oPEN Lab | Project Partner

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum (SEZ) is an independent economic entity within the Steinbeis Foundation. It was founded in March 1990 as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Economics. SEZ’s core activity is to promote European Research and Technology Development programmes and to support cross-border technology transfer.

SEZ supports small and medium-sized enterprises on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of Baden-Württemberg. At the same time, it supports the Universities of Applied Sciences on behalf of the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg.

Moreover, SEZ is involved in several EU-funded projects (more than 70 in 2019) as either partner or coordinator, taking over tasks related to dissemination, communication, exploitation, or financial and administrative project management.

Role in Project

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is the responsible partner for Communication and Dissemination activities. The objective of this work package is to develop and implement sound communication and dissemination schemes to complement, support, and enhance the work of the Living Labs, deployment activities, to increase the impact of the project and spread of its results.