Joint research

Particularly when it comes to applied research, a major institute needs to look far into the future to be sure that new technologies will meet market requirements in the years to come. With its wealth of expertise and guaranteed holistic approach to manufacturing systems, Fraunhofer IPA is an ideal partner. In joint projects based on the two strategic pillars of mass sustainability and mass personalization, creative employees work with industry, focusing on new concepts to provide companies with cost-effective solutions to future challenges.

Creating the necessary conditions to develop new technologies and implement them swiftly and cost-effectively

Fraunhofer IPA is helping to shape the future of Industrie 4.0 at regional and national level: examples of projects and committees include the national platform, the German standardization roadmap Industrie 4.0 and Allianz 4.0 in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Fraunhofer IPA also participates in manufacturing research programs initiated by the European Commission, such as the European technology platform ManuFUTURE and Factory of the Future PPP. Development-related standardization increases investment certainty when it comes to introducing new technologies in industry. This helps companies to quickly transform research results into financial success.

Joint research projects

To deal with research queries from industry, we develop solution concepts, form consortia and coordinate projects. With pre-competitive joint research projects, we identify appropriate funding means and make the necessary applications.

We assist with strategic planning and applications, and also help you to carry out funded projects. We are the right place to contact when it comes to project proposals, project ideas and cooperation wishes for national and international collaboration.