Innovation management

Whether product development or the implementation of new processes – innovation management of trends such as digitisation can be decisive for future growth, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

In view of this, the WFMG helps you in your search for partners from industry and science or in the selection of suitable funding programmes for your innovative projects. The WFMG is also in close contact with the region’s university landscape, including the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.

DLR supports innovation projects of Mönchengladbach-based companies

The extension of the cooperation agreement originally concluded in 2012 between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the WFMG for a further five years is good news for the innovation location Mönchengladbach . The strategic partnership means that companies will continue to receive excellent support from DLR as the interface between research and industry, from the planning stage through to the operational implementation of their innovation activities.

The many opportunities for cooperation are not limited to companies of the aerospace sector; SMEs from the manufacturing and service sectors are also given the opportunity to exploit their innovative potential. This has been demonstrated by the lubricant manufacturer Rhenus Lub, for example, who has brought two new products to market maturity with DLR support. Companies looking to benefit from the cooperation agreement will have the unique opportunity to receive support for their forward-looking business ideas and turn their concepts into marketable products and applications.

Innovation Partners Lower Rhine

The “Innovation Partners Lower Rhine”, an alliance of chambers of industry and commerce, universities and business development agencies in the Lower Rhine economic region, support SMEs in the development of products and services into market-ready products.

A central component of this service, which is also supported by the WFMG as a cooperation partner, is innovation consulting with a focus on innovation management, funding advice and technology transfer At you can find a list of the relevant regional points of contact as well as additional basic information on various topics, such as funding.