CyberForum e.V.

Germany: Baden-Württemberg
Kerstin Goos

Overview

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About us

FROM THE NETWORK, FOR THE NETWORK ...

... is the maxim that inspires the CyberForum. In the center of our attention lies the exchange of experiences, knowledge, contacts and ideas. Here, exciting business ideas take off, businesspeople meet like-minded, (natural) scientists and technology freaks make contact with economically driven people, creative minds and business angels. In short, in the CyberForum “being part of it” truly means being part of a network that offers much more than just business contacts. It represents the excitement to create new things and improve on the status quo, and the openness to lead frank discussions about topics such as the latest technological developments to the inner motivational drivers of employees. And further, the strong conviction that diversity is the driving force, which makes the CyberForum a unique network.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 1100
    Cluster Members
  • 1035
    SME's
  • 25
    Large Companies
  • 10
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 30
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

In October 2014 CyberForum has officially taken over the organization of the Business Roaming Agreement (www.clusterize.org) as a pillar of the internationalization strategy of CyberForum, within the UPSIDE project framework. The official handover of the network coordination took place on October 22nd 2014 at the Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna, during the final conference of the EU project ClusteriX.

Digital Innovation Center (DIZ - http://digitalisierungszentrum.com/) for the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, hosted by CyberForum and FZI Research Center for Information Technologies. Opening: December 2015. Mission: Raising awareness and providing support for companies of any branch on their way to digitalize their business.

Cyberlab 2.0 – start-up Hotspot of Southern Germany. IT Incubator for the entire federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Opening: February 2016. More information at: http://www.cyberlab-karlsruhe.de/startseite/.

CyberForum will be the coordinator of the leading edge cluster Software Cluster in 2017. The cluster's main area of expertise is business software. In other words, software for managing business processes within and between companies. The member's of the Software-Cluster include the most important German software companies, such as SAP AG (Germany's largest software company) and Software AG (the second largest). However, the cluster also includes numerous medium-sized companies, which are specialists and innovative leaders in their specific areas (for example, proALPHA Software AG, SEEBURGER AG, CAS Software AG). More information at: http://www.software-cluster.org/en/ 

Management team

David Hermanns
Cluster Manager
Kerstin Goos
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Creative Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

In its function as networking platform CyberForum arranges +140 events per year. Specific services & concepts have been designed for all developmental stages of the corporate life-cycle, from start-up consulting, mentoring & coaching to a business congress.

Relevant services

  • Business Roaming Agreement (www.clusterize.org)
  • Networking events (different formats)
  • Organisation of workshops and conferences
  • Own Business Angels Network
  • Organisation of “Pitch Events” for entrepreneurs to find VC (also guiding entrepreneurs, pre-evaluation of idea etc.)
  • Regular newsletters for dissemination (reach: 2.300 recipients per CyberForum newsletter; in cooperation with partners up to 10.000 recipients), social media presence
  • Own PR and event management department with long-time experience
  • Knowledge transfer platform (www.itlotse.de)
  • Mentoring & coaching of entrepreneurs
  • TeamUp – a matchmaking event for entrepreneurs
  • CyberLab – Our own startup accelerator in the premises of CyberForum
  • CyberForum-intern trainings and workshops for innovation processes and other topics

More details here: http://www.en.cyberforum.de/events-networking/business-events/

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 INTERREG

Name & description

Project name

CyberForum is engaged in European projects since 2008 and was / is coordinator for:

  • 2008-11: iRegions: Internet-based and mobile technologies for regions in the net economy (FP7)
  • 2013-16: UPSIDE: User-Driven Participatory Solutions for Innovation in Digitally-centred Ecosystems (FP7)
  • 2016-18: PERMIDES: Personalised Medicine Innovation through Digital Enterprise Solutions (H2020 / INNOSUP)
  • 2017-2019: FORESDA: Forest-based cross-sectoral value chains fostering innovation and competitiveness in the Danube region (Interreg Danube)

Previous participation as partner:

  • 2009-2012: IT2Rhine: The Transnational IT-Region (Interreg IV Upper Rhine). Focus on transnational IT-cluster cooperation (France, Germany, Switzerland).
  • 2011-2014: CentraLab: Central European Living Lab for Territorial Innovation (Interreg Central Europe). Pilot project with focus on user (citizen) involvement in open innovation processes in urban context (Smart Cities), project focus on living labs and innovation processes.
  • 2011-2014: ClusteriX: Cross-linked Cluster Innovation (as associated partner; Interreg IVC). Focus on transnational, cluster-supported innovation.
  • 2013-2016: Be Wiser: Building Enterprises – Wireless and Internet Security in European Regions (FP7)
  • 2016-19: UrbanInno: Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems (Interreg Central Europe)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

India
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Viet Nam

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Estonia
France
Ireland
Slovenia

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Further information

CyberForum is coordinator of the Business Roaming Agreement (www.clusterize.org) a worldwide network of (IT) clusters, with the main scope to increase the collaboration between clusters and to be a useful platform to support the internationalization ventures of the members of the participating clusters. The goal is to visualise the cross-border connections between business service entities and make them all accessible preferably for small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) globally.

In addition, CyberForum participates regularly at international delegation visits to countries outside the EU in order to establish new contacts to other clusters.

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 08.10.2018
The FORESDA consortium visited CyberForum!
News Document Published: 29.06.2018
Newsletter #3 of our FORESDA project available for download!
News Published: 21.06.2018
EU project PERMIDES showcases results at its Final Conference
News Published: 05.06.2018
Meet CyberForum at PERMIDES Final Conference "Empowering Personalized Medicine through Digital Solutions"