Welcome from the Executive Board
Welcome from the Executive Board
In 2022, we were particularly pleased to learn that we are positioned in first place as a company in Germany in terms of project participation in the EU programmes ‘Horizon 2020’ and ‘Horizon Europe’. From 2014 to 2022, we were able to participate in 146 projects as a project partner.
"Enabling Innovators to Grow" is our priority! As our clients and partners, we accompany you in the long term and enable you to take the next step in your individual organisational development towards more innovation, internationalisation and sustainability.
Our annual report presents success stories of our customers, including companies of various sizes, universities from Baden-Württemberg, and clusters, including cities, municipalities, and islands. We hope these stories inspire and encourage you to become active on a European and international level yourself. In addition to solutions for a sustainable, climate-neutral and resilient future in the fields of renewable energies, water supply, air pollution control or circular economy, we are also active with our experts in all innovation areas of digitalisation, health, mobility and social innovation.
Based on your innovation needs, in 2022 we individually accompanied you in the initiation of international cooperations and collaboratians in European projects, through which we also acquired EU funding for Baden-Württemberg and Europe.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our clients and project partners for the excellent cooperation, the joint development and implementation of new ideas, as well as the interesting projects and topics that we were able to design and successfully realise together with you.
We are looking forward to strengthening and advancing joint European cooperation in 2023. Get in touch with us and tell us about your ideas and needs!
Dr. Petra Püchner
CEO Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
Dr. Jonathan Loeffler
CEO Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
02 Figures 2022
2022 AT A GLANCE
2022 AT A GLANCE
European innovations for a sustainable society and responsible industrial transition
We continued to be committed to this mission statement in 2022 and implemented it through the following services for our clients:
Our turnover in 2022 is made up of three sources: the largest part - 65% of project funds - comes from funding measures of the European Commission, 22% results from services we provide on behalf of clients, 13% of the funding came from the federal and state ministries.
03 Client Journey
Success story Baden-Württemberg
Success story Baden-Württemberg
How can this transformation succeed as an automotive supplier? EU-funded projects offer a great opportunity to bring technologies into the market. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported MANN+HUMMEL GmbH in its innovation and transformation projects.
MANN+HUMMEL GmbH from Ludwigsburg is a global leader in the field of filtration and offers solutions for clean mobility, clean air, clean water and clean industry. Originally a classic supplier to the automotive industry with over 80 locations worldwide, the company is successfully expanding its portfolio of solutions - both with a view to alternative engines and new forms of mobility as well as in the Life Sciences & Environment sector.
Two million euros for MANN+HUMMEL
Since 2018, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has been advising MANN+HUMMEL on obtaining European funding for its innovation and transformation projects. This collaboration led to the approval of three innovation projects in 2022, for which MANN+HUMMEL will receive a total of around two million euros in EU funding over the duration of the projects.
Reducing fine dust in traffic - EU project AeroSolfd
As coordinator of the EU project AeroSolfd, MANN+HUMMEL can advance its technologies for the filtration of brake dust and for improving air quality in underground railway stations from pilot status to market readiness. In several workshops, together with the core partners of the consortium, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum tailored MANN+HUMMEL's viable concept to the EU call for proposals The proposal preparation support from Steinbeis led to success. The three-year project has been funded by the EU with a total of five million euros since May 2022. Sixteen project partners from eight countries will benefit from this.
In AeroSolfd, the project partners are developing cost-effective, scalable and environmentally friendly retrofit solutions to reduce exhaust and brake emissions as well as pollution in (semi-) enclosed environments. Thereby, the partners are making an important contribution towards cleaner mobility and cleaner air.
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is part of the consortium and supports MANN+HUMMEL in management activities, especially in financial matters. As the responsible partner for the work packages communication, dissemination and exploitation of the project results, it ensures the implementation of a communication and exploitation strategy to bring the innovative filtration products to the market.
Access to new markets in the Life Science & Environment sector
By participating in two other EU projects, MANN+HUMMEL is able to expand its expertise and filtration technologies in indoor environments and thus contribute to improving air quality. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum helped the company to enter the applicant consortia through a partner search. MANN+HUMMEL will receive over 1.3 million euros in these two projects. Both projects are funded through the Health Programme in Horizon Europe with around eight million euros each.
