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it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 October, 2012
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Detmold
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
German Leading-Edge Cluster
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Günter
Korder
Cluster Manager
g.korder@its-owl.de
Male
Salome
Leßmann
Internationalisation Responsible
s.lessmann@its-owl.de
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Digital Systems, Digital Representation
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced manufacturing systems
Machinery & equipment n.e.c.
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Intelligent Technical Systems, Industry 4.0, Business incubation
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
200
Number of SME members: 
110
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
22
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: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

In the technology network it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe, more than 200 companies, research institutes and organisations develop solutions for intelligent products and production processes. With support of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, projects worth EUR 100 million will be implemented between 2018 and 2022. The focus topics will be artificial intelligence, digital platforms, digital twins and work 4.0. Named as one of the Leading-Edge Clusters by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it's OWL is considered to be one of the largest Industrie 4.0 initiatives for SMEs. Over the last five years, it’s OWL has established itself as a driver for competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in OstWestfalenLippe.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
India
Japan
United States
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
Finland
France
Spain
United Kingdom
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: