2007 was another successful year for the Steinbeis Network. Its four core services – research and development, consulting, training and employee development, and evaluation and expert reports – generated sales topping 109 million euros.
The number of specialist centers founded last year came to 83, expanding the Steinbeis Network to 739 units. Depending on the emphasis of services, units either count as legally dependent Steinbeis Transfer Centers, Steinbeis Research Centers, Steinbeis Advice Centers, Steinbeis Transfer Institutes or even legally independent companies.
The success of Steinbeis is thanks to the commitment of the employees in each unit. In 2007, Steinbeis’ 739 centers were managed by 805 managers working in unison with 1340 employees and 3348 freelancers. Steinbeis employed 957 professors.
We welcomed more than 800 visitors to a variety of centrally organized events in 2007 and further events are planned for 2008: from 8-10 April, the Steinbeis Symposium on Electronics in Automobiles takes place at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart; this year’s Steinbeis Day is on 19 September in Stuttgart’s Alte Reithalle.
Information on other Network events, Steinbeis services, and ongoing projects is provided to customers and business partners in this quarterly Transfer Magazine. The same information is available on the Steinbeis website at www.stw.de.