Our Proposition

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) connects industry and research in all technology sectors with European counterparts with the mandate of Baden-Württemberg. Our main focus is offering advice and support in participating in European research and technology transfer programmes with the aim of promoting and developing the innovation capacity of the region of Baden-Württemberg as a whole. SEZ utilises recognised European methods to accompany strategic innovation processes.

We listen to our clients' needs, capacities and ideas and understand the frameworks in which they operate. We support different client groups with professional and tailored services for preparing and implementing European research and technology transfer projects and creating sustainable partnership networks.

Our clients include Baden-Württemberg's Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), research and technology organisations, universities and multiplying organisations.

Working together with key stakeholders in an active network of high-quality performers at regional and European levels, we contribute to achieving sustainable competitive advances and an economic benefit for Baden-Württemberg.

Our Vision

Making our contribution to:

  • ensuring that Baden-Württemberg reaches its potential and continues to be one of the most innovative regions in Europe in the future;
  • connecting our clients with innovative and futures-oriented partners throughout Europe to establish dynamic and secure partnerships for competitive growth;
  • showing that Baden-Württemberg is a learning, but also an exemplary region that is recognised and respected in Europe and throughout the world through the projects we initiate;
  • achieving an inclusive society in which women and men from all sectors have the same opportunities to work together in the innovation process.

Our employees are passionate about using their specific know-how and expertise to achieve this vision, operating in both a creative and a service-oriented culture setting.

We mediate and interpret for industry, research and policy players at both the European and regional level and are at home working with both industry and research representatives. We are known for the bridges we build between research and industry by the innovative SMEs and research groups we serve in the region.

Managing Directors
f.l.t.r: Dr. rer. nat. Jonathan Loeffler, SEZ Karlsruhe, Dr.-Ing. Petra Püchner, SEZ Stuttgart, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Norbert Höptner, Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg

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