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Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 April, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Düsseldorf
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Dr. Cremer
Harald
Cluster Manager
harald.cremer@nmwp.de
Male
Kalinowski
Dirk
Project Manager
dirk.kalinowski@nmwp.de
Male
André
Teixeira
Project Manager
andre.teixeira@nmwp.de
Male
Dr. Brückelmann
Heinz
Project Manager
heinz.brueckelmann@nmwp.de
Male
Liefke
Claudia
Other
claudia.liefke@nmwp.de
Female
Jörg
Jansen
Project Manager
joerg.jansen@nmwp.de
Male
Hendrik
Köster
Project Manager
hendrik.koester@nmwp.de
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Appliances
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Micro- and Nanotechnology
Optics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Micro/Nano electronics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Quantum Technologies, Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Microsystems Technologies, Photonics
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
368
Number of SME members: 
170
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
50
Number of larger company members: 
38
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
160
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
100
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
HIGH-TECH.NRW
Accelerator
COPT Zentrum
Technology center
Kunststoff-Institut für die mittelständische Wirtschaft NRW GmbH
Technology center
Oost NL
Investor
CITC (Chip Integration Technology Center)
Technology center
Digital Photonic Production DPP
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Evonik Industries AG
Larger Company
Covestro Deutschland AG
Larger Company
Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH
Larger Company
AIXTRON SE
Larger Company
Ford
Larger Company
Kirchhoff Group
Larger Company
Otto Fuchs KG
Larger Company
SAERTEX GmbH & Co.KG
Larger Company
HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
Larger Company
Neutron Star Systems UG
SME
HoDforming GmbH
SME
Raith GmbH
SME
Grunewald GmbH & Co KG
Larger Company
steute Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Larger Company
WILO SE
Larger Company
Elmos Semiconductor SE
SME
COATEMA Coating Machinery GmbH
SME
CTC GmbH - an AIRBUS company
SME
phenox GmbH
SME
Liege University
University
RWTH Aachen University
University
Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
Research Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Research Organisation
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Technology Center
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS
Research Organisation
Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen und Systemen IMWS
Research Organisation
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Peter Grünberg Institut, Quantum Control (PGI-8)
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The state cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW (german: NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW, NMWP.NRW) is NRWs High-Tech-Cluster which stands for the lead market- and cluster strategy at the industrial- and innovation location North Rhine-Westphalia. It’s an acknowledged partner of the industry, research and public sector for innovation-promoting services in key-enabling technologies, especially nanotechnology, microsystem technology, new materials and photonics. Founded in 2009 as part of the excellence initiative organized by the North Rhine-Westphalia state government, its goal is to make NRW the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economic area in the field of the four interdisciplinary technologies with its well-established network.

Key subjects:

  • Established partner for industry, institutes and public sector for innovation-promoting services in key technologies – nationwide and international
  • Connecting all players along the value chain in all lead markets – among themselves and with the society and the public sector
  • Participation in fairs and planning of events and conferences, such as the NRW Nano-Conference
  • (Innovation) Consulting for industry and institutes on strategic alliances, projects and funding

www.nmwp.nrw.de

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Japan
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Italy
Netherlands
Ukraine
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG

Interreg Europe

  • NMP-REG
    • Pilot-Action "HIGH-TECH.NRW"
  • Stephanie

Interreg Deutschland-Nederland (IV A / V A)

  • Diamant
  • ROCKET
  • ROCKET Reloaded

Interreg EMR

  • E-TEST
  • ET2SME

Interreg NWE (B)

  • OIP4NWE
  • RIGHTWEIGHT

Interreg Europe

Interreg Deutschland-Nederland (IV A / V A)

Interreg EMR

 

Interreg NWE (B)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

ROCKET

The project has received a lot of positive feedback beyond the circle of participants in the EU - for example, it was highlighted by the European "WATIFY" project or the InterregEurope project "KissMe" as an outstanding example of regional support for key technologies. This motivates the core partners of the Interreg VA project ROCKET, but also of the follow-up "ROCKET Reloaded", to continue to incorporate the concept and the knowledge gained into joint projects in the future. One of the ROCKET Innovation projects got the Dutch-German Prize of Economy.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We have a strong network in the field of key enabling and emerging technologies and a very good expertise in fostering innovations as well as knowledge- and technologytransfer by implementing and managing of r&d&i-projects in various funding programmes with german participation.