We set up research projects in which several companies work together and look for a solution to a common technological challenge. These projects create pre-competitive collaborations in which all partners have the same goal and look for a generic solution to a generic problem. Subsequently, the respective companies can use the final technological project output and translate it into concrete product or production innovations. There are 3 different types of projects:
- Strategic Basic Research (SBO), which builds knowledge and brings research closer to the market. Companies in the user group follow up the project for four years and can test the first results on their own application. These companies help to create a hotbed for tomorrow's technology.
- Industrial research (ICON or interdisciplinary collaborative research), in which we translate existing knowledge into concrete products or production at companies. These are two-year projects that work on medium-term applications. Companies actively help to apply the results to their own applications.
- Technology transfer projects (TETRA) stimulate knowledge transfer between higher education and companies. In these projects we do practice-based research and participating companies are part of the user group for a period of two years. They help determine the test cases and are among the first companies to gain access to the developed methodologies and tools.
In addition, we also offer customised innovation,