Possibilities for Cooperation

We offer different possibilities for cooperation#

You see a need for research or development in your company and need specific solutions? We support you in finding and implementing new concepts. A discussion with us will show you which solution options are available, which cooperation (individual order, large project, etc.) is suitable and what expenditure can be expected. And we know which funding opportunities are available.

In the case of interdisciplinary tasks, we work closely with other research institutions (mainly the Technical University of Munich and other Fraunhofer facilities) and specialized companies. Thus we are able to offer complex system solutions.

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    Our contract research projects are characterized by clearly defined goals, work packages and milestones and provide you with directly applicable results for your company.

    This can be an individual contract, which usually only concerns the commissioning company and the Fraunhofer IGCV.

    Other tasks are so complex that several partners must develop the solution together. In such cases, the know-how of all Fraunhofer Institutes is at your disposal, covering all conceivable topics. External partners and other companies can also be consulted. We have experience in the efficient and fair handling of large projects.

    Examples of our offers#

    After establishing contact and initial exploratory talks, you will decide together with us what the further cooperation should look like. Within the framework of this agreement, you will receive a concrete offer from us, which forms the basis of our project work.

    In this offer we outline:

    1. The initial situation we have identified

    2. The objective of the task we are working on

    3. The project structure = cooperation and project management

    (Short overview of the work packages, information on project management, communication, responsibilities for awarding and accepting contracts)

    4. The paired approach = explanation of individual work packages

    4. A time schedule = project plan

    5. The pricing

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    Some problems are so complex that several partners must develop the solution. In such cases, the entire environment of the Fraunhofer Institutes is available to the client. External partners and other companies can also be consulted.

    Public funding - from the state, federal government or EU - usually plays a role in these large-scale projects. In publicly funded research projects, industrial companies develop new topics together with research institutions. For a joint project, industrial partners and research institutions jointly apply for funding. The results of such projects are pre-competitive findings and broadly applicable methods. These methods can then be adapted and transferred to company-specific requirements and applications, for example within the framework of contract research.

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    The Fraunhofer IGCV accelerates development and innovation processes. With a strategic partnership you have a regulated access to our growing know-how and to our technical possibilities. For example, you as a company can provide us with the latest machine and plant technology for testing and research purposes at the institute or you can use our technical equipment or know-how to familiarize yourself with new technologies. This gives you planning security for your research and innovation projects.

Market and customer orientation

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FAQs about the cooperation with Fraunhofer

Here you will find an overview of the most important questions in the context of a first cooperation.

Contact person for project enquiries

Overview of contacts for each field of research.

Customer references

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