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Cluster Mobility & Logistics
Cluster Mobility & Logistics

Germany: Bavaria
Uwe Pfeil
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Overview

About us

In the age of electromobility and IT logistics, we work with our partners and members to find intelligent answers to upcoming social and technological challenges. We support in securing existing competitive advantages and creating new ones.

Through broad networking, mediation of project partners, contacts to international networks and the initiation and promotion of research projects, we sustainably shape the innovation fields of mobility and logistics. The Cluster Mobility & Logistics based in the TechBase Regensburg is managed by R-Tech GmbH, a subsidiary of the city of Regensburg.

Established - 14 November 2011
Staff in the management team - 11-20
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Staff mobility
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 103
    Cluster Members
  • 75
    SME's
  • 3
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 12
    Large Companies
  • 12
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 3
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Horizon 2020 Project RECIPROCITY

First time of initialising and set up of a Horizon 2020 project as leadpartner: Project RECIPROCITY. T"Replication of innovative concepts for peri-urban, rural or inner-city mobility". The aim of the project is to identify innovative mobility concepts for rural, peri-urban and inner-city areas and to replicate them elsewhere. The cluster steers the activities of the consortium of ten partners from all over Europe. The project is funded in H2020" programme with appr 1.5 million euros. The official start of the project is 01.02.2021. The consortium consists of int. 10 partners - clusters and research institutions from all over Europe https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/mobility/nachhaltige-mobilitaet/projek…. With this project, the cluster has developed the capacity to initiate and lead projects at European level. The capacity and experience gained from this project, as well as the new additional international networking opportunities, are now available to all cluster members and could also be used in a first case (CyShareme project) by other cluster members.

R&D ZIM innovation network HY2.ZERO-Mobility

Establishment of the R&D ZIM innovation network HY2.ZERO-Mobility needs hydrogen https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/mobility/nachhaltige-mobilitaet/netzwe… SMEs work together with research institutions, large companies and users in the network. THY2.ZERO aims to support the industrialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through new and improved solutions and is thus part of the market ramp-up.The network brings together specialists from different fields in joint R&D projects to develop innovative solutions. The particular challenge in setting up and establishing the network was that, due to corona, no physical meetings could take place. A personal meeting as an element of confidence building could not take place until now. However, the cluster has developed methods and procedures as well as experience that can also be used for virtual meetings with cluster members. From a technical point of view, the network makes a significant contribution to the innovation orientation of the cluster. 

Joint cluster stand at the IAA Mobility in Munich 2021

The Mobility & Logistics Cluster had a joint cluster stand for the first time at the world's largest automotive trade fair in 2021. This was from 6 to 12 Sept. 21 at the IAA Mobility in Munich with a 125 m2 joint stand and 10 co-exhibitors. Visitors were able to see the Emil electric innovation bus from Regensburg at the stand, as well as find out about the r&d projects and products in the field of sustainable and connected mobility from the co-exhibitors.The costs of the stand amounted to approx. 100Ts Euro and were borne by the city of Regensburg and the co-exhibitors. There was a considerable risk in advance whether the fair would take place or not. It was therefore difficult to win co-exhibitors, and many of the necessary organisational measures were required at very short notice. By participating in the fair, the cluster was able to present itself to a large audience. The city of Regensburg was also able to present itself as an active and innovative region through the innovation bus EMIL (Reallabor). A CXC cluster exchange with Dutch companies took place within the framework of the EU project Recipe4Mobility.

goAIR, Artificial Intelligence Regensburg

Artificial intelligence is one of the most important future technologies and an essential building block for ensuring the competitiveness and innovative strength of German companies in the future. To enable small and medium-sized enterprises to better benefit from the advantages of AI-based solutions, the cross-cluster project goAir Artificial Intelligence Regensburg is creating a cross-cluster and cross-domain service portfolio for artificial intelligence. By bundling expertise from the areas of mobility, sensor technology, biotechnology and IT security, a broad range of services is provided for the members of the cluster. This tailor-made proposition enables them to recognise and use the value creation potential of AI. The Mobility & Logistics cluster has a clear innovation-oriented focus and aims at interdisciplinary interfaces between different partners and members. It is precisely this innovative approach that is consistently developed and implemented by the goAir project. Through the targeted support of the members on the topic of AI, existing obstacles to innovation are reduced and the implementation of AI-based projects become possible. This strengthening of the competitiveness of the cluster members builds the foundation for future, sustainable and successful cluster cooperation.

