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Promoting innovation with a plan
Enabling Networks Münsterland

Enabling Networks Münsterland

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".

Project modules: Think tanks and technology scouting

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.

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Tech compass provides orientation

The Tech Compass provides orientation in the technology jungle. It documents the most important technological developments in five regional focus areas. Learn more about regional experts and best practice examples for selected technologies and get more information on individual technologies and start-ups.

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Regional technology scouts

The technology scouts within the Enabling Networks Münsterland project are experts in their field. They each represent an innovation competence field and have an overview of the corporate and research landscape in their area. They are at your side as contact persons, fill out our tech compass and regularly provide you with ticker news in our tech ticker.

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CURRENT

The company Hengst SE in Münster produced numerous breathing masks during the Corona pandemic. The company Hengst SE in Münster produced numerous breathing masks during the Corona pandemic.
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Münsterland company in action against Corona

Many Münsterland companies demonstrated drive and innovative spirit during the Corona pandemic and thus supported the region in various ways in overcoming the crisis. The Enabling Networks Münsterland team has compiled a few examples in its special Corona story. More ...

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Think tank members network

Topics such as health, digitalisation and the circular economy do not only play a role in one sector of the economy - on the contrary. They affect a wide range of sectors, are often interlinked and mutually dependent. Around 35 representatives from business, science and networks met in Münsterland on Tuesday to exchange ideas, network and explore potentials for the Münsterland. They are all members of one of the five think tanks of the joint project Enabling Networks Münsterland and now came together for the first time for a joint meeting at the M44 Meeting Center in Münster. More ...

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The Tech Ticker Münsterland delivers what the name promises: It provides concise news on technological developments in and from the region. With information that is relevant for technology development in Münsterland. Our tech scouts research, evaluate and select information from the technology Münsterland and keep you up to date with their ticker news. More ...

The Münsterland is innovative. The Münsterland is innovative.
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Innovation Stories

To show how innovative and at the same time cooperative Münsterland is, the project went in search of innovative cooperation projects from the region. And they found what they were looking for. Ever heard of an environmentally friendly labelling machine? Or a smart walking stick? Or a sustainable underfloor heating system? These are just a few examples of particularly innovative ideas from the region. Enabling Networks now presents a selection of exciting innovation stories at muensterland.com/innovation-stories. The website is constantly updated and supplemented with success stories. More...

The project team of Enabling Networks Münsterland. The project team of Enabling Networks Münsterland.
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The Enabling Networks Münsterland project team

Working on the Münsterland-wide networking of companies, universities and innovation funding: the Enabling Networks Münsterland project team.

The project team includes: Dr. Christian Junker (Technologieförderung Münster GmbH), Dr. Elisabeth Birkenstaedt (Westphalian University of Applied Sciences), Jens Wortmann (TAFH Münster GmbH), Sonja Raiber (Münsterland e.V.), Bernd Büdding (Münsterland e.V.), Felicia Plantikow (Westphalian University of Applied Sciences), Dr. Kathleen Spring (bioanalytik Münster e.V.), Dr Wiebke Wesseling (Netzwerk Oberfläche NRW e.V.), Prof. Dr Franz Josef Peitzmann (Westphalian University of Applied Sciences), Kathrin Bonhoff (Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Kreis Borken mbH), Gotthard Walter (Institut IWARU der FH Münster) and Christian Holterhues (wfc Wirtschaftsförderung Kreis Coesfeld GmbH).

District President Dorothee Feller (centre) with Klaus Ehling (l.) and Dr Kai Zwicker (r.). District President Dorothee Feller (centre) with Klaus Ehling (l.) and Dr Kai Zwicker (r.).
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Enabling Innovation becomes Enabling Networks

For three years now, "Enabling Innovation Münsterland" has linked companies, universities and business development agencies in the Münsterland region around the topic of innovation, and in September 2019 it entered the next round with new funding. Over the next three years (2019-2022), "Enabling Networks Münsterland" will focus on concrete networking. To this end, five entrepreneurial think tanks will be created in the innovation competence fields of Münsterland. There will also be five technology scouts to support companies in developing new innovations.

