From a region dominated by the mining and steel industries, in a process lasting decades the Ruhr metropolitan area has been transformed into a leading region for the environmental economy. The challenge of productively guiding the legacy of mining and heavy industry has provided an opportunity for public and private actors to jointly invest in new, modern technologies to improve our quality of life. Particular focus has been placed on new research and educational institutes as well as renewable energy concepts and eco-restructuring programmes targeted to clean up districts and waters polluted in the past by the mining industry.The leading role of the Ruhr metropolitan area in the environmental sector is derived from this extensive experience and know-how in dealing with environmental problems, as well as the high density of research establishments, well-trained environmental specialists and the innovative companies located here.


Who we are

Greentech.Ruhr is a network of innovative firms, research and educational institutes and other public organisations in the field of the environmental economy.


Our thematic areas


What we do: Our goals

Greentech.Ruhr promotes the region at various events and uses different formats to raise its profile. The focus here is on presenting the Ruhr metropolitan area as a leading location for the environmental economy. 


More information?

Please contact one of the members of the Greentech.Ruhr Team.


Partner municipalities

EFRE F├Ârderhinweis

EFRE NRW 2014-2020


Subsidized from means of the European Union (EFRE)

Your contact person

Christina Zollmarsch
Tel.: +49 201 632488-74
Fax: +49 201 632488-99

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