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 RTD programmes and to support cross-border technology transfer. These activities are supported by the Enterprise Europe Network of the European Commission. SEZ has offices in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.

SEZ offers first-hand solutions to companies, research institutions and universities as well as to public authorities in Baden-Württemberg. We give advice regarding European fundings and entrepreneurship as well as regional futures strategies and are competent in the organisation of European events. At the same time we cooperate with regional business development agencies, ministries of Baden Württemberg (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing) and federal ministries (BMBF, BMWi). We link Baden-Württemberg with European regions and, thereby, support in a qualified way the work of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing.


SEZ is Contact Point for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Baden-Württemberg. At the same time it acts as EU-Contact Point for Universities in Baden-Württemberg.


For the benefit of its clients, SEZ is involved in different cooperation networks – in particular the Steinbeis transfer network with more than 850 Steinbeis Enterprises in Baden-Württemberg and beyond and the Enterprise Europe Network with close to 600 participating organisations in over 50 countries.


Contribution to NETfficient:

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum assists the Spanish coordinator Ayesa Advanced Technologies S.A. with administrative and financial project management. As project partner it is responsible for dissemination, exploitation and communication of project results.



Dr. Annette Hurst