Innovation in NRW

The industrial state of NRW is facing profound change

The digital transformation and the path toward climate neutrality demand change-oriented action and thinking in all areas. Innovations are the drivers of upcoming transformations.
The goal is to make North Rhine-Westphalia the most modern, climate-friendly and environmentally friendly industrial location in Europe.

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Innovation Showcase NRW

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Jokey Group - On the way to a circular economy

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As part of the Cluster-Dialog.NRW, the Cluster Voucher offers a support opportunity for clusters and networks to further develop project ideas, to take them to a new level, to explore funding opportunities and to find suitable project partners. By submitting the expression of interest (information about your organization and the project idea), you can express your interest in receiving support through the Cluster Voucher. Project ideas can be submitted throughout and the voucher can be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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New guideline: With "Startup-Events. NRW" we support matchmaking events with up to €25,000. At statewide & regional events, #Startups🚀 can network with companies, investors & science and raise capital💶& Aufträge🖊️sichern.

The eighth issue of our newsletter is out and once again offers a wealth of news on the topic of #climate protection and #energy transition in #NRW. In focus: The presentation of the Competence Center #Wärmewende, the kick-off of the #Industriepakt and the new open space PV guide ⤵.

#PressReview This week, our 5G.NRW team has compiled the following topics, among others: Highlights & results on #5G campus networks funding program on #HM2023 and second cellular transmission facility from Bavarian funding program begins operation. 👉

💨 With the vertical wind turbines from AdaptVerticalMills, #wind energy can be sustainably tapped and efficiently used. Learn more at our joint booth at the @hannover_messe.
📍 Hall 17, B46

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Hanover Fair 2023

Start-ups from NRW will be presenting themselves at our joint stand at this year's Hannover Messe 2023.

At the #NRWHubBattle, 8 start-ups from 8 #NRW hubs came together yesterday at @STARTPLATZ @Koeln. The variety of pitches was great, as was the joy among the winners: HdV - Handwerker des Vertrauens have received the challenge cup of the nationwide start-up champion.

In order to achieve the climate protection targets in Germany by 2045, the #heat turnaround is one of the decisive factors. This is because the heating sector currently accounts for a large share of final energy consumption and is dominated by fossil fuels. 1/3

Are you involved in artistic or cultural projects and looking for funding and financing opportunities? At the Düsseldorf Start Art Days on April 19-21, you can meet different cultural funding institutions. #StartArtWeek

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The federal-state working group of the @biooekonomierat is discussing the potential of a biobased🍃 economy today at the #NRW Ministry of Economics. Min. @MonaNeubaur: Advancing climate-friendly industrial restructuring and circular economy🔄 with #bioeconomy. 👉

💡 How will artificial intelligence revolutionize the economy and our jobs? On April 4, #KINRW Managing Director Dr. @ChristianTemath & Hendrik Juelich, AI Lead #Microsoft, will speak to students at FH Aachen about this. Participation is free of charge.

The @IfM_Bonn has been answering central questions about #medium-sized businesses in #NRW & 🇩🇪 for 6⃣5⃣ years. With a view to the climate-neutral transformation, Minister @MonaNeubaur is convinced: "The institute will have no shortage of tasks in the coming years". ➡️

In the current #CreativeTalkNRW guest is Oliver Kuschel, managing director of the non-profit GmbH Anthropia (sponsor of the#ImpactFactory) and jury member in our #CreativeProjects competition.

We have put together an exciting program for you at this year's @hannover_messe from 17-21.04!🎉

Take a look at our activities at the #HM23👉
and visit us and #startups of the #GreenEconomyNRW in
📍 Hall 17, B46

Hanover Fair 2023

Start-ups from NRW will be presenting themselves at our joint stand at this year's Hannover Messe 2023.

What innovations are there in NRW?

As diverse as NRW: The innovation map

North Rhine-Westphalia's innovation landscape is diverse. In addition to the state clusters, DWNRW hubs, future clusters, research institutes and many other partners continue to drive innovation activity in NRW.

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