After ThEEN had already met with Region Nine at the ACE Exchange in Colorado in 2021 and at the Chicago Chamber of Commerce Abroad in summer 2022, the Americans from this Minnesotan Development Commission visited Thuringia. The meeting on December 2, 2022 in Weimar focused on the research projects ZO.RRO and GREAT H₂ as well as the regional growth core smood®. Representatives from Fraunhofer IKTS and the American company Evergreen Energy were also involved in this exchange. The guests showed particular interest in the smoodTECHNOLOGIES and ZO.RRO tools developed. More in-depth discussions are being planned.