Where does Germany stand when it comes to digitisation? If you ask entrepreneurs and the population, the estimate is that we are in the lower third of the international rankings. The truth is, however, that we are currently in sixth place among 118 countries. How can such a misjudgement occur and why are Germans so critical of the achievements of the land of poets and thinkers? What is needed is not only an innovation culture in the companies, but one for the entire country.
On 04 July 2019, in a 12-minute journey through the “Pains and Gains” of Germany’s digital ecosystem at 12min.me in Munich, I showed where there is currently a lack of digital self-understanding and what we can learn from Estonia and Co in our understanding of our own innovation culture.