Graphic world map of the international network of the cluster photo: (c) e-mobil BW / tswa Markentrieb

There is a high degree of awareness for the Cluster Electric Mobility Southwest at a national and international level. This is largely owing to the fact that the cluster is internationally well connected with relevant players especially in the European environment but also in North America and Asia. 

Strategy for Internationalisation

With its partners in industry and science, the Cluster Electric Mobility Southwest has established a comprehensive strategy for internationalisation which is constantly reviewed and developed in the Working Group ‘Internationalisation’.

Strategic targets of the Cluster Electric Mobility Southwest in the field of internationalisation are as follows:

  • Increasing the international visibility of the cluster and its members
  • Opening of relevant sales markets for attractive mobility solutions of the future
  • Expansion of the international cooperation network of the cluster and its members
  • International and inter-cultural qualification of specialists, executives and talents
  • Positioning of the cluster region as major centre of international research and development for electric mobility
  • Making the cluster region even more attractive for international specialists

It is our special concern to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to get easier access to their relevant international target markets with our services and to match them with suitable cooperation partners abroad.

Activities and Services for Internationalisation

Supplementing the internationalisation strategy, the cluster has introduced an extensive portfolio of policies to enable cluster partners to achieve an appropriate internationalisation of their activities:

  • Delegation visits for businesses, universities and research institutes
  • Initiation of international cooperation projects
  • Participation in international fairs and congress events
  • Matchmaking events and cooperation exchanges in Germany and abroad
  • Information events on international research and development sites for sustainable mobility
  • Intercultural training offers

Current Projects and Partner Organisations

The cluster is currently actively working to deepen the long-standing partnership with the cluster network LUTB-RAAC in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in a cross-border project “Deutsch-französische Allianz für innovative Mobilitätstechnologien (AllFraTech) “(Franco-German Alliance for Innovative Mobility Technologies). The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research within the scope of “Internationalisation of Leading-Edge Clusters, Future Projects and Comparable Networks”. 

The cluster is being assisted in many international activities by Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i), the competence centre of the State of Baden-Württemberg for the internationalisation of industry, science and research The Steinbeis Europe Centre  is another important competence partner providing know how to the cluster with regard to European research and technology funding.