Our service for companies

If it’s about foun­ding or relo­ca­ting a com­pa­ny, real esta­te bro­kera­ge, sub­s­idy infor­ma­ti­on or busi­ness start-ups, or if good con­tacts and func­tio­nal net­works are nee­ded – the Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy is pre­cise­ly the right part­ner.

The OWT works toge­ther with insti­tu­tes, cham­bers and asso­cia­ti­ons, initia­tes its own pro­jects and cont­ri­bu­tes to other pro­jects that are of import­an­ce for the loca­ti­on and its com­pa­nies. In short – if you want to get some­thing up and run­ning in Ober­hau­sen we’re always keen to sup­port you as a part­ner.

Business services in Oberhausen –
we make your company future-proof

Skilled workers and qualifications

The com­pe­ti­ti­ve capa­bi­li­ty of com­pa­nies depends upon a suf­fi­ci­ent num­ber of experts and skil­led workers and their qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons. Deve­lop­ments in the world of work also repre­sent increa­sing chal­len­ges for employees and com­pa­nies, e.g. with the term of “Work 4.0”.
Secu­ring skil­led per­son­nel also inclu­des increa­sing the requi­re­ment for qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on and the­re­fo­re adjus­ting to com­pe­ti­ti­on via trai­ning and fur­ther edu­ca­ti­on. The pro­vi­si­on of per­for­mance today is more net­wor­ked, digi­tal and fle­xi­ble and often occurs at glo­bal levels. This is why our efforts focus on the­se topics and inform about trai­ning opti­ons along with pro­vi­ding infor­ma­ti­on about various sub­s­idy pro­gram­mes.

Skilled personnel

By com­bi­ning pro­fes­si­on and fami­ly, com­pa­nies have a tool for win­ning trai­ned per­son­nel and for mee­ting the need for well-qua­li­fied mana­gers and experts in the long run. Oberhausen’s coope­ra­ti­on with the Mül­heim and Bot­trop zdi cen­tres also posi­tive­ly cont­ri­bu­tes to secu­ring skil­led busi­ness per­son­nel.

Your con­tact:
Peter Engels
Tel.: 0208/85036-12
peter.​engels@​owtgmbh.​de

Qualification

The OWT pro­vi­des infor­ma­ti­on about fur­ther trai­ning pos­si­bi­li­ties and mea­su­res for qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on. Pre­cise­ly the right con­tacts to trai­ning aut­ho­ri­ties and insti­tu­tes are esta­blis­hed. We work toge­ther with all rele­vant ent­i­ties in and around Ober­hau­sen. We are also a con­sul­ta­ti­on cent­re and issue the “Bil­dungs­scheck” [busi­ness vou­cher].

Your con­tact:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208/85036-13
heinz.​wisnitzer@​owtgmbh.​de

More about zdi

Die OWT vor Ort: Unsere Unternehmensbesuche

Subsidies

A varie­ty of sub­s­idy pro­gram­mes offe­red by the EU, the Federal Govern­ment and the Sta­te of North Rhi­ne West­pha­lia offer busi­ness start-ups and com­pa­nies public finan­cing aid. The­se cover e.g. ope­ra­ting equip­ment, invest­ments, inno­va­ti­on and con­sul­ta­ti­on ser­vices. We inform about the various sub­s­idy opti­ons and pro­vi­de you with an over­view and infor­ma­ti­on about their spe­ci­fic use. Thanks to our cor­po­ra­ti­on with the NRW​.Bank and the KFW (Kre­dit­an­stalt für Wiederaufbau/Reconstruction Loan Cor­po­ra­ti­on) we can also inte­gra­te experts direct­ly into the con­sul­ta­ti­on pro­cess if nee­ded.

The OWT is the con­tact point for initi­al con­sul­ta­ti­on with the ESF sub­s­idy tools Bil­dungs­scheck NRW (busi­ness access) and Poten­ti­al­be­ra­tung NRW. The eco­no­mic con­sul­ta­ti­on pro­gram­me sub­si­di­sed through EFRE fun­ding can also be direct­ly app­lied for at the OWT. The OWT is also the regio­nal con­tact part­ner for com­pa­nies for the “Pro­mo­ti­on of Cor­po­ra­te Exper­ti­se” pro­gram­me.

