Steinbeis Innovation Center Steinbeis-Donau-Zentrum


  • Support for all stakeholders at a state, regional, municipal, and local level in developing macro-regional partnerships and projects
  • Conceptual planning and realization of events aimed at promoting and implementing the European Danube Strategy
  • Facilitation of the development process for implementing the European Danube Strategy
  • Consultation on the planning of concrete actions in the South-East European Danube Region

Key Areas

  • Strengthening of company competitiveness, including the development of business clusters
  • Development of a knowledge society through research, education, and information technology
  • Investment in people and skills
  • Expansion of institutional capacities and partnerships
  • Improvement of transportation connections and routes
  • Promotion of sustainable energy forms
  • Development of tourism and the arts as economic assets
  • Improvement and protection of water quality
  • Detection and assessment of environmental risks
  • Conservation of biodiversity, countryside, and air and soil quality
  • Regional focus: the European Danube Region spanning Germany (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria), Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, and Ukraine (South)

Project Examples

  • Mitigation of greenhouse gases in the Danube valley (EDAPHIC-BLOOM Danube) – a project under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
  • Civil society and urban development: the promotion of civic engagement among young Romanians
  • Design and organization of the Early Innovators Business Plan Competition for young Romanians at general education schools
  • Promotion of research and innovation in the Danube region: identification of funding opportunities; collaborative development in the area of “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in a Bio-based Economy” (Danube-INCO.NET)
  • Setting up of Danube Transfer Centers in Slovakia and Romania (Baden-Wuerttemberg pilot project aimed at strengthening competitiveness along the Danube corridor)
  • Management of the official working group on Innovation and Technology Transfer in the Danube Region (EUSDR, Priority Area 8)


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    Phone: +49 170 3314333
    Management: Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Jürgen Raizner
    (Stand: 09/27/2022)

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