The K-HEALTHinAIR project is about indoor air quality and its effect on health. Based on a comprehensive measurement campaign for chemical and biological pollutants, an assessment of indoor air is carried out and eventually, a cost-effective and simple way of monitoring and improving indoor air quality will be developed. The LEARN project is dedicated to improving indoor air quality in schools. In particular, the concentration of volatile organic compounds and ultrafine particles will be analysed and their impact on children's cognitive performance assessed.
Role model for open innovation
MANN+HUMMEL has been opening up its innovation processes for several years now, developing its processes and products with the help of external partnerships. The company uses open innovation to meet rapidly changing customer needs.
Additional networking opportunities were offered by Steinbeis Europa Zentrum at the Open Innovation Congress Baden-Württemberg 2023, where MANN+HUMMEL participated as a speaker. The company also contributed to an Open Innovation Challenge as part of the EU project PITCCH. Here, as an internationally active company, it offered cooperation opportunities for SMEs and start-ups. With the PITCCH project, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum established an EU-funded open innovation network that brought together technology centres, large companies and SMEs as well as start-ups in different sectors.
04 Success Stories Sustainable - Climate neutral - Resilient
Digitalisation & Industry 4.0
Digitalisation & Industry 4.0
13 million euros boosting circular economy
Harms & Wende GmbH & Co KG and Steinbeis Europa Zentrum have a long-standing partnership, having successfully collaborated on numerous European projects. The SME conducts research and development in the field of welding machines and offers customized solutions. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has provided support for project applications, project, knowledge and innovation management, intellectual property rights clarification, and exploitation of project results. In the project RECLAIM, Harms & Wende developed an "Intelligent Health Management Toolkit" consisting of sensors and software that monitor the performance of their welding equipment. The toolkit enables efficient equipment utilization through actual analysis and forecasts, thereby enhancing customer satisfaction by providing rapid and targeted responses to customer problems, as well as advice on plant optimization. The beta version of the toolkit has already received significant interest from customers and will soon be implemented in the first production plants.
Tailor-Made Upskilling for the Factory of the Future
What will the factory of the future look like? What qualifications will workers need? How can they be involved in the selection of suitable qualification measures? These and other questions were answered by Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and project partners during the implementation of the FIT4FoF project "Fit for the Factory of the Future".
Based on a comprehensive trend analysis and the development of around 100 job profiles that will be important for successful Industry 4.0 companies in the future, future upskilling needs were identified in a co-design approach and training measures based on this approach were developed and tested. Employees, management and educational partners were involved in the process.
In addition, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum facilitated the development of a future scenario and so-called personas, which depict the challenges and opportunities that may arise for employees in the future and the skills they will need to meet them. These persona images and the FIT4FoF scenario aim to inform public and private stakeholders and to trigger the discussion on future developments and training needs in the manufacturing sector. After all, only if both employers and employees envision how they imagine their future to look like will they be able to actively shape it.
Platform for sustainable forestry
With the EU project ROSEWOOD4.0, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has established a platform for technology and knowledge transfer for innovative and digital timber and forestry. 21 partners from 18 countries contributed to this extensive knowledge platform with 279 best practices and innovations on digital solutions, including five competence centers in five regions, so-called hubs for wood mobilization. The results contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the timber industry and support rural development in line with the European Bioeconomy Strategy.
In 2022 European Funding once again has been achieved. The project FOREST4EU started in January 2023 and is coordinated by the University of Florence. The consortium includes partners of ROSEWOOD 4.0, among them Steinbeis Europa Zentrum.
From wastewater treatment to agroecological practices
Prof. Dr. Jan Hoinkis is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Head of the Water Technology Group at the Hochschule Karlsruhe. His research focuses on sensor-based and energy-optimized membrane filtration techniques in the field of drinking water treatment and wastewater recycling. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum assisted the university and Jan Hoinkis since 2005 with four European project, during the project bidding process, project innovation and knowledge management, exploitation of research results and training measures.
Innovative treatment of drinking and industrial water in China and Bangladesh
The INNOWA project dealt with innovative treatment of drinking and industrial water with partners from Germany, Italy, China and Bangladesh. The membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology researched at the university is a key technology for wastewater treatment and recycling.