Poten­ti­al con­sul­ting is a sub­s­idy offer pro­vi­ded by the North Rhi­ne-West­pha­li­an Sta­te Govern­ment for small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies. It sub­si­di­ses the request for cor­po­ra­te con­sul­ta­ti­on and is pro­vi­ded by a pri­va­te con­sul­tan­cy to your com­pa­ny.

Your con­tact:
Peter Engels
Tel.: 0208/85036-12
peter.​engels@​owtgmbh.​de

The Bil­dungs­scheck NRW [NRW trai­ning vou­cher] empha­si­s­es the own res­pon­si­bi­li­ty of com­pa­nies and employees for their voca­tio­nal fur­ther deve­lop­ment. Trai­ning and fur­ther edu­ca­ti­on mea­su­res ser­ving voca­tio­nal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on are sup­por­ted that also impart tech­ni­cal exper­ti­se and key qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons.

Your con­tact:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208/85036-13
heinz.​wisnitzer@​owtgmbh.​de

North Rhi­ne West­pha­lia sup­ports con­sul­ta­ti­on mea­su­res for the deve­lop­ment, assess­ment and imple­men­ta­ti­on of busi­ness start-up con­cepts befo­re rea­li­sa­ti­on. Sup­port is pro­vi­ded for the inten­ti­on to found or take over a com­pa­ny or for gai­ning majo­ri­ty sta­ke­hol­dings in a com­pa­ny.

Your con­tact:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208/85036-13
heinz.​wisnitzer@​owtgmbh.​de

This pro­gram­me is inten­ded for small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies from the cate­go­ries of young com­pa­ny, exis­ting com­pa­ny and com­pa­nies expe­ri­en­cing dif­fi­cul­ty.

Advi­sing both young and esta­blis­hed com­pa­nies may con­tain the fol­lo­wing con­sul­ta­ti­on con­tent:

Gene­ral con­sul­ta­ti­on, spe­ci­fic con­sul­ta­ti­on or ent­er­pri­se pro­tec­tion con­sul­ta­ti­on.

Young com­pa­nies and com­pa­nies in dif­fi­cul­ties that wish to app­ly for a sub­s­idy for cor­po­ra­te con­sul­ta­ti­on must take part in a free infor­ma­ti­on dis­cus­sion with a regio­nal con­tact part­ner befo­re app­ly­ing.

Your con­tact:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208 / 85036-13
heinz.​wisnitzer@​owtgmbh.​de

Fields of innovation

Inno­va­ti­on deter­mi­nes the com­pe­ti­ti­ve capa­bi­li­ty and mar­ket posi­tio­ning of a com­pa­ny wit­hin the glo­bal eco­no­my. Inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts and ser­vices crea­te new sales pos­si­bi­li­ties and opti­ons for increa­sing dif­fe­ren­tia­ti­on.

Com­pa­nies are chal­len­ged to inte­gra­te inno­va­tions into their stra­te­gic plan­ning and to spe­ci­fi­cal­ly gene­ra­te the­se. In this regard inno­va­ti­on can be a pro­duct, a pro­cess, a spe­ci­fic modi­fi­ca­ti­on or a new pro­duct func­tio­na­li­ty. Various sub­s­idy opti­ons exist for spe­ci­fi­cal­ly dri­ving for­ward inno­va­tions.

Inno­va­ti­on vou­cher B (con­sul­ta­ti­on)
Small and medi­um ent­er­pri­ses have the pos­si­bi­li­ty to have costs sub­si­di­sed by 50-80% for con­sul­ta­ti­on ser­vices in the area of inno­va­ti­on at a rese­arch insti­tu­te or uni­ver­si­ty.
Sub­s­idy amount: max. EUR 5,000

R+D (rese­arch and deve­lop­ment) inno­va­ti­on credit
Small and medi­um ent­er­pri­ses have the pos­si­bi­li­ty of com­mis­sio­ning an inno­va­ti­ve rese­arch or deve­lop­ment pro­ject at a rese­arch insti­tu­te or uni­ver­si­ty and have costs for this sub­si­di­sed by 50-80%.
Sub­s­idy amount: max. EUR 10,000

See here for fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on.

