Take a trip to the future in Oberhausen

We’d be glad to help! We have various pro­jects and sui­ta­ble con­sul­ta­ti­on ser­vices that could bring you fur­ther. For imple­men­ta­ti­on pur­po­ses, various tools (inclu­ding sub­si­dies) and effi­ci­ent net­works are avail­able. In this way new pro­ducts are crea­ted and ser­vices and mar­ke­ting con­cepts drawn up that make your com­pa­ny more effi­ci­ent and more effec­tive.

Greentech.­Ruhr

Green​tech​.Ruhr is a coope­ra­ti­on of inno­va­ti­ve com­pa­nies, rese­arch and trai­ning insti­tu­tes and various public faci­li­ties wit­hin the field of envi­ron­men­tal eco­no­mics. Toge­ther they offer exten­si­ve solu­ti­ons for envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and resour­ce effi­ci­en­cy, and also upgrade for­mer derelict land to crea­te new space for living, working and recrea­ti­on.

Green​tech​.Ruhr has two cen­tral tasks. On the one hand it mar­kets the strength of the regi­on and part­ners in Ger­ma­ny, Euro­pe and across the world. For this pur­po­se, various mar­ke­ting tools are used such as online and off­line adver­ti­sing, par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in fairs and com­pa­ny trips as well as the use of modern com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on plat­forms.

On the other hand, the mar­ke­ting activi­ties of the part­ners are chan­nel­led into new mar­ke­ting stra­te­gies via work­shops and indi­vi­du­al con­sul­ta­ti­on. This ser­vice is offe­red in par­ti­cu­lar to small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies. The pro­ject also sup­ports such com­pa­nies at fairs and on com­pa­ny trips.

The pro­ject is a EU EFRE Regio​.NRW pro­ject with a run time of three years. Its part­ners are the busi­ness deve­lop­ment agen­ci­es of Ober­hau­sen, Essen, Reck­ling­hau­sen district, Bot­trop and the Ruhr metro­po­lis. Small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies are focu­sed on from selec­ted sub­mar­kets active in envi­ron­men­tal eco­no­mics.

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

Resource-efficient commercial areas

Com­pa­nies in com­mer­ci­al zones have various pos­si­bi­li­ties for using resour­ces in more eco­no­mi­cal ways, espe­cial­ly if syn­er­gies are taken advan­ta­ge of. As a con­se­quence the wmr has initia­ted the pro­ject “Resour­ce-effi­ci­ent com­mer­ci­al are­as”. Savings poten­ti­al should be com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied and spe­ci­fic cross-com­pa­ny mea­su­res deve­lo­ped and imple­men­ted in ten com­mer­ci­al are­as of the Ruhr metro­po­lis. The aim is to deve­lop exis­ting com­mer­ci­al are­as into modern, future-capa­ble loca­ti­ons for busi­ness with the use of eco­no­mi­cal­ly fea­si­ble models.

Attrac­tive busi­ness zones cont­ri­bu­te to the posi­ti­ve image of a com­pa­ny, and the more cost-effi­ci­ent use of resour­ces increa­ses their com­pe­ti­ti­ve capa­ci­ty. Costs can be saved in various disci­pli­nes. The pro­ject initi­al­ly con­cen­tra­tes on the levers of was­te, floor area, water and ener­gy.

A spe­cial fea­ture of the pro­ject is the inten­si­ve exch­an­ge of expe­ri­ence bet­ween par­ti­ci­pa­ting district aut­ho­ri­ties, con­sul­tants and area mana­gers to deri­ve recom­men­da­ti­ons for action for the natio­nal districts and their imple­men­ta­ti­on con­cepts. The pro­ject is a EU EFRE Regio​.NRW pro­ject with a dura­ti­on of three years.

