Transatlantic Cluster Initiative

Delegation Trip to Germany on Metalworking

The second part of the metalworking program will offered 15 select participants the chance to explore cutting-edge developments in the field during an intensive, 5-day trip throughout Germany.

Focus topics included opportunities for international collaboration, technology development and transfer, recruitment of a skilled workforce, and much more.

During the 5-day trip, participants had ample opportunity to visit and speak with key players of the German Metalworking industry from business and research institutions as well as interact with leading industry associations and clusters. Last but not least, participants were able to enjoy German culture and hospitality.

The trip started on Monday morning, November 14, 2016 in Heilbronn, Germany and ended on Friday evening, November 18, 2016 in Erfurt, Germany. Highlights of the trip included site visits to Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG and the Thuringia Center for Mechanical Engineering.

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