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Cross Border Talent

Cross Border Talent

In order to enhance the innovation power of Dutch and German companies on both sides of the border, the international collaboration between these companies will be supported by the operational capability of young talents from Dutch and German Universities of Applied Sciences. As a result, international talents will stay in the borderregion. Due to the developed sustainable cooperation amongst companies on the on hand, and between companies and Universities of Applied Sciences on the other hand, companies are able to call on international students and trainees for their international innovation. For example, 60 students from both countries have now participated and have started working with the same number of companies in the neighboring country. Individual graduation assignments and other business assignments were carried out by project groups and Traineeships were completed. In some cases this led to new jobs.

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Planned project costs

1.673.906,00 €

Project Duration

1.10.2016 - 31.3.2021


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Saxion Export Center

Project partners

Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim (Wirtschaftsförderung), Hochschule Osnabrück, VNO-NCW Midden, Wirtschaftsverband Emsland, Fachhochschule Münster,


Financer Amount
Eigenbeitrag Unternehem 56.595,40 €
Provincie Overijssel 73.129,09 €
EFRE / EFRO 790.284,86 €
VNO-NCW Midden 23.238,89 €
Wirtschaftsverband Emsland 23.238,89 €
MWIDE NRW 63.987,76 €
Fachhochschule Münster 54.065,99 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 109.693,63 €
MB Niedersachsen 118.834,96 €
Saxion Export Center 194.135,16 €
Hochschule Osnabrück 88.845,29 €
Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim (Wirtschaftsförderung) 23.238,89 €