GSW-NRW was founded in 2005. The objective was to make the voice of North Rhine-Westphalian SMEs heard and to provide our members with a stable, trusted network, within which they could build projects and consortia. GSW-NRW e.V. thus enabled its members to capture markets that are difficult for SMEs to reach.
GSW-NRW currently has 100 members in the defence, security, disaster response, logistics, and training sectors. EDEN and GSW-NRW are two clusters that bring together SMEs in the Defence and Security sectors, representing the interests of their members to politicians and authorities and promoting the development of their members’ industrial and innovative projects.
In 2010, EDEN and GSW-NRW decided to combine their efforts to capture the European Defence and Security markets, by promoting the development of projects between French and German SMEs.
By combining their efforts, the two clusters are developing their Franco-German commercial relationship.