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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Stuttgart
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Vanesa
Blass
Project Manager
+49 711 210 50 13
vanessa.blass@afbw.eu
Female
Ulrike
Moeller
Cluster Manager
+ 49 711 210 50 12
ulrike.moeller@afbw.eu
Female
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Knowledge Management, Process Management
Textile fibres
S3 EU priority areas: 
Information service activities
Other professional, scientific & technical activities
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
147
Number of SME members: 
92
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of larger company members: 
19
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
21
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
13
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

AFBW - Added value through the network

What we do

We connect science and business, people and markets, technologies and fields of application – from the fibre to the finished product. Our most important task is the transfer of know-how. This is how we create added value in order to give impetus and drive innovation. The aim of our work is to promote the competitiveness of companies, universities and research institutes in the region.

How we do it

Across sectors – We work with and for many sectors.

  • Across the federal state – We represent the interests of companies and institutions in Baden-Württemberg. The world is our market.
  • Excellence – Professionalism is important to us. Our expertise is reflected in the Baden-Württemberg and European cluster label.

Good. Better. Excellent.

AFBW is the first network operating across the whole federal state in the south-west that has been awarded the Baden-Württemberg and European cluster label.

Our management is professional and we belong to the thirty most powerful networks in Europe.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Enabling Facilities sharing
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Taiwan
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
France
Netherlands
Switzerland
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: