Organisation description:

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) was founded in1990 as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economics. It is a not for profit research organisation within the Steinbeis Foundation for Technology Transfer, supporting innovation of SMEs and cross-border technology transfer and building innovation capacities in SME, and supporting their participation in EU research projects. SEZ has offices in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. The SEZ team is made up of over 50 well qualified members of staff.

SEZ is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, the network for European technology transfer, promotion of exploitable European research results and innovation capacity building, with close to 600 participating organisations in over 50 countries. SEZ is the Contact Point for SME in the region of Baden Württemberg and acts as EU-Contact Point for Universities on behalf of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg. The core activities of Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum are to assist organisations to participate in European R&D projects, to support the management of international research projects, to give assistance in the exploitation of research results, to promote trans-national technology transfer, to stimulate and support the innovation process in industrial companies and to provide professional training. One of the key sectors of SEZ are environmental technologies and energy. Within several currently running projects SEZ is WP leader/partner for exploitation and market deployment actions.


Contribution to OptEEmAL:

SEZ as experienced partner in communication, dissemination and the exploitation of project results will contribute to the project as the WP-leader for WP7 and therefore will be the:

  • Driver for the knowledge-transfer approach between the partners
  • Leader for the IPR-Management
  • Driver of Exploitation activities towards business model development
  • Driver of dissemination and communication activities


Contact persons:

Nathalie da Silva
Phone: +49 711 123 4050
Role in the project: Communication and Dissemination Secretariat, Exploitation Leader, Leader of WP7