Inno­va­ti­on vou­cher Digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on A
Small and medi­um-sized ent­er­pri­ses can car­ry out a sta­tus quo ana­ly­sis of the level of digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on in their com­pa­ny (“digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on check”) or can deter­mi­ne the level of their IT secu­ri­ty. Eli­gi­b­le for sub­si­dies in this way are e.g. SWOT ana­ly­ses and asso­cia­ted ana­ly­ses of poten­ti­al, and in gene­ral the ana­ly­sis of impro­ve­ment poten­ti­al in the com­pa­ny.
Sub­s­idy amount: max. EUR 10,000

Inno­va­ti­on vou­cher Digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on B
Small and medi­um ent­er­pri­ses can have imple­men­ta­ti­on com­mis­si­ons for expo­sed impro­ve­ment poten­ti­al sub­si­di­sed using the Inno­va­ti­on vou­cher Digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on B (capa­bi­li­ty and imple­men­ta­ti­on). This is inten­ded to achie­ve inno­va­ti­ve digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on mea­su­res and pro­jects in the com­pa­ny.
Sub­s­idy amount: max. EUR 15,000

See here for fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on.

” open=”no”]ZIM is a sub­s­idy pro­gram at sta­te level for all types of tech­no­lo­gy and indus­tries and for medi­um-sized com­pa­nies and eco­no­mic rese­arch insti­tu­tes. Indi­vi­du­al and coope­ra­ti­ve pro­jects are eli­gi­b­le for sub­s­idy as well as com­ple­te coope­ra­ti­on net­works from the rese­arch and deve­lop­ment sec­tor.

For frame­work data about the pro­gram­me and con­tact data of the ZIM pro­ject orga­ni­sa­ti­on see here.

Your con­tact:
Mar­tin Hinz­mann
Tel.: 0208/85036-28
martin.​hinzmann@​owtgmbh.​de

Innovationsnetzwerke

Ober­hau­sen ist unter ande­rem Stand­ort für Tech­no­lo­gie und Dienst­leis­tun­gen. Inno­va­tio­nen gene­rie­ren in der Stadt neue Arbeits­plät­ze. Das stärkt über­dies Pro­duk­ti­on, Hand­werk, Han­del und Dienst­leis­tun­gen.
Um Inno­va­tio­nen im Unter­neh­men vor­an­trei­ben zu kön­nen, bedarf es manch­mal auch exter­ner Part­ner, die Know-how ein­brin­gen und Pro­jek­te zum Erfolg füh­ren. Die OWT hat und pflegt inten­si­ven Kon­takt zu umlie­gen­den Hoch­schu­len, Uni­ver­si­tä­ten, zu Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tu­ten und Mul­ti­pli­ka­to­ren aus dem Bereich Inno­va­ti­on. So hilft sie Unter­neh­men bei der Iden­ti­fi­zie­rung der rich­ti­gen Ansprech­part­ner und auch För­der­mit­teln, ver­mit­telt zu ein­zel­nen Fach­be­rei­chen, orga­ni­siert mit Part­nern gemein­sa­me Ver­an­stal­tun­gen und führt dadurch Akteu­re zusam­men. Unter­neh­men kön­nen über die OWT auf die­se Netz­wer­ke zugrei­fen.

Seit 2017 ist die OWT Mit­glied im För­der­ver­ein der Hoch­schu­le Ruhr West.

Ihr Ansprech­part­ner:
Mar­tin Hinz­mann
Tel.: 0208/85036-28
martin.​hinzmann@​owtgmbh.​de

Leitmarktwettbewerbe NRW [NRW leading market competitions]

The Leit­markt­wett­be­wer­be NRW pro­vi­des sup­port for the indus­tri­al sec­tor in coope­ra­ti­on with the sci­en­ti­fic com­mu­ni­ty, in order to meet the fun­da­men­tal chan­ges in socie­ty and the important glo­bal eco­no­mic and eco­lo­gi­cal chal­len­ges we face today.u begeg­nen.