Membrane bioreactors improve water quality in North Africa
In 2010, another joint proposal was successful. Led by Jan Hoinkis, the EU project BioNexGen received 3.4 million euros in funding from the EU; with partners from the MENA countries (Middle East and North Africa). As a result, a new class of membranes was developed for use in bioreactors for wastewater treatment.
Clean water and sustainable fish farming at Lake Victoria
The follow-up project VicInAqua with funding of around 3 million euros was again dedicated to African target groups, this time around Lake Victoria. In order to protect the sensitive ecosystem at Lake Victoria in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and to secure nutrition and health of the people living there, the Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with other partners, developed an efficient, flexible and robust system for wastewater treatment and reuse in fish farming and irrigation.
Agroecological practices for African smallholders
The PrAEctiCe project builds on the results achieved in VicInAqua. It focuses on the transformation to organic agriculture for East African smallholder farmers. Here, Jan Hoinkis aims to demonstrate that organic farming is both sustainable and financially viable. The project will provide a decision support tool for agroecological extension that will facilitate the selection of the most appropriate combinations of agroecological practices. The tool is being validated in three Living Labs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania that focus on circular water-energy-nutrient systems in the context of integrated aquaculture.
In European projects, we have been applying the principle of testing and replication for many years. Specifically, we support pilot projects in so-called lighthouse cities that play a pioneering role. The focus is on energy generation and efficiency, mobility, energy management and digitalization. Two projects show how we develop business models and support communication measures.
Business models for urban districts
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum co-initiated the Smart City project mySMARTLife and brought CARTIF from Spain as coordinator into the project. As a project partner, it was in charge of innovation management, communication and public relations. As part of innovation management, it analyzed the expected results, considered the market opportunities, and developed an exploitation plan and business models.
To drive exploitation and market introduction for the selected results, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum conducted 12 patent analyses and prepared a roadmap and business plan on business opportunities and initial business models. Throughout the project, several knowledge transfer workshops and webinars were conducted with the members of the Lighthouse Cities, the Follower Cities and the mySMARTLife Cities Network. In mySMARTLife, 150 solutions were developed in the lighthouse cities of Hamburg, Nantes and Helsinki to transform cities into more sustainable, inclusive and environmentally friendly places and to reduce CO2 emissions in cities.
A Toolkit for cities
As part of the Smart Cities project SmartEnCity, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and project partners have developed a replication toolkit that is available for interested cities. This so called "SmartEnKIT" presents the project’s results, methods and solutions in a visually attractive and easily understandable way. The aim is to inspire other small and medium-sized cities in Europe to start their own journey towards a carbon-free future. As an interactive city map and a guidebook for cities that serves as a guide to successful transformation.
Climate neutral islands
Climate neutral islands
In two island projects it accompanies the North sea islands Borkum and Norderney during the implementation of technologies and measures.
Energy Community on Borkum
Since 2015, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has been supporting the island of Borkum in the implementation of decarbonization measures. As a project partner, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supports the establishment of a renewable energy community. It conducts an analysis of the technical feasibility and economic viability and initiates citizen participation processes on the island.
The possible technology paths are evaluated technically and economically by Steinbeis Europa Zentrum, identifying the greatest potential and the best path for a renewable energy community. In dialogue with interested citizens as well as with the municipal utilities company Nordseeheilbad Borkum GmbH, foundation stones for a renewable energy community will be laid.
Decarbonization Action Plan for Norderney
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is supporting the island of Norderney in developing an investment planning tool for the decarbonization of the island, which will include a timetable as well as an initial investment plan. The plan will be published in the fall of 2023 together with the action plans of the other follower islands represented in the project. The measures are intended to reduce fossil fuel consumption on the islands by an average of 11%.
Clean energy for EU-islands
As partner for communication in the EU islands secretariat, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum takes over public relations measures, including publications, podcasts, videos, seminars and conferences. In 2022, the handbook From vision to action: How to tackle transition on EU islands and the Technology Solutions Booklet were published as one of the main outcomes of the consortium. With the action-oriented approach "Explore, Shape & Act", the islands are supported in the transition to clean energy and on their way to decarbonization.
