Mönchengladbach has a vibrant and innovative start-up scene. WFMG supports potential start-up founders on their road to professional independence. The start-up week called “START-UP MG!” is one of the year’s major highlights.
Mönchengladbach has initiated inner-city stimulus projects such as Seestadt mg+ or Maria Hilf terraces under its urban development strategy mg+ Wachsende Stadt. The aim is qualitative development in the city centre.
The Swedish company Catella is transforming the 14-hectare area near Mönchengladbach main railway station into an entirely new district named Seestadt mg+.
A lake (“See”) is to form the heart and the unique selling proposition of the quarter and give this urban location a special flair for living, working, relaxing, sport, culture and encounters. Up to 2,000 residential units to meet all requirements are to be created at Seestadt mg+, together with space for various types of business, restaurants, leisure facilities and social infrastructure.
Mönchengladbach has set out to become a smart city, and has laid important foundations for innovative technological applications with the city WiFi. At the Smart City Forum Niederrhein in 2018, WFMG teamed up with nextMG to present ideas, products and systems for a smart city: intelligent dustbins, networked charging stations for electric vehicles, optimized real-time parking guidance systems, drones that take defibrillators to patients having a heart attack as quickly as possible, and lots more.