Innovation & digital economy Offers and help

Digitization ahead!

The digital economy (ICT sector and internet economy) can develop into an important economic sector for North Friesland. As an engine, it creates growth and employment as well as competitiveness and innovative strength for companies, the world of work and society.

WFG NF supports digital development in our region by providing services for companies, economic players and interested parties.


Getting innovation and new ideas into the company

The Interreg6A project aims to increase the economic growth and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – and the program region itself – through greater innovative strength.

The focus is on topics such as digitalization, automation and sustainability. SMEs in the German-Danish border region face a variety of challenges in these areas.


  • In practical terms, the first step is to determine a company’s requirements.
  • The best match: student teams from a broad German-Danish pool then provide the company with tailor-made support for innovation processes and work together to develop ideas and solutions for products, services, processes or business models, for example.
  • Creative and innovative solutions are thus developed free of charge for companies: ARTEMIS makes the latest findings from universities usable for the economy!

In addition, the project is creating a permanent cross-border network of stakeholders to provide optimum support for innovation in the companies and to improve the intercultural climate. Partners from both sides of the border are involved in each initiative.

Our project partners are SDU Sønderborg (lead), Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Wirtschaftsförderung Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Sønderborg Vækstråd, Business Aabenraa and Mind Factory by Ecco.

Current information on activities and project initiatives can be found on LinkedIn and on the ARTEMIS website.
A practical example from one of the first pilot companies, the unpackaged store “AbfüllBar” in Rendsburg, can be found here.

ARTEMIS is funded by Interreg Deutschland-Danmark.


Anja Kujawski

Innovation & digital economy, ARTEMIS

Dagmar Jensen

DE-DK cooperation, Sustainability, GrønBusiness

The “UAM-InnoRegion-SH” project is a joint project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the aim of driving innovation in the field of unmanned aviation (Unmanned Air Mobility) in northern Schleswig-Holstein and anchoring it in this region. By implementing innovative research projects, the aim is to create qualified jobs in the assisted area and make a long-term contribution to structural change.

An integral part of the funding program is the formation of an alliance that brings together the various stakeholders from the field of unmanned aviation. Our alliance currently consists of over 90 supporting companies, research institutions and administrative players from Schleswig-Holstein. Additional players can be added to the alliance on an ongoing basis in order to further strengthen the alliance and promote the transfer of knowledge between them.

The alliance provides up-to-date information about its activities and partners via the blog and LinkedIn.


Jan-Christian Mahrt

UAM-InnoRegion-SH, Business

Jens Heitmann


The Business DE-DK project aims to meet the cooperative challenges in the northern German and southern Danish border region.

The Business DE-DK project aims to help counteract the labor shortage in the border region, promote economic cooperation and create a more visible and attractive border region for current and future generations of employers and job seekers from all over the world.

We need to become much better at cooperating and coordinating between companies, institutions and initiatives in the border region in order to improve cross-border economic cooperation and thereby strengthen cross-border added value for the region’s economy and citizens.

The aim of Business DE-DK is

to collect data and create a better overview of the many opportunities, needs and measures in the border region. We would like to reach out to the organizations, initiatives, politicians, etc. in the region and investigate what measures are being taken to promote economic cooperation in the border region and what data and information is needed. These results and the information sought are communicated and made freely accessible to all via an ambitious media channel.

Within the framework of Business DE-DK, a cross-border economic network of business people, business consultants, professors and others interested in cross-border economic cooperation will be established. The network offers the opportunity to share knowledge, network and initiate cooperation and business.

The project is also investigating how a cross-border economic council could function. A council made up of influential business people from across the border region to discuss the economy of the border region, identify the biggest challenges and hopefully contribute to the solutions.

Business DE-DK is financed by Interreg Germany-Denmark, with funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Find out more about Interreg Germany-Denmark under this link.

To the Business DE/DK website


Katja Rosenburg

Renewable energies, Business DE/DK, Climate-neutral economy NF" (KliWi NF)