MFG Baden-Württemberg has implemented numerous projects and programmes over the course of its 15-year history, some of which have been completed in the meantime. Documentation on the most recent is stored here in the archive. Please note that the linked project pages may contain information that has become out of date over time and the pages are amended or updated only in exceptional cases.

Completed projects (selection)

B Creative

Supported by the European Commission, B Creative strengthens young companies from the creative sectors in Europe. The main objective is to streamline support mechanisms for creative industries and to pilot new, specially-tailored programmes ...

How can cluster initiatives be managed professionally? And what skills do Cluster Managers need when striving for cluster excellence? These questions are being explored by the consortium around – the European Cluster Excellence Initiative. 14 Project Partners from 9 countries create a uniform set of cluster quality ...


Since March 2008, the CReATE project consortium has been developing strategies to improve cooperation at both regional and European levels to enhance the innovative capabilities of small- and medium-sized companies from the creative sector.


CreativeCH aims to strengthen the cooperation and mutual innovation between institutions in the field of digital cultural heritage, Science and SMEs from the creative industries and demonstrate how these sectors can benefit from each other not only from the economic perspective but also content wise.

Creativity World Forum 2009

The Creativity World Forum 2009 was the annual main event of the international "Districts of Creativity" network. On two congress days, more than 2,000 creative people and decision-makers discussed current questions focussing on the subjects of creativity, technology, digitalisation and globalisation.


With CyberOne innovative business ideas for products and services in all high-tech areas get awarded. bwcon: high-tech award CyberOne won renown as one of the most important business plan competitions for the high-tech sector in Baden-Württemberg. Awarded since 1998, winners are pleased with prize money and non-cash prizes ...

Digital Innovation in Further Education

MFG is offering a training series to managing directors, program managers and lecturers in education institutions. The aim of the training series is to train organisations in developing their own teaching media by offering targeted workshops, webinars and online consultations.


The main objective of the project is to improve regional policies in the fields of DLA for developing new actions related to the application of the IS to public services. To do so, the project will foster a permanent exchange of experience among partners and it will establish a cooperation network to update and improve knowledge ...

DMMA OnlineStar

In 2010 DMMA OnlineStar got established as a result of merging the German Multimedia Award DMMA and the OnlineStar. From 1996 until 2009 DMMA was awarded to creative online and offline projects by BVDW (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V.) and MFG Baden-Württemberg ...


For more than 18 years the German Multimedia Summit (DMMK) has been one of the most important industrial meeting places of the interactive scene in Germany. As trendsetter for interactive media, the DMMK shows which perspectives can be offered through the use of digital technologies now and in the future ...

do it.konferenz 2008

Four congresses have been concentrated with the do it.konferenz 2008 being a large networking platform for the IT and creative industries in Baden-Württemberg. For two days the International Congress Center Stuttgart belonged to IT thought leaders and decision makers from science, economy and politics.

do it.regional

The action programme do it.regional was a support programme of the Ministry for Nutrition and Rural Regions Baden-Württemberg (MLR). 23 innovative pilot projects were supported altogether to stabilise the rural regions.


The “DORA – DonauRaum App Award” has the objective to make it possible to experience the Danube Region in an innovative way by using newest technology.


EPROC (Public Sector E-Procurement Project) was a collaborative European initiative with partners from Germany, Holland, Ireland and Wales. The aim of the project was to encourage and support SMEs in the more rural areas to adopt new e-procurement processes and tools.

European Creative Cluster Lab (ECCL)

The European Creative Cluster Lab (ECCL) is the think tank and beta site for new approaches and processes for creative cluster management in creative and traditional industries in Europe.

Europeana Creative

The Europeana Creative project will enable and promote greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by Europe’s creative industries. The online portal Europeana provides access to more than 26 million digitised cultural heritage objects from Europe’s libraries, museums, archives and audiovisual collections.


From 2005 until the start of 2009, FAZIT has focused on the identification of new markets for innovative IT and media technologies. It also has examined the perspectives for future IT and media trends with a regional relevance.


The project FITT (Fostering Interregional Exchange in ICT Technology Transfer), supported by the European Union, aims at closing the gap between ICT research and the market. The project brings together seven renowned technology transfer experts from five European countries to collaboratively improve the commercialisation ...


FoCus aimed at fostering synergies between public policies in support of e-business for SMEs to create networks of e-business know-how across national borders. The follow-up project of SYNEBIS facilitated the exchange of best practices in policy measures in the field of e-business.


FORT supports the development of skills for dissemination and application of research results by creating an organizational culture that is positively aligned toward innovation. To achieve this, the consortium creates transnational innovation networks and cooperations, supported by activities such as pilot projects, cross-innovation vouchers ...

Heidelberg Innovation Forum

Since 2005, the Heidelberg Innovation Forum has succeeded in bringing together IT researchers and market players in the early phases of innovation. The goal of the event is to support technology licensing and start-up funding and improve cooperation between research institutes and business enterprises ...


