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Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is a training and consulting organization with focus on green technologies and digitization.

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With our structured and integrated approach we are able to support you in solving your complex problems. Our products and concepts help you to successfully implement your strategy from a business and technological perspective and to take a leading competitive position in your target markets.


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Green Hydrogen, Waste to Energy
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German Green Hydrogen Companies with Interest in the Indian Market

We are pleased to announce the publication of the study German Green Hydrogen Companies with Interest in the Indian Market. In an initiative to enable German companies to develop and deepen projects and partnerships in the Indian market, the Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg (EABW) on behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has published a Green Hydrogen Directory.

This comprehensive market overview shows 50 German companies within the green hydrogen value chain. This study is part of broader efforts under the H2-Uppp initiative of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). This study was conducted to support the development of green hydrogen markets in developing and newly industrializing countries through public-private partnerships (PPP).

Green hydrogen represents a cornerstone in achieving the Paris climate protection goals, especially in decarbonizing sectors challenging to shift from fossil fuels, such as steel, chemicals, and transportation industries. This study underscores our commitment to innovative solutions and international cooperation for a sustainable future.

We are looking forward to deepening and supporting new business models between Indian and German companies with our team of experts. We look forward to actively working on the transformation towards a green hydrogen economy.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the Green Hydrogen sector! The study can be downloaded here.

may 2024

Launch of GreenSinnergy GmbH

The Export-Akademie is delighted about the launch of its new partner company “GreenSinnergy GmbH”. Congratulations to Carlos Villalba on the foundation! In a strategic alliance, we work together with GreenSinnergy in the business areas of capacity building, consulting and green business development. There are green projects in eight core business areas. These are: Clean Energies, Circular Economy, Water Management, E-Mobility, Smart Cities, Green Mining, Blue Economy, Green Farming. One of our first business trips took us to the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 in Rotterdam on 14 May. It was great to see how green hydrogen technologies are evolving and the possibilities of the various applications are growing. In the discussions with our project partners from Asia, Africa, India and South America, it was good to see the first projects taking off. We are looking forward to support our partners to achieve the next stage of project realization.

may 2024, beijing

Opening of the new Steinbeis SUTM Headquarters in China

The new headquarters of SUTM Beijing Ltd. | Steinbeis Center of Sustainable Technology & Management was officially inaugurated on April 29, 2024 as part of the Sino-German Meeting on Technology & Innovation.

It was an honor to welcome Prof. Dr. Johann Löhn, Honorary Senator of the Steinbeis Foundation, to this high-level event with about 150 guests from industry, science and politics, including representatives from Fraunhofer Association, GIZ Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and German Association for Economic Cooperation & Foreign Trade.

Congratulations to the managing director of SUTM Beijing, Ms. Juan Ma , to the new office!

The high significance of the new Steinbeis Center for Sustainable Technology Transfer between China and Germany was highlighted by the reception with the Mayor of Beijing, Mr. Yin Yong. He emphasizes that the current challenges of reducing the carbon footprint, the transformation to green energy, food security and healthcare can only be met through joint cooperation between all nations.

In the global Steinbeis network, SUTM Beijing will deepen the Sino-German alliance for green technology transfer. The first projects between German and Chinese companies in the fields of green hydrogen, green-mobility and sustainable industrialization are already being implemented.

April 2024, Davos

The Kinshasa Process for SDG Implementation

The SDG Technology Transfer University Supports the Fair Trade of Green Hydrogen and Minerals

The current geopolitical situation in Africa shows that conflicts, climate and social problems are hampering economic growth and blocking foreign investment. Africa, with its rich reserves of natural resources, including highly demanded and strategically critical metals, has a high potential to play a leading role in the global green transformation. The key to success in the sustainable use of its own resources lies in unlocking economic performance through the implementation and application of new guidelines for clean and fair trade in natural resources.

