Cooperation Partners

Steinbeis Innovations GmbH (Germany)

Experts in Technology Transfer

Acronym: SIG

The Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SIG) is part of the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Development. Steinbeis was founded in 1971 and has 30 years of experience in technology transfer. At the level of 2011, the Foundation runs 855 Steinbeis Enterprises worldwide including 475 Technology Transfer Centres which are mostly attached to research organisations in order to guarantee close connection between R&D and industry. Two of these centers are involved in this project: the Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) and the Steinbeis-Donau-Zentrum (SDZ). Representatives of both centers are members in the Steering Group of Priority Area (PA) 8 “Competitiveness” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Besides, the SEZ has the lead of the Working Group “Technology Tranfer” within PA 8. The SEZ was founded in 1990. It is a member of the regional European Enterprise Network (EEN) consortia and official National Contact Point (NCP) for SMEs in the region of Baden Württemberg. The core activities of SEZ are to assist organisations to participate in European R&D projects, to support the management of international research projects, to give assistance in the exploitation of research results, to promote trans-national technology transfer, and to stimulate and support the innovation process in industrial companies. The SEZ has also a lot of experience in organising workshops, conferences, brokerage events and trainings for technology transfer and innovation management as well as finding partners for RTD-proposals. Founded in 2011, the Steinbeis-Donau-Zentrum supports the development of macro regional partnership and projects, organises events to support and implement the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and offers consulting services for planning particular actions in this region.


Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum der Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH Haus der Wirtschaft Erbprinzenstraße 4-12
76133 Karlsruhe