Innovation, R&D, patents, clusters.

Literally speaking, innovation means "alteration" or "reformation". In the economic world however, the term is linked to new ideas and inventions. Innovations evolve worldwide above all in the daily research and development (R&D) work of enterprises, universities and institutes.

Patents are needed if you want to protect the results (the intellectual property) of this research and development work. And a cluster (network) is formed when the parties involved see an advantage in bundling their activities.

Through the daily work of  NRW.Europa, these abstract words gain a solid practical basis. We link players, take care of your innovation management, or find for you the right contacts for your patent affairs. We know the ropes and can help you.