For more than 150 years, the hallmarks of ‘Generation Steinbeis’ have been progressive thinking, pioneering spirit, and a flair for innovation. In the early 19th century, Ferdinand and Otto von Steinbeis paved the way for modern manufacturing, training, and value-based entrepreneurship. In the 20th century, the younger Generation Steinbeis revolutionized the resource-intensive paper industry, bringing about “ecological transformation” and establishing one of the most modern recycled paper factories in Europe. The goal of the Steinbeis Foundation and Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer is to continue this commitment entered into by Generation Steinbeis, not only to science and academia, but also to economic development.
Entrepreneurship is a central thread of the genetic code of Generation Steinbeis. But this code also encompasses extraordinary business models – like the Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Development, Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer, and Steinbeis Holding GmbH.
A non-profit organization founded in 1971, the Steinbeis-Stiftung is a foundation for economic development. The Steinbeis-Stiftung forms an umbrella over the Steinbeis Network of over 1,000 enterprises, offering research and development, consulting, and expert reports across all sectors of industry. The aim of these enterprises is to bolster competitiveness, add value, and provide skills-oriented training and education. The foundation promotes knowledge and technology transfer through a variety of activities and events. It is also responsible for the business activities of Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer, a wholly-owned subsidiary founded in 1998. Approximately 6,000 experts share their know-how through practice-oriented transfer between science and academia on the one hand, and business enterprise on the other.
Research and development: Development, transfer of research, contractual research
Advisory services and expert reports: Business consulting, economic development, coaching, the Enterprise Company Check
Training and continuing professional development: Seminars, workshops, in-house training courses, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Steinbeis University (private university)
Sustainability is the industrial value of the future. Resource and energy efficiency safeguard the productivity of business. And they promote biodiversity. Steinbeis Holding focuses on equity arrangements with an emphasis on business enterprises in the energy industry, environmentally friendly paper production, and closed loop recycling. Its investment strategy has been shaped by the understanding of value and the equity of Generation Steinbeis.
Fields of business: Environmentally friendly paper, renewable energy, closed loop recycling, environmentally friendly energy generation
Activities: Asset management services, extension of the portfolio through equity holdings, investments, consulting/management
Equity holdings in companies: Recycled paper manufacturers, closed loop recycling companies, sustainable energy producers, solar energy installations and wind farms