In March 2015 the new European Social Fund (ESF) Funding Program for Baden-Württemberg was released. The ESF Funding Program for coaching aims to help businesses help themselves by providing consultation on how to survive fluctuations in the economy and boost their competitiveness. The Steinbeis Network offers coaching services in a wide range of areas.
The ESF Funding Program covers:
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) headquartered in Baden- Wurttemberg with up to 250 employees and turnover in the previous year of Euro 50 million or less are eligible to apply for funding. Grants amount to 50% of expenditure for coaching, up to a maximum of 400 euros per working day (eight hours). A maximum of 15 working days can be funded in each topic area, setting a maximum grant amount of Euro 6,000.
Interested consultants from the Steinbeis Network can offer these coaching services to their customers through the certified and authorized Steinbeis Consulting Center for Business Coaching.
Lukas Breucha, Nadine Hooge
Steinbeis Consulting Center Business Coaching (Stuttgart)
It’s full speed ahead with digitalization in the economy. At CeBIT 2015 it was apparent that the “d!conomy” is a tremendous opportunity – but will also require tremendous effort. The trade fair showcased digital transformation, the Internet of Things, ITsecurity und unified communications. Steinbeis was represented in hall 16 as an event partner to CODE_n, organized by GFT GmbH.
This year’s CODE_n innovation contest was called “Into the Internet of Things.” It was on the lookout for company founders and startups whose ideas are helping usher in the era of the Internet of Things. The 50 most exciting business models were on display throughout the 5,000 sqm. hall 16 during the CeBIT.
After CeBIT, the Steinbeis team declared the event a resounding success. Over the five days of the trade fair, the team held conversations with numerous attendees and were able to present them with a well-rounded picture of the Steinbeis portfolio of services. The key message of the Steinbeis stand was the support Steinbeis can offer entrepreneurs starting up their own businesses or founding an enterprise within the Network.