The key to success factor for using these resources is to unlock economic output through the application of excellent regulatory compliance practices which provide ethical methods and guidance for clean and fair trade of natural resources. Japan and the United Arab Emirates have shown how this can be handled successfully when they utilize oil resources for the benefit of the population. Also, the lessons learned with the “Kimberley Process Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme” exposed, how minerals can be used for the benefit of the producing countries. With reference to the experience gained from these two successful initiatives the “Kinshasa Process” was initiated in 2021 by the founder of the UNGSII Foundation, Roland Schatz, and the former US Ambassador JD Bindenagel and US negotiator for the Kimberley Process. 

At the SDG Lab 2024 in Davos, which takes place annually as part of the World Economic Forum and is organized by the UNGSII Foundation, new ways of successfully supporting the sustainable development of African countries in the raw materials sector with the Kinshasa Process were discussed. One key vehicle to accelerate the implementation of the Kinshasa Process is the set-up of the “Pan African SDG Technology Transfer University”. There, local experts on academic and vocational level will be qualified for managing the natural resources along the entire value chain for key technologies such as green hydrogen and electrical vehicles. In line with the integrated “Kinshasa Certification Institute” materials and components will be certified according to the standards defined by the Kinshasa expert team.

The Export Akademie Baden-Württemberg is part of the SDG Technology Transfer Alliance to establish this new SDG Technology Transfer University together with UNGSII Foundation, UnASDG IGO and the SUTM Steinbeis Center of Sustainable Technology & Management.

February 2024, Tübingen

Dates Delegations 2024

German companies have the opportunity to present their products and services to foreign managing directors at online or face-to-face events. High-quality contacts are established with international
companies that are interested in long-term business relationships with German partners. The exchange with international executives helps to raise the visibility and reputation of German companies in the target markets.

Interested in matchmaking with foreign decision-makers?

Get in touch with us: maria.lazareva(at)

Dates Group and focus
15.04.2024 – 26.04.2024
Delegation from Ukraine with a focus on public health
06.05.2024 – 17.05.2024
Manager group from Central Asia focussing on Agriculture 4.0
17.06.2024 – 28.06.2024
Delegation from Turkmenistan with a focus on general economic cooperation
23.09.2024 – 04.10.2024
Manager group from Central Asia focussing on green technologies
January 2024, Tübingen

Leadership groups and Delegations in 2024

In 2024, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg continues providing access to the German market for numerous foreign delegations. Executives aim to familiarize themselves with the relevant industries of the German market and deepen their competencies for international economic cooperation. In this regard, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is operating in the fields of green technologies, sustainable development, and SDG leadership, sharing its expertise with foreign managers. Guests from various Central Asian countries, India, China, Ukraine, and others, will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the best practices of German companies and organizations while enjoying a delightful experience in Southwest Germany.

January 2024, Tübingen

New Year's greetings and a look back at an eventful 2023

Dear customers, dear business partners,


Together with you, we implemented many international projects in the areas of training, consulting and technology transfer in 2023. We would like to thank you for the good, trusting cooperation and look forward to a new year full of opportunities with you.


We wish you all a healthy, happy and successful 2024.


Bertram & Petra Lohmüller (Managing Partners)

January 2024, Tübingen

Highlights in the year 2023

15 leadership groups and delegations from Egypt, Chile, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan


Cooperation with the Beijing government. Signing ceremony for the strategic cooperation between Steinbeis SGIT and the City of Beijing at the ZGC Forum on May 27, 2023


Steinbeis Day 2023 on September 2023, 29


Green Hydrogen conference June 2023, 12 -13

December 2023

Delegations from Central Asia informed about green industrialization

Central Asia is becoming a crucial hub for renewable energy and green hydrogen. In recent months, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg played a pivotal role in facilitating the establishment of business contacts in these fields and building up bilateral relationships between German companies and companies from Central Asia. Esteemed guests from the worlds of business and politics in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan participated in on-site training sessions and visited the best practice companies from Baden-Württemberg. Achieving sustainability goals and improving the environment requires increased cross-border business collaborations. Export-Akademie initiated the establishment of a new Center of Excellence for Green Technology Transfer in Kazakhstan. In cooperation with DSE, Export-Akademie signed a declaration of intent for green industrialization with a partner from Turkmenistan. Together, large scale green energy and green hydrogen projects will be developed in the coming years.