Roadmap for digital health and healthy aging
In the IDIH (International Digital Health Cooperation for Preventive, Integrated, Independent and Inclusive Living) project, experts, policy makers and end-users from six regions worldwide, including Canada, China, the EU, Japan, South Korea and the USA, developed a strategic roadmap for an international cooperation in the field of "Digital Health for Active and Healthy Aging" on behalf of the European Commission. This roadmap defined common priorities and identified collaboration opportunities, paving the way for increased international cooperation.
As project coordinator, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported the consultations with various actors and stakeholders from the fields of research, technology and innovation (expert forums) to prepare the strategic roadmap on behalf of the European Commission.
Roadmap for personalized medicine
The IC2PerMed (Integrating China in the International Consortium for Personalized Medicine) project developed a strategic roadmap for personalized medicine. Facilitators and barriers for the cooperation between the European Union and the People's Republic of China were identified to create a common basis for a broader implementation of personalized medicine.
As a project partner, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported the identification and mapping of multiple initiatives, regulatory frameworks and strategies on both the European and Chinese side. A joint strategy was developed, common policy goals were advanced, and bilateral research projects were launched.
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05 Services and References
Small hydropower for Central Asia
In Hydropower For You (Hydro4U) 13 project partners from eight countries have adapted European technologies for small hydropower to the needs of Central Asia. Innovative, modular, and standardised solutions for medium and low pressure applications are also being implemented. In addition to direct market access for the project partners, Hydro4U supports innovation management on the way to accessing the Central Asian market for the entire European hydropower sector. Two demonstration hydropower plants are being built and evaluated in Central Asia: an ecological low head shaft hydropower plant and a medium head hydropower plant.
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported the Technical University of Munich, which is coordinating the project, from the very beginning, starting from the project conception phase with the other 11 partners and assisted them in the application process. In the project, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum works systematically with the partners to describe the impact of innovative results, define the exploitation intentions, and clarify ownership and IPR. In a further collaborative process, the most promising project results are selected. Small working groups will then work out different aspects for these, e.g., on the Central Asian framework conditions for market entry and adequate business models.
Read more in the long version: Innovation Management in EU-Projects - Small hydropower for Central Asia - Steinbeis EN (steinbeis-europa.de)
Open Innovation and the Do-it-together approach in furniture design
With the INEDIT project, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and partners have developed a "do-it-together” approach that brings together customers, designers, furniture manufacturers, and makers in a collaborative working process. The development and design of the furniture pieces are actively shaped by the customer supplemented by feedback from other customers, ideas from designers, consideration of material properties, and manufacturing frameworks obtained from makers.
As a project partner and leading partner of communication, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has promoted the dissemination of project results, supported the consortium in clarifying intellectual property rights, and developed an exploitation strategy. With many experienced innovation managers, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is leading the way towards sustainable implementation.
Your Path to EU-funding
Your Path to EU-funding
400 clients were advised on innovation financing. These included 205 companies (of which 193 were SMEs), 117 universities and research institutions (of which 100 were universities of applied sciences and cooperative universities), 21 cluster initiatives and 14 cities and communities.
77 project applications were submitted to the European Commission with our help. Our success rate is currently 30%, twice the statistical average.
130 million euros of EU funding budget for international consortia were acquired through our involvement in applications for the coming years. These funds go to international and Baden-Württemberg companies, research institutions and other organisations.
Around 2.7 million euros in EU funding will go to SMEs from Baden-Württemberg. Around 4.5 million euros in EU funding will go to universities in Baden-Württemberg.
With our support, project funds from the European Commission totalling 13.8 million euros flowed to Baden-Württemberg in 2021.
83 representatives of universities of applied sciences from Baden-Württemberg and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University were informed in the context of web seminars on Horizon Europe in the following topic areas: Hydrogen, bioeconomy, digitization, smart production and climate change in cities and communities.
3 universities of applied sciences from Baden-Württemberg have been supported successfully in the project application and during project implementation in 2021 and 2022, among them the universities in Karlsruhe (project PrAEctiCe and SophiA), Pforzheim (project REEsilience) and Albstadt-Sigmaringen (project Flex4Fact).
Enterprise Europe Network services:
140 clients were advised on internationalisation and market access. These included 92 companies (87 of which were SMEs) and 40 universities and research institutions (31 of which were universities of applied sciences).
