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Mechanical Engineering in NRW: Upward Trend Continues

Orders received were up 17 percent in February 2018. Domestic demand grew by 4 percent, while foreign business increased 23 percent compared to the previous year’s level, and orders from the Eurozone were up 51 percent.

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Industrie 4.0
Subsidies and Incentives

10.08.2017

Research Incentives at Federal Level

Production technology has always constituted an innovative industry that is constantly reinventing itself. That is why it is all the more important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from sponsorship opportunities and take part in research and innovation projects. At a Federal level, there are many sponsorship opportunities to support in-house innovations.

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10.08.2017

Research Incentives – VDMA

VDMA has been successfully involved in organising and implementing cooperative research arrangements for many years.

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10.08.2017

Subsidies within EU

The European research programme Horizon 2020 bundles the EU programmes for the promotion of research and innovation, and offers attractive cooperation and sponsorship opportunities for companies in the mechanical engineering and plant construction industry.

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10.08.2017

Research Incentives – NRW

As part of the grant period for the NRW 2014–2020 Operational Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), “Investments in Growth and Employment” (OP ERDF NRW), the second round of the grant competition has now begun. The principal objectives of the lead market competitions are the transfer of scientific expertise for use in the economy, the development of new markets, breaking down barriers to innovation and closing gaps in value chains.

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Research Incentives at Federal Level
Research Incentives – VDMA
Subsidies within EU
Research Incentives – NRW
Mechanical Engineering Cluster
Mechanical Engineering/Production Technology Cluster
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Industry Dates

23 April 2018: Blockchain Enabling the Future of Industrie 4.0, Hanover

At the occasion of Hanover trade show, a panel discussion will take place featuring panelists like e.g. HRH Prince Constantijn from The Netherlands. The panel will discuss topics of Industrie 4.0, startup solutions, cross-border collaboration and machine2machine networks via blockchain technologies. The program is being organized by Dutch Young Tech Changemakers on 23 April, from 15.00 to 16.00 h in Hall 8.


3 thru 4 May 2018: Preparational Seminar for Training "Fit for China", Bonn

The program „Fit for China“, offered by the Chinese government, invites German professionals to participate in a two-week training course in China. Taking place in various Chinese provinces, the participants will get insight into the country’s business culture and world of employment. The program is being organized by the GIZ on behalf of the Federal German Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi) and will be happening from 3 thru 16 June 2018 in Western China.


15 May 2018: Economic Congress Serbiea – North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf

The economy in Serbia is reforming itself due to the upcoming EU accession and is thus getting of interest for North Rhine-Westphalian companies. NRW-companies report on their success stories of their activities in Serbia and Serbian companies on their German market entry.


7 June 2018: Metal Meets 2.0, Oberhausen

Dutch metal suppliers combine reliability and flexibilty as well as technical knowhow. The free business matchmaking event is a chance to get in touch with metalworkgin companies based in The Netherlands. The event is being organized by psps consultants, who are partner of the Dutch foreign trade promotion.


20 and 21 June 2018: Aachener ERP-Tage 2018: Digital Transformation – Quick Data-Based Decisions, Aachen

The main topics of the event are „Digital Transformation in Production Management“ and „Best Practices of the digital Transformation“. Key-note speeches of industry and research, startup-pitches, panel discussions and a showcase area are also part of the program. Renowned software companies present ERP, MES and related solutions in an exhibitor forum.


5 and 6 July 2018: BMBF-Innovation Forum Interactive, Essen

The forum “Innovation Interactive!“ presents a new network structure for SME, to successfully develop innovations. During the forum participants can develop their own strategies and innovations while discussing them with scientists, experts and selected companies. The project is free of charge for participants and is being organized by Coreen R&D GmbH with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).