About us

We make medium-sized businesses innovative and international.

ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a public-private partnership with around 60 employees and the agency for innovation and European affairs of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

We pave the way and help you gain a foothold in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of Europe’s leading regions. As a competent partner in a number of European support networks, helping local organisations enter markets abroad and assisting their foreign counterparts in NRW is our business. We are your best port of call for all transnational activities. ZENIT is owned by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, a consortium of banks and an association comprising some 210 enterprises. On behalf of EU, national and regional bodies, we provide services for the benefit of companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities and research institutions. Our clients come from NRW, throughout Germany and abroad.

  • Netzwerk ZENIT e. V., an association of over 210 enterprises, many of them hidden champions
  • the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, in particular the Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • a consortium of public and private banks in North Rhine-Westphalia