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.
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 has developed various measures in the field of technology scouting to support you in your search for new technologies. 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.
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 are the engine of our economy. Without them, there is no progress. That is why innovative achievements deserve special attention, appreciation and support. The Münsterland Innovation Award has been presented every two years to companies, universities and institutions in Münsterland since 1993. Novel developments that convince through their sustainability, simplify and accelerate processes in industry or advance digitalisation have enthused both the jury and the public in recent years. Find out here which inspiring innovations have won the competition so far.
But companies, universities and institutions are also in constant exchange in their everyday work and exchange ideas with each other in networks or at events such as the Innovation Forum.
At the Genussfrühling in Werne on 22 and 23 April, the city centre will be the scene of regional and delicious events: food trucks on the market square, regional producers on the church square, arts and crafts and flowers, great promotions by local retailers, information stands and a city rally with a competition invite visitors to take a tour of the historic city centre. More than 50 exhibitors have announced their participation - more than ever before.
For the first big event this year, visitors can also look forward to an open sales day on Sunday, 23 April, from 1 to 6 p.m. as part of the Genussfrühling.