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The aim of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWEIMH) is to create optimal general conditions for business in the state and strengthen North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) as an innovative, forward-looking and attractive industrial location. The ministry aims to strike an open-minded balance between global orientation and regional identity.
The spectrum of the MWEIMH ranges from location- and structural policy (including the ERDF managing authority) to the manufacturing and service sector, small- and medium sized businesses, and the principles of the economic policy. Furthermore, the Ministry is responsible for the energy sector, nuclear energy, and mining.
With a view on RTDI policy the MWEIMH is partially involved in the cluster policy of NRW and activities related to the economic change towards a creative economy. The relevant instruments have been designed and implemented in close cooperation with the main public authority active in the field of innovation: the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia.