The Cluster Initiative Bavaria is a feature of the modernization strategy designed to enhance Bavaria’s role as a top location for business and research. The German rail industry generates annual revenues of approx. €10 billion and thus holds a world market share of approx. 15 percent. Some of the largest and most significant German rail transport suppliers are domiciled in Bavaria. The industry structure in Bavaria is characterized by global players, such as Siemens AG Division Mobility, Knorr-Bremse SfS GmbH, and a number of innovation-focused, highly specialized SMEs. The largest European rail enterprise, Deutsche Bahn AG, has established its central development center, DB Systemtechnik GmbH, in Bavaria.
The cluster bundles the competencies of strong regional railway technology partners along the value chain, and thus strengthens the global competitive position of these railway technology partners. Innovative projects are initiated in four steering committees. From within the steering committees a number of project groups have been formed for specific project development.
Location: Nuremberg, Germany