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Developing innovations together

Are you looking for innovative solutions for your business? Would you like to implement intelligent products, processes and business models?

On our innovation platform, you will find advanced solutions from diverse development projects of hidden champions and established medium-sized companies. The technologies and applications help companies shape the digital transformation.

Right at the top in North Rhine-Westphalia, central in Germany

The OstWestfalenLippe (OWL) region is one of Germany's strongest economic regions, where more than 2 million people live and work. Family-run companies and a broad middle class form the core of the region. Focus industries are mechanical and plant engineering as well as the electrical and electronics industries. In line with the dual strategy, these companies benefit as providers of digital solutions from their geographical proximity to customers and users in traditional industries such as furniture, food and plastics.

Collaborations and Solutions
Digital transfer and open innovation
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Collaborations and Solutions
Our platform contains databases with information and results on diverse innovation and transfer projects. The advanced, field-tested solutions are easily and permanently accessible. Stay up to date and take advantage of the opportunity to tap into results from it's OWL more quickly for their own challenges.
Digital transfer and open innovation
The platform is a unique channel for digital knowledge and technology transfer between companies and research. Here you get both orientation and deeper insights into the it's OWL ecosystem bundled in one place - without wasting a lot of effort searching.
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Get in touch with experts from the region and gain exciting insights into innovative applications. Medium-sized companies, research institutes, start-ups, hidden champions and transfer agents work together to tap the extensive potential of intelligent technical systems.
Innovations are created in cooperations - Find the perfect partner for your ideas, challenges and projects. Our platform supports the matching between individual needs and advanced technology offers. Find suitable services and funding offers and use the opportunity to present your own events, news and offers.

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Core functions of the innovation platform

Partner overview and profiles for contacting
Overview of projects and participating experts
Ecosystem partner news
Matching: offers and requests from the ecosystem
Open and closed groups for exchange
Open event calendar (with online tool)
Finding and using know-how building blocks and solutions
Increasing digitization is not only changing everyday life, but also industrial manufacturing, business models and the demands placed on employees. In order to remain competitive, companies must increase the intelligence in their products and production processes and open up new customer access.

In the leading-edge cluster it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe, more than 200 companies, research institutions, universities and organizations have joined forces since 2012 to successfully help shape this transformation. The goal is to emerge as a winner from the digital transformation - to be a shaper instead of a driver. it's OWL is considered a pioneer for Industry 4.0 in medium-sized companies. Current key topics are machine learning, big data, digital twins, digital platforms and the working world of the future. The strategic goal is to establish a model region with a focus on sustainability in SMEs.
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