Interdisciplinary and industry-related exchange is an important building block for our corporate success. We know how important up-to-date know-how is in our field and work through networks and cooperation with partners and university institutions not only to exchange knowledge, but also to develop know-how.
The expansion of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Baden-Württemberg is being driven forward by the Fuel Cell BW cluster together with science and industry. It brings together companies, research institutes, public services and associations and aims to achieve market maturity for hydrogen mobility with marketable and customer-friendly series products.
A variety of drive types is necessary for climate protection in Baden-Württemberg. Hydrogen and fuel cells are key technologies for the electrification of transport drives and an important complement to battery vehicles - especially for long distances, for commercial vehicles, for buses, trains, but also for shipping and air traffic. The key is to choose the most efficient technology for each vehicle type and application.
The cluster "3D printing and additive manufacturing - bionics" promotes the TransMIT Gesellschaft für Technologietransfer mbH, which is supported by funds from the ERDF and the state of Hesse, those companies in the exchange of knowledge, which are necessary for the use of technology, introduction of new materials and optimization of structures, in particular also after the model of nature - bionics. Through various cooperations, the development of new business models and services within or between different industries is coming within reach.
The INNOspace® Network Space2Health represents a new module of the successful INNOspace® initiative and opens a communication platform between the space and health industries.
The INNOspace® Network Space2Health takes place under the umbrella of "Raumfahrt bewegt!", an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and DLR Space Management."
The network's objective is to build cross-industry networking, initiate and consolidate synergies. New commercialization potentials are to be identified, technology cooperations intended and joint funding projects initiated. After all, exchanging ideas with other industries makes it easier to see what's new and enables product and process innovations through active technology transfer.
The network HYBRID-3D has set itself a goal to build and strengthen supply chains and long-term relationships between the partners. We will be kicking this off through supporting the identification of individual project-consortia and facilitating international projects within the public funding framework.
Another objective is the development of new manufacturing technologies for hybrid additive 3D manufacturing processes. This includes not only the development of new processes, technologies and equipment for the (hybrid) additive production of (hybrid) components but also their integration into industrial manufacturing processes and the development of new systems for (online) process and quality monitoring and controlling.
From a global perspective, HYBRID-3D aims to increase the competitiveness of Europe in the field of hybrid additive 3D manufacturing technologies and processes.
INNOspace® provides incentives and creates platforms for cross-sector dialog and technology transfer between aerospace and other industrial sectors. In this way, the initiative promotes innovation and entrepreneurial strength, creating mutual benefits.
The German space and automotive industries are known worldwide for their innovations and are thus an important part of Germany as an industrial location. Both sectors combine a large number of strategic key technologies.
In order to make space know-how available to other sectors of the economy, the space management of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) launched the initiative INNOVATION. (DLR) launched the INNOspace® initiative in 2013. It is part of the "National Program for Space and Innovation" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and part of the German government's New High-Tech Strategy.
The network develops solutions for a sustainable and permanently reliable injection molding process.
The goals include energy savings, optimization of heating and temperature control circuits, and operational reliability of cooling water circuits. This requires a new design and development of the thermal installation space and cooling water treatment and online monitoring of all process parameters. Developments with new biogenic plastics open up additional future market opportunities.
Together, we develop new solutions that a single partner would not be able to implement. Exploiting synergies, pooling expertise, developing holistic concepts.
This results in optimal function, energy balance, economic efficiency and sustainability.
The aim of EurA innovation's "Modular Hydrogen Power Plant" project is to store "surplus" regenerative energy for short or long periods, independent of location, and to make it available as base load or control energy when needed. The aim is to develop an energy storage system by 2020 that is comparable to the existing economic storage concept of pumped storage power plants.
To this end, 23 partners from small and medium-sized enterprises, research institutions and large companies are pooling their knowledge, exploiting synergies and jointly implementing ideas. You can download the network flyer here.
Through the e-mobility network, lightweight components for electromobility are to be developed and marketed. The aim is to give the medium-sized supplier industry a platform that enables early and solid preparation for the upcoming changes in electromobility. The focus is on new developments or joint R&D activities for the electric car. Working groups have been formed on the topics of powertrain, energy management and body/chassis.
In the future, the entire value chain of medium-sized suppliers will be represented in the network: Material suppliers, machine manufacturers, toolmakers, design offices, component manufacturers, service providers and institutes or universities.
The goal of the Green IT network is to establish a technology platform, create an innovation concept and initiate suitable measures for the development, implementation and marketing of systems with which 10% to 50% cost savings can be realized in IT and data centers by increasing energy efficiency.
This will be achieved, for example, by developing software and services for controlling and processing applications and data in data centers, developing new hardware for converting heat from servers, and developing systems for economic reuse in buildings.
Through own product developments, innovation competence has been built up in recent years and own products and services have been successfully launched on the market. The network encompasses the entire value chain, i.e. all those involved in the manufacture, construction and monitoring of computing capacities, including the users of the data centers.
Since the middle of 2008, STEP1 - Sportprototype Team Engineering Project 1 has been developing a modern sports prototype racing car. The STEP1 team now consists of a considerable number of companies and individuals from the development, calculation, production, testing and marketing sectors, among others. They have made it their task to jointly contribute to the development of the vehicle by contributing their respective competencies.
The basis of the racing car with the type designation MiKar C301B is the E2/C3 car class of the FIA regulations for two-seater, open sports cars. Hill climbs are single time trials on an uphill course, typically closed country roads, where the finish line is higher than the start line. For the time being, the car is used in hillclimb championships.