Under the motto "Catalonia meets The Länd", Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) and its partner ACCIÓ, the Catalan Agency for Competitiveness, invited participants to a networking event on the topics of Industry 4.0 and digitalization in production at the Stuttgart Center on May 2, 2023, as part of the Enterprise Europe Network. The aim of the event was the exchange between a Catalan delegation and participants from Baden-Württemberg to find new project partners or customers and to get to know best practices.
Due to the thematic focus on Industry 4.0, some representatives of the 100 Places for Industry 4.0 in BW were also present.
After an overview of Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg by BW_i, all participating companies and institutions had the opportunity to present themselves in a short pitch round. In addition, ACCIÓ explained funding opportunities for Catalan companies and AiF Projekt GmbH explained ZIM funding for companies from Baden-Württemberg as a suggestion for German-Catalan projects. Following the entertaining presentations, the participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas. Thanks to the previous round of introductions, conversations quickly arose and possible collaborations were envisaged.
Participating enterprises from BW:
- 3D Printing Solutions GmbH
- AR-Experts GmbH
- Business to Bridge Talent (B2BT)
- Campus Founders gGmbH
- CENIT AG
- Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mosbach
- EDI GmbH
- Evo Informationssysteme
- Selfbits GmbH
- SOFLEX Fertigungssteuerungs-GmbH.
The network event was organized as part of a three-day trip by the 20-strong Catalan delegation. In addition to the in-depth exchange with the network participants, the delegation visited the following companies and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg: Arena 2036, asvin GmbH, Future Work Lab of Fraunhofer IAO, TDM Systems GmbH, Walter Tools, Mercedes Benz "Factory 56" and Pilz GmbH & Co. KG.
About the Enterprise Europe Network:
As a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, BW_i repeatedly organizes networking events with representatives from other countries and thus supports start-ups and SMEs in particular in their internationalization. Also after the event BW_i will support the participating companies with further contacts in Catalonia and beyond.
Further information on:
Baden-Württemberg International: https://www.bw-i.de/en/
Enterprise Europe Network: https://enterprise-europe-bw.de/en/