As the institution leading the project in 2007, Innocel GmbH, now WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach GmbH, launched phaenovum as a typical public-private partnership with numerous actors from science, research, schools and school administrations to increase the interest of children and young people in science and technology and to provide career guidance. The region needs qualified professionals to secure and develop Lörrach in the long term as a science and business centre.
Since April 2007, phaenovum has been run by a non-profit association which people from science, business, administration and schools belong to. phaenovum Schülerforschungszentrum Lörrach-Dreiländereck is a non-profit association that finances itself through donations and sponsoring from companies. Lörrach Town also provides subsidies and supplies premises and management staff and free teaching hours from the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Further information: www.phaenovum.eu
Innocel GmbH (now WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach GmbH) developed project phaenovum junior to mainly encourage playful interest in experimentation amongst primary school pupils early on in their development and arouse their interest in science and technology by doing so.
phaenovum junior has been successfully implemented at many primary schools in the district since the 2011/2012 school year.
This was made possible by financial support from Sparkasse Lörrach-Rheinfelden.
In the meantime, other organisations including Sparkasse Markgräflerland Foundation, Endress+Hauser InfoServe, Roche Pharma and Lörrach Rotary Club are supporting phaenovum junior.
Further information: phaenovum junior
phaenovum Workshop was called into life by and receives support from WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach GmbH, Lörrach Town and Lörrach employment agency. The support received from Sparkasse Lörrach-Rheinfelden, livetec engineering consulting in Lörrach and SBB Schäfer in Eimeldingen, the Lörrach district skilled trade association, skilled trade enterprises and companies from the region form an important basis for the project.
The project phaenovum workshop fosters and promotes the manual skills amongst pupils from all types of schools.
Since children and young people frequently have no access to a workshop at home, promoting skilled work is becoming increasingly important, especially against the background of the shortage of professionals. Interested pupils have the chance to develop themselves personally in all the areas that phaenovum covers.
Lörrach Town has been awarding the "Lörrach Town Prize" worth 1,000 euros for outstanding bachelor degree dissertations written at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Lörrach (DHBW) since 1998. WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach has a seat on the jury and wants to promote the transfer of knowledge and also raise awareness for DHBW as a key factor for Lörrach as a centre and as an important educational institution.
Lörrach Town has been awarding a scholarship each year since 2008 for excellent achievements and social commitment shown by students from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. In order to be able to receive the award, the winner has to have his or her primary residence in Lörrach.
WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach, which is represented on the jury, wants to promote students in Lörrach and raise awareness for Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University as an important educational institution in Lörrach.
The Retail trainee award was launched by Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof Lörrach in 2011. Since then, it has been awarded every year at the commercial school in the town.
The Retail trainee award takes the form of a competition in which trainees from the retail trade can prove their skills in simulated sales talks. WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach GmbH is involved in the preparation and implementation of the award. By doing so, the WFL promotes education and the future of the retail sector in the region.