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Germany´s Leading-Edge Clusters Competition

Winning the "leading edge" cluster competition run by the Federal Government in the year 2010, EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr has now positioned itself as a worldwide center for the groundbreaking design of high-class and efficient logistics services.

To strenghten the Competitiveness of the Location

Within the Federal Government’s high-tech strategy, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports the most effective German clusters on their way to becoming top international performers. In total, 15 clusters receive awards in three different rounds of the competition. The Federal Government sponsors the projects in the EffizienzCluster to the tune of 40 million Euros:
In the first period from 2010 until 2012, 27 projects started with funding payments amounting to 36 million Euros.
In the second period from 2012 until 2015, another four projects will be implemented.
Six existing projects are already integrated in the cluster and since then are being managed as associated projects. Other research projects are constantly being integrated in the cluster as associated projects. The total volume of the cluster amounts to more than 100 million Euros.

Germany´s Leading-Edge Clusters
Cluster Management Excellence in Germany
A contribution to raising Europe´s profile as a prime location for innovation
High-Tech Strategy 2020 for Germany - Ideas. Innovation. Prosperity.
The German Perspective on Innovation Policy
  • The Leading-Edge Cluster Competition

Some general information about the leading-edge cluster competition on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research


  • Overview: Germany's 15 Leading-Edge Clusters

Winners First Round of Competition: http://www.bmbf.de/en/20757.php
Winners Second Round Competition: http://www.bmbf.de/en/20755.php
Winners Third Round of Competition: http://www.bmbf.de/en/20752.php

  • Clusterplattform Germany

Clusters are an important means of boosting the German economy. This platform of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy offers an overview of the national, international, and European support measures that are in place for clusters.


Members of EffizienzCluster

EffizienzCluster Management GmbH
Kölner Str. 80 - 82
45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Tel.: 0208-9925 - 255
Fax: 0208-9925 - 222
E-Mail: info@effizienzcluster.de