Bayern Innovativ GmbH was founded in 1995 by the Bavarian state government as a corporation for innovation and knowledge transfer, based in Nuremberg. Its mission is stimulating innovation in the SME Sector. Technology cooperations with science, but also within industry, are initiated across industries and functional disciplines – in order to open up new orders, new businesses and new markets and to develop new products and processes.
The "Bavarian Cluster Initiative" is a new feature of the modernization strategy designed to enhance Bavaria's role as a top location for business and research. The Papiertechnische Stiftung is member in the cluster print and print media and is involved in the cluster new materials, chemistry and automotive. In addition PTS is partner at Bayern Innovative`s joint booths on international fairs, e.g. Hannover fair, IFAT and Materialica.