The Ruhr metropolitan area is not just one of the biggest urban conurbations in Europe, but also a vibrant grouping of cities notable for their high degree of collaboration. For this reason, networks play an important role in the region, providing new space for collective innovation. By pooling varying levels of expertise and experience, they serve to foster a new and heightened state of knowledge, optimise value chains and achieve business success.
In many cases, strategic targets are realised more effectively in partnership.
The BMR has been honored for especially innovative work: