The House of Digital Transformation (HoDT – founded as House of IT) is a platform for promoting digital transformation in the German state of Hesse. The HoDT networks players from business, science and politics working together toward a common goal: to jointly shape the digital transformation in Hesse. To this end, it brings together companies from all sectors as well as universities and municipalities that seek, share and offer know-how, experience, good practices and solutions for the digital transformation along it’s five pillars: research & knowledge transfer, further education & teaching, foundation & growth, networking and smart region.
Darmstadt Technical University
Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Since its founding in 1877, it has played an important role in answering urgent questions about the future with its pioneering achievements, outstanding research and teaching. The diverse disciplines of TU Darmstadt focus heavily on technology - engineering, science, humanities and social sciences - and strive to become international pioneers in the increasingly important fields of energy and mobility, information and communication, construction and housing. TU Darmstadt is the first autonomous university in Germany with such an impressive innovative power. Together with Goethe University Frankfurt and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, TU Darmstadt forms the strategic alliance "Rhein-Main-Universities".
University of Kassel
Founded in 1971, the University of Kassel is the youngest university in Hesse and offers a wide range of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs covering key fields of competence such as natural sciences, technology, cultural and social sciences. The university is well embedded in the technology cluster of the northern Hesse region, where it works closely with innovative companies and institutions that help to shape Germany's technological renewal.
Our mission as the House of Digital Transformation is to link science, businesses and politics. We run a large high-caliber network in these sectors. We have renowned members like Fraunhofer Institute; the Universities in Darmstadt, Kassel and of course Frankfurt; small and large companies from start-ups to big sharks like Accenture or Software AG; and of course the ministries and government.
So, it makes sense to intergrate GBS as high-end business school with its network and high-profile teachers and lecturers on academic level, ensuring excellence in theory and its application to practice.