Business Advisory Service

Project information

Index: 0722R2
Acronym:POOLING4CLUSTERS
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location GERMANY BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG Stuttgart Stuttgart Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2002
End: on-going

Topic of the practice

Support to Companies

Good Practice Information

Competence Centres offer consultations on innovation projects, partner search...The network managers consult their members in identifying business opportunities. SThis individual service improves the innovativeness of the member companies and strengthens the cooperation between regional actors and helps to better exploit the region's potential.
The service is the basic offer for all members. It helps companies to experience new technologies and business fields. The network managers are able to link their member companies to new partners that they know from their large network contacts. For enterprises this service offers access to external know-how but also the chance to get to know new business partners and new customers.

Evidence of success

Competence centers increased their number of participants from around 100 in the beginning to more than 500 members today. These members come from enterprises, research and education facilities. More than 30 concrete innovation projects have been set up and run under the direct involvement and management by Competence Center Mechatronics. At least 3 times more projects have just been enabled.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Oliver Reichert

Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation

oliver.reichert@region-stuttgart.de

www.mechatronik-ev.de/

Annex completed on: 09-05-2012

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