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Current activities of the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West

The knowledge transfer between industry, science and society is an essential task of the Cluster Electric Mobility Southwest. Special attention is given to the active support of small and medium-sized businesses in the technological transformation of electric mobility. In the following sections, we summarise the various services provided by the Cluster Electric Mobility Southwest with regard to knowledge transfer. The focus is, for example, on development perspectives for sustainable mobility in Baden-Württemberg, questions to follow up in ICT and energy infrastructure as well as other fields of technology related to electric mobility.

The Expert Committee on the Automotive Industry Fund of the Future has presented its recommendations. Foto: (c) zapp2photo/Adobe Stock

One billion for the future of the automotive industry

The Expert Committee on the Future Fund Automotive Industry has presented its recommendations and identified three key areas: regional cooperation, digitalization and production technology. The state agency e-mobil BW played a key part in drafting the recommendations and preparing the report.

The Expert Committee on the Future FundAutomotive Industry presented its recommendations for shaping the Future Fund at the 6th summit meeting of the “Concentrated Action Mobility”. Over the past few months, the expert committee developed recommendations for the use of the funding. The expert committee names three funding priorities: Regional collaborations, the digitalization of the automotive industry and production technology.

e-mobil BW president Franz Loogen was appointed by federal minister Peter Altmaier as one of the two representatives of the “National Platform Future of Mobility” (NPM). The state agency e-mobil BW was actively involved in the funding priorities of regional cooperation and the digitalization of the automotive industry.

"Fit for 55": EU package of measures presented

The European Commission has published the first part of the "Fit for 55" package. With the measures presented, the European Commission aims reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent compared to levels from 1990 until 2030.

For specific implementation, the European Commission published twelve measures in the fields of energy, land use, climate, transport and taxation. These proposals are part of the "Fit for 55" legislative package, which aims to amend existing directives and regulations in line with the 55 percent reduction target. These include adapting the EU's existing emissions trading system, the Energy Efficiency Directive, adapting tax measures, and accelerating the introduction of low-emission modes of transport and the corresponding infrastructure and fuels.

The European Commission presented its "Fit for 55" package in Brussels on July 14, 2021. (c) European Commission
e-mobil BW put together a digital expert programme on new mobility solutions and automotive. Foto: (c) e-mobil BW / KD Busch

Baden-Württemberg shows future of mobility

At Hannover Messe 2021, Baden-Württemberg presented a digital programme on new mobility solutions and automotive. Now, all presentations are available as video-on-demand and show Baden-Württemberg's way into a new climate-friendly mobility age.

Together with its partners from the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation, Baden-Württemberg International and in cooperation with Ontario (Canada), the State Agency e-mobil BW has put together an expert program on new mobility solutions and automotive topics especially for the digital edition of Hannover Fair. The conference discussed new technologies for the powertrain, digitalisation and artificial intelligence (AI) and showed: Baden-Württemberg is on its way into a new climate-friendly mobility age.

All presentations to the five sessions are available now on YouTube as video-on-demand.

Baden-Württemberg digital @ Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe, the world's most important platform for technologies related to industrial transformation, will be taking place exclusively in virtual form from April 12 to 16, 2021. The focus will not only be on the promotion of international networking and cooperation, but participants will also benefit from innovation scouting and will be provided with a market overview of different industrial sectors.

Program highlight "New Mobility Made in Baden-Württemberg"

Together with its partners from the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation, Baden-Württemberg International and in cooperation with Ontario (Canada), the State Agency e-mobil BW has put together a two-and-a-half-day expert program on new mobility solutions and automotive topics: from flexible software structures in vehicles and new value-adding models and components to automated and connected driving.

51 Baden-Württemberg-based exhibitors from the sectors energy & mobility solutions, light-weight design & composites, industrial supplies and solutions for Industry 4.0 will be presenting Baden-Württemberg to an international audience at their joint virtual stand. (c) e-mobil BW
Foto: (c) EU Cluster Conference

Cluster Electric Mobility South-West at the European Cluster Conference

Connect cluster experts all over Europe – this is the aim of the European Cluster Conference. It was organised by the European Commission’s DG GROW together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy under the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, and executed by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. The yearly event brings together cluster managers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and experts to discuss about opportunities for cluster policies and practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference took place virtually this year. On November 10th and 11th, the pandemic and the contribution of clusters to support was one of the most discussed topics during the conference, its interactive world cafés and quiz sessions. By inviting key actors and experts of the domain, the Conference was able to give differentiated insights into topics like the EU’s Green Deal or clusters and resilience.

The Cluster Electric Mobility South-West participated with a virtual booth in the European Cluster Conference and took the opportunity to exchange on the cluster work itself and get in touch with clusters in the same or similar fields from Western and Eastern European countries.

Automotive Suppliers' Day Baden-Württemberg 2020

The topic of the corona pandemic determined the 2020 Automotive Suppliers' Day Baden-Württemberg not only in terms of content, but also regarding its organization. Instead of an onsite event around 500 participants participated online. The digital event was looking at international markets, such as China, their approaches for coping with the crisis and their strategies for economic recovery. Furthermore, the event offered the concrete benefit of getting to know companies from Belgium, Israel and Denmark that are interested in cooperating with Baden-Württemberg-based automotive suppliers. The presentations and various interactive online rooms provided a significant impetus and promoted an exchange of ideas. Click here to see the recorded live stream or click here for further information.

 

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economic Affairs in Baden-Württemberg, and Franz Loogen, president of e-mobil BW, startet the event with a welcoming speech. Foto: (c) e-mobil BW / KD Busch
e-mobil BW and the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West have partner networks worldwide. The French cluster Mov'eo is also part of them. Grafik: (c) e-mobil BW

German-French networking in times of the Corona pandemic

On 7 July 2020, companies and research institutes from the mobility cluster Electric Mobility South-West and the French partner cluster Mov'eo (Île-de-France and Normandy) took the opportunity to network internationally.

The innovation cluster Electric Mobility South-West, coordinated by e-mobil BW, and the French partner cluster Mov'eo, which have been in close exchange for years, offered the approximately twenty participants from both countries a virtual pitch event on the three topics of Electronic components for vehicles and their production, Power electronics and Autonomous and connected driving in cross-border traffic.

After the presentation of the organising cluster associations and relevant funding opportunities for future joint projects, the participating companies and research institutes from Baden-Württemberg and France had the opportunity to present their organisation and exchange ideas with innovative players from the Automotive Cluster with regard to joint project initiatives.

The online pitch session is part of a long-term exchange between the innovation networks on future mobility solutions in France (Île-de-France, Normandy) and Baden-Württemberg. A follow-up pitch session is planned to present concrete joint project initiatives. A Franco-German expert panel will provide the consortia with advice and support. The date for this follow-up session will be announced.