How Office Space Impacts Performance – Join Our Business Field Trip on 24 August 2022!

Connected, agile, smart, innovative and a with great view – this is what sets out “The Ship”, a state-of-the-art office building in Cologne, Germany. On 24 August 2022, with our Competence centre eStandards and projects we will visit the building to learn first-hand how the office environment can influence performance and enable teams to create positive impact. The visit is open to businesses and other interested parties – join us!

The working world of tomorrow is collaborative at heart and enabled by digital technologies. “The Ship”, one of the most digital office buildings in Germany, already lives by these standards. Covering an area of approximately 13,000 square meters, the modern office building offers 500 workspaces for employees of start-ups and established companies. The building pursues the goal of bringing doers together in one place and giving them space for networking and development.

A central component of “The Ship” is the start-up accelerator xDeck with its vision of combining the entrepreneurial spirit with innovation. In addition to xDeck, the forward-looking office property is also home to the company FOND OF, whose founders were also initiators of the construction project. The sustainability-awarded company started its journey as a sustainable backpack manufacturer 12 years ago with the “ergobag” brand and is now widely known as a manufacturer of sustainable, ergonomic backpacks. Within the scope of the Competence Centre eStandards project, FOND OF developed strategies for the Circular Economy in collaboration with the CSCP to further advance on its sustainability track.

Through this study visit, we aim to showcase not only how an innovative and inclusive work space looks like but also how that influences performance and impact as well as how open-minded and forward-looking companies operate.

Introductory presentations, tours, and an informal networking gathering are on the agenda. The visit is co-organised by the teams of our projects Competence Centre eStandards and

Event: Business Field Trip
Date: 24 August 2022
Place: “The Ship” Office Building, Cologne
Registration: Via the Competence Centre eStandards website.
Language: German and English
Cost: Free of charge

For further questions, please contact Thomas Wagner.