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Clusters and networks


The city's Amt für Wirtschafts­för­de­rung (Economic Develop­ment Depart­ment) works to expand clusters and networks in Karlsruhe and to maintain federal and inter­na­tio­nal networks. Targeted coope­ra­tion and technology transfers in areas such as infor­ma­tion and commu­ni­ca­tion technology, automotive, nano technology, energy, or cultural and creative industries create innovating power and valuable compe­ti­tive advantages.

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Automotive Engineering Network (AEN)

The AEN is a specia­li­sed commu­ni­ca­tion platform for businesses in the areas of automotive, research and technology. The AEN supports its members with searches for project partners, with the acqui­si­tion of know-how and in finding qualified personnel. The AEN is not limited to Karlsruhe, focusing its activities rather on the entire south-west of Germany.

Read more zur externen Seite Automotive Engineering Network (AEN)

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CyberForum Karlsruhe

The CyberForum boasts more than 1000 members and is thus one of Germany's largest and most successful regional networks for high-tech businesses. It promotes exchanges of experience between businesses in the Karlsruhe Techno­lo­gie­Re­gion (tech­no­logy region).

Read more zur externen Seite CyberForum Karlsruhe

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The energy forum is an associa­tion of leading businesses in Karls­ru­he's energy sector. As a market place for innovation, an infor­ma­tion platform and a competence centre, it combines knowledge in energy research and enables a qualified exchange of knowledge and experience during forum events.

Read more zur externen Seite EnergieForum

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K3 Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaftsbüro Karlsruhe (Office of Culture and Creative Industries Karlsruhe)

The K3 is an effective point of contact for the creative industries in Karlsruhe. The K3 office focuses its activities on guiding founders of new businesses, on creating networks between the relevant different players and on marketing measures to promote the city as a location for culture and creative industries.

Read more zur Seite K3 Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaftsbüro Karlsruhe (Office of Culture and Creative Industries Karlsruhe)

Additional networks (page in German)

Networks acting internationally (page in German)