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Objective-2 2000-2006

BIBIS
Wind Energy Agency
Redesign of Konrad-Adenauer-Platz
Columbus Station
Biotechnology Centre
Bremer Design GmbH - DesignLabor Bremerhaven
Bremen Design GmbH - Bremen Design Centre
Suburb management / marketing for Hemelingen
Co-ordination and Advice Centre for Women and Work, ZIB
Bremen Region Green Ring
Airport New Business Centre
PHOENIX
Boatbuilding Showcase
innoWi GmbH

URBAN II 2000-2006

Ernst-Reuter-Platz
t.i.m.e.Port Bremerhaven
Work for Women

Objective-2 2000-2006

BIBIS Bremerhaven Institute of Biological Information Systems

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Bremerhaven is increasingly developing into a centre for food technology and biotechnology. One major factor behind this trend is the Bremerhaven Technology Transfer Centre (the ttz Bremerhaven) MORE

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Wind Energy Agency Bremerhaven/Bremen (WAB)

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The use of wind power is continuously rising, both nationally and internationally. The coming period in Germany will see the replacement of existing wind power plants with more efficient and modern equipment. MORE

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Redesign of Konrad-Adenauer-Platz

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One priority of the Objective 2 programme is "problem urban areas". The suburb of Hemelingen in Bremen and the suburb of Geestendorf in Bremerhaven were selected for this MORE

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Columbus Station

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Bremerhaven was founded as Bremen’s port in 1827. More than 7 million people emigrated to North America via Bremerhaven in the 19th century. Germany’s first cruise ship departed from Bremerhaven in 1890 MORE

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Biotechnology Centre

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The idea of a biotechnology centre, i.e. a sectoral and thematic business centre for innovative companies from the fields of biotechnology and the food supplies industry, was developed jointly by Fischereihafen-Betriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (FBEG, now FBG), the Technology Transfer Centre (TTZ) at Bremerhaven University and the Economics Section of the Senate. MORE

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Bremer Design GmbH - DesignLabor Bremerhaven

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Founded in 1990 at the initiative of the Senator for Economics, DesignLabor Bremerhaven became part of Bremer Design GmbH in 1994, which has been a subsidiary of Bremer Investitionsgesellschaft mbH since August 2002. MORE

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Bremen Design GmbH - Bremen Design GmbH - Bremen Design Centre

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The Bremen Design Centre was founded in 1990 at the initiative of the Senator for Economics as an instrument of regional economic support. In 1995, Bremer Design GmbH was established with responsibility for the management of the Bremen Design Centre and DesignLabor Bremerhaven. MORE

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Suburb management / marketing for Hemelingen

Foto Suburb management / marketing for Hemelingen

One priority of the Objective 2 programme is "problem urban areas". The suburb of Hemelingen in Bremen and the suburb of Geestendorf in Bremerhaven have been selected for support under this priority. MORE

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Co-ordination and Advice Centre for Women and Work, ZIB

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Approximately 18 % of the overall funding of Bremen’s Objective 2 programme is used to support investment in labour-market-policy measures and in particular to achieve close co-ordination between economic policy and labour-market policy with respect to support for new start-ups. MORE

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Bremen Region Green Ring

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The Bremen Region Green Ring project is a joint project by the City of Bremen and the surrounding area of Lower Saxony (6 rural districts, 23 towns and municipalities) to promote soft tourism in the region. The Green Ring project is a leading project of the regional development concept of the Bremen/Lower Saxony Regional Working Group. MORE

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Airport New Business Centre

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Since March 2002, the Airport New Business Centre (GZA) has been offering office space and comprehensive business support to people starting up in business in the fields of information and communication technology and aerospace. MORE

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PHOENIX

PHOENIX

Unhindered and independent access to space is of fundamental significance for the European space industry MORE

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innoWi GmbH

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innoWi GmbH, a company based in the Airport New Business Centre, was founded in February 2001 by Bremer Investitions-Gesellschaft mbH (BIG) and the higher education institutes in the state of Bremen in order to systematically exploit scientific findings for commercial purposes MORE

The Boatbuilding Showcase

The Boatbuilding Showcase on the BBV site is a further element which highlights the maritime orientation of the new tourist services in the north of Bremen. The Boatbuilding Showcase offers visitors an insight into traditional boatbuilding crafts and the history of the site. It is possible to watch the trainees as they work in the yard. In the Children’s Shipyard, visitors can build their own boats and test how they float. The viewing tower offers exhibits and information displays on four storeys about current issues like “People and Work”, “Renewable Energy” and “Boatbuilding” and a view from its platform across the Weser, the Stadtgarten and the shipyard area. To enable visitors to the Boatbuilding Showcase to arrive by water, a landing stage was built on behalf of the Senator for Economics and Ports. MORE

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URBAN II 2000-2006

Ernst-Reuter-Platz

The URBAN II EU Community Initiative for the assisted area in the maritime city of Bremerhaven, centred on the suburb of Lehe, has three programme priorities:
Measure 3.1 – revitalisation of the suburban centre – has a total of € 2,800,000 available MORE

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t.i.m.e.Port Bremerhaven

Even though Bremerhaven’s port – one of Europe’s largest centres handling containers and cars – is of world-wide significance, the area has experienced repeated deep economic crises in recent decades due to an excessively maritime-oriented economic structure. MORE

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Work for Women

The "Work for Women" project aims to open up new career prospects and to place women currently living on social security (e.g. single mothers, immigrants, young adults without vocational qualifications, etc.) in regular jobs earning more than a minimal wage. MORE

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Objective-2 2000-2006

URBAN II 2000 - 2006

Objective-2 2000-2006

Study and pilot projects: Gröpelingen DVD

A DVD was produced at the end of the neighbourhood improvement scheme (2005/2006) and the “Nebenzentren” immediate action programme (2004/2005), and also for the URBAN I EU programme (2001), highlighting the possibilities and limitations of urban development, taking selected case studies from Gröpelingen as examples. MORE

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The Boatbuilding Showcase

Boatbuilders at work – to be experienced from 2009 in Bremen-Vegesack. Bremer Bootsbau Vegesack gGmbH (BBV) is located on the site of the former Bremer Vulkan shipyard. It offers training to the unemployed in boatbuilding, carpentry, design and administration. MORE

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Columbus Station

Modernisation of the Columbus Station cruiseport
Columbus station

Bremerhaven was founded as Bremen’s port in 1827. More than 7 million people emigrated to North America via Bremerhaven in the 19th century. Germany’s first cruise ship departed from Bremerhaven in 1890. The first passenger ship to dock at the newly constructed Columbus wharf was the steamship "Columbus" of Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1926. MORE

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Bremen Region Green Ring

Cycling Route

The Bremen Region Green Ring project is a joint project by the City of Bremen and the surrounding area of Lower Saxony (6 rural districts, 23 towns and municipalities) to promote soft tourism in the region. The Green Ring project is a leading project of the regional development concept of the Bremen/Lower Saxony Regional Working Group. The project aims to link city tourism in Bremen with the cultural, rural tourism of the neighbouring area of Lower Saxony. The Green Ring is also a key project of "Nordlichter-Weserland", which was selected as a model region in March 2002 in the nation-wide competition "Active regions – the country shapes the future". Bremen’s city-border route forms an element of the green area and leisure concept of the city’s urban development concept. MORE

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Studies and pilot projects: Bremen Design Cycle / Creative Industries

The 2000-2006 Objective 2 Programme funded the projects “Bremen Design Cycle” and “Creative Industries in Bremen” as part of its support for studies and pilot projects. MORE

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Airport New Business Centre

Support for new start-ups in the fields of information and communication technology and aerospace
Gründerzentrum Airport

Since March 2002, the Airport New Business Centre (GZA) has been offering office space and comprehensive business support to people starting up in business in the fields of information and communication technology and aerospace. The Centre is located next to Bremen’s University of Applied Sciences, scientific institutes and other innovative companies in the Airport City commercial park. It contains around 1,600 m2 of lettable office space (subdivided into units, mostly of 30 m2 each) for young companies. MORE

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Redesign of Konrad-Adenauer-Platz

Konrad-Adenauer-Platz

One priority of the Objective 2 programme is "problem urban areas". The suburb of Hemelingen in Bremen and the suburb of Geestendorf in Bremerhaven were selected for this. The intention of the priority is to provide comprehensive assistance to the selected areas, similar to the URBAN Community Initiative, i.e. support is available not only for traditional infrastructure, but also for projects of an integrational nature. The central project in Geestendorf is the redesign of Konrad-Adenauer-Platz and its surroundings. MORE

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PHOENIX - Development of a space transport demonstrator

PHOENIX

Unhindered and independent access to space is of fundamental significance for the European space industry. In the long term, such access will only be ensured if Europe always has recourse to modern and efficient space transport systems – like the present Ariane system, major parts of which are manufactured in Bremen. In order to remain permanently competitive and even to gain a larger share of what in the long term will be a generally expanding market, it is vital to keep cutting costs. In this context, it is believed essential to move away from the currently predominant method of single-use launcher systems, with direct destruction following operational use. Reusable space transport systems like today’s space shuttle are estimated to be able to save 75 % of the costs compared with the launchers currently in use, and will therefore play a leading role in the long term. MORE

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InnoWi GmbH

Society for the exploitation of scientific expertise
InnoWi

InnoWi GmbH, a company based in the Airport New Business Centre, was founded in February 2001 by Bremer Investitions-Gesellschaft mbH (BIG) and the higher education institutes in the state of Bremen in order to systematically exploit scientific findings for commercial purposes. It acts as a neutral mediator between academia and commerce, and assists the future partners beyond the establishment of the initial contact through to the drawing up of the contract. MORE

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Biotechnology Centre

Establishment of a trade, new business and development centre for biotechnology applications in the food industry
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The idea of a biotechnology centre, i.e. a sectoral and thematic business centre for innovative companies from the fields of biotechnology and the food supplies industry, was developed jointly by Fischereihafen-Betriebs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (FBEG, now FBG), the Technology Transfer Centre (TTZ) at Bremerhaven University and the Economics Section of the Senate. All the studies and market research supported the concept. MORE

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Design Labor - Business promotion by design

Design Labor

Founded in 1990 at the initiative of the Senator for Economics, DesignLabor Bremerhaven became part of Bremer Design GmbH in 1994, which has been a subsidiary of Bremer Investitionsgesellschaft mbH since August 2002. MORE

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Design Zentrum Bremen - Business promotion by design

Designzentrum

The Bremen Design Centre was founded in 1990 at the initiative of the Senator for Economics as an instrument of regional economic support. In 1995, Bremer Design GmbH was established with responsibility for the management of the Bremen Design Centre and DesignLabor Bremerhaven. Since August 2002, Bremer Design GmbH has been a subsidiary of Bremer Investitionsgesellschaft mbH, and its task is to promote design within the context of the economic assistance and regional development of the state of Bremen. MORE

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Co-ordination and Advice Centre for Women and Work, ZIB

ZiB - Career Futures - Transferring know-how for women

Approximately 18 % of the overall funding of Bremen’s Objective 2 programme is used to support investment in labour-market-policy measures and in particular to achieve close co-ordination between economic policy and labour-market policy with respect to support for new start-ups. At the same time, following the gender mainstreaming approach, there is a focus on new business start-ups by women. MORE

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"Mobile" family centre

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In the "Hinter den Ellern" neighbourhood in Hemelingen district, almost €2m was spent between 2003 and 2005 on the "Mobile" family centre, an attractive meeting place for families with children and for all the other residents of Hemelingen. MORE

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Suburb marketing for Hemelingen (2003 - 2006)