Around 50 SMEs have been supported in 2022 with tailor-made services for innovation and internationalisation to support development and growth in the frame of the Enterprise Europe Network. In doing so, we take into account the challenges and opportunities of the Single Market, the introduction of sustainable business activities, and the development of strategic cooperation partnerships.
Strengthening European-African cooperation
The European-African innovation community received a significant boost in 2022, with the establishment of the ENRICH in Africa Centre in Cape Town by Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and other partners in the ENRICH project. As coordinator, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has brought together renowned representatives of the African and European innovation ecosystems to build a consortium able to create true value and impact for the innovation ecosystem of Europe and Africa. A network of incubators and accelerators is being established to provide services based on the principle 'by the community, for the community', strengthening internationalisation and collaboration in the innovation sector.
In three other projects with African partners, we are engaged in the areas of digitalization (AEDIB|Net), food security (PrAEctiCe), and sustainability (SophiA). In the two research projects, PrAEctiCe and SophiA, we support the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences in its role as coordinator in project implementation.
Enterprise Europe Network
Ukrainian start-ups win at Start-up BW Summit
As partner in the Enterprise Europe Network, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum initiates transnational cooperations to boost innovation across Europe. In a joint initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, and Tourism Baden-Württemberg and the Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour, and Tourism Baden-Württemberg, Dr Petra Püchner, the idea was born to organise a delegation trip for Ukrainian start-up companies to Baden-Württemberg. In cooperation with the Ukrainian Enterprise Europe Network partner, ten candidates were selected out of 130 applications.
On 30.09.2022, the ten start-ups not only got the chance to present themselves at the Start-up BW Summit 2022, but also proved their commitment by presenting their future-oriented solutions at the Pitch Competition, which was divided into seven sectors. Two start-ups were awarded a prize money of 3,000 euros each. Two other start-ups were introduced to the "Life Science Accelerator" programme during their visit to the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Their application was successful, and the two start-ups receive a twelve-month training programme.
Regional & social Transformation
Regional & social Transformation
10 Years Danube Transfer Centres
In October 2022, the Danube Transfer Centres (DTC)celebrated their 10th anniversary. The network's track record is impressive. Starting with three DTC in the year 2012, ten years later the network has created 15 Entry Points with more than 60 partners in 10 countries. All of them have been built up with support of Steinbeis Europa Zentrum.
Thanks to close cooperation with all partners, it has been possible to launch 17 EU projects. Thus, 31.8 million euros in funding have been acquired since its inception. In the last two years, 10 new players from the Danube region have joined the consortia of EU projects.
One of the latest success stories within the DTC network is the development path of the DTC Entry Point Iasi, established at the Technical University of Iasi "Gheorghe Asachi". With the support of Steinbeis Europa Zentrum as partner and expert for the application process, TU Iasi received EU funding of 900,000 Euros for its project BrainTwin for the development of a neuroengineering research centre.
Strategy for creative urban development in the Danube Region
As a partner of the Interreg project RESTART_4Danube, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum has developed a strategy for creative urban development in the Danube region. Involving SMEs and other actors of the cultural and creative industries, the strategy aims to strengthen the regional creative ecosystems in the Danube countries. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the current framework conditions and assessment of the regional needs and challenges, a vision with 17 recommendations for actions in 5 substantial intervention areas have been developed.
The project involved 25 partners from 12 countries, including public authorities, companies, business support organisations, research institutes, civil society actors and the Danube Transfer Centers Bucharest, Zagreb, Maribor, and Craiova. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported the coordinator Technical University Bucharest in successfully launching the project and facilitated the communication between regional and European policies.
Shaping innovation policy
Shaping innovation policy
In this context, to identify and address measures by providing and getting feedback from the Ministry of Economic Affairs is important to the daily work of Steinbeis Europa Zentrum, closely working with companies and the institutes and universities of applied science in international projects.
Interregional cooperation as a guiding principle
The close cooperation with high-performing regions in Europe enables an effective bundling of topics and activities. Together with actors from other regions, for example within the framework of the Vanguard Initiative, the Commissioner for Europe launches strategic ideas and initiatives. In 2022, for example, in the fields of hydrogen and artificial intelligence, innovators from research and industry, especially SMEs, were connected EU-wide via the Vanguard Initiative to jointly test and apply market-ready products more quickly.
