Christian Mentzel’s entire oeuvre deserves a nationwide and European appreciation as far as China with exhibitions, lectures and publications in German, English and Chinese and can make an important contribution to the improvement of German-European and Chinese relations. The historical relations of Brandenburg-Prussia to China/Asia from the Great Elector, over Frederick II (“China fashion”, porcelain collections, Kgl.-Preußische Asiatische Compagnie von Emden etc.) to the present and the partnership agreements of the state of Brandenburg with the province of Hebei etc. should be a model. Based on this, it is especially about new business relations in the future-determining connectivity technologies.
With this initiative, the partners of the innovation cluster create impulses for the further development of regional centers of excellence and inter-communal competences of the participating states and regions. The project work in this project cluster is to be financed with the support of public funding from the federal government, the state and EU funds. Innovation labs and think tanks related to the New Silk Road are to be created, which will accompany the development of regional sustainable technical and social competence and become an integral part of innovation and design structures.