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The group of 67 leading commercial enterprises in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region is constantly focused on delevoping this area in several projects. Supporting e.g. the EffizienzCluster Management GmbH as one of the main shareholders, the Initiativkreis has a significant impact on the overall success of the leading-edge cluster.

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Meetingpoint Europe

EffizienzCluster publihes new brochure

As the largest research and innovation cluster of logistics in Europe, EffizienzCluster supports and encourages logistics companies to start research at a European level - facing growth and innovations.
The Cluster's new brochure "Meeting Point Europe" presents the organisations, initiatives, alliances and congresses where employees of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH are actively working on future trends of logistics with an international focus.

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Cluster News

09. September 2016

Enroll: Cross-border exchange event on supply chain coordination

Enroll: Cross-border exchange event on supply chain coordination

Today’s logistics industry is faced with challenges in terms of infrastructure congestion, operational cost reduction, asset optimization and sustainability. Supply chain coordination with bundling of transport ...more

29. August 2016

Register now: EXCHAiNGE has the courage to embrace new challenges

Register now: EXCHAiNGE has the courage to embrace new challenges

EXCHAiNGE – The Supply Chainers´ Conference means a community in dialog: a real-world bridge between new trends and the core functions of the supply chain. The Fourth annual international business conference ...more

01. August 2016

Fraunhofer IML deepens industry 4.0 cooperation with Irish SMEs and TROs

The expertise of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics – especially with reference to the implementation of industry 4.0-technologies – was in focus of ...more

08. July 2016

Strengthening the cooperation with the Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek

Strengthening the cooperation with the Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek

  By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr and Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek (VIL), Antwerp, Belgium, will intensify ...more

28. June 2016

Fraunhofer IML is opening Enterprise Lab Center

Fraunhofer IML is opening Enterprise Lab Center

Be it BMW, Würth, DB Schenker or Sick – they all focus on a new form of cooperative research: the »Fraunhofer Enterprise Labs«. Together with researchers of Fraunhofer IML employees of the ...more

05. April 2016

New associated project PERFECT develops EU-purchase curriculum of the future

The demand of companies regarding well-qualified personnel increases. Industrial enterprises spend about 60 percent on average of their turnover on supplies. Therefore, a professional organisation of the company’s ...more

23. February 2016

EffizienzCluster at the Infoday for new KICs

At the Information Day of both planned new KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Communities), representatives of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the European Union explained the approach ...more

18. January 2016

Engagement for KIC creates new contacts

A delegation of Finnish company representatives, mainly executives from the manufacturing sector, visited EffizienzCluster and Fraunhofer IML for an Innovation Day. They got interesting impressions of cutting-edge ...more

04. December 2015

Cooperation with Zaragoza Logistics Center will be intensified

Cooperation with Zaragoza Logistics Center will be intensified

Representatives from Fraunhofer IML have met their colleagues of Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Spain to further develop the cooperation between the two institutions as well as with the EffizienzCluster. It ...more

15. September 2015

BVL International Symposium: Call for Papers on 4th Industrial Revolution

"Logistics in the Times of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Ideas, Concepts, Scientific Basis“ is the topic BVL`s Scientific Advisory Board has chosen for the 8th International Scientific Symposium on Logistics, ...more

11. September 2015

Lecture Notes link research from DINALOG and EffizienzCluster

Lecture Notes link research from DINALOG and EffizienzCluster

The new textbook „Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice“, published by Springer Verlag, reports on a number of recently conducted studies in the DINALOG ...more

09. September 2015

GREEN-AgriChains invites to Final Dissemination Event

GREEN-AgriChains invites to Final Dissemination Event

At September 18th, 2015 will take place the Final Dissemination Event of GREEN-AgriChains Project in the Marivaux Hotel, Brussels, Belgium. Speakers include Dr. Kerstin Dobers, Fraunhofer IML, coordinator of ...more

08. September 2015

International Cluster Conference discusses "Clusters as Drivers of Competitiveness"

International Cluster Conference discusses "Clusters as Drivers of Competitiveness"

With a new European Cluster Strategy for Growth being shaped, Ireland is hosting the 3rd International Cluster Conference in Limerick on the 30th of September and the 1st of October 2015. This is the first time ...more

16. July 2015

Logistics Mall continues networking

In 2014 the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Cloud Computing for Logistics, associated research project of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, took a major step toward achieving its project goal: The Logistics Mall ...more

19. June 2015

EffizienzCluster consults European Commission

Thorsten Hülsmann, CEO of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH (ECM), is part of the new expert group on digitalization in traffic and logistics “Digital Transport and Logistics Forum” (DTLF) of the ...more

22. May 2015

Happy Birthday EffizienzCluster - Leading-Edge Cluster celebrates 5th anniversary

Happy Birthday EffizienzCluster - Leading-Edge Cluster celebrates 5th anniversary

The EffizienzCluster celebrated its 5th anniversary at 20th May 2015. More than 200 participants from economy and research were part of a great evening at Casino Zollverein in Essen. “The EffizienzCluster ...more

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