Even with member numbers growing to over 1,200, the close contact and the eye to eye exchange and knowledge transfer are paramount at CyberForum. “Everything we take on and carry out is done first and foremost for our members – who are also consequently motivated to actively participate in the network themselves and pass on their skills”, says David Hermanns, CyberForum Managing Director. CyberForum has been given several awards for its successful cluster work, here is an overview:
CyberForum was given the award for the most successful Cluster in Baden-Württemberg in December 2013 and recognized as Europe’s leading IT network. It received the “Cluster Excellence Baden-Württemberg” quality label from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance and Economy.
Cluster Management Excellence Label BRONZE
CyberForum proudly carries the "Cluster Management Excellence Label BRONZE" award from the European Cluster Excellence Initiative. The award documents the intention of a cluster management organization to strive for excellence by improving its management capabilities and performance levels.
go-cluster from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
CyberForum was accepted as a member of the “go-cluster “programme in 2012. “go-cluster” is the political cluster excellence measure of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and unites the highest performing national cluster management organizations. Before this, CyberForum had reached second place in the nationwide competition “Competence Network 2012” and gained membership in the former initiative “Competence Network Germany”.
German Government top cluster competition
CyberForum took part in the North Baden region in the application for the software cluster for the “Software Innovations for Digital Business” in 2010. The software cluster won the German government’s top cluster competition. The software cluster is spread around the software development centers of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken and Walldorf.
approved carrier according to AZAV for measures of professional development
The CyberForum Academy, which is organized and carried out by CyberForum Service GmbH, is certified by DEKRA Certification GmbH as an approved carrier according to AZAV for measures of professional development. The AZAV (Recognition and Admissions Ordinance - Further Education) is the ordinance on the procedure for recognition of competent expert bodies as well as for the approval of institutions and measures of professional further education. Approval as a carrier is a prerequisite for publicly funded educational measures and also checks the existence of a quality management system according to the state of the art.