NRW.Global.Connect connects companies, research institutes, clusters, hubs and other players from North Rhine-Westphalia with centers of innovation around the world. First, the platform focuses on cooperation with Israel. The platform will enable North Rhine-Westphalia to achieve one of its goals - to link the advanced industry in the state with the international spearheads of technological innovation. At the same time, the platform enables our partners in Israel to establish new connections with hundreds of thousands of factories and companies in North Rhine-Westphalia - the ideal gateway to Europe.
The platform offers all companies from NRW the opportunity to network with startups, initially primarily from Israel. The offer is free of charge for all companies in North Rhine-Westphalia.
International startups have the opportunity to present themselves on the platform, publish offers and find partners in North Rhine-Westphalia. The platform offers the possibility of direct digital contact. The use of the platform is free of charge.
Research institutions from Germany and abroad can use NRW.Global.Connect to find project partners for innovative research ideas, patents and other transfer offers.
As an initiative of North Rhine-Westphalia’s State Chancellery and its Ministry for Economy, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy, NRW.Global.Connect will grant you access to customers and partners in one of Europe’s strongest economic powerhouses, with 18 million inhabitants, more than 700.000 SMEs as well as dozens of universities, research hubs and incubators. Check out our video:
The network lives only thanks to your cooperation, your ideas and projects. Simply register for free on the platform and gain immediate access to an international network of startups, currently primarily from Israel, and companies from Germany’s economic powerhouse North Rhine-Westphalia. With your registration, you will be visible to potential partners and customers. In addition, you can actively search for potential technology partners or create partner searches in order to continuously receive suggestions that are specially tailored to your needs.
With more than 700,000 companies, from SMEs to global corporations, NRW is one of the economically strongest regions in Europe. The State’s Chancellery and Ministry of Economic Affairs strive to expand this leading position. NRW.Global.Connect enables you to enter into international partnerships with global technology drivers.Join Now
In Israel, new ideas, disruptive technologies and digital solutions are created at a breathtaking pace. Companies from North Rhine-Westphalia can benefit from Israel's innovative strength. For this purpose, the state government offers you the opportunity to find new solutions or strategic technology partner partners via NRW.Global.Connect.Join now
To strengthen international cooperation, the state government works with numerous partners at home and abroad. We would like to thank all project partners for their active support.
The ministry and regional actors work closely together to bring the offers from NRW.Global.Connect to the general public. For direct contact, you can therefore also get in touch with a partner in your region.
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