The next couple of years will be marked worldwide by the demand for clean water. This development also holds chances for companies in this sector. In Hof, scientific know-how and corporate practice meet. In Hof, existing competences have been pooled, cross-linked and refined with appropriate projects for years.
Hof currently is a recognized and leading competence center in the area of water/environment. The concentrated existing competence made Hof a sought-after partner for companies in this sector. For this purpose, Hof offers an ideal setting as top location with internationality.
Various congresses and events on this subject take place in Hof. Groups of foreign guests who want to familiarize themselves with Hofer technology and the know-how are welcomed in Hof almost monthly.
The geofora - trade fair and congress on drilling technology, water extraction and geothermal energy - caused a stir when it took place in Hof in 2007. In parallel, Hof signed a water agreement with the Brazilian city Caruaru as part of the Millennium Objectives. An active exchange of experience with individual projects takes place here. The Abfallzweckverband Hof (waste disposal association) is an important partner on the subject.
In 2012, the geofora took place in Hof for a second time. The geofora has been placed on the market with great success.
geofora in Hof
The skill network in Hof has been around since 2010 and is comprised of various companies of the sector as well as relevant institutions. Numerous projects were realized: http://www.wasser-hof.de/
The Umweltcluster Bayern (Environmental Cluster Bavaria) maintains a present location in Hof.
At the end of November, Bavarian Environment Minister Dr. Söder took into account those developments and officially named Hof the Bavarian competence center for water.
At the competence center Hof the subject of water/sewage is more and more linked to the subject of energy (renewable energy). Hof also has the biggest biogas plant in Upper Franconia. The region Hof has the highest density of wind turbines in Bavaria.