Uwe Pfeil from R-Tech GmbH is "European Clustermanager 2020”

At the European Cluster Conference from November 10th to 11th, Uwe Pfeil was elected "European Clustermanager 2020". Pfeil, who heads the Cluster Mobility & Logistics, is the first cluster manager from Germany to receive this award. The European competition brings together cluster managers from all European countries, specialists and experts for clusters and cluster topics. Entire press release.

Innovationplatform electric bus

The eBus "EMIL" is a platform for companies and research institutions to test innovations in practice. At the same time, it is a demonstrator in the context of possible funding projects as well as a support for the product development of companies of the Cluster Mobility & Logistics. The platform is unique, as all projects has to care about the fact that the bus always have to be in roadworty state, because it is always used a bus in practical application for transporting passanger. In the first project the cluster member AVL subsitutet the orginal electrical engine by an engine which was was developed in-house by AVL Software and Functions in Regensburg. In cooperation with the Easter Bavarian Technical University, the company converted one of the five Emil buses to an alternative drive concept. The technology specialist Bertrandt uses the EMIL E-bus from Regensburg as a research and development platform. On the old city route, raw sensor data is recorded using LIDAR and processed further for central research areas such as object recognition. This will support autonomous driving in urban environments in the future.

R&D Project Multirange

The companies AVL Software and Functions GmbH and Prettl Elektrik Automotive GmbH are developing this ultra-fast charging system for electric vehicles at the Regensburg site. It has a modular design and incorporates established standards and charging capacities and can charge up to 500kW. For comparison: Tesla Superchargers have so far achieved 90 kW, the latest 145 kW "only" kW charging power. In addition, a bidirectional connection to the smart grid is planned in this project. This will enable the development of a versatile, comprehensive and thus future-proof charging concept.

The project was conceived together with the Cluster Mobility & Logistics and will be implemented by the end of 2020. It is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy as part of the "Electromobility and Innovative Drive Technologies for Mobile Applications (BayEMA)" funding program.

R & D Network IntelliZell

Existing power grid infrastructures are insufficiently prepared for the requirements of the energy system transformation and the inherent e-mobility. Grid-related, intelligent technical solutions can defuse grid-unstable situations even at the low-voltage level, so that cost-intensive, higher-level grid regulation can be prevented. Grid stability can be improved by focusing on the grid-related behaviour of producers such as biogas plants: Through the appropriate integration of energy storage systems, but also through disruptive approaches such as block chain technology, which should enable the control of energy networks through smart contracts. The network brings together specialists from different fields in joint R&D projects to develop innovative solutions with the following main topics:

- Energy generation and energy storage - Grid stabilization through intelligent control of feeders - smart contracting and Blockchain technology

R&D-centering of the cluster

The cluster reached its goal of increasing the amount of R&D activities. For this purpose, the cluster founded the network Innovative IT for production in which 10 companies and 3 research institutions (OTH Regensburg, TH Deggendorf, TU München) are involved. The strategic alignment of the cluster aims for secure solutions for IT intralogistics. The lineages in the network I2P and it`s follower SISEN and SeDiPeT are structured along the application area of intralogistical IT in production in combination with IT security. With this, the network is contributing to keep the industrial production, as the backbone of german economy, competitive. Based on a technology roadmap, to this day 3 R&D joint projects have been initiated as the result of about 30 workshops and teleconferences. The clustermanagement is supporting these projects with the conception and aquisition of funds. The companies of the network are bringing a deductible of about 70.000 Euro in total. The clustermanagement has declared the mutual rights and obligations in a network agreement with the involved companies.

