Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) is an independent economic entity within the Steinbeis Foundation. It was founded in March 1990 as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economics. SEZ's core activity is to promote European RTD programmes and to support cross-border technology transfer. These activities are supported by the Enterprise Europe Network of the European Commission.
SEZ offers first-hand solutions to companies, research institutions and universities as well as to public authorities in Baden-Württemberg.
At the same time we cooperate with regional business development agencies, ministries of Baden Württemberg (Ministry of Finance and Economics and Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts) and federal ministries (BMBF, BMWi).
The SEZ is the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Finance and Economics. In this position, we link Baden-Württemberg with European regions and, thereby, support in a qualified way the work of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Finance and Economics.
SEZ is Contact Point for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Baden-Württemberg. At the same time it acts as EU-Contact Point for Universities in Baden-Württemberg
We give advice regarding:
European fundings and entrepreneurship
Transnational technology co-operation
Regional futures strategies,
Trainings and workshops and
The organisation of European events.
Project Danube Innovation and Technology Transfer Centers (TTC): Establishing technology transfer centres in the frame of the European Danube strategy
European project NoGAP: Bridging the gap to Eastern Europe between research, innovation and business creation
European project DanubePIE: Product innovation through Eco-design in the Danube region
European project Danube-INCO.NET: Advancing Research and Innovation in the Danube Region
European project MobyPost: Carbon neutral vehicle with novel technologies based on a solar hydrogen fuel cell system
KIC InnoEnergy: A sustainable energy system for Europe through close integration of research, innovation and education
European project CluStrat: Boosting innovation through new cluster concepts in support of emerging issues and cross-sectoral themes
European project BRICKER: Energy reduction in the public building stock
Type of foreign activities
Cooperation with European and Non-European research foundations and enterprises
Transnational technology transfer
Internationalisation of enterprises
Development and coordination of specific projects within the area of research and innovation, pilot projects and demonstration projects
Development of exploitation strategies
Development of regional future strategies to enhance innovation
Dialogue with representatives of politics and clusters
Analysis of regional research and innovation systems
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum der Steinbeis Innovation GmbH