District President Dorothee Feller now handed over a funding notification for almost 1.9 million euros to Klaus Ehling (Board of Directors Münsterland e.V.) and District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker (Chairman of the Supervisory Board Münsterland e.V.). The project is funded within the framework of the ERDF call "Regio.NRW".

Direct benefits for your company:

  • Access the Münsterland network : Enabling Networks finds the right professional contact person from Münsterland for you to drive your innovations forward.
  • 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.

Fields of innovation competence

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:

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Your contact persons

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

Dr Wiebke Wesseling
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Dr. Wiebke Wesseling
Enabling Networks Münsterland" project

0049 2571 94 93 52

Workshops, seminars, consulting

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31
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Grants for counselling: New programme family Potential Counselling NRW
31.05.2022, 14:00 31.05.2022, 15:30
Münsterland
Organiser: WESt Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Steinfurt mbH
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Virtual

To gain access to new expertise, companies often rely on working with a professional consultant. But while external consultants are a matter of course for large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises often hesitate for cost reasons. The federal government and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia support consulting for small and medium-sized enterprises with various subsidies that are intended to help significantly reduce consulting costs.

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31
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Successfully implementing the digital transformation Digitalisation at FMO Airport, challenges for medium-sized businesses
31.05.2022, 18:00 31.05.2022, ca.20:00
Airport Münster/Osnabrück, Greven
Organiser: VDI - Münsterländer Bezirksverein e.V.
Lecture

The VDI Münsterländer Bezirksverein e.V. invites all interested parties to topics of digital transformation as part of the lecture series "VDI Forum Industrie konkret". The kick-off event will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 at 6 p.m. at Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) and is being held with the kind support of the North Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Digitalisation will be the focus of two expert presentations.

Dr Francisco Rodriguez, Head of IT and Communications Management at FMO, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at his many years of project experience in implementing digitalisation. Also speaking will be Hubert Brüning, Managing Director of Bruening-RP Entwicklungs- und Beratungsgesellschaft mbH in Münster.

The statutory Corona rules apply. Participation is only possible after prior registration.

Registration at: bv-muenster@vdi.de

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31.05.2022, 18:00 31.05.2022, ca.20:00
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01
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IHK Expert Talk Day: Grant Funding Innovation & Digitalisation (online)
01.06.2022, 09:30 01.07.2022, 13:00
Münsterland
Organiser: IHK Nord Westfalen
Seminar

You want to digitise your business processes, invest in IT security or research a new product and bring it to market? And you would like to access publicly available financial support, but you can't quite find your way through the funding jungle yet?

Then make a reservation for our IHK expert consultation day. Our funding expert Dr. Kai Pflanz from NRW.BANK's Advisory Centre for Economic Development will answer your questions about grant funding for innovation and digitisation projects in a 30-minute initial meeting.

The offer is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises that want to invest in innovation or digitisation topics.


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02
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#Chef's business: Innovation workshop
02.06.2022, 15:00 02.06.2022, 17:00
smart.lab Steinfurt - Münster University of Applied Sciences, Steinfurt
Organiser: FH Münster, Institut für Prozessmanagement und Digitale Transformation (IPD)
Seminar
Workshop

Innovations are the key to market success. They enable long-term growth and thus secure the existence of your company.

However, new ideas often arise only by chance, are too closely oriented to the existing business or lie beyond the development intentions and possibilities of the company. A large part of innovation resources is therefore invested in projects that never reach market maturity or turn out to be a flop soon after their introduction. At the same time, the real 'big ideas' often have a hard time not being nipped in the bud at early stages of development.

Discuss with other company representatives the reasons for this and how companies can professionalise their innovation management.

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