With the OstWestfalenLippe 2025 strategy, our regional development aims to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital and sustainable transformation for OWL. To this end, economic development institutions, chambers, universities, research and educational institutions and networks are joining forces. Together, we develop solutions, applications and support services in the areas of innovation, vocational training and start-ups. In addition, OWL GmbH is developing a completely new model of urban-rural relations under the motto "The new UrbanLand" as part of the REGIONALE 2022.
As part of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Ruhr-OWL, for example, we offer companies free services such as potential analyses, training on new technologies, strategy development, coaching programs and transfer projects. In the project Weiterbildung 4.OWL (Continuing Education 4.OWL), we are developing new approaches on how companies can find precisely fitting qualification offers and develop good digital modules. The MINT Community 4.OWL offers 30 extracurricular learning locations where young people can get to know the working world of tomorrow. And with the business plan competition startklar OWL, we support founders in developing their business concept.
At the Hannover Messe, OstWestfalenLippe GmbH organizes the Start-up & Innovation Area. Here we use practical examples to show how companies can digitalize their products, processes and business models with the offerings of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Ruhr-OWL. 16 start-ups will present their business models.
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