Founding a start-up, doing something with media, developing ideas: Everyone can do that. So can we. But NRW offers even more: NRW is where ideas turn into innovations and patents into products. Where techies meet technicians and engineers meet movers and shakers. Where the innovation lab is next to the factory enabling business from a single source.
As a thriving ecosystem, NRW nurtures growth, innovation, and diversity – from its bustling cities to its vibrant industry landscape. Traditionally known for heavy industries like mining and iron and steel production, NRW has been undergoing a remarkable change, reinventing itself as a pioneer of innovation and sustainability. Transformation is part of the region’s DNA and what’s more, NRW set its sights on becoming first the climate-neutral industrial region in Europe.