A Look Back at the Green Hydrogen Conference

Signing ceremony for strategic cooperation between Steinbeis SGIT & Municipality Beijing and official launch of the DSE China Representative Office at the ZGC Forum 2023

Steinbeis Day on September 2023, Stuttgart

40 years Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg and Steinbeis Stiftung für Technologie Transfer

At Steinbeis-Campus-Event 2023, the respective founders Professor Rolf Pfeiffer (Export-Akademie) and Professor Johann Löhn (Steinbeis) met again. The two organizations were founded in the year 1983 by the State Government of Baden-Württemberg to support companies in their international business activities and technology transfer. This year, both organizations joined their forces and founded the Steinbeis School for Sustainable Technology & Management (SUTM) to support sustainable technology transfer globally.

Impressions Steinbeis-Campus-Event 2023

Green Hydrogen Conference on June 12 and 13, 2023, Frankfurt

Building up Large-scale International Hydrogen Hubs Requires New Technologies and a New Integrated Approach for Implementation

Export-Akademie hosted the Green Hydrogen Conference in the framework of Digisustain in Frankfurt. The conference looked into the future key enablers of green hydrogen production and its benefits for the global economy. EABW created a conference program that included topics ranging from supply chain, green hydrogen hubs, carbon markets, R&D, to training and education. The key players in sustainable industrialization and a global transition towards decarbonization could join the impactful discussions and network together in Kap Europa.




Beijing, 28 May 2023

Signing ceremony for strategic cooperation between Steinbeis SGIT & Municipality Beijing and official launch of the DSE China Representative Office at the ZGC Forum 2023

The signing ceremony for establishing the Steinbeis China Technology Transfer Center Beijing was hold at a high level event at the Zhongguancun Forum 2023. The co-operation agreement between Steinbeis SGIT and Beijing Science & Technology Committee was signed by Mr. Bertram Lohmüller and Vice Director Ms. Yulei Chang.

One further milestone was the strengthening of the strategic green hydrogen alliance between Hebei Province and DSE. In an official ceremony the lauch of the DSE China Representative Office was announced. Dr. Peter Mercker (representant of DSE China) and Helen Ma (representant Steinbeis SGIT China) unveiled the new company sign of the DSE representative office.

JUNE 12 and 13 2023 , KAP EUROPA in Frankfurt am Main

Green Hydrogen Conference as a part of Digisustain

DSE Green Technologies consortium with a leading role of Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is launching a conference on Green Hydrogen and the exhibition room DSE Village. As a part of the conference and exhibition event DIGISUSTAIN 2023, this conference provides a broad discussion platform for how hydrogen can be one of the key enablers for a sustainable transition. In cooperation with the foundation Inglosus, DSE shapes the DIGISUSTAIN, which takes place on June 12 and 13 2023 in KAP EUROPA in Frankfurt am Main. How digitalization and new technologies can lead the world to a sustainable future? This global question stands behind all 15 conferences, with top-notch speakers from business and politics. DSE consortium members and many other companies from start-ups to worldwide corporations are glad to present their green projects, show their products and network for sustainable world of tomorrow.


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February, March, April 2023, Namibia & Addis Ababa

SDG Projects in Africa

DSE Green Technologies consortium is currently conducting high impact projects in several African countries as Egypt, Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.

The projects touch on rain forest protection, sustainable industrialization, green technologies, green hydrogen and waste to energy. Together with international partners DSE is working on the establishment of a stock exchange for the carbon credit market as well as on integrity standards for the carbon credits. Scientific partner as well as partner for job-integrated training and education is the Pan African Technology Transfer University which is running under the umbrella of Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg and Steinbeis University.

