The „go-cluster” programme provides a stimulus to improve cluster management and help turn German clusters into highly effective international clusters. The initiative provides support for innovative services and raises the international visibility of innovation clusters. Members of the „go-cluster” programme can obtain funding for novel solutions.


The winners of the “Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb - Mehr Innovation. Mehr Wachstum” (Leading-Edge Clusters Competition – More Innovation. More Growth) run by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research succeeded in bringing together the most important partners within the innovation and value-added chain in their respective fields of technology and regions. The funding provided supported them in implementing their cluster and innovation strategy – helping them to establish themselves in international leading groups in the long term.


With the "Zukunftscluster-Initiative", the BMBF is supporting research-strong regions throughout Germany under the motto "Clusters4Future" with new and courageous approaches in the field of knowledge and technology transfer. Their aim is to create the next generation of regional innovation networks.

Federal Level

Germany’s 16 federal states have launched numerous measures to support the development of efficient clusters. These measures take into account the individual strengths of the regions – across technology, business or innovation – and are also designed around present structures and other features specific to the region.

Search here the wide array of German Clusters. There are numerous cluster networks funded by the federal government and the federal states as well as clusters from all industries and technology fields financed by the private sector.