3.38 STW
Last Approval by: Aleksandar S. Jovanovic, 19/Jan/19
Last Update by: Negar Naghashzadeh, 6/Oct/15

The Steinbeis-Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung (StW – “Steinbeis Foundation for Economic Development“) acts as an umbrella organization of the Steinbeis network. The non-profit foundation and its subsidiary the  Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG für Technologietransfer (StC), responsible for all commercial activities related to knowledge and technology transfer. The two institutions underpin the entire organization and are both headquartered in Stuttgart, South-West Germany.

Centers based at Steinbeis Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentren GmbH (Steinbeis Research and Development Centers) are specialized in market and transfer-orientated contractual and developmental research, as well as research on behalf of the network. Centers falling under Steinbeis Beratungszentren GmbH (Steinbeis Consulting Centers) act as professional advisors in the field of management consulting, expert evaluations and training. The Steinbeis University Berlin encompasses a variety of Transfer Institutes offering tangible knowledge and technology transfer via training and degree programs. Steinbeis Beteiligungs-Holding GmbH oversees Steinbeis majority holdings and several company equity holdings.