About us

Enterprises have very different requirements: market strategies, product development or questions about finance are just some of the topics, if highly predominant ones. Yet the public sector too needs effective and targeted support when it comes to structural and innovation policy measures. Both are key fields in which ZENIT GmbH is operating.

As National Contact Point for various EU programmes on behalf of the national government, ZENIT makes an important contribution to increasing the number of German participants. Additionally and under the name "NRW.Europa", ZENIT - together with NRW.BANK and NRW.International - is part of the Enterprise Europe Network which supports small and medium-sized technology-oriented enterprises are well as research institutions in the area of technology transfer and funding schemes.

ZENIT GmbH also demonstrates its project management skills in the running of various projects and programmes of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the administrative office for the regional initiative "NRW: Future through Innovation" (Zukunft durch Innovation.NRW) and central contact point for information about regional, national and EU funding.

Apart from the Netzwerk ZENIT e.V., with its some 200 member enterprises, the shareholders of ZENIT GmbH, which was founded in 1984, are the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as well as a consortium of banks comprising the NRW.BANK, the private Bankenvereinigung NRW and the WGZ-Bank AG Westdeutsche Genossenschafts-Zentralbank (WGZ BANK). ZENIT employs some 45 people, most of whom have many years' practical experience in business and either an engineering or economics background.