Part­ners:
Busi­ness deve­lop­ment agen­ci­es from Ober­hau­sen, Gel­sen­kir­chen, Mül­heim, Reck­ling­hau­sen district, Enne­pe-Ruhr, Essen, Bochum, Dort­mund and the Ruhr metro­po­lis

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

Zukunft durch
Inno​va​ti​on​.NRW (zdi)

The joint cam­pai­gn for MINT young pro­fes­sio­nals

Zukunft durch Inno​va​ti​on​.NRW [Future via Inno­va­ti­on] is a joint cam­pai­gn for sup­porting young sci­ence and tech­no­lo­gy pro­fes­sio­nals in North Rhi­ne West­pha­lia.

A total of 44 zdi net­works are active throughout North Rhi­ne West­pha­lia with a ran­ge of ser­vices for child­ren and young peop­le in com­pa­nies, rese­arch insti­tu­tes and other loca­ti­ons for learning out­s­ide of school and col­le­ges. The cam­pai­gn aims to make the MINT area (MINT = maths, infor­ma­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy, sci­ence and tech­no­lo­gy) more fami­li­ar to young peop­le via dis­co­very-based learning.

Two of the­se net­works are loca­ted in Mül­heim an der Ruhr and Bot­trop. Tech­ni­cal exper­ti­se is brought toge­ther with a pro­xi­mi­ty to busi­ness via a con­nec­tion of the zdi net­works to the Ruhr West Uni­ver­si­ty and the Mül­heim an der Ruhr, Bot­trop and Ober­hau­sen busi­ness agen­ci­es. The OWT active­ly par­ti­ci­pa­tes and inte­gra­tes local com­pa­nies.

The aims:

  • Win­ning more young peop­le for MINT stu­dies or MINT trai­ning
  • The­r­e­by: long-term safe­guar­ding of MINT young pro­fes­sio­nals at the regio­nal level
  • An ear­ly fami­li­a­ri­sa­ti­on of young peop­le to soci­al­ly rele­vant topics via MINT access chan­nels, e.g. the­mes of resour­ce pro­tec­tion, cli­ma­te trans­for­ma­ti­on, ener­gy sup­ply and fight­ing pover­ty
  • Sup­porting the talents of as many young peop­le as pos­si­ble to cont­ri­bu­te to edu­ca­tio­nal equa­li­ty and trans­pa­ren­cy in the edu­ca­tio­nal sys­tem

A strong net­work con­sis­ting of busi­ness, uni­ver­si­ty and edu­ca­tio­nal repre­sen­ta­ti­ves and coope­ra­ti­on with the Mül­heim and Bot­trop zdi cen­tres posi­tive­ly cont­ri­bu­tes to ensu­ring spe­cia­lists for the busi­ness sec­tor. The OWT is an effi­ci­ent part­ner, and toge­ther with the zdi, deve­lops various cam­pai­gns to bring toge­ther pupils and com­pa­nies.

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

Family-friendly companies

Increa­sing num­bers of com­pa­nies see them­sel­ves no lon­ger merely as a ser­vice pro­vi­der for their cust­o­m­ers. The com­pa­ny manage­ment recogni­s­es how important it is to deve­lop an employee-fri­end­ly cor­po­ra­te cul­tu­re and also to enact this.

An essen­ti­al fac­tor of suc­cess here is to enable a balan­ce bet­ween pro­fes­si­on and fami­ly for employees. This form of com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty not only means uni­son bet­ween work and rai­sing child­ren though, but increa­sin­gly a com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty of the voca­ti­on with the care of fami­ly mem­bers.

