Europäische Union
Baden Württemberg

This project is supported by the European Union (European Funds for Regional Development) and by the State of Baden-Württemberg. Administrative authority for the the RWB-EFRE program is vested in BW‘s Ministerium für Ländlichen Raum, Ernährung und Verbraucherschutz (Ministry for Regional Affairs, Foodstuffs, and Consumer Protection):

How we see ourselves

“Baden-Württemberg – land of innovation for the energy-efficient vehicles of tomorrow – home to a globally recognized cluster of firms devoted to designing and manufacturing high-end vehicles and vehicle components.”

The network operated by automotive-bw reaches into every corner of Baden-Würrtemberg, bringing together a representative selection of vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, regional bodies and upskilling centers; also technical colleges and research institutions active in the automotive sector, as well as their support organizations. We support the creation and consolidation of a neutral, independent cluster management. Our goal is sustainable development and safeguarding Baden-Württemberg as an innovative hub for manufacturing. A central concern is designing and producing energy-efficient vehicles. In order to preserve a leading role in increasingly complex automobile design, all available capacities have to be mobilized, bundled, and built on in a targeted manner.

What we do

  • Central contact partner for Automobile Cluster Baden-Württemberg
  • Organize specialist conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Initiate issue-specific workgroups – TecNets
  • Mediate and/or establish targeted cooperation projects
  • Offer basic and advanced training in innovative technologies and process-related issues
  • Subsidize participation at trade fairs, congresses, etc. (joint presentations). Information and knowledge transfer in respect of current trends and technologies
  • Provide information on current promotion programs
  • Run an Internet platform for communication and marketing

Network organization
automotive-bw works with the following regional network partners (German names only):

  • RKW Baden-Württemberg
  • AutomotiveCluster RheinMainNeckar
  • Automotive-Region Heilbronn
  • Clusterinitiative Automotive Region Stuttgart
  • Cluster Nutzfahrzeuge Schwaben e.V.
  • IHK-Netzwerk Automotive Reutlingen
  • Automotive-Region Ostwürttemberg
  • Wirtschaftsregion Südwest
  • IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg
  • Baden Württemberg International