Baden-Württemberg: the Right Environment for Renewables

(PresseBox) ( Stuttgart, )
In recent years, the solar-energy industry in Germany as a whole, and in Baden-Württemberg in particular, has made great strides. In 2007, the value of this market is expected to exceed the € 4 billion mark for the second time, and the number of people employed in the sector continues to rise steadily nationwide. Baden-Württemberg-based solar-technology companies are among the world's leaders. Moreover, the region is looking to increase the percentage of energy generated from renewables. Against this backdrop, it actively encourages local enterprises, especially in the mid-market, to penetrate the growing domestic and international solar-energy market.

The key role played by renewables in Baden-Württemberg is reflected in the fact that aproximately 120 companies from the state are exhibiting at Intersolar. Due to the increasing importance of this sector Baden-Württemberg International decided to offer a joint booth for the third time at Intersolar. On our joint booth innovative companies, universities and research institutes from Baden-Württemberg like EnBW Regional AG, RENA, TACONOVA or the Hochschule Offenburg present themselves and give an overview of the broad range of products in this industry sector of the future.

In its role as a regional economic development agency, Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i) is charged with promoting Germany's southwestern state as a center for business, and for research and development. The agency helps local companies find international partners and to penetrate foreign markets, and is also the first port of call for any foreign company seeking to collaborate with organizations in Baden-Württemberg or wishing to establish a business base in one of the best business environments in Europe. bw-i offers reliable facts and figures on issues such as market opportunities, suitable partners, the research community, human resources, the availability of land and properties, and on loans and subsidies.

"Our strengths are speed and expert support - the most important factors in attracting international investors," explains Executive Managing Director Dr. Michael Hagenmeyer, "We want visionary entrepreneurs to feel at home in Baden-Württemberg."

bw-i organizes a dedicated matchmaking event for the renewables industry, facilitating collaboration between Baden-Württemberg-based companies and other domestic and international organizations. With the internet link you have the opportunity to register online with your profile of cooperation (supply and demand). The profiles of cooperation will be entered into our online catalogue and experts from Baden-Württemberg International will investigate for possible future partners. No additional fees will be charged. The staff at the Baden-Württemberg International booth, F4.2.29, can provide detailed information on the local business and R&D environment, and on market opportunities in the renewable energy industry.
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