With the com­pe­ti­ti­on “Exem­pla­ry fami­ly-fri­end­ly com­pa­nies in Ober­hau­sen”, com­pa­nies in Ober­hau­sen are dis­tin­gu­is­hed once a year that help achie­ve an impro­ved balan­ce of fami­ly and the world of work, wit­hin their pos­si­bi­li­ties. Accord­ingly, the solu­ti­ons in small fami­ly-owned com­pa­nies are dif­fe­rent to tho­se of a lar­ge com­pa­ny. Their ide­as and con­cepts should moti­va­te other com­pa­nies to do the same and dis­play to them paths and methods for achie­ving an enac­ted affi­ni­ty to fami­ly values. The com­pe­ti­ti­on, wit­hin the frame­work of the Ober­hau­sen Fami­ly Alli­an­ce, helps to fur­ther expand a fami­ly-fri­end­ly atmo­s­phe­re in the town of Ober­hau­sen. The depart­ment for equal oppor­tu­nities of Ober­hau­sen orga­ni­s­es this com­pe­ti­ti­on in coope­ra­ti­on with the Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy. Coope­ra­ti­on part­ners are the Kreis­hand­wer­ker­schaft, IHK, NRW Regio­nal­agen­tur MEO e.V., the DGB uni­on, the labour exch­an­ge and the asso­cia­ti­on of com­pa­nies.

Com­pe­ti­ti­on cri­te­ria inclu­de sup­port for employees with regard to the com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty of child super­vi­si­on and the care of fami­ly mem­bers. Fle­xi­bi­li­ty for work, break and vaca­ti­on times, regu­la­ti­on of the work loca­ti­on, paths of infor­ma­ti­on and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on wit­hin the com­pa­ny, manage­ment exper­ti­se and per­son­nel deve­lop­ment, ser­vice for fami­lies and fami­ly-sup­por­ti­ve ser­vices (child super­vi­si­on etc.), work­place health pro­mo­ti­on, occupa­tio­nal safe­ty and health pro­tec­tion, wage com­po­n­ents and non-money ser­vices, work atmo­s­phe­re etc.

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

Oberhausen start-up fair

A win­dow for young com­pa­nies – once a year the Ober­hau­sen town cent­re along Markt­stra­ße is trans­for­med into a mar­ket place for start-ups that show poten­ti­al cust­o­m­ers at their fair stands with which pro­ducts and ser­vices they have beco­me inde­pen­dent, and the spec­trum of what can be purcha­sed from them. For visi­tors the­re is always much to dis­co­ver, and for com­pa­nies it’s a good oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet new cust­o­m­ers.

Fair orga­nisers: Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy, WbI fur­ther trai­ning insti­tu­te, Ober­hau­sen labour exch­an­ge and job cent­re, CityO. manage­ment, Düs­sel­dorf Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce, IHK Essen, STARTERCENTER NRW OBERHAUSEN

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

Oberhausen, town of the future

Pre­sent – visi­on – future: In com­pe­ti­ti­on with 51 other districts the citi­zens of the town of Ober­hau­sen, with lea­ding sup­port from the future-town team, for­mu­la­ted a “visi­on of Ober­hau­sen” that mana­ged to con­vin­ce the jury of experts of the Federal Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch to such an extent that in the cur­rent second pha­se a holi­s­tic and sustainable con­cept for plan­ning and imple­men­ta­ti­on can now be drawn up.

The 2,000 recei­ved cont­ri­bu­ti­ons from the Ober­hau­sen citi­zens for the future design of their town have been grou­ped toge­ther into 700 “ide­as”, for which it is now a case of gene­ra­ting and prio­ri­ti­sing an imple­men­ta­ti­on-capa­ble cata­lo­gue of indi­vi­du­al mea­su­res. The future-town team regu­lar­ly reports on their own web­site about the latest deve­lop­ments. At the moment, Ober­hau­sen resi­dents have the oppor­tu­ni­ty at cen­tral get-toge­thers to find out about the pro­gress of their requests and ide­as.

The Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy with its exper­ti­se and con­tacts to com­pa­nies will pro­vi­de sup­port to the future-town team. We under­stand our­sel­ves as net­wor­kers and impul­se-gene­ra­tors becau­se we are con­vin­ced that a town pro­vi­ding a good infra­struc­tu­re, prac­tical­ly ori­en­ted trai­ning, appea­ling jobs and a decisi­ve con­scious­ness for the envi­ron­ment as well as attrac­tive resi­den­ti­al and living sur­roun­dings for its resi­dents and guests is able to give both peop­le and com­pa­nies good per­spec­tives for the future, and ensu­re the long-term expec­ta­ti­on of eco­no­mic suc­cess.

