TechnologyMountains e. V.

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Rise to the top with TechnologyMountains!

The organization’s name stands for the technological strength of regional companies and emphasises the innovative capacity of southwest Germany. Aim of the technology initiative is to systematically foster synergies, link competencies and boost innovations. With its cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary approach TechnologyMountains aims at obtaining competitive advantages on time for its members from all branches - from automotive to machining.

Traversing traditional branch boundaries the association offers its members access to technical know-how. TechnologyMountains creates links between economy and science, and initiates projects enhancing development and cooperation amongst its members. Companies benefit from an information advantage facilitated via the exchange of knowledge and experience in a branch-oriented and interdisciplinary dialog.

Advanced training opportunities and support with the search for qualified personnel complement the network’s broad range of services. TechnologyMountains also promotes the positioning of its stakeholders, e. g. by participating in international trade fairs and initializing a purchasing pool. The initiative acts as voice of its member companies and represents their interests against politics, associations, and the public.

As a central contact in terms of technology and innovation, TechnologyMountains could already convince more than 250 companies with a total of about 55.700 employees to join their network.

TechnologyMountains is a member of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy "go-cluster" programme, was awarded the Gold-Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry for Finance and Economy quality label Cluster-Exzellenz and has been an award winner in the federal innovation competition "Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen 2016" on the topic "Neighbors Create Innovation - The Community as a Success Story."

TechnologyMountains…

…strengthens the competitiveness of companies and actors within the network.

…links economy, science and research, and generates ideas for technological innovations.

…initiates and coordinates joint research and cooperative projects in order to use synergy effects.

…provides a broad, intersectoral and technology-oriented range of services focusing on the creation of sustainable added value.

…offers its members special conditions for participating in advanced training, fora and events.

Contact

Yvonne Glienke
c/o IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg
Romäusring 4
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
T +49 7461 969721-1

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Information on the Innovation Cluster:

Members / Cluster Actors

  • Total: 240
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: 193
  • Large-Scale Enterprises: 38
  • Universities and Colleges: 2
  • Non-University Research Institutions: 9
  • Technology and Innovation Parks: 3
  • Other Organisations: 5

Key Actors

  • Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen
  • Hahn-Schickard Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V.
  • Fraunhofer IPA
  • University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen
  • Kunststoff-Institut Südwest GmbH & Co. KG
  • Institut für Textil- und Verfahrenstechnik (ITV) Denkendorf
  • Kompetenzzentrum für spanende Fertigung (KSF)
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Villingen-Schwenningen

Fields of Research / Production

  • Surface technologies
  • MedTech cleaning processes
  • Regenerative medicine and biologisation
  • Miniturisation
  • Optics and sensor technology

Employees in Cluster Management: 5

Year Established: 2005

Excellence measures and awards

Logo des Programms go-cluster Gold Label