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InnoZent OWL e.V.

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 January, 1998
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Detmold
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Silver Label
Other Label: 
2014: "Top 5 Region" OstWestfalenLippe gehört zu den fünf innovativsten und effizientesten Regionen in Deutschland, Wettbewerb des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
go-cluster
Landescluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW
Landesinitiative nrw.uniTS, IT-Sicherheit für NRW
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Kompetenzzentrum OWL
Kompetenzzentrum Trusted Cloud e.V.
CPS.HUB NRW
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Ulrike
Künnemann
Project Manager
+49 5251 87 94 695
ukuennemann@innozentowl.de
Lydia
Riepe
Project Manager
+49 5251 87 94 693
lriepe@innozentowl.de
Ines
Wolf
Other
+49 5251 87 94 693
iwolf@innozentowl.de
Michael
Kemkes
Cluster Manager
+49 5251 87 94 691
mkemkes@innozentowl.de
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Cloud Technologies
Computer Software
S3 EU priority areas: 
E-Commerce & SMEs online
Basic metals & of fabricated metals products
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Manufacturing and digitisation
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
66
Number of SME members: 
31
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
14
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
10
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
MSF-Vathauer Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co KG
SME
RTB GmbH & Co. KG
SME
Condor® GmbH Medicaltechnik
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

InnoZent OWL e.V., founded in 1998, has made it its core task to network different competences of and with companies, science and research, politics and administration. Likewise, organisation of market places and projects, as well as contributions to the development of competences, are part of the network portfolio.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Direct advisory services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

For member companies getting started with new technologies things are made easier by means of the organisation of cooperation and the procurement of competent partners, the arrangement of events and fairs as well as by means of workshops and working groups. Current subjects are technology transfer, microsystems and systems integration. InnoZent OWL organises the complex transfer of knowledge and the often difficult communication with potential partners from different economic sectors.

The use of information and communications technology (ICT) as a cross-sectional technology in the development of new products and processes forms the technological focus of the network. That extends from the development of embedded systems as far as e-commerce activities.

InnoZent OWL promotes the exchange of experience and information between companies increasingly also informally by arranging contacts which often lead to cooperation. At the same time, the tasks, seen from the scientific/technical point of view, are becoming increasingly demanding, but also comprise growth financing and the increasing of flexibility by production cooperation.

Advice given for planning and the implementation of product innovations is currently the main task. Synergy effects due to the systematic exchange of the respective competences are at the same time often particularly profitable. The companies and research facilities can, moreover, in that way often limit the economic risk of the research and development projects for the individual with the help of cooperation.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
BalticNet-PlasmaTec e.V.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We are a small but very agile team, we have very good networks to SMEs, RD and universities. We have facilitated more than 300 project applications within our national innovation programm - The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs: ZIM (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand) is a funding programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with business operations in Germany which want to develop new or significantly improve existing products, processes or technical services. Public and private non-profit research and technology organisations (RTO) acting as a cooperation partner of a SME are also eligible for ZIM-funding.

The programme is open to all branches and technological sectors.The aim of ZIM is to sustainably increase the innovative capacity and competitiveness of SMEs including craft businesses and independent professions. Thus the programme contributes to economic growth and the generation of new jobs. All German SMEs up to 499 employees are eligible for funding.   http://www.zim-bmwi.de/zim-overview