Establishment of a cluster collective booth – International leading trade fair LogiMAT in Stuttgart

In 2015, the Cluster Mobility & Logistics established a cluster collective booth for its members at the LogiMAT. Preparing the booth is a service that the cluster offers as a part of the service orientation for its members. LogiMAT is the leading trade fair for distribution, material and information flow and has a leading role in the international fair scene. The size of the booth is about 20 qm/2 in 2015 with 2 exhibitors and in 2016 it was already 54 qm/2 with 5 exhibitors. since 2017 it is around 72 qm/2 with 7 -8 exhibitors. Each year, the collective booth is planned individually for the needs of the exhibiting companies. The organization effort is contained in the membership of the cluster. The material costs of the booth are allocated to the exhibitors. The budget for the material costs will be about 45.000 Euro. The already established collective booth at the international leading trade fair is an excellent marketing opportunity für all companies involved, as well as for the cluster itself.

Raising the regional visibility of the cluster; creating excellent marketing opportunities for the members

Since 2011, the cluster pursues the goal of raising its visibility in the region of Regensburg and a circuit of about 150 km. One successful approach is the establishment of the Bavarian IT Innovation-Congress. The event took place for the fifth time in 2016 and is aligned to present cluster innovations to an interested expert audience. The number of participants rose from 30 in 2011 to 140 attendees in the years 2015 and 2016 each and up to 250 in 2019. 

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Other
Languages spoken
English French German
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
go-cluster
Cumulated employment of cluster members
24000

Management team

Uwe Pfeil
Uwe Pfeil
Cluster Manager
Maria Hirschberger
Maria Hirschberger
Other
Natalie Schwab
Natalie Schwab
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security:O84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security:O8413 Regulation of and contribution to more efficient operation of businesses
Cross-sectoral industries
Mobility Technologies
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Mobility-Transport-Automotive
Technology fields
Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Smart green & integrated transport systems

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

Access to public support

The Cluster helps their members with the fast and effective implementation of innovative project ideas. We suggest to first submit an idea sketch and prepare a non-binding, financial estimate. With help of the cluster members are able to draw up a meaningful idea sketch.

We also assist upon consulting the draft of the project outline and the accurate processing of administrative forms while filing the complete funding application. Due to long years of experience with funding programs, it became obvious where the emphasis in a funding proposal is to lay, which mistakes can be avoided from the start and which wordings are recommended in the application.

Furthermore we promote a scientific cooperation with regional universities among research and development projects to implement innovative results of research in concrete applications and products.

It requires a risky financing to implement a project idea into an innovation and conduct concrete research and development projects. For this, subsidies and third party funds are available.

  • Assessment for the eligibility
  • Support for selecting suitable subsidies
  • Support during the application process

Promotion of activities

A professional advertising presence, for example in social networks, is nowadays a requirement to be successful as a company. Through PR and additional cross-linking to closely related industries, a company gains attention in the google-ranking. The E-Mobility Cluster thereby supports the member companies and publishes press releases or current news through a variety of channels: Cluster-website and social media (facebook, twitter, google+). Furthermore, the news are included in the regular newsletter. If there are successful projects within working groups, they are spread to our press distribution list by press release. The cluster also supports companies with participation in joint stands at relevant trade fairs (e.g. eCarTec).

  • Website
  • Social media
  • Newsletter
  • Press release
  • Flyer
  • Trade fairs

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Trend-scouting (latest trends on skills) - Support of knowledge sharing - Access to finance (to upskill/reskill) - Collecting needs from company members - Connecting to other organisations in the regional ecosystem

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Marketing/ branding - EU project development

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Staff mobility - Involvement in a local skills strategy

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)

Project name

RECIPROCITY, Replication of innovative concepts for peri-urban, rural or inner-city mobility, https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/mobility/nachhaltige-mobilitaet/projec… (H2020 101006576)

The Cluster Mobility & Logistics is leading the European mobility project RECIPROCITY. The name of the project stands for "Replication of innovative concepts for peri-urban, rural or inner-city mobility". The aim of the project is to identify innovative mobility concepts for rural, peri-urban and inner-city areas and to replicate them elsewhere. The cluster manages the activities of the consortium of ten partners from all over Europe. The project is funded by the European Union's "Horizon 2020" program with approximately 1.5 million euros. The official project start is February 1st, 2021. The duration of the project is 32 months.

