Leonardo da Vinci Innovation (werktitel)

Leonardo da Vinci Innovation

Oude IJsselstreek, Bocholt, CIVON and other D / NL organisations are initiators of Leonardo da Vinci Innovation. The project will be the occasion to take the traditional manufacturing industry in the border area and the development to the smart industry as a background:
– to achieve a permanent attention for the world of technology;
– to draw attention to the border region as a promising, innovative region.
Preliminary studies show that the regional economy will get a high demand for technically qualified personnel in the future and that the attractive offer of the regional economy for technical specialists is little known even by its own population. With the Leonardo da Vinci innovation programme, we want to use the themes of youth, technology, creativity and participation to solve these problems:
• Youth: To draw the attention of the primary school pupils through specific programmes (workshops, technology days, talent weeks, etc.) to the topic of technology and innovation and to bring them in contact to the University of Applied Sciences (Junge Universität, Wohnen auf dem Wasser and IJzerwijs).
• Technology: To contact schoolchildren and students with innovative companies in the region in order to promote the attractiveness of the region for graduates (Talentgarten, Techniktag).
• Creativity: Promoting the technical and innovative potential of the regional economy (Factory Matches and Kunst & Handwerk)
• Participation: Concentration on innovation and technology for broad sections of the population (public events)
• Year of Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo da Vinci as a source of inspiration and symbol for achieving the goals.
The activities could not be implemented as planned due to the Corona pandemic in the 1st half of 2020 and will be postponed to 2021 and 2022 under the direction of the Leonardo project office with the project partners.

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Planned project costs

1.146.094,00 €

Project Duration

1.3.2019 - 30.6.2022


Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area

Lead Partner

Centrum voor Innovatief Vakmanschap Oost-Nederland

Project partners

Westfälische Hochschule - Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen, Stadt Bocholt, EWIBO, Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft Bocholt GmbH, Achterhoek Werkt, Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Stadtmarketing Gesellschaft Bocholt mbH & Co. KG, Warmgroen, Oude IJsselstreek


Financer Amount
Achterhoek Werkt 22.325,38 €
Graafschap College (Stichting Beroepsonderwijs en Volwasseneneducatie Oost-Gelderland) 36.187,70 €
Warmgroen 44.692,50 €
Stadt Bocholt 38.357,75 €
MWIDE NRW 143.261,68 €
Provincie Gelderland 143.261,68 €
Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Stadtmarketing Gesellschaft Bocholt mbH & Co. KG 13.755,00 €
EWIBO, Entwicklungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft Bocholt GmbH 24.926,25 €
Oude IJsselstreek 2.689,88 €
EFRE / EFRO 573.046,73 €
Westfälische Hochschule - Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen 18.892,25 €
Centrum voor Innovatief Vakmanschap Oost-Nederland 84.697,20 €