Innovation trough exchange

We believe that sharing personal experiences on a regular basis promotes technology transfer in OstWestfalenLippe. This is why working groups and knowledge sharing (KS) groups are a key tool for the technology transfer sustainability initiative.

Around 10 to 30 specialists and managers from various companies in the region meet regularly to share specialist knowledge in working groups and KS groups. Challenges and solution approaches are discussed in an open and confidential environment. This can open up new perspectives, particularly through dialog with participants from other sectors. These internal exchanges are supplemented by discussions with external experts from commercial and scientific fields when they present trends and developments at working group meetings.

There are already numerous working groups on cluster-related topics hosted by it’s OWL transfer partners such as the region’s chambers and industry networks. Along with suitable additional programs, these are used by the Leading-Edge Cluster for technology transfer purposes. At the present time, the following knowledge transfer working groups are available in the Leading-Edge Cluster:


Please contact us if you are interested in joining a working group or would like further information – we would be happy to help.