microTEC Südwest is the competence and cooperation network for intelligent microsystems technology solutions for Europe. In Baden-Württemberg, microTEC Südwest is the central contact point for all microsystem technology activities. The central service for members are technological and application oriented special interest groups in which microTEC Südwest's capabilities are bundled for further innovation in the field of microsystem technology. As a link between science, business and government, microTEC Südwest supports its members with applications for and management of funded projects. This compromises matchmaking activities as well.
With its over 380 cluster partners microTEC Südwest is one of the largest technology networks in Europe. With global players and many innovative small and medium-sized companies microTEC Südwest provides the basis for future lead innovations and new growth in the region across all industries. Target markets of microTEC Südwest are smart health, smart production, smart mobility and smart energy.
The around 100 members of the association come from companies, research facilities and institutions. There are global players such as Bosch, Festo, Roche Diagnostics, ABB, Zeiss, Endress+Hauser, Sick, Balluff and Testo, as well as many innovative small and medium-sized companies. Among the research facilities are the institutes of Innovationsallianz Baden-Württemberg (innBW) as well as a range of Fraunhofer Institutes. Colleges and universities are also members, such as the Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg as well as the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).
This cluster meets the excellence criteria of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) and has been awarded with the gold label.