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There are many ways of achieving the goal. Thus, the CIO offers various possibilities in order to be successful in the network. Within working groups, topics are prepared and market-relevant ideas are generated. They are implemented in co-operative projects. Supplier workshops establish specific contacts with new customers. CIO Campus presents latest scientific and technical developments. Trade fairs, business trips and other marketing activities also support the initiation of new business.


The offer of the CLEANTECH Initiative Ostdeutschland (CIO) is based on the needs of the companies, so that the framework conditions for successful internationalisation, innovation and investment are promoted. 

CIO provides you with access to a competent and efficient network for your success.

  • Platform for networking companies and institutions, for the exchange of knowledge and joint projects
  • Forum for identifying suitable partners (national and international) and for the generation of co-operations regarding innovative projects, the opening up of new markets or the participation in international tenders
  • Provision of information on new developments and trends, international markets, financing and funding opportunities as well as national and international tenders
  • Development of the business-to-business relations by organising supplier workshops, international co-operation talks, company trips and co-operation exchanges
  • Support in research and development, strengthening of the innovative capacity in East Germany by organising the CIO Campus events
  • the support in the formation of co-operations and know-how transfer as well as provision of an exchange for Bachelor’s and Master’s theses
  • Initiation and coordination of co-operative projects in the field of the innovation and the internationalisation
  • Exchange of experience regarding specialist questions, e.g. about application for subsidies, financing, certification procedure, organisation of co-operation, project management, offer preparation in the course of tenders etc.
  • Effective service and wide networking by the Cleantech database for companies and research institutions, co-operation exchange,traineeship exchange and exchange for Bachelor’s and Master’s theses
  • Subsidy consultancy and project management when implementing co-operation projects
  • Support of the co-operation of business and science with ministries, subordinate institutions and associations
  • Regular information events and workshops on the three areas of activity – "3i" of the CIO as well as on current developments and technologies
  • Organisation/co-ordination of your presentation at national and international trade fairs
  • Support in opening up new international markets, organisation of co-operation meetings and business trips