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Supporters of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr

The projects of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr are financed by the “leading edge” Spitzencluster competition run by the Federal Government and by the participating companies. The implementation of the cluster strategy and the cluster management are financed by businesses and the public sector independently of federal funds.

Profile of the Supporters

agiplan GmbH.
Combining industry consulting services and public management, agiplan, located in Mülheim/Ruhr, offers innovative consulting and planning services. Since its foundation in the year 1961 the company has worked on more than 6,000 projects in both industrial and public sectors, including creating solutions to increase efficiency in logistics and along the entire supply chain.
Dr. Christian Jacobi, managing shareholder of agiplan GmbH, is Chairman of the Board of the EffizienzCluster Management GmbH. The experts from agiplan support the work of the cluster among other things in the fields of formal project support and innovation management. EffizienzCluster Management GmbH – as a neutral coordinator of the cluster management – is supported by agiplan GmbH, Initiativkreis Ruhr, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and University of Duisburg.Essen. agiplan is a member of the EffizienzCluster association.

Initiativkreis Ruhr.
Initiativkreis Ruhr is a group of 67 leading commercial enterprises in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. Together, they employ about 2.25 million people worldwide and generate a global turnover of about 630 million Euros. Their managers are personal representatives of the Initiativkreis Ruhr – and are constantly focused on developing the Rhine-Ruhr metropole.

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.
Fraunhofer is the largest organization for application-oriented research in Europe. In more than 80 research institutions in Germany there are over 18,000 employees, predominantly with a scientific or engineering education. Fields of research include health, security, communication, mobility, energy and environment; their research budgets amount to 1.66 billion Euros a year.
Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel, Managing Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML is the initiator and strategic head of EffizienzCluster. Fraunhofer Institutes IML and ISST are partners and consortium managers in numerous projects.

University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
The University of Duisburg-Essen as the youngest German university counts among the ten biggest in the Federal Republic of Germany with about 40,000 students. 450 professors and more than 2,500 scientific employees in eleven faculties are developing tomorrow’s solutions. The range of subjects reaches from humanities, social sciences, economics and business administration up to engineering and natural sciences including medicine. The UDE is partner in ten research projects of the EffizienzCluster which are coordinated and co-designed by the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV).

State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
With 21,600 companies and more than 274,000 employees, logistics is one of the largest industries in North Rhine-Westphalia. With the EffizienzCluster, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia hosts and supports Europe’s largest research project in logistics.

Logistics North Rhine-Westphalia.
LOG-IT Club association as a supporting association merged with the Verkehrswirtschaft und Logistik NRW (transport and logistics) to form the LogistikCluster NRW. LogistikCluster NRW is part of the North Rhine-Westphalian cluster policy working under the umbrella brand of Excellenz.NRW. The aim is to bundle the power of the logistics sector in North Rhine-Westphalia and to form an active logistics community in North Rhine-Westphalia.


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