Your con­tact:
Mari­on Dun­ke
Tel.: 0208 85036-27
marion.​dunke@​owtgmbh.​de

To the web­site: future-town Ober­hau­sen
Der Rhein-Herne-Kanal in Oberhausen

Osterfeld Breakfast

Being bet­ter and eating bet­ter toge­ther! We’ve crea­ted a for­mat in the form of the Oster­feld Bre­ak­fast whe­re peop­le active in Oster­feld, i.e. peop­le who wish to get things done in Oster­feld, can dis­cuss and exch­an­ge expe­ri­en­ces.

The net­work pro­vi­des a pool of experts that defi­ne pro­jects toge­ther and direct­ly plan and dri­ve for­ward their imple­men­ta­ti­on. On the occa­si­on of the­se month­ly bre­ak­fasts at chan­ging loca­ti­ons, ide­as and expe­ri­en­ces are exch­an­ged and new con­tacts made. The event also pro­vi­des the oppor­tu­ni­ty to collect com­pa­ny-rele­vant infor­ma­ti­on and swap busi­ness cards. The mot­to of the Oster­feld Bre­ak­fast is always: don’t talk about it – do it.

Your con­tact:
Simo­ne Pacholcz­ak
Tel.: 0208/8503-711
simone.​pacholczak@​owtgmbh.​de

Der Rhein-Herne-Kanal in Oberhausen

Being bet­ter and eating bet­ter toge­ther! We’ve crea­ted a for­mat in the form of the Oster­feld Bre­ak­fast whe­re peop­le active in Oster­feld, i.e. peop­le who wish to get things done in Oster­feld, can dis­cuss and exch­an­ge expe­ri­en­ces.

The net­work pro­vi­des a pool of experts that defi­ne pro­jects toge­ther and direct­ly plan and dri­ve for­ward their imple­men­ta­ti­on. On the occa­si­on of the­se month­ly bre­ak­fasts at chan­ging loca­ti­ons, ide­as and expe­ri­en­ces are exch­an­ged and new con­tacts made. The event also pro­vi­des the oppor­tu­ni­ty to collect com­pa­ny-rele­vant infor­ma­ti­on and swap busi­ness cards. The mot­to of the Oster­feld Bre­ak­fast is always: don’t talk about it – do it.

Your con­tact:
Simo­ne Pacholcz­ak
Tel.: 0208/8503-711
simone.​pacholczak@​owtgmbh.​de

Der Rhein-Herne-Kanal in Oberhausen

OWT Geschäfts­füh­rer Frank Lich­ten­held beim Ober­hau­se­ner Wirt­schafts­fo­rum

Ober­hau­sen Busi­ness Forum

Once a year the Ober­hau­sen Busi­ness Forum is held at the TZU Tech­no­lo­gy Cent­re. The Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy cor­di­al­ly invi­tes toge­ther with the Busi­ness Part­ner Club. The event brings toge­ther lea­ding mana­gers from Ober­hau­sen busi­nes­ses and local politics to gain impul­ses from experts about the latest topics, have dis­cus­sions and draw up solu­ti­ons wit­hin various work­shop for­mats. The Ober­hau­sen Busi­ness Forum is always high­ly ori­en­ted to prac­tice and sees its­elf as an impul­se for ide­as and examp­les.

 

Dis­cuss, cont­ri­bu­te your expe­ri­en­ces, get to know other points of view and meet com­pa­nies from a wide varie­ty of sec­tors at the Busi­ness Forum.

