Steinbeis Europa ZentrumEnabling Innovators to Grow

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum stands for over 30 years of experience in innovation consulting and research funding throughout Europe and beyond. We are successful with our projects worldwide: in 2020, we were involved in 72 EU projects with 620 partners in 41 countries.

Well-connected with international partners and networks, we stand by companies, start-ups, universities, research institutions and cluster initiatives on issues of innovation management, financing, EU applications, international markets, regional and social transformation and innovation policy.

For all target groups, we offer further training on proposal writing, project management and innovation. Together with economic development agencies, representatives of the state ministries and the EU, we conceptualise and organise large congresses and information events, including international ones, bringing together innovation actors from the entire value chain.

With various activities from the non-profit, economic as well as European sectors, we create added value for our clients: companies and start-ups, universities and research institutions, cluster initiatives and networks, public sector actors.

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum consists of three strong partners: Steinbeis EU FOR YOU (formerly SEZ, founded in 1990, part of Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH), Steinbeis 2i GmbH (founded in 2016) and Steinbeis IDEA Europe (the Institute of the Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg, founded in 2018, part of Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH).


  • „European innovation for a sustainable society and responsible industrial change.“

  • „We empower innovators to realise their potential and drive their ideas forward.“

  • „We strategically connect researchers, entrepreneurs and public stakeholders, boosting previously untapped opportunities and nurturing co-creation.“

  • „We are passionate about bringing the world together through innovation partnerships because we believe in the impact of innovation.“

  • „We are committed to utilising our skills and expertise for the benefit of our partners and customers, reaching out beyond the boundaries of place and expectations.“

  • „Starting from Baden-Württemberg, we are committed to sustainable growth and we are engaged in our international network and projects, including more than 570 innovative partners.“

  • „Let's move Europe forward in connecting competences and solving future challenges!“

We stand for diversityOur employees

At Steinbeis Europa Zentrum, over 80 people are involved in more than 70 ongoing international projects at the Stuttgart and Karlsruhe locations. Interdisciplinary, international and highly qualified - made up of engineers, natural scientists, economists, social scientists, humanists and cultural scientists from around 15 countries, we provide clients with expert knowledge and creative ideas.

Our topics We enable innovation

Digitalisation & Industry 4.0

Agriculture, Bioeconomy & Environment


Climate, Energy, Mobility & Smart Cities

Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

Transformation in and with the society

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