The Innovation Alliance is a cooperative network of universities, universities of applied sciences, and university spin-off [transfer] organisations in North Rhine-Westphalia. It has the aim of increasing public awareness and practical application of its members' scientific competence and experience in research and creating a common platform for collaborations with business partners. By acting together, members of the alliance realise key competitive advantages.
The NRW Innovation Alliance supports the promotion of research and knowledge transfer at participating universities by, among others, offering services for these universities, brokering cooperations between researchers and businesses, and its continuous proactive public relations activities. Jointly defined quality standards apply for all participating universities and partners.
The NRW Innovation Alliance relies on a lean organisational structure and straightforward collaboration between the participating actors, free of red tape. A well-ordered and manageable organisation guarantees internal and external commitment.
The NRW Innovation Alliance is committed to an active partnership with other innovation-oriented forces in North Rhine-Westphalia, including politics and administration, associations and networks, chambers of trade and commerce, and diverse clusters and excellence initiatives.