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Mediennetzwerk.NRW has an extensive network of partners on site. In particular with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW as the parent company, as well as the Mediengründerzentrum NRW and the International Film School (ifs). Further cooperation takes place with initiatives and industry networks as well as institutions of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

CREATIVE.NRW is the network of creative people in NRW. As the state’s competence center, it acts as a contact for employees, companies, the self-employed, institutions and communities. It builds bridges between the creative economy and other industries, provides contacts and knowledge and offers services.
The Creative Europe Desk NRW is one of four German MEDIA information offices and the point of contact for all questions about the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
The Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences is dedicated to basic training, higher education and research. At CGL, we develop digital games, research interactive content and train specialists for the game industry.
As the largest network of information and advice centers in Europe, NRW.Europa offers specific and effective solutions for small and medium-sized companies in over 60 countries.
At EDFVR e.V., startups and established entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and developers come together to promote the new digital realities in Germany.
The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supports films for cinema and television, innovative audiovisual content and games.
games.nrw brings together the digital game industry in North Rhine-Westphalia and shows how extensive the industry is in North Rhine-Westphalia – even beyond gamescom.
The IHK Düsseldorf, one of the largest German chambers of industry and commerce, represents the interests of around 86,000 member companies from industry, trade and services in the state capital Düsseldorf and the ten cities of the Mettmann district.
The Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce is a partner and advocate for companies and merchants in the Cologne region. As a public corporation, it designs new job profiles and ensures the standards for training and further education examinations.
IHK NRW is the union of the 16 chambers of industry and commerce in North Rhine-Westphalia. IHK NRW represents the entirety of the IHKs in NRW vis-à-vis the state government, the state parliament and the authorities and organizations that are important for chamber work.
The ifs internationale filmschule köln is an artistic-scientifically oriented training and further education institution for media professionals.
The Cologne Economic Development Agency provides information and advice on the location of the Rhine metropolis and helps entrepreneurs and founders with target group-specific advice on setting up a business.
The Landesanstalt für Medien Nordrhein-Westfalen (LfM) is the supervisory body for private broadcasting in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Mediengründerzentrum NRW supports up-and-coming companies in the media state of NRW with a one-year scholarship program.
NRW.BANK supports the state in its structural and economic policy tasks. Your three funding fields are “Living & amp; Life “,” Founding & amp; Grow ”and“ Develop & amp; Protect”.
NRW.INVEST markets North Rhine-Westphalia as an investment location internationally. The company supports companies with investment projects or with regional settlement.
The Ruhr: HUB is based on a network of cities in the Ruhr area. A total of 30-50 co-working places are offered for startups in Essen.
The SAE Institute offers the courses Game Art & 3D Animation, Games Programming, Visual FX & 3D Animation, Digital Film Production, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Web Design & Development and Cross Media Production.
Educational institution for game art, game programming and game business.
The main topics of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia include the further development of media law, media business promotion, network policy and support for the digitalization of the media.
The Dortmund Economic Development Corporation promotes entrepreneurial commitment and develops the city into a modern business and living location.
As part of the Start-up Initiative Düsseldorf, the Düsseldorf Economic Development Agency supports start-ups and entrepreneurs on their way to self-employment.
Economic development sees itself as a link between municipal administration and commercial economy, as the first point of contact for industry and commerce, craft, trade and service providers.
As a startup incubator, STARTPLATZ offers modern coworking spaces, team offices as well as meeting and conference rooms in Cologne and Düsseldorf, in which events, conferences and workshops are regularly held.
The Technical University of Cologne – TH Köln for short – sees itself as a University of Technology, Arts, Sciences. With its disciplinary and cultural diversity and openness, it shapes social innovation and makes substantial contributions to solving social challenges.
The initiative brings together Cologne-based companies from the digital and media sector and promotes networking among industry players and in dialogue with politics.

Mediennetzwerk.NRW is financed by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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