The weXelerate hub is constantly changing. Tenants come and go. In some cases, tenants love the atmosphere, the networking as well as the whole character of the office building so much that they decide to bring in even more colleagues and therefore need to expand their work space.
A similar scenario happened to the weXelerate corporate partner PALFINGER. The offices they rented until a few weeks ago became too small. PALFINGER loved the hub and the ecosystem as well as being close to innovation that much that they decided to “grow” their offices. Furthermore, networking and the exchange between the tenants, who often face the same problems as PALFINGER, made them decide to stay on. According to Stefan Kreppel, head of open innovation at PALFINGER 21st, “the ecosystem is great for exchanging ideas with other corporates and startups. This exchange helps us all to develop further and to come up together with new, innovative ideas and solutions.”
Andreas Klauser (CEO PALFINGER AG), Philipp Smole (EVP Corporate Incubator, PALFINGER 21st) and Claudia Witzemann (managing director weXelerate) opened the Grand Office Party on April 24th. Under the slogan “Let’s shape the future together” invited guests as well as the other hub tenants got an exclusive look in the brand new Space 29. 16 people from three different divisions – PALFINGER 21st, PALFINGER Connected (ICT) as well as STRUCINSPECT (the newest PALFINGER Joint Venture) – will share this office. This modern working environment will help to create open space for innovation and creativity. “Instead of thinking in department structures, we want to further exchange as well as networking within our company.”, says Lisa Diebus, Marketing & Communications Manager at PALFINGER 21st. PALFINGER 21st stands for new core areas of expertise, new approaches, new products, services and business models in the digital era. For CEO Andreas Klauser it is important to have PALFINGER 21st and the other teams in the hub, the place of open innovation and forward thinking. He emphasized that the development of innovative ideas and solutions needs room and great team effort.
A warm welcome to Space 29 and thanks for an amazing “space-warming party”!
Picture: Philipp Smole (EVP Corporate Incubator, PALFINGER 21st), Claudia Witzemann (managing director weXelerate)