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Innovation in NRW

The industrial state of North Rhine-Westphalia is facing profound change

The digital transformation and the path towards climate neutrality require action and thinking that is geared towards change in all areas.
Innovations are carriers and drivers of upcoming transformations. The aim is to develop North Rhine-Westphalia into the most modern, climate- and environmentally friendly industrial location in Europe.

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Cluster voucher

Your opportunity to support the further development of project ideas

As part of the Cluster-Dialog.NRW, the cluster voucher offers a support opportunity for clusters and networks to further develop project ideas in order to take them to a new level, explore funding opportunities and 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 at any time and the voucher can be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The 2nd Mobile Phone Measurement Week NRW starts! From now on you can report local dead spots using the @bnetza dead zone app. You can find out exactly how this works in our video 👇 Click here for the app:

The @MKW_NRW funding program #KreativQuartiereRuhr is starting a new round. For the funding year 2025, both public and private actors from the Model Quarters of North Rhine-Westphalia can apply to @e_c_c_e until July 31, 2024.

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New call for tenders Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr ·

The funding program for the Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr is entering a new round. Artistic and creative projects can...

#KnuwGoesIFAT💚An exciting week at @IFATworldwide is coming to an end! 💡Today is our last day, visit us in Hall 6, Stand 127/226. You can find more impressions of our trade fair appearance on our website at 👉

Today at #EnMK24 in Kiel everything revolves around energy policy. At the Energy Ministers' Conference, Minister @MonaNeubaur is calling for targeted support for the expansion of hydrogen storage. This allows large amounts of renewable energy to be stored🌱🌞

Can public tasks in road transport also be carried out with low emissions? 💡 The HECTOR project shows that it can be done and developed hydrogen-powered garbage vehicles within the EU Interreg Northwest Europe program. 🚛🌍

Digitalization, AI, scarcity of resources: a #turnaround is needed. At the 1st #CreativeSummit on June 20, 2024 in Düsseldorf we want to make it visible to prominent actors - and discuss it with you - how it can succeed. Register now for free!

💚MUNV State Secretary @haase_viktor visited #KNUW at #IFAT24! In addition to company visits from the #Environmental Economy NRW and many exchange opportunities, the highlight was the inclusion of VKU, BDI and BDE in the Circular Value Creation NRW round table. 👉

The @LFMNRW wants to promote the development of best practices and strategies for dealing with artificial intelligence and process automation and is providing 490,000 euros as part of the #MediaInnovation funding program. Until June 21st apply!

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Boost for AI projects ·

The State Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia promotes AI best practices and strategies and, as part of the funding program,...

📣Founders take note: The NRW founder event initiated by Economics Minister @MonaNeubaur and the NRW start-up scholarship will take place on June 7th, 2024!

An overview of the experts and the range of topics can be found here 👇

What do you want to achieve as a creative.project with StadtKompost in the next twelve months? We asked Alain Yimbou, Nieves Röth Muriel Schimpfössl from #LaborFou, three creative minds behind StadtKompost. Photo: Bozica Babic #CreativeProjects24

The municipality of Altenbeken is making its indoor swimming pool energetically fit for the future. The EU and @landnrw are funding the project. Minister @monaneubaur: “We support municipalities in creating climate-friendly spaces for their community.” #EFRENRW #EUinmyRegion

Minister @MonaNeubaur handed over the funding notice for the renovation measures today. “I am very pleased that the first project of our funding program is now starting in Altenbeken – and that children will continue to be able to learn to swim in the municipal indoor pool in the future,” said the minister.

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 in NRW.

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