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1 RKW The German Centre for Innovation and Productivity Experts supporting SMEs

2 RKW strengthens German SMEs providing information, consultancy service and VET regarding current and future challenges of business activities on regional scale as well as nationswide 2

3 Priority objective: Strenghtening SME s Productivity & Innovation This means to us: business processes regarding operating efficiency, social environment and structural change need to be rationally shaped ENVIRONMENT ECONOMY raising produktivity should be done by innovation work conditions and continuing education need to be soundly improved SOCIETY resources needed must be utilised responsibly 3

4 RKW Experts admit to We always include opinions of business, sozial partners, politics and (not or!) science in the results of our work. This is a broadly accepted way in order to make both, companies and their employees derive advantage from practical solutions. This is also a well-proven way in order to improve framework conditions of economic policy. SCIENCE ECONOMY - Business - Unions - Employer Associations POLITICS 4

5 RKW Competence Centre Our Experts do research on best practice regarding different SME approaches to assert within global competition develop practical solutions and/or recommendations disseminate results nationwide at no charge advice policy makers and public authorities on SME needs 5

6 RKW Competence Centre attending entrepreneurial initiatives 6

7 RKW Competence Centre Working Structure 7

8 Demographic Change / Skills Shortage Topics Competence Centre on specialised staff official website on recruitment, how to attract most wanted experts, etc. Labor Organisation supportive work schemes, occupational health management Human Resource Development professional training, management and leadership, knowledge management Silver Generation how to cultivate the market, adapted products, best ager entrepreneurs 8

9 Demographic Change / Skills Shortage Projects Studie Bedarfs- und Zielgruppenanalyse älterer Gründer 9

10 Innovation Topics Federal Promotion Programmes on Innovation evaluation of economic success (political consultancy) Productivity mass customization (products and services) Technology and Innovation Management training of experts (new materials, energy efficiendy) Competence Centre on Cultural and Creative Industries networking events, specialized consultancy service, website 10

11 Innovation Projects Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes Energieeffizienz- Botschafter Arbeitskreis MASS CUSTOMIZATION Impulse für eine höhere Materialeffizienz Expertisen zur Innovationsförderung 11

12 Entrepreneurship Topics Global Entrepreneurship Week coordination of events in Germany, national photo award, representing Germany internationally Best Ager Entrepreneurs research and puclications Gründerflirt regional speed dating events European Enterprise Award RKW on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics from

13 Entrepreneurship Projects photo award 2011 reach for your stars 13

14 Information and tools (print) RKW Magazin Guide lines Fact sheets White Papers Books Surveys 14

15 Information and tools (online) Online comprisal Online-Checks Websites / Downloads Social media Audio podcasts Video 15

16 Events and networking Kassel Conferences Workshops Study groups Trade fairs RKW Congress EMA / EANPC 16

17 RKW regional offices Consultancy Service for SMEs (mainly government funded) Operational support Start-up support Crises management Coaching VET Pilot schemes 17

18 RKW The German Centre for Innovation and Productivity Please contact: Stefanie Bechert +49 (0)6196 /

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