Even with member numbers growing to over 1,000, 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 GOLD
In addition to the “Cluster Excellence Baden-Württemberg” award, CyberForum was honoured with the “Cluster Management Excellence Label GOLD” from the European Cluster Excellence Initiative in December 2013.
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.