The Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH – WRS) aims at converging innovation forces in the region and leveraging ensuing synergies in order to transfer research results faster into marketable products. The underlying cluster management concept is based on the principle “by businesses – for businesses”.
Twelve regional competence and innovation centres connect experts from various industries and research sectors to theme-based networks. Currently 500 enterprises, 60 scientific institutes and 13 municipalities from Stuttgart and around are involved in the Initiative. The Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation oversees the work of regional competence and innovation centres by initiating new projects and sponsoring promising cooperations. The Centre also supports their organisation of events, public relations and access to national and international support programmes, as well as providing contact to other networks within the Stuttgart Region and beyond.
The Stuttgart Region boasts competence centres covering nearly all seminal technologies.