Essen­ti­al tar­gets of the Leit­markt­wett­be­wer­be are the con­ver­si­on of sci­en­ti­fic know-how into com­mer­ci­al uti­li­sa­ti­on, the tap­ping of new mar­kets, the reduc­tion of hin­dran­ces to inno­va­ti­on and the clo­sing of exis­ting gaps in value crea­ti­on chains. The sup­port focu­ses on coope­ra­ti­ons and the deve­lop­ment of future-ali­gned and sustainable stra­te­gies and solu­ti­ons for all rele­vant pro­blem issu­es.

Coope­ra­ti­ve pro­jects can be sub­si­di­sed in the fol­lo­wing eight iden­ti­fied lea­ding mar­kets:

Your con­tact:
Mar­tin Hinz­mann
Tel.: 0208/85036-28
martin.​hinzmann@​owtgmbh.​de

Digitalisation

The digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on of busi­ness pro­ces­ses, struc­tu­res and pro­duc­tion tech­no­lo­gies is a glo­bal mega­trend that needs to be faced by every com­pa­ny, inde­pen­dent of its size and branch. To pro­vi­de sup­port for Ober­hau­sen com­pa­nies with regard to digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on and Indus­try 4.0, the OWT has signed a coope­ra­ti­on agree­ment with “Digi­tal in NRW”, the federal 4.0 exper­ti­se cent­re for medi­um-sized com­pa­nies. In this way, inte­rested com­pa­nies can be offe­red a wide spec­trum of sup­port opti­ons, ran­ging from fami­li­a­ri­sa­ti­on and trai­ning to spe­ci­fic imple­men­ta­ti­on mea­su­res.

Your con­tact:
Mar­tin Hinz­mann
Tel.: 0208/85036-28
martin.​hinzmann@​owtgmbh.​de

For start-ups
We’ll help you to get started

Successful foundation – secure growth

Logo: Startercenter Oberhausen NRW

Do you have a com­pel­ling idea and do you want to trans­form this into busi­ness? Do you need depen­da­ble finan­ci­al con­sul­ta­ti­on? Do you need a gui­de? Are you loo­king for an afforda­ble loca­ti­on for your start-up? Are you loo­king for con­tact to other young com­pa­nies? If so, the Grün­der­ci­ty Ober­hau­sen [Start-up city Ober­hau­sen] is pre­cise­ly right for you.

The STARTERCENTER NRW Ober­hau­sen is your first con­tact point for foun­ding a com­pa­ny. Exten­si­ve infor­ma­ti­on and inten­si­ve con­sul­ta­ti­on will help you to pre­pa­re and suc­cess­ful­ly imple­ment your com­pa­ny start-up and also car­ry out the requi­si­te for­ma­li­ties for foun­ding your com­pa­ny.

Initial information

  • Sche­du­le for the next steps into inde­pen­dence – accord­ing to how far advan­ced you are in foun­ding your com­pa­ny
  • Star­ter packa­ge with infor­ma­ti­on on foun­ding a com­pa­ny
  • Infor­ma­ti­on on semi­nars, work­shops and dis­cus­sions with experts that are rele­vant for the foun­da­ti­on

Initial consultation

  • Eva­lua­ti­on of the busi­ness con­cept
  • Tips on drawing up a busi­ness plan
  • Advice on fran­chi­sing, cor­po­ra­te suc­ces­si­on and team for­ma­ti­ons
  • Infor­ma­ti­on about cor­po­ra­te finan­cing and sub­s­idy pro­gram­mes

Intensive consultation

  • Assess­ment of the busi­ness plan for fea­si­bi­li­ty and car­ry­ing capa­ci­ty
  • Dis­cus­sion of the finan­cing con­cept
  • Pre­pa­ra­ti­on for dis­cus­sion with a bank

Support with formalities for foundation

  • Tips on the hand­ling of aut­ho­ri­ties
  • Infor­ma­ti­on about requi­red for­ma­li­ties for foun­ding a busi­ness

Your con­tact:

