NRW has used the structural funds to build up research facilities and innovation expertise that are now reaping success in the EU’s research and innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020. Results from cutting-edge research are being incorporated in the products and services of North Rhine-Westphalian enterprises > Examples

Within the framework of the EU’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation such as Horizon 2020, innovation stakeholders in North Rhine-Westphalia have brought a large number of projects to a successful close. The results achieved and the know-how accumulated are available for collaborative projects in the Lead Market Competitions. For examples please see the following technology profiles. > Examples