State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Berger Allee 25
40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 (0)211 61772 0
E-mail: (Information regarding encrypted e-mails can be found here (in German only).)

Legal form

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia is a corporate body under public law.

Person authorised to represent

The Ministry is represented by Mrs. Minister Mona Neubaur.

VAT identification number in accordance with § 27a of the German VAT Act
DE 30 23 50 913

Editorial responsibility

Remo Gonschorek (group leader for start-ups, digital impulses, financing)

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Berger Allee 25
40213 Düsseldorf

Internet editorial office

Digitas Pixelpark Köln
50676 Köln

Technical support & design

Digitas Pixelpark Köln
50676 Köln

Tel.: +49 (0) 221 951515 0
Fax: +49 (0) 221 951515 66

Editorial system

The website www.grü has been created based on the ‘Drupal’ open source content management system. Further information can be found at


The Ministry takes great care when compiling the information for this website and endeavours to ensure that it is up to date, correct and complete. All content is intended for general information and does not constitute a commercial, legal, or other advisory service. The Ministry accepts no liability and is not liable for any material or immaterial damage caused by the use of the service, unless it can be proven that it was caused by intent or gross negligence.

Laws, regulations and decrees published on this website have been carefully compiled, but do not claim to be up to date or complete. The current version, which has been published in the relevant proclamation organs (in particular the Law and Ordinance Gazette of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, official gazette) is legally binding. This website contains links to numerous websites. The content of these websites is created by institutions and/or companies over which the Ministry has no influence. The Ministry does not appropriate the content listed on these websites as its own. No liability is accepted for third party websites. If you should find questionable or illegal content on the Ministry’s websites or on those to which a link is provided, please inform the Ministry of this.

In addition, we would like to point out that parts of the website or the Ministry’s entire online presence may be changed, supplemented or deleted without prior notice. The temporary or permanent termination of the publication is also possible without notice.

Copyright and trademark law

Unless otherwise stated, all websites on this information server of the state government are subject to copyright. Reproduction or use of the content or parts thereof in other electronic or printed publications and their publication is only permitted with prior approval. This also applies to use on the Internet. The reprinting and utilisation of press releases as well as speeches is permitted provided the source is acknowledged. The following information must be provided for this purpose: ©year, MWIKE NRW.

Further use of content (especially images) from the website

The editorial office can grant permission for the publication of individual content from the Ministry's website. Images, graphics, text or other files may be subject to third party copyright in whole or in part.

Files that are provided for download are available free of charge, provided the source is indicated, exclusively for journalistic use in connection with the content of the material. The source is to be indicated as follows: ©MWIKE NRW/Name of the author

If images, graphics, text or other files on the Ministry's website are to be used by third parties but not for purely journalistic purposes, the editorial staff of the press office must be contacted beforehand. Authorisation for the publication of individual contents of the portal can only be granted by the editors. Images that are not available for download may not be used without the approval of the editorial team.

All brands and trademarks mentioned on this website that may be protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owner. The mere fact that they are mentioned on the MWIKE website does not mean that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties.

The data privacy statement can be found here.