OWT GmbH
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208/85036-13
heinz.​wisnitzer@​owtgmbh.​de

STARTERCENTER NRW Ober­hau­sen
im Hand­werks­zen­trum Ruhr
Tel: 0208 / 820 55-15
www​.star​ter​cen​ter​.nrw​.de

Fit for business

Logo: Gründercity Oberhausen

Don’t lea­ve your cor­po­ra­te suc­cess to chan­ce. On your path towards inde­pen­dence it is much bet­ter to place your trust in com­pe­tent, pro­fes­sio­nal and relia­ble sup­port. We and our part­ners from the Grün­der­ci­ty Ober­hau­sen are the­re to help you.

We offer semi­nars and work­shops about all topics rele­vant for you, par­ti­cu­lar­ly in the first years of inde­pen­dence. We also orga­ni­se net­work mee­tings, invi­te experts to par­ti­ci­pa­te in dis­cus­sions and esta­blish important con­tacts to other com­pa­nies and orga­ni­sa­ti­ons such as Seni­or Con­sult Ruhr, an orga­ni­sa­ti­on that has vol­un­ta­ry advi­sers with spe­ci­fic know­ledge avail­able to young com­pa­nies across all bran­ches.

We are high­ly fami­li­ar with sub­s­idy sup­port, we are keen to inform you about public finan­ci­al sup­port during your foun­ding and con­so­li­da­ti­on pha­se. We are also your con­tact for the Bera­tungs­pro­gramm Wirt­schaft [Busi­ness Con­sul­ta­ti­on] sub­s­idy pro­gram­mes and the sub­s­idy of cor­po­ra­te know-how.
Toge­ther you’re less alo­ne. We have crea­ted several for­mats in which the start-up sce­ne gets toge­ther eit­her regu­lar­ly or spo­ra­di­cal­ly. At the Grün­der­TREFF, our OBERHAUSEN ON TOUR and the event as part of the Grün­der­wo­che Deutsch­land [Foun­da­ti­on week Ger­ma­ny] in the Thea­ter b.a.r, expe­ri­en­ces are exch­an­ged and con­tacts esta­blis­hed. This also offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty of hea­ring cor­po­ra­te-rele­vant talks along with the sub­se­quent exch­an­ge of expe­ri­en­ces, tips and busi­ness cards.

Your con­tact:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208 85036-13
heinz.​wisnitzer@​owtgmbh.​de

Impressions from the Oberhausen start-up fair

Ober­hau­se­ner Grün­der­mes­se

Am 15. Sep­tem­ber 2018 fin­det von 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr in der Ober­hau­se­ner Innen­stadt die Grün­der­mes­se statt. Hier zei­gen jun­ge Unter­neh­men an ihren Stän­den, mit wel­chen Pro­duk­ten und Dienst­leis­tun­gen sie sich selb­stän­dig gemacht haben und wer­ben so für ihr Unter­neh­men und machen Kon­tak­te zu neu­en Kun­den.

Ihr Ansprech­part­ner:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208/85036-13

Info­blatt zur Grün­der­mes­se – wird der­zeit neu erstellt
Aus­stel­lerfor­mu­lar zur Grün­der­mes­se – wird der­zeit neu erstellt
Grün­der­mes­se 2017 – Der Film

Micha­el Opol­ka, Schlüs­sel-, Schärf- und Tisch­ler­dienst Opol­ka

Ober­hau­se­ner Grün­der­mes­se

Am 16. Sep­tem­ber 2017 fin­det von 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr in der Ober­hau­se­ner Innen­stadt die Grün­der­mes­se statt. Hier zei­gen jun­ge Unter­neh­men an ihren Stän­den, mit wel­chen Pro­duk­ten und Dienst­leis­tun­gen sie sich selb­stän­dig gemacht haben und wer­ben so für ihr Unter­neh­men und machen Kon­tak­te zu neu­en Kun­den.

Ihr Ansprech­part­ner:
Heinz Wis­nit­zer
Tel.: 0208/85036-13

Info­blatt zur Grün­der­mes­se
Aus­stel­lerfor­mu­lar zur Grün­der­mes­se 2017