Information technology is a key driver for innovation in enterprises. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing the challenge to optimise their business and achieve process and product innovations utilising information technologies. INNOTRAIN IT will increase the innovation capacity of SMEs in Central Europe ...

Innovationsprogramm Web 2.0

The aim of the so-called innovation programme web 2.0 was to point out economic and social potential of web 2.0 applications for industry and public sectors alike. Via events and working groups MFG introduced the topic to different target groups and tried to initiate new projects here to enhance the forward compatibility of Baden-Württemberg.

Internet goes Ländle

Aim of the project "Internet goes Ländle" was to introduce elderly to computers and the Internet. By senior Internet initiatives existing inhibitions should be overcome. In addition to the 50 senior Internet initiatives already available, new ones were established, especially in Baden-Württemberg’s rural areas.

Karl Steinbuch Scholarship

The Karl Steinbuch Scholarship supports selected students in the implementation of innovative projects with IT or media relation that have a scientific or artistic value. Especially in demand are interdisciplinary projects that link the two cross-cutting areas computer science and media studies with other subject areas ...

klick – mach mit!

'klick - mach mit!' was initiated by the non-profit foundation Baden-Württemberg Stiftung in 2006 and was managed by MFG Baden-Württemberg. It was an innovative digital literacy programme addressing citizens who are not quite media-savvy on a large-scale in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Knowledge Management 2.0 for SMEs

Knowledge Management 2.0 for SMEs aims to support companies with the implementation of new innovative knowledge management systems.


KREATEK was a multi-phase project: Starting point was the support of developing cluster initiatives in IT and creative industries. In the second stage support tools for young cluster initiatives have been designed and implemented.


MEDEAnet aims to promote media-based learning to organisations and practitioners through local training and networking events, online resources and knowledge sharing.


With the MFG programme WISTA the MFG Innovation Agency Baden-Württemberg enables Bachelor and Master students from all faculties at universities and colleges in Baden-Württemberg, to implement a practical research thesis in ICT, media and creative industries ...


The nine partner institutions from Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia and Austria involved in the OpenAlps project share the common goal to assist SMEs of the Alpine Space on their way from internal, closed innovation to Open Innovation.

Open Culture BW

Open Culture BW promotes freely accessible and reusable cultural data (digitized and digital born artefacts) in Baden-Württemberg.


OSEPA (Open Source Software Usage in European Public Administrations) promotes the use of Open Source Software in European Public Administrations. The project deals with the challenges confronted by European public administrations with regard to the use of Open Source Software ...

Regional competition InternetDorf

The regional competition InternetDorf has been announced for the first time in 1999. The goal of the competition was to enhance the quality of municipal websites, the development and the divulgence of innovative Internet services and IT applications as well as the support of the extension of e-government within the councils.

Route 2.0

Route 2.0 is going to develop a training programme for SMEs working in the tourism sector to strengthen their knowledge in the use of web 2.0 for marketing and communication issues. Parallel to offering a training programme a collaborative online platform will be developed.


SPreaD was aimed at structuring and making available experiences from broad-based education programmes in the field of digital literacy in the business world and local communities. The consortium established a Europe-wide network of experienced regional, national and European education partners to ensure the toolkit’s quality.


The project SVEA aims at increasing the cooperation as well as the social media skills of trainers working in the VET and adult training field in Europe.  SVEA will develop a training programme for trainers working in the VET and adult training field to train them in the use of social media tools ...


SYNEBIS (Synergies between Public Policies in Support of E-Business for SMEs) collected and evaluated initiatives established by public institutions to foster IT and e-business in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Talent @ BW go Demola

With the Talent @ BW go Demola project, MFG enables talented university graduates to embark on a special practical experience in Northern Europe after their studies. The Demola Open Innovation Lab in Tampere, Finland, is Europe's leading creative laboratory.


TASK was aimed at cooperation between software enterprises, to strengthen software supply chains and to network those companies with others from application sector. Therefore, three working groups were established.

TCI – German Contact Point

TCI - The Global Practitioners Network for Competitiveness, Clusters and Innovation is the leading global network for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and business leaders working towards improving competitiveness in regions and clusters ...

Visual Computing

The intitative boosts and strengthen the link between universities, research and development institutes and industries from Baden-Württemberg in the fields of visualisation and simulation technologies. As a pivotal technology trend, visual computing creates significant innovation potentials spanning many branches of industry ...


EU legislation in the area of consumer protection is hardly comprehensible for many consumers and raises a multitude of questions. Via the e-participation platform VoicE citizens had the chance to discuss current topics linked to consumer protection with their representatives in Brussels.


The project VoiceS promoted a dialogue between citizens from European regions and "their" regional policy makers in the European Parliament. VoiceS was a project that integrates semantics, social software and serious games into e-participation.

MFG Review

1995 – 2010

Link: MFG Review 1995-2010 at ISSUU