Baden-Württemberg is one of the economically strongest regions in Germany and Europe. A network of excellent research institutions and powerful industrial clusters are the base of the region’s global competitiveness.
Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. (bwcon) is the leading business initiative for the promotion of the high-tech sectors in the region with offices in Stuttgart and Freiburg. Established in 1997, the main goal of the network organization is to foster key-technologies in order to strengthen the region’s economic development. Therefore, the focus of bwcon lies on information and communication technologies (ICT) which are seen as the innovation drivers for other industrial fields, such as mobility, production, health care and energy.

Today, bwcon connects more than 600 member companies and research institutions, represented by a honorary board composed of distinguished personalities. This eco-system creates a truly unique platform for cross-sector cooperation between developers, users and investors.

Founded in 2014 by bwcon e.V. and Steinbeis to serve their strategic goals, bwcon GmbH is a service company supporting businesses and their innovation processes across the whole value chain. The portfolio comprises talent and idea management, knowledge transfer and fostering the growth of young as well as established companies. A particular focus lies on the interaction between established companies and high-tech start-ups to accelerate the invention of new products and services. The quality management system of the bwcon GmbH is ISO 9001 certified.