We implement targeted projects in Germany and abroad on behalf of third parties.

Thanks to our many years of experience in the area of business and science development, we are a competent and sought-after partner to ministries and institutions in Germany and abroad as a project service provider. We currently implement projects on behalf of Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung foundation and the European Commission. Our active role as part of these measures underpins our internationalisation competency – ensuring added value for Baden-Württemberg as a location.

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg

We are implementing the following projects on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg:

InnovationCamp BW Silicon Valley

Together with the German American Chamber of Commerce (AHK) in San Francisco, we bring companies and research institutes from Baden-Württemberg to Silicon Valley. As part of a programme running over several weeks, participants are introduced to the Californian ecosystem to work on specific digitisation challenges and make valuable business contacts in situ. You can find more information here.


Clusteragentur Baden-Württemberg

CA BW supports cluster initiatives and networks throughout the state with several services. As part of the project, BW_i is responsible for internationalisation and offers tailor-made and needs-based services to cluster and network management on their first steps abroad. These include advice on the internationalisation process as well as the organisation of events on knowledge transfer and on sharing experiences.


Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

With the help of funding from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI), we implement projects to support German minorities in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the Russian Federation and Central Asia. Project implementation constitutes direct added value both for the German minorities in the individual countries and for Baden-Württemberg’s business and science community – thus focusing on the core tasks of BW_i:

  • We assist foreign partners in improving their technical expertise and organisational skills.
  • We help to develop a business-friendly environment and to strengthen civil society in the countries where the programme runs.
  • By realising these projects, we support direct contacts and networks and thus facilitate lasting relationships in countries of interest to Baden-Württemberg’s business and science community but also to Germany as a whole.

Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

We carry out several programmes on behalf of Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. We are responsible for processing the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – helping the foundation to promote an international exchange of especially qualified students from Germany and abroad. Every year, around 1,500 scholarship holders from Baden-Württemberg and abroad are given the opportunity to spend up to a year in a different country, progress their studies or scientific career and get valuable experience for their further personal development.

Other programmes that we manage on behalf of Baden-Württemberg Stiftung include the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students (BWS plus), the Walter-Hallstein-Programme and the Eliteprogramm für Postdocs.

With our active role as an initiator of the various programmes of Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, at BW_i we contribute to enhancing Baden-Württemberg’s attractiveness for high potentials and recruiting them as highly qualified staff for universities, research institutes and companies in Baden-Württemberg.

European Commission

BW_i acts as a service provider for two projects on behalf of the European Commission. Firstly, we are a member of the Enterprise Europe Network Baden-Württemberg (EEN-BW). The EEN is a European network with the aim of supporting collaboration, technology transfer and strategic partnerships for small and medium-sized businesses. As part of this project, we can offer internationalisation services to companies and organisations. Secondly, we are a project partner to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. This programme funded by the European Commission promotes an exchange between start-up entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized companies – and helps BW_i to bring young talent to the German Southwest.

Persons to contact

Bettina Klammt

Head of Third-Party Funding Services

Sonja Dube

Head of Talent & University Services

Gisa Siegmund

Head of Cluster & Start-ups

Further information

Would you like to learn more about our project services? Bettina Klammt , Sonja Dube and Gisa Siegmund will be happy to answer your questions.