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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 17 June, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Stuttgart
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Wolfgang
Seeliger
Other
+49 (0)711 / 128988-41
Wolfgang.Seeliger@leichtbau-bw.de
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Materials, components and systems for construction
S3 EU priority areas: 
Advanced materials
Resource efficiency
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Lightweighting Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
4042
Number of SME members: 
2022
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
272
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
471
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
Larger Company
Rosswag GmbH
SME
The German Aerospace Center (German: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.)
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Lightweighting Revolution Starts Here

Baden-Württemberg steps up to the challenge

Less is more. Future.

Lightweight technology is vital to the development of tomorrow's industries and societies. The reduction of weight, material and energy will play a central role in maintaining a sustainable and intact world in light of increasing populations and limited resources. All the core principles of lightweight construction center around people and their needs. Lightweight Technology is an idea that is being applied across several industries and sectors. It includes all the various steps in the production cycle from product conception and design and engineering principles to the development of new materials. The triad of design, process and simulation best describes the range of this potential. The Development Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Wuerttemberg is a fully state owned and non-profit company whose goal is to unite businesses and researchers to help turn Baden-Württemberg into one of the world's leading locations for lightweight technology and make the German state an attractive region for the lightweight construction sector.

Less is more. Value.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

Matchmaking

B2B-Events

Fair participations with joint stands

Project Groups

Business and delegation trips

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Germany
Netherlands
Switzerland
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting (TraCLight)
Automation Alley
Chinesisch-deutsches Leichtbauzentrum
Canada Makes
APMA
Hightech Zentrum Aargau
LIFT
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG

ABH 081: "Bewertung und Erprobung neuer Formen grenzübergreifender Kooperationen mit 3D-Druck"

Interreg ABH Region: Interregional collaboration in the Region of "Alpenrhein, Bodensee, Hochrhein"

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Development Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Wuerttemberg supports and unites businesses and researchers from and with Baden-Württembergs´ institutional landscape in terms of lightweight technology.