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A well-connected financial sector is crucial for financing and implementing forward-looking ideas for the climate-neutral transformation. This is why the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has founded its own financial center initiative Fin.Connect.NRW. The initiative is primarily concerned with financing the economic transformation, initiating proposed solutions and launching projects.

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In the second project phase since November 2023, a competence center for transformation financing will be established. The competence center is the central point of contact for organizational, technical and scientific questions and tasks and provides knowledge and expertise. The aim is to support the real economy and the financial sector in a variety of ways. The Fin.Connect.NRW office is supported by three partners, the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) with its scientific expertise, ZENIT with its innovation, transformation and networking expertise and the IHK NRW with its professional training and qualification expertise.

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Fin.Connect.NRW is the financial center initiative for North Rhine-Westphalia with a focus on transformation financing, which is supported by its cooperation partners and currently coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy.

More information at: fin-connect-nrw.de

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Markus Demary

Dr. Markus Demary

Senior Economist for Monetary Policy and the Economics of Financial Markets

Tel: +49 221 4981-732 Markus Demary
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Ralph Henger

Dr. Ralph Henger

Senior Economist for Housing Policy and Real Estate Economics and Head of Fin.Connect.NRW

Tel: +49 221 4981-744 Ralph Henger
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Michael Voigtländer

Prof. Dr. Michael Voigtländer

Head of International Economic Policy, Financial and Real Estate Markets Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-741 Michael Voigtländer @mvoigtlaender