The Technology Division of Hessen Agentur GmbH (HA), an agency promoting Hessen's strategic advantages worldwide, serves as the state's Center of Excellence to support cluster and network building processes between industry and science. Focusing on technologically advanced sectors, the establishment of close cooperative ties between companies, universities and supporting institutions along the value creation chain, it strengthens the competitiveness of companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It increases Hessen's positive image and contributes to Hessen continuing to be a prime location for technology and innovation. Hessen promotes the advancement of its strong networks and remains internationally competitive. Also initiated by HA, is the TechnologyTransferNetwork Hessen (TTN Hessen), a collaborative network of all Hessian universities and polytechnics, leading industry associations and local chambers of commerce.