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Following the theme "CISPA loves IGB", we celebrated together with the citizens of St. Ingbert and other curious guests on September 16 on the historic grounds of the Alte Schmelz industrial cathedral. Now we are looking forward to the realization of our common vision for the city and the whole country. We will keep the memories of this first, but certainly not last, joint celebration in our minds for a long time to come. That was nice!



September 16

Beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Alte Schmelz

in St. Ingbert

Free entry

Varied program including many 
hands-on activities


What's on 

The event starts at 2:00 p.m. with street food and live music performed by Bergkapelle St. Ingbert 

4:00 p.m. CISPA Vision

Lectures, keynotes and presentations by Lord Mayor Prof. Dr. Ulli Meyer, Minister President Anke Rehlinger, digital expert Dr. Thomas Sattelberger, Dr. Peter Memminger and CEO & founding director Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Backes.

Further offers starting at 2:00 p.m.:
  • “Markt der Möglichkeiten” with a variety of stalls by CISPA, the city of St. Ingbert and industry partners
  • CISPA demonstrators and escape room
  • Interactive presentations 
  • Quizshow classic “1, 2 oder 3 Show” on outdoor stage
  • Children's program

Offers starting at 5:00 p.m.:
  • Startup stories
  • Evening program including DJ


In addition the official program featuring information and presentations relating to CISPA research and the city of St. Ingbert, there will be a special children's program offering fun and games on the outdoor stage. Three street food trucks will have something to offer for all tastes.


CISPA Research Festival

Learn about CISPA vision and participate in workshops

Street Food

Enjoy a great variety of street food

CISPA CysecLab

Get insights into CISPA research, experience the escape room and many interactive exhibits

Piet Flosse | © © 2006 Televersal/ZDF

©© 2006 Televersal/ZDF

Children's Program

  • Piet Flosse, Minnie Maus and a clown
  • Magic show
  • Balloon artist
  • Face painting 
  • Arts and crafts
  • Workshops for balloons and magic
  • Bouncy castle


Künstliche Intelligenz –
Chancen und Risiken

with Rebekka Burkholz

2:30 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.
Stage 1

Wieso ist Phishing
eigentlich so einfach?

with Sven Bugiel

2:30 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.
Stage 2

Wie vertrauenswürdig sind
ChatGPT und Co.?

with Mario Fritz

2:50 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Stage 1

Unsichere Webseiten

with Michael Schwarz

2:50 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Stage 2


The event is taking place at Industriekathedrale Alte Schmelz in St. Ingbert.

Saarbrücker Straße 38K
66386 St. Ingbert

Industriekathedrale Alte Schmelz | © © Tobias Ebelshäuser

©© Tobias Ebelshäuser

More Info


“As a world-leading research center for cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, we want to take responsibility for structural change in Saarland and contribute to economic growth with our research.”

Michael Backes
CEO & Gründungsdirektor

“CISPA presents us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we should embrace with open arms. It's an opportunity for all of us, for our economy, for our community and for the future of our city.”

Ulli Meyer
Oberbürgermeister St. Ingbert

CISPA loves St. Ingbert: Why our partnership is strong and special