The ProduktionNRW cluster sees itself as a platform for networking, informing and marketing companies, institutions and networks among themselves and along the value chain. The central goal is to strengthen mechanical engineering and production technology in NRW.

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NIRO - The Dynamic Difference

„A strong partnership founded on trust.”

NIRO unites strong partners in a pioneering region and embodies joint action and initiative that yield progress and dynamic for all parties involved. Facing global competition with one another and strengthening the economy in the region: 70 companies from the mechanical engineering, metallurgy and industrial electronics sectors meet this challenge every day. NIRO's vision is to turn the Ruhr East industrial location into a centre for production and innovation that forms a pinnacle in the international trade of goods and services. In addition, NIRO aims to increase the economic and technological potential of the member companies and strengthen the position of the Ruhr East region in the global marketplace.



Das bergische Städtedreieck, consisting of Remscheid, Solingen and Wuppertal, is developing a future strategy, organizes regional support and opportunities for economic development, has established regional tourism and will jointly promote mobility and structural development. To this end, Bergische Struktur- und Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft is working on identifying ways, projects, cooperations and funding opportunities.


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„Alleine stark, gemeinsam stärker!“

In|Die RegionRuhr 4.0 supports the production economy of the region RegionRuhr in innovation processes and raising its awareness of the topics "Industry 4.0" and digitization. In this context, the focus lies on the fields of activity providing information, coaching and networking. In|Die RegionRuhr 4.0 provides information about innovative business models, current technology trends, funding opportunities, regional cooperation projects and makes available experience reports from other companies. In the context of the journal Impulse 4.0, information is shared about worth knowing developments and events in the region.
In|Die RegionRuhr 4.0 also offers networking platforms, such as Branchentreff, business speed dating, trade fair participation, cooperation events and focus groups, to help the regional economy take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitization.



"Information, Communication and Market Transparency"

With the initiation of an industry-related network Maschinenbau Südwestfalen (NEMAS), regional business development agencies and chambers of commerce aim to additionally strengthen the economic power of mechanical engineering in the region. The further development of a business location is particularly promoted by the networking of companies with each another. The ability and willingness to cooperate is essential for the progress of the business community. The advantages of networks are, on the one hand, the use of synergy effects through the combination of competences and resources and the expansion of the company's own portfolio. This also includes the realization of one's own business goals with the help of strategic alliances and the support of experienced partners for their own innovation processes, ideas and suggestions beyond their own "plateau".



Shaping the future

nextMG e.V. aims to promote digitalization at the business location Mönchengladbach, to support activities around the digital transformation and to improve the attractiveness of the city for founders and start-ups. In addition, nextMG e.V. is convinced that digitalization will lead to fundamental changes in the economy and administration. They intend to accompany this process with ideas, concepts and expertise. Services: Promoting a start-up culture, strengthen IT competence, supporting transformation.


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owl maschinenbau is a network from Ostwestfalen-Lippe with collective innovative power. It is the network of versatile competences, partnership-based achievement of objectives for small companies, start-ups and large corporations in the mechanical engineering and automation industry. In close cooperation with its members and partners, owl maschinenbau aims to network the diversity of know-how in order to always be one step ahead in global competition. Current and future topics are pursued with passion and innovations are developed - this is how a unique network is established in the mechanical engineering region Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Sustainable, independent, always future-oriented and with the combined competence of members and partners in the region.