Artificial Intelligence and EU Strategy
The European Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides the legal framework for the AI sector. The proposal from spring 2022 has raised a lot of buzz and the trialogue between the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission is due to begin. In 2022 we have been in close exchange with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action on the topic of regulatory sandboxes, which will be an important element for the implementation of the regulation, especially regarding innovation. We have continued the talks so that innovation is not hindered and unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles for SMEs are avoided.
Sustainable economy through European value creation
A major focus is to support a more sustainable economy based on innovation and joint European action. In this frame, concerns of Baden-Württemberg SMEs were presented both to the Commission and the European Parliament in the areas of critical raw materials and the recycling of rare earth magnets. This was done, among other things, in rounds of direct bilateral exchanges between Baden-Württemberg stakeholders, companies and EU authorities, but also through letters to European stakeholders in response to the 'State of the Union 2022 Speech' by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
Enabling Innovators to Grow - this also includes the appropriate framework conditions that are proposed by the EU, especially in innovation issues. It is important to react at an early stage. That's why we hold informal and confidential talks, bring together political decision-makers, and moderate exchange between stakeholders from Baden-Württemberg and the EU. This heavily relies on our Europe-wide and international networks and cooperation with our project partners.
Our expertise lies in holistic event, information and communication management. In 2022, the focus was again on hybrid, virtual and physical formats. Some highlights:
Smart Cities Marketplace at Smart City Expo World Congress
70 experts informed participants about solutions from European cities to pave the way to climate neutrality at our stand at the Smart City World Congress 2022 in Barcelone. As lead partner for communication of the Smart Cities Marketplace, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum together with Scalable Cities implemented the joint presence of projects named “European Smart Cities and Communities”.
30 lighthouse projects were presented. From 15-17 November, visitors were able to learn about innovative solutions of different smart city projects in presentations at the stand and in the Agora sessions. The Smart City Expo World Congress 2022 attracted more than 20,000 physical visitors and 21,000 online participants.
Clean energy for EU islands forum
The Clean energy for EU islands forum was organised by Steinbeis Europa Zentrum as a hybrid event via the platform Veertly. The physical part took place in Rhodes, Greece on 17-18 May. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is the lead communication and events partner in the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat. The Forum was opened with a keynote speech by the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, Greek Minister Kostas Skrekas and the MEP Tonino Picula - Chair of the SEArica Intergroup, European Parliament.
AI-Champions Baden-Württemberg Award Ceremony
On 13 July 2022, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism awarded prizes to the AI Champions Baden-Württemberg 2022. The award ceremony took place for the third time and honours outstanding AI solutions "Made in BW". 9 award winners received their prizes from Minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut.
8 companies and one research institution were honoured for their AI solutions at the online award ceremony. They are working on outstanding AI solutions or have already brought innovative AI-based products, services, or business models to the market. The award ceremony was streamed live from the Römerkastell in Stuttgart.
Innovation Park AI goes Berlin
On 24 November 2022, Economics Minister Dr Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, invited the nationwide AI scene to the office of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Berlin to provide insights into the Innovation Park AI in Heilbronn and cooperation opportunities. The audience got to experience AI for themselves: Klangio GmbH presented their AI for transcription into notes. Also an AI-generated exhibition by DALL-E 2 awaited the visitors. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum was responsible for the conception and implementation of the event.
Applications, project management and innovation
Two trainings for a total of 15 participants from Baden-Württemberg were conducted in 2022. In the last five years, a total of 24 trainings for 115 participants were organised. Two inhouse trainings for 20 participants were also conducted. In 2021, the trainings were completely rebuilt and adapted to be delivered online.
Three trainings for 43 participants on funding applications and internationalisation were conducted in the Danube region in the frame of the project BrainTwin.
At a glance
At a glance
6 projects are funded by INTERREG programmes. 8 projects received regional funding from the state of Baden-Württemberg. 2 projects received national funding.
In addition to content-related tasks and research support, we take on a variety of tasks and play different roles in our projects.
Learn from clients and their successs stories how they manage technological trends, for example hydrogen mobility, renewable energy, sustainable solutions or artificial intelligence.
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