The focus then shifted to practical solutions and consulting services for SMEs. First of all, a video introduction used two companies from Saxony and Thuringia as examples to showcase the support provided by the Regional Future Centers on site. Enrico Jakusch, managing director of Drehtechnik Jakusch GmbH, which was featured in the video, also took part in the subsequent panel discussion. Dr. Julia Kropf moderated the exchange between him and Dr. Julia Borggräfe (BMAS), Prof. Michael Uhlmann (ATB Chemnitz/Zukunftszentrum Sachsen) and Prof. Kerstin Jürgens. The participants were also asked to become active again and direct their questions to the discussants.
Finally, moderator Julia Kropf concluded that the event had shown the willingness and the need of all participants to share knowledge and to enable exchange. She thanked everyone for the committed discussion and offered the outlook that there would also be plenty of scope in the future for a fruitful exchange between program actors and companies, experts and employees - not least through the second annual labor policy conference in 2021.