 

Your con­tact:
Petra Wey­land-Frisch
Tel.: 0208/85036-23
petra.​weyland@​owtgmbh.​de

Once a year the Ober­hau­sen Busi­ness Forum is held at the TZU Tech­no­lo­gy Cent­re. The Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy cor­di­al­ly invi­tes toge­ther with the Busi­ness Part­ner Club. The event brings toge­ther lea­ding mana­gers from Ober­hau­sen busi­nes­ses and local politics to gain impul­ses from experts about the latest topics, have dis­cus­sions and draw up solu­ti­ons wit­hin various work­shop for­mats. The Ober­hau­sen Busi­ness Forum is always high­ly ori­en­ted to prac­tice and sees its­elf as an impul­se for ide­as and examp­les.

 

Dis­cuss, cont­ri­bu­te your expe­ri­en­ces, get to know other points of view and meet com­pa­nies from a wide varie­ty of sec­tors at the Busi­ness Forum.

 

Your con­tact:
Petra Wey­land-Frisch
Tel.: 0208/85036-23
petra.​weyland@​owtgmbh.​de

Der Rhein-Herne-Kanal in Oberhausen

OWT Mana­ging Direc­tor Frank Lich­ten­held at the Ober­hau­se­ner Wirt­schafts­fo­rum

Oh! The Oberhausen town magazine

Know what’s happening…

 

…from Ober­hau­sen, about Ober­hau­sen and for Ober­hau­sen: “Oh!” has been deli­ve­r­ed sin­ce March 2013 as a prin­ted maga­zi­ne to the let­ter­bo­xes of all Ober­hau­sen hou­se­holds free and every two months – also online at www​.oh​-stadt​ma​ga​zin​.de, and with the latest pho­tos and news.

The Ober­hau­sen Eco­no­mic and Tou­rism Deve­lop­ment Agen­cy and the town of Ober­hau­sen as the publis­hers of “Oh!” rela­te about things worth kno­wing and important aspects of town life. The Oh! team con­sists of expe­ri­en­ced jour­na­lists, pho­to­graph­ers and desi­gners that know their town insi­de-out, that live and/or work in Ober­hau­sen and that have a lot of fun crea­ting and ins­pi­ring with “Oh!”. The CONTACT agen­cy is at the same time a main cont­ri­bu­tor and sup­por­ter of the edi­to­ri­al staff, as well as taking care of design and mar­ke­ting.

The aim is to give you as wide a view as pos­si­ble of topics ran­ging from manage­ment, busi­ness, envi­ron­ment and cul­tu­re to sport, soci­al aspects, health and public life. Also: recrea­ti­on tips, por­traits, reports, ser­vice and a detai­led calen­dar of events.

Your con­tact:
Hel­mut Kawohl
Tel. 0208 85036-33
helmut.​kawohl@​owtgmbh.​de

To the web­site
Oh! on Face­book
Oh! TV

Rapid internet

With sub­mis­si­on of the so-cal­led mar­ket recon­nais­sance pro­cess in Sep­tem­ber 2014 by OWT GmbH (at that time still WFO – Wirt­schafts­för­de­rung Ober­hau­sen GmbH), the town of Ober­hau­sen was an ear­ly expo­nent of quick­ly enhan­cing the muni­ci­pal district with rapid inter­net.

In res­pon­se to the mar­ket recon­nais­sance, Deut­sche Tele­kom decla­red its rea­di­ness in Novem­ber to sup­ply 97% of the urban district with at least 50 MB, at its own cost and in accor­dance with the so-cal­led vec­to­ring pro­cess. This expan­si­on pro­cess was com­ple­ted in May 2017.

Simul­ta­neous­ly, the busi­ness are­as of Ober­hau­sen were sup­plied by 1&1/Versatel with glass-fib­re con­nec­tions so that com­pa­nies also have requi­si­te broad­band cover­a­ge. Tech­ni­cal solu­ti­on opti­ons should be iden­ti­fied in 2017 for the resi­du­al 3% (“whi­te spots”) to also sup­ply the­se are­as with rapid inter­net.

Your con­tact:
Klaus Lerch
Tel. 0208 8503-714
klaus.​lerch@​owtgmbh.​de