The funding programs of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research or the Central Innovation Program for SMEs support Merkle & Partner in generating new knowledge in the development of methods and processes. The focus is on cooperation projects with various universities or companies.

Merkle Partner DAVIS


Data-driven networking for engineering simulation.

Project duration: 2021-

Merkle Partner Smartdamp


Development of a method for realistic, fast and economical calculation and design of damping elements for shock and vibration decoupling.

Project duration: 2021-

Merkle Partner Road3D Metal Printing


Robust design and dimensioning of safety-relevant components for 3D metal printing.

Project duration: 2019-

Merkle Partner Elastometer component


Development of a method for realistic, fast and economical calculation and design of plastic and elastomer components.

Project duration: 2017 bis 2019 

merkle partner efficient lightweight structures


Development of a novel system for the production of efficient lightweight structures.

Project duration: 2015 bis 2017  

Merkle Partner 3D Printer


Developing new methods to better design 3D printers to produce integrated plastic components. 

Project duration: 2014 bis 2016 

Merkle Partner Fuel Cell Stack


Development of a numerical calculation method for the flexible representation of multiphysical processes in a fuel cell stack.

Project duration: 2014 bis 2016 

merkle partner cooling circuit

Thermal shock test stand

Development of a thermal shock and pressure pulsation test bench for cooling circuits for all climatic zones for vehicles with combustion engines and electric motors.

Project duration: 2013 bis 2015 

Merkle Partner heat up electric car


Development of a method for numerical optimization of heating and cooling of electric cars. 

Project duration: 2011 bis 2013 

Merkle Partner encapsulated rack system

Energy efficient rack system

Development of an energy-efficient encapsulated rack system.

Project duration: 2010 bis 2011  

Damped current collector

Damped pantograph

Development of a low-wear and damped current collector for the third rail. 

Projektlaufzeit: 2010-2011

merkle partner filler optimisation

Packing optimization

Development of a method for the numerical optimization of packed beds for the chemical industry.

Project duration: 2009 bis 2011 

Merkle Partner Katamax Hydropower Process


New development and optimization of the Katamax hydropower process Development of the fluidic functions of the process.

 Project duration: 2009-2011

The seal of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BSFZ) certifies that Merkle CAE Solutions is eligible for research grant funding. This is the case if Merkle CAE Solutions has a proven track record of research and development.