OstWestfalenLippe GmbH is a joint venture of the Gütersloh, Herford, Höxter, Lippe, Minden-Lübbecke and Paderborn districts together with the municipality of Bielefeld and the regional business and science community. Companies and universities are represented by the association «Economy and Science for OstWestfalenLippe», which includes currently approximately 125 members. The task of the OstWestfalenLippe GmbH is to establish the region OstWestfalenLippe (EastWestphaliaLippe) - located in the north of Northrine-Westphalia as a powerful business location with a high quality of life. The focus in the regional development is on technology and innovation. Among others the OstWestfalenLippe GmbH supports the setup and the implementation of the Leading Edge Cluster it's OWL - Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe.