Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ)

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) is an independent economic entity within the Steinbeis Foundation. It was founded in March 1990 as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Economics. SEZ’s core activity is to promote European Research and Technology Development programmes and to support cross-border technology transfer.

SEZ supports small and medium-sized enterprises on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of Baden-Württemberg. At the same time, it supports Universities of Applied Sciences on behalf of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

Moreover, SEZ is involved in several EU-funded projects (more than 70 in 2019) as either partner or coordinator, taking over tasks related to dissemination, communication, exploitation or financial and administrative project management.

SEZ’s services include:

  • Information regarding European research programmes and other EU funding possibilities
  • International partner search for partners in transnational projects and technology transfer
  • Support in transnational technology transfer
  • International conferences and information days concerning European research and innovation programmes
  • Dissemination, communication, exploitation and project management as active partners in EU-funded projects.
Role in the project

Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is the responsible partner for work package 10 on “Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation”. The objective of this work package is to develop and implement sound communication, dissemination and exploitation activities to complement, support and enhance the in-depth individual city replication and deployment activities and to thus increase the impact of the project and the spread of its results. The main tasks will be:

  • Knowledge-transfer between ATELIER project partners
  • IPR management and exploitation activities towards business model development and market uptake
  • Targeted dissemination and communication activities

Moreover, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum will actively contribute to WP1 “Project Management”, WP 3 “PED Innovation Atelier”, WP 7 “Citizen and Stakeholder Engagement” and WP 8 “Collaboration SCC Community”.


Matthieu Grosjean

Project Manager and main contact for Exploitation

Bettina Remmele

Project Manager and main contact for Communication & Dissemination