Founded in 2016, Dr. Stetter ITQ S.L.U. celebrated its 5th anniversary on Gran Canaria on September 28, 2021. On the occasion of this anniversary, the Dr. Stetter ITQ website now shines in new splendour. The website relaunch convinces with its modern audio-visual presentation and provides visitors with all information about Dr. Stetter ITQ and the core topic of Sustainability in Digital Transformation briefly. Thanks to the optimized menu design, the diverse projects for the implementation of the vision of a SMART GREEN ISLAND, such as the SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON, the Solar Golf Car, the Bamboo Solar Car or PlastiX, are presented in a user-friendly way. Several project videos can be found on the website and lead the user directly to the associated ITQ YouTube channel.

Dr. Stetter ITQ S.L.U. as a nearshore partner in software and systems engineering projects acts as an extension for customer projects of the German ITQ GmbH. Through this intelligent combination of technical expertise plus highly motivated specialists from abroad, Software Development Projects can be realized professionally, easily scalable, and cost-efficient. In the past five years, the company in Las Palmas has grown from originally two to today around 27 national and international software and systems engineers, consultants, and students. Despite the Covid19 pandemic, the start-up has developed into a versatile and competent digitalization partner, with annual revenue growth of around 130 percent.

Impressions “Innovative Education 4.0 Projects” 

The company’s success is a result of its training activities, following the so-called Education 4.0 approach. Dr. Stetter ITQ supports young students and gives them the opportunity to work on sustainable projects and technological innovations around the topics of Smart Farming, Smart Mobility und Smart Home on Gran Canaria. More than 40 students were able to develop and implement first concepts and prototypes, e.g., for a Solar Golf Car or a Bamboo Solar Car, which use solar energy, as well as PlastiX, a project to avoid plastic pollution.

Lars Bornecke is the Branch Manager of Dr. Stetter ITQ and has already successfully built up a large network with international companies and universities. “We work closely with local as well as many German and English universities for internships and seminars. For many students we are very interesting as an employer. At SMART GREEN ISLAND they can implement innovative and sustainable projects, under the Spanish sun!”, says Bornecke. Companies such as Beckhoff, B&R and igus have been supporting the Education 4.0 approach of Dr. Stetter ITQ for several years with the latest technologies and expertise. The partners and sponsors can work with the young innovative minds on Industry Challenges and see for themselves the talent of the students during the projects. This creates a completely new type of Recruiting 4.0, in which new, sustainable business models emerge.

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