After months of preparation by the organizers, on November 17, 2018, a team of more than 20 participants from startups, public authorities and Hamburg institutions set out to explore the state of digitization in Dubai and Singapore for a week or so and gather ideas for their own direction.

It was a fully packed program. We had the opportunity to talk to responsible people from administration, digitisation experts from the port industry and exciting start-ups.

A special highlight for us: both in the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and at an international pitch event in Singapore, we had the opportunity to present the concept of the COBILITY initiative. The response was excellent, which is also confirmed by the friendly vote of the COBILITY promoters (see photos below). We have learned that the idea of COBILITY has also met with lively interest in other regions of the world.

It would go beyond the scope to go into the individual topics here. Through this blogpost we would like to share some impressions from this trip.