Thematic Working Groups (Sector Groups)

NRW.Europa represents the region of North Rhine-Westphalia at European level in thematic working groups (known as Sector Groups). The objective of the Sector Groups is to discuss topics and future developments in 18 areas which are of relevance to the European Union.

The 18 areas are: Agrofood, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Environment, Healthcare, ICT, Intelligent Energy, Maritime Industries, Materials, Nano & Micro, Security, Services & Retail, Space & Aerospace, Sustainable Construction, Textile, Tourism & Cultural Heritage, Wood & Furniture.

Another objective is the bringing together of interested clients from the individual Enterprise Europe Network partner organisations. Each Sector Group has between 30 and 50 Enterprise Europe Network members who are working closely with the relevant sector(s) in their regions.

NRW.Europa is a Member of the following Sector Groups:

  • Biotech, Pharma & Cosmetics
  • Creative Industries
  • Environment
  • Food & Agro Industries
  • Healthcare
  • Intelligent Energy
  • Security.

The "Environment" and "Security" Sector Groups are led by NRW.Europa.



Biotech Pharma & Cosmetics
Benno Weißner
Phone: +49 208/ 30004-59

Creative Industries
Phone: +49 211/ 91741-4000

Environment & Intelligent Energy
Sabrina Wodrich
Phone: +49 208/ 30004-44

Food & Agro Industries
Nora Anton
Phone: +49 208/ 30004-51

Juan Carmona-Schneider
Phone: +49 208/ 30004-54

Rainer Hagedorn
Phone: +49 208/ 30004-11

Marco Andres-Gilles
Phone: +49 208/ 30004-41