In a first phase, three research institutes will be acquired as new network members. Expressions of interest have been obtained previously. New partners should be acquired in particular from the industry together with the new and already existing partners. The goal is that at least one preferably three companies can be acquired as new members. The potential member candidates will be informed (via phone calls and via emails) in detail about the network, the activities and the service. After the first contact, the companies should be visited together with the local network partner. Other potential partners and provides should also be informed about the network by combining travel activities with other events e.g.: exhibition visits, workshops and scientific events in the region.