (beautiful, fair). The star.
A woman named, because women have more developed intuition, a propensity for analysis, attention to detail, specific thinking, motivation for relationships with others.

The Motto

«Love of knowledge echoes in our hearts and nourishes great thoughts.» (Socrates)

 

Our Story

In 2016, the City of Wolfsburg unanimously approved and developed a strategic plan to guide the City’s economic development activities and investment over the next decade. The result was a set of goals, strategies, and actions that will propel the City of Wolfsburg forward toward its vision for 2025. Called #WolfsburgDigital, a Private Public “model city for digitization and electromobility”.
This project had the goals to improve Digital Transformation in the city, the investor in leaders and teams, created for entrepreneurs with the aim of retaining the talent generated in Wolfsburg, which has the collaboration of the University of Ostfalia, Business Partner and the City of Wolfsburg.

In 2018, the Stadtwerke Wolfsburg AG built a functionalist construction situated in the heart of the city’s downtown district. The facility’s location, onsite transportation access, and proximity to the airport (Berlin or Hanover) are attractive to commuters from across the metro area (Metropol Region). 

The newspace has the capacity as a modern office with an integrated Data Center and the objective of establishing a business incubator is to accelerate business growth and success and decrease the likelihood of failure. This in turn creates new jobs, diversifies the industrial base, and enhances the quality of life in the community. 

This initiative aims to create high technology Projects and to make  the Region a preferred investment iHUB for technology companies while reaffirming North Germany existing position as a premier ICT location. Committed to the new duties given, Wobcom’s team set out on ideas to formulate a strategic blueprint.

After this experience and a lot of projects in the city, the Stadtwerke Wolfsburg AG, have decided to invest more in Innovation and R&I (Research and Innovation).

The project ASTRID iHUB will be a business incubator based on talent and new technology.