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Our Partners

In our network you will find participants from science, the industry, and municipalities. Here you can find out who our partners are and in which projects they cooperate.

Together with our partners, we realise numerous research, development, and innovation projects dealing in our current topics: mobility, energy and digitalisation.

ruhrvalley Cluster Association

In order to provide the DeepTech Innovation Network with a permanent structure, the ruhrvalley Cluster Association was founded on 11 January 2019. It is the meeting point for application-oriented research and development institutions and technology-oriented businesses, from young spin-off companies to SMEs and large companies.

The association provides support for the execution of research, development, and innovation tasks, and promotes the transfer of knowledge between science and business.

The Managing Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wytzisk-Arens
President of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Chairman)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Kriegesmann
President of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences

Dietmar Spohn
Spokesperson of the management of the Stadtwerke Bochum Holding GmbH

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schwick
Rector of Fachhochschule Dortmund – University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Nils Stentenbach
Managing Director Voltavision GmbH

Bernhard Albers
Head of Energy and Measurement Technology, GELSENWASSER AG

Dr. Frank Dudda
Mayor of the city of Herne

Vorstand auf der Brücke Ganzkörperansicht
Der Vorstand, © Philipp Stark

Our Services

Join us and benefit from these services:

  • Get in touch with research institutions and companies in your region.
  • Exchange ideas on current topics and trends at events and in our focus groups.
  • Find partners for your research, development and innovation projects.
  • Test and implement new technologies and try them under real-life conditions.
  • Become more visible by using our brand.
  • Benefit from our joint consulting services with the ruhrvalley start-up campus to promote your start-ups at one of the three involved Universities of Applied Sciences.


Prof. Dr. Robin Wegge

Managing Director ruhrvalley Cluster e.V.

You have an idea and want to found a company? Here you can find more suitable offers from the ruhrvalley:

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