KEYnote 42 English - Fall 2021 | Page 9


The IT Security Club – Where Innovation Meets Community

November 2021 was chosen as the perfect time for the grand opening of the IT Security Club . Breaking the mold of standard shared office spaces , this unique site is dedicated to one issue and one issue only : IT security . It gives enterprises , public institutions , and researchers in the field access to cutting-edge facilities in the stylish environs of the House of IT Security . One of the many exceptional features of the Club is the innovation network that also welcomes outside partners .
Co-operation Innovation happens when competencies come together . The tenants of the House of IT Security form the backbone of a dynamic network of IT experts from across and beyond Karlsruhe ’ s IT security ecosystem . Wibu-Systems is committed to advancing IT security research and practice by bringing together and actively supporting the work of leading research institutions and enterprises in the field .
Innovation Management An innovation manager is available to support members of the IT Security Club with finding the right co-operation partners and applying for national and EU funding for their IT security endeavors . Innovation workshops are hosted to generate new visions and ideas . Concepts are prepared to help market the products born in the R & D work at the site . Pilot users are found , their requirements surveyed , and potential competitors identified and analyzed . An innovation network is born that brings together the members of the IT Security Club , but also external partners in return for a small financial contribution .
Facilities A modern place to work with 12 desks in closed offices , 26 private desks , 36 fixed and 56 flex-desks for productive and confidential work and efficient co-operation . The 14,000 square foot facilities include a reception desk , meeting rooms , secure lockers , a work café , work lounges , the unique agora space , and much , much more . Short-term leases starting from three months offer great flexibility for different co-operation formats and allow breathing space with an adaptable number of workplaces . The all-inclusive , no-worries lease comes with reception and cleaning services , supply of mineral water , power , Internet and WLAN connections , a professional IT infrastructure with printers and scanners , personal lockers , showers , controlled and secure 24 / 7 access , high-end office facilities , and lots of amenities like stylish lighting , flowers , and more .
Membership Non-tenants can get access to the work café and meeting rooms , with annual membership options available . The ZIM innovation network welcomes all SMEs – companies employing up to 250 people , with € 50 million in annual turnover or € 43 million in total assets – who are actively interested in IT security . Is this you ? Then contact us at itsc @ itsec . house .