It was a great pleasure to meet her excellence Ève Bazaiba, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Africa Business Forum. At the forum in February 2023 in Addis Ababa also the Acting Executive Secretary of UNECA United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Antiono Pedro, was met. With both partners it was agreed to lift the DSE projects to the next level of implementation. Framework for all projects on the African continent is our concept “Policy, Legal and Regulatory and Institutional Framework conditions for Green Special Economic Zones” which is successfully approved by UNECA.

march and april 2023 in Tangshan, Beijing and Shanghai​

New Steinbeis Centres for Green Technology Transfer and Digitisation in Tangshan, Beijing and Shanghai

After negotiations with delegations from Beijing and Tangshan at the Steinbeis headquarters in Stuttgart in March 2023 and follow-up meetings in China in April 2023 we are proud to announce the establishment of three Steinbeis centres for green technology transfer. The centres are stablished in co-operation with Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg and are located in Tangshan, Beijing and Shanghai and are aimed to support the green industrial energy transformation in China.


With the government of Caofeidian district of Tangshan the kick-off for the joint technical commission on decarbonizing of the heavy industry of the region took place. This expert group is moderated by UNFCC Innovation Hub, DSE Green Technologies consortium and DEWINA.


It was also agreed to deepen partnerships on green hydrogen with Torch High Technology Industry Development Centre. Setting up of joint green hydrogen projects was the meeting topic with the BAIC Group and Daxing International Hydrogen Energy Demonstration Zone.


Green Steinbeis Centre in Shanghai will be directly linked with joint programs with Tongji University and the Science and Technology Committee of the Shanghai Government. Partner for industry integrated trainings and degree programs (MBA, MEM, MPA) is the TongjiSEM Tongji School of Economics and Management.

February 2023, Tübingen

GIZ Group from Ukraine 2023

Medical technology companies and leading university clinics of the southern Germany were the main focus of interest for the Ukrainian chief physicians.

February 2023, Tübingen

Leadership Group from Kazakhstan 2023

Architects, engineers and civil planners visited various construction companies, chambers and related organisations to get familiarized with the latest European building regulations

January 2023, Davos

World Economic Forum Davos 2023

The SDG Night on 17th January in Davos with about 250 participants was a great event for networking

The event was organiszed by Maleki Group in cooperation with DSE Green Technology. The high level panels showing the importance of the SDGs in finance, digitisation, food security and energy security. Also, thanks to Björn Noack from Bosch und François van Schalkwyk from Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) for participating at the event. With joint forces we are able to realize the DSE green hydrogen initiative on the African continent!

It was great to meet our friend JD Bindenagel at the SDG Lab 2023 of the United Nations Global SDG Index Institute (UNGSII). We are looking forward to link up the Kinshasa Process with our DSE Green Hydrogen projects on the African continent.


Together we make the impossible happen!

11. NOVEMBER 2022, sharm el sheikh (Climate Change Conference)

Start of the Pan African Technology Transfer University at COP27

Start of the “Pan African Technology Transfer University” at COP27

The Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is a co-initiator of the new “Pan African Technology Transfer University” for green technologies and green transformation with a main focus on the green hydrogen value chain. The declaration on the foundation of the new university was announced on 11 November 2022 at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh during an official event at the United Nations Climate Change ‘Global Innovation Hub’ (UGIH) pavilion with ministers and representatives from Egypt, Namibia and Mauritania. University campuses will be established in key green hydrogen centers in Africa. The main campus will be built in Windhoek. Here, major green hydrogen projects will be implemented in the coming years. Further locations are planned in Egypt and Mauritania. Other countries are welcome to join this pan-African initiative.

The university is supported by UGIH of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Industry Development Organization (UNIDO). Steinbeis University and the Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg are leading the establishment of the new PAN African Technology Transfer University in cooperation with African partner universities.

The programs will be in the areas of education, training and skills development. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs as well as certified short-term training courses will be offered. In addition, training courses for professionals are offered together with German partners such as TÜV and German training centers. The uniqueness of this university is the direct linkage of all training and education programs with “real-life” green industry localization projects on the African continent.

Mr. Massamba Thioye, Project lead Executive of UGIH for the UNFCCC, and Prof. Dr. Bertram Lohmüller are looking forward to launching the first job-integrated education and training programs along the green hydrogen value chain in the first quarter of 2023.

Supported by

UNFCCC United Nations Climate Change Innovation Hub

UNIDO United Nations Industry Development Organization

24. November 2022, Stuttgart

This is DSE!

