The Cluster Initiative of the Bavarian State Government boosts the competitiveness of Bavarian companies in 17 key sectors. To that end, Bavaria has set up cluster platforms active throughout the state to network companies and research institutions. The clusters help companies to develop products jointly, to optimise company processes and to conquer markets.
With some 8,500 participating companies, the clusters have now developed into important players in the Bavarian innovation landscape. With 8,000 events attracting some 464,000 participants, they enhance transparency in their respective fields of specialisation. They use more than 1,100 individual projects to network small and medium-sized companies to lead companies less experienced in research closer to know-how.