The will to create a digital pole in Alsace gives birth to KMØ. Various actors of the territory have come together to develop the digital economy of the region.
Getting together is essential today to express your genius and be heard. The KMØ innovation place represents a real opportunity to develop projects, startups and companies.
History of the kilometer Ø
Mulhousians remember the glory of modernity and industry, with the evolution of machines of the time : weaving looms, gas engines, diesel engines. SACM was a symbol of innovation, collaboration and exchange : these buildings are therefore the ideal place to create a strong digital district.
Since 2000, the South Alsace region has seen a strong development of the digital sector with the creation of numerous local companies (some of which are international in scope). On the other hand, the region offers many digital training courses, including e-nov Campus and the professional degree in Web referencing and editing. It is therefore quite natural that KMØ was born in Mulhouse, following the example of the Rhénatic cluster, which brings together a hundred Alsatian digital companies.
KMØ is located on a large industrial wasteland, in building 23. This one is located in the westernmost strip of the complex, bordered on the outside (west) by the Mulhouse – Strasbourg railway line. It was the assembly workshop for the spinning machines, built in 1896 by the contractors Gustave Roos (masonry) and Auguste Haensler (carpentry and locksmithing).
A link between the past and the future, this building is intended to become the center of innovation, digital and technology. The old production workshops have been rehabilitated in memory of the pioneers of the industrialization of Mulhouse.
A brick architecture full of history
The place has a great potential for its architecture also : a building ” all-bricks “, half cathedral, half castle composed of 3 naves.
It is important not to distort the place. Spacious, it can accommodate both the machine and the man. Surrounded by greenery, this place of reflection is located in a pleasant and attractive setting. KMØ is an ambition to match the premises and their history.