Regeneration of the suburb, image enhancement, increase in identification
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One priority of the Objective 2 programme is "problem urban areas". The suburb of Hemelingen in Bremen and the suburb of Geestendorf in Bremerhaven have been selected for support under this priority. The intention under the priority is to provide comprehensive support for the selected areas in a similar way to the URBAN Community Initiative. This means that, alongside traditional support for infrastructure, it is also possible to promote projects of a cultural, integrational nature. One of the stated aims for Hemelingen is to develop a new centre. The intention is to comprehensively improve the residential, working and leisure opportunities in the suburb, in order to increase the inhabitants' sense of identification with their suburb. One major project which is designed to accompany, support and co-ordinate the realisation of this goal is the newly established suburb management and marketing for Hemelingen. MORE

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Biological Information Systems (BIBIS)

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Bremerhaven is increasingly developing into a centre for food technology and biotechnology. One major factor behind this trend is the Bremerhaven Technology Transfer Centre (the ttz Bremerhaven): it currently consists of six highly modern institutes which place their research in the service of science and the specific needs of the regional and supra-regional economy. The latest addition to the research centre is the newly-founded Bremerhaven Institute of Biological Information Systems (BIBIS), which focuses on bioinformatics. MORE

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KuBiKo - Culture, education and communication centre

KuBiKo

A new culture, education and communication centre was established in the area around Hemelingen market square from summer 2007 by converting an office building from the late nineteenth century and an old school building. On 10 October 2008, the “KuBiKo” (standing for culture, education and communication centre) opened as a meeting place for old and young, and its comprehensive range of information, advice and support has turned it into a popular address, particularly for families. MORE

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"Schulschiff Deutschland"

Schulschiff Deutschland

After many years as Bremen’s sailor school at Hohentorshafen, the ship was made subject to a preservation order in 1994, becoming Bremen’s first “floating cultural monument”. When it was moved to Bremen-Vegesack, Bremer Vulkan shipyard gave the vessel a thorough overhaul and restored it to how it looked back in 1927 (“White Swan of the Lower Weser”). This was Bremer Vulkan’s last contract – the shipyard was subsequently closed down. MORE

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Wind Energy Agency Bremerhaven/Bremen (WAB)

WAB

The use of wind power is continuously rising, both nationally and internationally. The coming period in Germany will see the replacement of existing wind power plants with more efficient and modern equipment. Since the available sites on land for wind power are limited, the development of offshore sites is an important way forward for the industry. The wind power sector is already an important part of the economy. The establishment of a network of excellence for onshore and offshore wind power will boost Bremerhaven as a base for wind power. MORE

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URBAN II 2000 - 2006

t.i.m.e. Port Bremerhaven - Technology Park flagship project

t.i.m.e port

Even though Bremerhaven’s port – one of Europe’s largest centres handling containers and cars – is of world-wide significance, the area has experienced repeated deep economic crises in recent decades due to an excessively maritime-oriented economic structure; these crises have particularly affected deep-sea fishing, fish processing and the shipbuilding industries, with their upstream and downstream industries, and have resulted in a dramatic loss of jobs. MORE

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Redesign of Ernst-Reuter-Platz

Ernst-Reuter-Platz

The URBAN II EU Community Initiative for the assisted area in the maritime city of Bremerhaven, centred on the suburb of Lehe, has three programme priorities: MORE

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Work for Women

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The "Work for Women" project aims to open up new career prospects and to place women currently living on social security (e.g. single mothers, immigrants, young adults without vocational qualifications, etc.) in regular jobs earning more than a minimal wage. The training and integration service is close to where the target group lives, whilst having a strong regional aspect. Account is taken of the specific circumstances in which the women live, e.g. via the offer of targeted support in the form of childcare facilities for single mothers, German booster courses for immigrants, teaching hours and internships which fit in with the needs of women and families, help with job interviews in companies (which should be located close to where the women live), and the testing of various working hour models. MORE

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