Block.IS, Blockchain Innovationspaces, https://blockis.eu (H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020)

Block.IS aims to build an open and collaborative cross-border, cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem that will connect over 75 clusters from the financial, logistics and agrifood sectors with ICT players, to generate new value chains and develop innovative solutions embracing blockchain technology, in order to overcome the problems and challenges that the sectors are facing today. The project’s goal is to provide a strong technical and business framework that will support and enable innovators to develop large-scale and competitive market-driven applications, and to ensure post-project sustainability and growth of the Block.IS ecosystem. In order to help innovative SMEs and start-ups to build high-tech, venture-backable enterprises, the Block.IS acceleration programme will provide a total of €2.8 Million in funding to the selected candidates.

In addition to funding and business acceleration support, the Block.IS programme will include a series of events, hackathons and business missions to SME clusters across Europe. Two open calls will be organized which will take place through a 3-phase process: INNOVATE, EXPERIMENT and COMMERCIALIZE.

In the INNOVATE phase, 90 best project ideas will be invited to fine-tune their concepts and present their tech-business pitches at the Block.IS Clusters-Innovators Assembly. The EXPERIMENT phase will select 45 best projects from the previous phase and offer them €50.000 each to develop their proposed projects in close collaboration with relevant cluster networks, sector specialists and technology experts. Finally, the COMMERCIALIZE phase will select 20 projects with the greatest business potential and support them in developing activities associated with the promotion and exploitation of their projects, in order to engage new customers, partners and investors.

ChainReactions, https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/CHAIN-REACTIONS.html (Interreg central Europe)

The cluster is also participating in Intereg projects.ChainReactions (Interreg central Europe) CHAIN REACTIONS addresses the challenge for industrial regions not benefitting from innovation activities from large leading corporations to increase regional capacity to absorb new knowledge and turn it into competitiveness edge and business value. https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/CHAIN-REACTIONS.html There is a strong need to help SMEs to overcome capacity shortages for innovation and integration into transnational value chains. The project aims at empowering regional ecosystems with the knowledge and tools to help businesses overcome those barriers and generate sustained growth through value chain innovation. CHAIN REACTIONS focuses thereby on modern approaches considering value chains and their complex developments rather than linear technology transfer approaches. The framework of value chain innovation builds on Porter’s 5 forces framework (new entrants, substitutes, customers, suppliers and rivalry) and transversal innovation drivers: key enabling technologies, resource efficiency, digital transformation and service innovation. The focus is on key sectors: advanced manufacturing, ICT and electronics, energy and environment, health and bioeconomy in accordance with their S3 priorities. 

RECiPE4Mobility, COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02, https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/mobility/nachhaltige-mobilitaet/projec…

RECiPE4Mobility stands for Regrouping European Clusters in a Partnership of Excellence for Mobility. RECiPE4Mobility is a 24-months project pursuing the overall objectives of strengthening cluster management excellence while facilitating strategic connections between our clusters and our specialised ecosystems across Europe, in the sector of mobility. Capacity-building and collaboration activities between our cluster organisations, respective members and regional ecosystems, will contribute to the development of our clusters’ professionalized services. In this regard, RECiPE4Mobility will ensure that these new competencies (uptake of advanced technologies, new business models, low-carbon and resource-efficient solutions, creativity and design, skills upgrading, talent attraction, entrepreneurship acceleration, and internationalisation) particularly favour European SMEs, helping them to better address the innovation, growth and globalisation challenges. This priority on SMEs is crucial for the competitiveness of the Union's industrial value chains and to secure a smart, inclusive and sustainable European growth. This is also in line with the priorities defined by the European Commission last year in its Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics and repealing Regulation. Furthermore, the connections and partnering activities which will be carried out by the RECiPE4Mobility consortium will strengthen the links between the different European ecosystems directly involved from Bavaria (DE), Central Hungary (HU), Ile-de-France (FR), Normandie (FR), Norte (PT) and South Netherlands (NL), and their key innovation actors, such as SMEs, clusters networks, regional ecosystems, technology centres and other scaling-up support organisations. Our partnership truly considers cross-regional and cross-sectorial value-chains as the answers to the challenges reshaping the mobility industry.

