NETWORKS & CLUSTER
The West Palatinate is a region of short distances! Numerous networks and clusters have been created to ensure that economic advantages can arise from spatial proximity. This is where industry- and subject-related exchange is promoted, new contacts are made and business relationships are established.
Regional umbrella organization
As a regional umbrella organization, the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz (ZRW) association provides a platform for bundling and networking the region's existing strengths and presenting a united front to the outside world. At the same time, it acts as an initiator and project coordinator for the cooperation of individual players.
The West Palatinate is full of creative minds that enrich our lives and boost our economy. The network Westpfalz:KREATIV connects them. KREATIVVITTI, which takes place every two years in Pirmasens, is the largest trade fair of its kind in southwestern Germany.
Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Kaiserslautern
Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Kaiserslautern offers entrepreneurs an adequate partner in terms of consulting and implementation of their projects and supports them with expertise, knowledge, information and suggestions.
The Science and Innovation Alliance Kaiserslautern serves the networking within the research landscape in the greater Kaiserslautern area. It aims at improving the public image and intensifying the exchange with the economy.
Smart City Project
As a model region for the Smart City project, the district of Kusel is now addressing topics related to the digitization of the district - from digital offerings for children and young people, to digital platforms, to digital offerings in residential facilities.
The "Smart Future Südwestpfalz" network is intended to contribute to communicating scientific findings on the digitization of products and services to small and medium-sized companies.
As an important center for software development, the IT location Kaiserslautern is of course also part of the software cluster in southwestern Germany.
The IT security initiative is an amalgamation of several regionally anchored companies from the IT sector. Common goal: raise awareness of the dangers and options for action in the area of IT security.
The Vehicle Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate from Kaiserslautern networks the automobile manufacturers and their suppliers located in the federal state. It organizes network meetings, initiates cooperations and stimulates professional exchange.
The joint platform of manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and researchers from the field of commercial vehicles is based in Kaiserslautern. The members of the cluster come from the entire southwest of Germany.
The BGuVM network bundles and coordinates companies, organizations and authorities in the Southwest Palatinate sub-region for the joint implementation of offers and measures in the areas of company health management and compatibility of family and work.
The Pirmasens Economic Platform (WiPPS) is intended to link not only the Pirmasens companies but also their employees more closely together. Furthermore, organizations from the field of research and development are also very welcome.
The Plastics Network Rhineland-Palatinate brings together companies that are active in the field of manufacturing plastic products. The network, based in the West Palatinate, serves the exchange of expertise and the initiation of cooperation.
Textile and Fashion
The Textile and Fashion Initiative was created to combine regional expertise in shoe manufacturing, textile machinery construction and industry-related IT. Its best-known members are the companies Human Solutions, Pfaff, Vetron Typical, Peter Kaiser and the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz.