Short Description

The automotive industry is in the middle of a transformative shift driven by climate change, disruptive technologies, and global competition. Smaller and medium-sized companies sometimes struggle to take up trends like electrification, connectivity, automation, and the platform economy. The Drive2Transform project helps them to master this shift by developing a cross-regional strategy and deploying an open transformation platform for the automotive sector. Through the platform, the partners offer the sector tailor-made support in form of tested readiness models, regional adaptation scenarios, and capacity-building measures.

The Cluster Mobility & Logistics (R-Tech GmbH) is the lead partner in the almost 1.8 million euro project, which is funded by the EU Commission.

The nine project partners of Drive2Transform unite eight Central European countries with a strong industrial background in the automotive industry, have a long-standing experience with supporting businesses and a deep knowledge of the relevant regional actors and their current challenges.

The official project start is 1 June 2024 and the project will run for 30 months.

Focal points

Drive2Transform seeks to assist businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in navigating the changes brought about by the transformation of the automotive industry, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding Europe's market dominance. To achieve this ambitious objective, a collaborative, cross-regional strategy will be employed, allowing all regions involved to reap mutual benefits.

The pivotal element of this strategy is the Transnational Automotive Open Transformation Platform.

Thematic Focus:

  • Connectivity
  • Electrification
  • Automation
  • Platform Economy

Project partners

Drive2Transform services & activities

The Transnational Automotive Open Transformation Platform bundles all Drive2Transform activities, it includes:

  • a transnational transformation readiness model
  • regional transformation scenarios for businesses
  • a portfolio of regional and transnational capacity building measures
  • transnational exploitation cases
  • strategies for business support organisations in delivering targeted support to SMEs

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You can find the press release on the project launch here.


The project is supported by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme with the co-financing from the European Regional Developement Fund.



Uwe Pfeil
Cluster manager
Tel. +49 941 604889 55