ESCRYPT has chosen the MARK 51°7 technology campus in Bochum, Germany as the location of its new headquarters. Its construction is expected to be completed in 2022 as part of the first phase of development on the former Opel factory site. There is also room for further expansion on the 8,200-square-meter lot.
The planning of the new headquarters in Bochum is a commitment to the Ruhr district, one of the fastest-growing conurbations in Europe with a high quality of life and universities producing an above-average number of engineering-science graduates. ESCRYPT will be in excellent company at its new address: in close vicinity to universities and other institutions of scientific research. Indeed, their immediate neighbors on the MARK 51°7 campus will include a number of other research institutions – not only in the field of IT security.
The new technology campus provides ideal conditions for co-locating knowledge work and technology transfer and creating an interface between research and industry. Moreover, ESCRYPT’s new building on the former Opel factory site is symbolic of the automotive industry’s new identity, based on digitally connected, automated, and electrified mobility. “As a driver of innovation in the field of automotive security, ESCRYPT aims to profit from this new facility as a means of accelerating the transfer of scientific findings into solutions for the customer,” says Dr. Thomas Wollinger, CEO of ESCRYPT GmbH.
Click here for the official press release of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the City of Bochum and ESCRYPT.
[ On the picture from left to right: Enno Fuchs (Managing Director Bochum Perspektive 2022 GmbH), Dr. Thomas Wollinger (Managing Director ESCRYPT GmbH), and Prof. Dr. Rolf Heyer (Managing Director WirtschaftsEntwicklungsGesellschaft Bochum mbH)