Safe and green road vehicle (SAGE), FP7 http://www.sage-project.eu/home.html

Safe and Green Road Vehicles (SAGE) aims to strengthen regional capacity in research and innovation in accordance to the Europe 2020 strategy for sustainable growth. SAGE represents a network of regional research driven clusters with strong automotive industry that aims to prepare for and facilitate an increasing pace of innovation within the major European growth market for safe and green road vehicles for passengers and goods. “Green” translates as a focus on knowledge and solutions for radical reduction of CO2 emissions and energy use, and “safe” as a focus on active and intelligent solutions that substantially change the safety of the road transport system. 

R&D network HY2.ZERO

https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/mobility/nachhaltige-mobilitaet/networ…

New power train technologies, such as electric drives, play a central role in achieving the climate protection goals: The reduction of CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 40% until 2030 compared to 1990 will only be possible if the use of alternative drives and energy sources becomes an essential component. Hydrogen fuel-powered fuel cell vehicles represent a solution for the mobility sector, as fuel cell vehicles offer a greater range than battery-electric vehicles with a higher payload and they can be used in commercial vehicles as well as in public transport. There are currently considerable disadvantages for a market ramp-up, such as the comparatively low efficiency of fuel cell systems, the lack of infrastructure at hydrogen filling stations and the high purchase price.

The innovation network HY2.ZERO aims to support the industrialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through new and improved solutions and is thus part of the market ramp-up.

R&D Network IntelliZell

https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/mobility/fahrzeuge-infrastruktur/network-intellizell

Existing power grid infrastructures are insufficient to address the requirements of a successful energy transition, including the intrinsic integration of e-mobility. Beneficial technology solutions for stabilizing power grids should be introduced at the low voltage level to avoid cost intensive intervention using superordinate systems. An improvement of the stability of power grids will be facilitated by involving photovoltaic systems and block-type thermal power stations. An efficient regulation of power grids will be enabled with the inclusion of appropriate energy storage systems and even disruptive approaches like Blockchain technology using smart contracts. Renewable energy installations, energy storage, charging stations, electric vehicles and consumers can be combined interoperable to optimize the use of locally available energy. Explicitly, our focus here is the integration of e-mobility in a significant context.

R&D Network I2P

https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/logistics/produktionslogistik/netzwerk-i2p

The technical goal of the network is to develop innovative IT solutions for tomorrow's production. The network thus contributes to keeping industrial production, the backbone of the German economy, competitive in the long term. The research project " MobiCM (development of a mobile condition monitoring system) emerged from the I2P network.  

R&D Network SISEN

https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/logistics/produktionslogistik/abgeschlossene-projekte

The network brought together specialists from different areas (authentication, secure communication, remote maintenance) in development projects. The vision of the network was to develop secure systems ("Secure Industrial Systems") for medium-sized manufacturing companies.  

R&D Network SeDiPeT

https://www.mobilitylogistics.de/logistics/produktionslogistik/network-sedipet

The goal of the network SeDiPeT (Secure Digital Performance Twin) is to provide secure solutions for the digital product memory - covering an important aspect of the Digital Twin technology. A digital product memory continuously collects all data, information and properties of a product. Therefore, it allows traceability of the entire product life cycle. The solutions developed in the network SeDiPeT are specifically designed for the requirements of small- and medium-sized companies from the manufacturing sector.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Israel
Chile

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
France
Hungary
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Other

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

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