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Innovations in the Münsterland
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Innovations

Münsterland Innovation Region

Change, redesign, progress: topics that are of enormous importance in Münsterland. Because a company's or business's ability to innovate determines its future - and this has long since reached the companies and employees in Münsterland.
They see social changes such as the digital transformation as an opportunity for improvement. Innovations are often driven by the management and developed together with the customer based on the specific problem or need.

In doing so, they recognise the opportunities of digitalisation and implement them - for new products and business models, for opening up new markets, for more efficiency in work processes and for more varied and interesting fields of work.

You can find some exciting examples of this innovative power in our Innovation Stories. In them, companies report on their successes through new developments - which have often come about through cooperation with other players in Münsterland.

Innovation Stories

Numerous innovations originate from the Münsterland region. Numerous innovations originate from the Münsterland region.
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Ideas from the Münsterland
Innovation Stories
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Technology scouting for companies

How can technological developments be recognised and used more quickly and comprehensively in Münsterland? This question is becoming increasingly important, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. To make this search for new technologies as simple and cost-saving as possible, it makes sense to involve regional experts and quickly exchange information on these topics.

The Enabling Networks Münsterland project supports you in this exchange process with various measures in the area of technology scouting. This creates special technology knowledge that companies, research institutions and competence centres can use to work even better. Take advantage of this expertise and find out more about technology scouting in Münsterland.

Special competences

Would you like to know in which areas the Münsterland is particularly active? Then click through the innovation competence fields. You can find out more about innovation in our FAQs.

Münsterland is not only innovative, but also a region of the future. For example, companies from future-oriented sectors such as IT and mechanical engineering are strongly represented here.

Innovations and networks

What else is happening in the region that is so exciting and innovative? Quite a lot! This is demonstrated by the Münsterland Innovation Award, which is presented every two years. In 2019, it awarded prizes to particularly inventive entrepreneurs: Some invented a digital business model that makes work easier for insurance companies with the help of artificial intelligence. Others developed a sustainable alternative to the conventional spin-on oil filter. And just as exciting was the idea of hairdresser Frank Brormann, whose cutting tool cuts hair at an angle instead of straight. You can find out even more about the award winners here.

And companies, universities and institutions are also in constant exchange in their everyday work, exchanging ideas with each other in networks or at events such as the Innovation Forum .

Special projects on the topic of innovation

Your contact persons for innovations

Bernd Büdding
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Bernd Büdding
Enabling Networks Münsterland" project

0049 2571 94 93 27

Sonja Raiber
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Sonja Raiber
Enabling Networks Münsterland" project

0049 2571 94 93 06

Workshops, seminars, consulting

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4 Matches.
Dec
07
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PDM Regulars' Table
07.12.2022, 15:30 07.12.2022, 17:00
Westphalian University, Bocholt
Organiser: WFG Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken
Dialogues

The innovation forum PredictiveMaintenance@KMU in September 2020 informed and sensitised companies throughout Germany about the potential of the modern maintenance process "Predictive Maintenance" and highlighted opportunities and risks!

The WFG Innovation Consultancy would like to give companies that have already had initial experience with PdM or are new to this important innovation topic the opportunity to continue to exchange their experiences or gain initial experience at the PdM regulars' table, which takes place four times a year. A professional lecture offers the opportunity for discussion and exchange.

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07.12.2022, 15:30 07.12.2022, 17:00
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Dec
13
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#Subsidies - thematic focus on innovations
13.12.2022, 09:00 13.12.2022, 10:00
Münsterland
Organiser: WESt Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH
Virtual
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There are a number of funding programmes for innovations, but which ones are the right ones for a particular idea? Marleen Meyerhoff from NRW.BANK and Stefan Adam from TRAIN Transfer und Innovation in the Steinfurt district will answer this question by presenting the most important funding programmes to the participants - in some cases using examples.

In the #Fördermittel series of events, relevant funding programmes for companies will be presented and questions answered online on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on the five main topics of innovation, digitalisation, energy and sustainability, further training/qualification and consulting funding.

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13.12.2022, 09:00 13.12.2022, 10:00
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Dec
15
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Founder's Scholarship NRW - Jury Meeting in Münsterland
15.12.2022), ca.08:00 15.12.2022, ca.18:00
Digital Hub münsterLAND, Münster
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
Dialogues

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia supports innovative founders and founding teams of up to three people with a monthly grant of 1,000 euros per person for a maximum of one year.

An important prerequisite is that the business idea must be in a promising field of technology or involve new innovative services or business models.

The scholarship is granted after a successful application and a convincing presentation to an expert jury. The jury is made up of representatives of the Münsterland Starter Centre in the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the regional business development agencies. In addition to financial support, you will also be connected to a start-up network that provides support in many areas.

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15.12.2022), ca.08:00 15.12.2022, ca.18:00
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15
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Transformation Münster.LAND - sustainable - cosmopolitan - digital
15.12.2022, 12:30 15.12.2022, ca.18:00
M44 Meeting Center, Münster
Organiser: Münsterland e.V.
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The ENABLING NETWORKS MÜNSTERLAND and GRÜNDERGEIST #YOUNGSTARTS MÜNSTERLAND projects have contributed in recent years to making Münsterland fit for the future as a business and innovation location. To this end, regional actors have networked on the pressing issues of the day and implemented numerous measures. Challenges such as technological change, corporate succession and ecological transformation were and still are at the centre of attention.

We would like to invite you to an event which, on the one hand, refers to the elaborated project results, but, above all, takes a look at the new regional economic strategy of the region - the upcoming transformation Münster.LAND - sustainable - cosmopolitan - digital.

Because with the aim of acting in a forward-looking manner and being able to actively meet the challenges of the future, we would like to further intensify the regional network of innovative company representatives as well as business development agencies, universities and transfer organisations - for THE GOOD LIFE in Münsterland. Afterwards, in a Christmas atmosphere, we want to toast to the good cooperation in the region.

Programme highlights (details to follow shortly):

  • Keynote
  • Enabling Networks think tanks present recommendations for action
  • Start-up spirit #Youngstarts Success stories Company succession
  • Talks, workshops
  • End of the day at the Innovation Christmas Market with live music

Moderation: Kai Heddergott

The Enabling Networks Münsterland project network with Münsterland e.V. as lead partner consists of the business development agencies of the Münsterland districts and the Münster Technology Promotion Agency as well as the transfer offices of the regional universities and five specialised institutions that promote innovation in their sectors. The project is funded by the European Union and the NRW Ministry of Economics as part of the ERDF call "Regio.NRW".

The joint project Gründergeist #Youngstarts Münsterland is funded by the European Union and the NRW Ministry of Economics as part of the ERDF call "Regio.NRW". Münsterland e.V. is implementing it as lead partner together with the following partners: Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Coesfeld GmbH (wfc), Wirtschaftsförderung im Kreis Warendorf (gfw), Technologieförderung Münster GmbH, TAFH Münster GmbH, Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH (WESt) and Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken mbH (WFG).

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