A problem solver for business; a competent service provider focusing on consulting and R&D in addition to training and employee development across all areas of technology and management – these were the strategic objectives outlined not only for the previous financial year but for 2014 as well, as summed up by Steinbeis Foundation board members Prof. Dr. Michael Auer and Manfred Mattulat at the board of trustees meeting held this spring. At the meeting, they presented the 2013 financial results, which showed that the Steinbeis Network is achieving these goals.
Dr.-Ing. Leonhard Vilser, chairman of the board of trustees, thanked all employees in the Steinbeis Network on behalf of the whole committee for their commitment over the past year. The numbers speak to the success of the network: Customer transfer projects run by Steinbeis Enterprises achieved a total turnover of 145 million euros in 2013. Some 6,000 dedicated employees made this outstanding result possible. 1,708 employees, 730 professors and 3,544 independent contractors were involved in Steinbeis projects in 2013.
Today the Steinbeis Network spans more than 1,000 enterprises, managed by experts at scientific institutions or not belonging to an organization. It also includes companies operating under franchising arrangements and minority shareholdings. In 2013, 105 new enterprises joined the network.