22 European Technology Companies with one goal: Becoming the leading Global Player in Green Hydrogen! DSE Green Technology. The DSE consortium is following an integrated technology approach for realizing large scaled GH2 projects. The partners have joined forces to work together for a green world of tomorrow.

A total of 32 partners came to our consortium meeting at Bosch in Stuttgart. And some of them had a long journey. Tor and Jarle came from Norway, Rudi and Gerald travelled from Austria, Roland came from Switzerland, and Koen and Joachim toured from Belgium to Stuttgart. Other project partners came from the South, North, East and West of Germany. In four workshops we coordinated and determined the next project steps for setting up manufacturing plants in Southern Africa for photovoltaics, electrolysis and air capturing to supply our large scaled green hydrogen projects on the African continent.

19. October.2022, Stuttgart

Indo-German Green Technology Alliance with Andhra Pradesh

Export-Akademie and Steinbeis Global Institute Tübingen welcomed the Academic Alliance Mission from Andhra Pradesh. Under the leadership of Prof. Reddy, Chairman of the State Council for Higher Education Andhra Pradesh (APSCHE), a delegation of 20 university rectors and industry leaders visited the campus of Steinbeis University in Stuttgart.

Student admission requirements for employment linked master applicants from Andhra Pradesh were specified. Besides, both parties agreed to collaborate on green technology and to promote research in hydrogen energy. Therefore, a MoU with the DSE consortium (DGNI, SGIT, EABW) was signed to establish the production of green hydrogen in the technical universities of Andhra Pradesh.

The DSE consortium and Steinbeis India are very looking forward to working together on establishing a green hydrogen ecosystem for Andhra Pradesh.

22. MAY 2022, DAVOS (World Economic Forum)

“Education & Skilling”

Round table with the government of Andhra Pradesh

At the invitation of the Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy, experts from the Export Academy participated in an Andhra Pradesh government roundtable at the World Economic Forum 2022. Prof. Dr. Bertram Lohmüller, Mr. Thomas Wu and Mr. Raj Venkat discussed the actual challenges in education and skill development in India with the minister. There was agreement that new ways of knowledge transfer are needed for the transfer of theoretical topics from schools and universities to industry. One option is the Project Competence Program at Steinbeis University, where students implement a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in a company or organisation. In order to bring this model to India it is planned to establish a “German-India Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Development” where students have the possibility to work on “real” projects with Indian and German companies/organisations.

April 22nd, 2022, Lubumbashi ((Democratic Republic of Congo)

Centre of Excellence for Advanced Battery Research

Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is foundation partner

The new African center of excellence for advanced battery research between Steinbeis University and University of Lubumbashi is now launched officially. The signing ceremony was held on 22th April 2022 in Lubumbashi with participation of four minsters from DRC (minister of industry, minister of mining, minister of research & innovation, minister of higher education). As a new non-profit organization, the new institute is also the first official nominated national leading research institute of DRC. Further partners are University of Zambia, Copperbelt University Zambia, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg, DGNI and further universities and research centers from Japan. The center will be located in a special economic zone for battery production at the border between DRC and Zambia. In the center industry-related research and education is conducted and the framework for a new high-performance battery is under development. Also, new business models in line with a circular economy approach are investigated and implemented. For this, local and international partners from financial sector and industry are involved.

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Our focus is on trainings of top management and junior executives for international business. The aim is to research, absorb and communicate new future-oriented developments in foreign business. Our aim is to conduct contents and seminars in a scientific and practice-oriented manner. In all our activities we strive for constant topicality and highest quality.

Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is a training and consulting organization with focus on green technologies and digitization. For this, the GreenIMLead® concept for integrated green technology management & leadership was developed. Together with partners world-wide green projects are developed and competence centers for green technologies and digitisation are established. The focus regions are Africa, India, South America as well as Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

“Innovation in green technologies and digitisation are the key to successfully mastering the challenges of the future. With new green and digital technologies and a new management approach with our GreenIMLead® concept, new solutions and ways can be created to slow down climate change and to raise living standards in emerging countries.”

Prof. Bertram Lohmueller PhD, Managing Director & Partner Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg

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