Innovation promotion is as versatile as the concept of innovation itself. Sometimes it is a burgeoning trend, a new competitor, or simply chance that initiates an innovation. Often, however, important innovations emerge especially where companies, universities, networks and economic development agencies work together. The Enabling Networks Münsterland project is designed to create this network and organise cooperation at the regional level.
As a regional network initiative and successor project to Enabling Innovation Münsterland, Enabling Networks supports companies and universities in Münsterland in developing innovations, implementing them and finding the right partners for the project. After all, if you want to survive in competition, you have to quickly develop marketable processes, products or services from the latest scientific findings. The Enabling Networks project is funded by the European Union and the NRW Ministry of Economics as part of the ERDF call "Regio.NRW".
A total of five Münsterland think tanks are being set up within the Enabling Networks Münsterland project with representatives from companies, research and regional networks. They are looking for answers to questions such as: What do regional companies need in order to expand their competences and be economically successful? Where are the special opportunities and innovative competences of the Münsterland? How can the region position itself even better and enter into valuable cooperations? The analysis of the future refers to the period of the next five to ten years.
The second component is technology scouting. This involves the creation of five technology scouts who support companies in the development of new innovations. This creates special technology knowledge with which companies, research institutions and competence centres can be even better networked.
Enabling Networks identifies regional innovation competences in the Münsterland region and promotes them in the network.
Enabling Networks networks companies, universities and business development agencies in think tanks and organises innovation scouting trips to future locations.
Enabling Networks helps to develop and set up medium- and long-term cooperation projects.
Enabling Networks analyses the relevant technology trends and offers technology scouting workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.
We asked companies from the Münsterland region about the region's strengths. The central result of this Regional Environment Analysis are the innovation competence fields: They form the basis for the innovation promotion strategy Enabling Networks, which supports the special competences of the region and raises the potentials:
gfw is going on tour! We would like to talk to our guests about the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation. We show solutions on how regional and digital can be successfully combined.
First stop on the roadshow: BSW Anlangenbau GmbH | Everswinkel.
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In cooperation with the municipality of Everswinkel, IGSE and Bürgerteam Alverskirchen.
The retail sector is facing major challenges. We would like to support retailers in their plans and inform them about digitalisation opportunities.
To this end, gfw, in cooperation with WIWA Warendorf e.V. and the city of Warendorf, offers you an event format where you can try out digital technologies on site and find out about possibilities for securing the future of local retail:
The DigitalMobil of the "Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Handel" is coming to the district of Warendorf (www.kompetenzzentrumhandel.de, an offer of the Handelsverband Deutschland - HDE e.V., sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)