OverviewWith “Asia-Europe Dialogue on Digitalization” the 12th Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) took place from May 15th to 28th, 2017. Following the re:publica (May 8th-10th), the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG, May 13th & 14th) and the CUBE Tech Fair (May 10th-12th), the APW 2017 with the guiding theme “Digitalization” formed the international climax and conclusion of the startup month of May. The alumni summer school about “Best Practice for E-mobility within the Energy Revolution”(May 16th-23th) of the TU Berlin complemented the program of the APW.
The central events of the 12th APW concentrated in the first week. Experts and players from Europe and Asia discussed the status quo and trends of digitalization, interdisciplinary possibilities of its use as well as visionary innovations. During the second week, visitors had the chance to participate in a variety of cultural events, shows, and exhibitions.