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Umweltcluster Bayern: a strong network

Framework conditions

Bavaria Intact ecology and flourishing economy

 Compliance with the legal ecologic standards is monitored  companies provide the necessary technology

Foto source: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten

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Environmental Technology in Bavaria

 ~ 25% of German environmental technology enterprises are based in Bavaria, 20 % in total cleantech turnover  15 universities offer 51 study courses related to environmental topics for around 6.000 students  numerous independent research institutes  over 700 patent applications in 2009

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Cluster-Offensive Bayern 19 competence fields materials


 new materials

 Automotive

 chemicals

 Railway technology

 nano technology

 Logistics  Aerospace

information and electronics  information and communication  sensorics

human and environment

 power electronics

 biotechology

 mechatronics and automation

 medical technology  energy technology  environmental

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Cluster Offensive Bayern

Objective: through:    

to support companies to develop, produce and sell market products Linking economy with science Bundling strengths (cooperation, contacts etc.) Providing information and know-how Helping to transform know-how in economic success

Duration 2006 to 2011 1st phase ; 2012 – 2015 2nd phase

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Umweltcluster Bayern – Main Objectives

Promotion of SMEs in the field of environmental technologies  Cross-linking + Knowledge transfer SMEs – research institutes – public authorities  Initiating projects: waste heat in waste water, Energy saving in waste water treatment, energy from sewage  Stimulate innovation  Internationalization

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Organizational structure

Board of Directors


Cluster Management Director/Secretary

Advisory Board Cluster Offices

General Meeting

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Umweltcluster Bayern

Main competence fields 

Water and waste water treatment technologies (drinking water, industrial water, waste water)

Waste treatment and recycling technologies

Alternative energy generation, especially from waste and biomass (biogas, waste to energy plants)

Resource efficiency (in products and production processes, machines as well as measurement and control engineering)

Further climate protection technologies and applications (filter, air pollution control systems)

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Members of Umweltcluster Bayern


company members

supporting members

36,0% 58,0%

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founding members


Business fields of cluster companies



0,6% 22,5%

water waste & recycling


energy from waste ground / soil rehabilitation air pollution control



process measuring & control

renewable energy others

9,2% 16,2%

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Example: our company members

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Our Supporting Members

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International Network Partners

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Activities – what we do

 Organization of conferences (e. g. IFAT)  Organization of events such as cluster days, networking events, matchmakings etc.  Establishing workgroups

 Advising (state subsidies, research facilities)  Establishing contacts  Initiating research & cooperation projects  Supporting companies on their way to international markets  Providing information on markets and branches  Qualification and trainings

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Example: Working Groups

 Use of waste water heat

 Energy from waste  Decentralized waste water treatment  Wood destillation

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Lighthouse projects

Developing, supporting and awarding projects that …  are innovative  function as model role  can be reproduced and  are inspiring for own applications

Examples:  Sludge2energy – Energy and materials from sludge  Water efficiency in a laundry application  Mobile water treatment for foreign deployment  Use of waste water heat in Straubing Munich, Bavaria, 22/11/12

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