"Who seeks, invents!"

Promoting young talent at phaenovum Schülerforschungszentrum Lörrach-Dreiländereck e.V.


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


phaenovum junior - Experimentation at primary school


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


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 Prize


Since 1998, the city of Lörrach has awarded the annual “City of Lörrach Prize” (“Preis der Stadt Lörrach”) worth 1,000 euros for outstanding Bachelor work at the DHBW Lörrach. WFL Wirtschaftsförderung Lörrach, which is represented in the jury, aims to promote knowledge transfer and hold the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University as a location factor for Lörrach and an important educational institute.

On 30 November 2019, mayor Jörg Lutz awarded the 1,000 euro City of Lörrach Prize to Aikaterini Nakou as part of her graduation ceremony from the DHBW Lörrach. Ms Nakou successfully graduated from her cooperative studies in Business Informatics and Application Management at the ITEOS in Freiburg.
The aim of her Bachelor work was to develop a programme that supports municipal decision makers in the infrastructural planning of housing developments. The goal was to simplify the creation of population development and structure forecasts in housing developments in Baden-Württemberg, reducing the time and money spent as a result.

Bachelor`s thesis of Aikaterini Nakou and laudation.

Further information and last year’s prize winners can be found on the City of Lörrach homepage: Studying in Lörrach and Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University


Scholarship awarded by the town of Lörrach


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.

Further information: Sholarships DHBW Lörrach: Stipendien and bursaries awarded by Lörrach Town: Stipendium der Stadt Lörrach


Retail trainee award


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.