Clusters & Networks

Mutual Benefit

The Neckar-Alb business landscape is dominated by mid-sized companies, with everything from young up-and-comers to world market leaders in a diverse range of industries. This page provides an overview of the region's many clusters and the cluster initiatives formed by these companies. Because no matter how new or how shiny, there are no modern means of communication that can ever replace the one thing every successful company needs: Face-to-face contact.

Regional clusters and networks actively bring together companies from the following key industries: Mechanical engineering, automotive, biotechnology, medical technology, textiles, and timber and renewable energies. Closely knit networks lead to synergies and spill-over effects that guarantee the economic success of the Swabian region, while improved communication between companies and research institutions allows each industry to distinguish itself from competitors outside of the Neckar-Alb region. 

IHK Network Automotive

This network represents a total of 46 automotive suppliers in the Neckar-Alb region and supports its members by creating synergies and providing research and new market impulses. The position of the supplier industry is thus strengthened and their interests represented both regionally and internationally. This network helps its members to overcome the increasing pressures of the industry caused by shortened product cycles and strict international quality standards. Just a few examples of the cluster's activities and achievements include the TecNet groups and the practice of joint patent applications among member companies. 

IHK Reutlingen Network Automotive
Clusterportal Baden-Württemberg

Medical Technology Neckar-Alb

The Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce's medical technology network combines the activities of various regional organizations and supplements them with their own in-house services, such as cross-industry networking between members and contact to other cluster initiatives.  

Clusterportal Baden-Württemberg

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Are you a business owner, qualified professional, investor, shareholder or simply someone who's interested in the Neckar-Alb region? Do you have questions concerning the Standortagentur, marketing activities, commercial space and real estate or our presence at trade fairs? Or perhaps you're looking for new contacts in the region? Mr. Lennart Völler and Dr. Markus Nawroth are happy to help with any questions or suggestions!

Jennifer Muffler

Standortagentur Tübingen – Reutlingen – Zollernalb GmbH

Please note our temporary address untill fall 2019:

Ernst-Simon-Straße 10
72072 Tübingen

+49 7121 201-180

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Dr. Markus Nawroth

Standortagentur Tübingen – Reutlingen – Zollernalb GmbH

Please note our temporary address untill fall 2019:

Ernst-Simon-Straße 10
72072 Tübingen

+49 7121 201-185

+49 7121 201-4185

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Marketing for the region is the central task of the Standortagentur Tübingen – Reutlingen – Zollernalb GmbH. The Standortagentur aims to promote and strengthen the international image of the Neckar-Alb region within the European Metropolitan Region of Stuttgart, as well as demonstrate the region’s appeal to visitors and investors. Partners of the Standortagentur include 31 cities and municipalities, three regional districts, the Neckar-Alb Regional Association, as well as the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).