On this website you will find details of current and past events as well as our newsletter on the topic of Horizon 2020. These services are provided by ZENIT GmbH on behalf of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF NRW).
ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a Public Private Partnership owned by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, a consortium of banks and an association comprising some 180 enterprises. On behalf of EU, national and regional bodies, we provide services for the benefit of companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities and research institutions. Our clients come from NRW, throughout Germany and abroad.
Under the name of NRW.Europa, ZENIT GmbH, NRW.BANK and NRW.International together offer the best possible support in the area of transnational European business and technology transfer. Our services are available first and foremost to enterprises, organisations close to the business and research communities and universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Our top priority is technology-based and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF NRW)
“Knowledge creates opportunities“ (Wissen schafft Chancen) - this applies worldwide. The Ministry of Innovation has made this concept its guiding principle.
That is why the Ministry’s work is bundled in two strategic directives:
“Progress NRW” (Fortschritt NRW) and “Study Success in NRW” (Erfolgreich studieren in NRW).
The current Action Plan of the Federal State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia for Horizon 2020 explains NRW’s objectives and measures in the area of European research funding. Many of the measures in the Action Plan are implemented in the framework of “NRW.Europa”, the NRW node of the European information, consulting and advice network entitled “Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)”, which is coordinated by ZENIT GmbH.