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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.

CURRENT

Cooperation between business and science - this is what the technology tandems promote. Cooperation between business and science - this is what the technology tandems promote.
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Companies wanted for Münsterland technology tandems

Search: Company. Offer: Exciting exchange and know-how from science. The Münsterland Technology Tandems are entering the second round and offer regional companies the chance to engage in innovative cooperation with science actors. Companies can still register their interest in a tandem with a person from the Münsterland university landscape until 15 September 2021. More ...

News

The third round of the Denkfabriken Münsterland has started digitally. The third round of the Denkfabriken Münsterland has started digitally.
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Münsterland think tanks: On the way to becoming a circular economy region

Less use of resources, more reuse: Münsterland has the potential to become a circular economy region. The Münsterland think tanks "On the Way to a Circular Economy" and "Environmentally Neutral Materials of the Future" are currently working on how this vision can become reality. They have now developed ideas and impulses on how the Münsterland can become a pioneer in resource conservation.

More information in the press release.

Tech Ticker Münsterland Tech Ticker Münsterland
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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 ...

In the technology tandems, companies meet research institutions. In the technology tandems, companies meet research institutions.
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Office meets lecture hall: Münsterland technology tandems

A relaxed atmosphere, exclusive knowledge exchange, the chance to work on joint projects: The technology tandems within the Enabling Networks Münsterland project have started and promote knowledge transfer between business and higher education institutions in Münsterland. The special feature: Entrepreneurs from the region meet science actors from the Münsterland university landscape in the tandems. 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

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Information event: Added value through circular design
17.08.2021, 10:00 17.08.2021, 11:30
Münsterland
Organiser: Effizienz-Agentur NRW
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We would like to teach you how to apply circular design and business model strategies in an online workshop series and work out with you how the path leads from process optimisation through product design to business model development. How this online workshop series will proceed methodically and what you can hope for, we will gladly present to you in a short online introduction.

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18
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Rising demand for biolubricants? Bioeconomy strategy as a challenge for procurers and suppliers
18.08.2021, 09:30 18.08.2021, 16:00
Transfer centre for adapted technologies, Rheine
Organiser: TAT Technik Arbeit Transfer gGmbH
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On 18 August 2021, a dialogue workshop will take place at the Transfer Centre for Adapted Technologies in Rheine as the final event of the NOEBIO project. The aim of the workshop is to make the discourse that has been started permanent beyond the funded project period and to continue to identify barriers to public sector demand for bio-based lubricants and to develop and implement ways to reduce these barriers in joint dialogue.

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Information event: Added value through circular design
19.08.2021, 10:00 19.08.2021, 11:30
Münsterland
Organiser: Effizienz-Agentur NRW
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Workshop

We would like to teach you how to apply circular design and business model strategies in an online workshop series and work out with you how the path leads from process optimisation through product design to business model development. How this online workshop series will proceed methodically and what you can hope for, we will gladly present to you in a short online introduction.

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