Below please find information on upcoming actions, measures, and projects that may be useful to you with regard to your innovative products or activities.

Trade Missions

Along with the program "We open markets in 2014", the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy and Regional Planning Rhineland –Palatinate organizes delegations – among others – to China, the USA/Canada, and the Russian Federation:

Beijing, Shanghai and Fuzhou
04/05/14 – 04/12/14
Application deadline: November 22, 2013
Julia Golomb (

Location: San Francisco and Toronto
05/11/14 – 05/16/14
Application deadline:
January 17, 2014
Contact: Jürgen Weiler (

Russian Federation:
Location: Yekaterinburg and Tyumen
Date: 07/06/14 – 07/12/14
Application deadline:
April 15, 2014
Roland Johst (

Innovation Award of the German Economy 2014

It is already the 33rd time that the Innovation Award of the German Economy is awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. This price honors innovative large companies, SMEs, start-up companies, as well as companies with innovative personnel policies. The award will be presented at a gala event in Frankfurt in the spring of 2014. You can submit your innovations until October 10, 2013 here.

Innovation Manager (CCI)

The 7th Certificate course on "Innovation Manager (CCI)" begins on November 1st, 2013 at the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce. Main topics of the course for managers and employees with corporate and project-related responsibilities are: the design of innovation processes, selection and implementation of methods, promotion of creativity, evaluation and selection of ideas, instruments in the innovation process, and innovation culture of the company. Start date is November 1st – 2nd, 2013 in the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the course please click here

Hessian Export Prize 2013

Until April 15, 2013 medium-sized companies from Hesse have the possibility to apply for the Hessian Export Prize 2013. Awarded will be outstanding international business success. Trade companies, service companies, wholesalers, and manufacturing companies will be awarded in their respective categories during the awards ceremony on July 1st, 2013 that is initiated by the State of Hesse, Hessian craft, and the Hessian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Please find more information on assessment criteria and jury on the website of the Hessian Export Prize.