Strong networks – Huge range
Only because of the fact that our institute is a member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen e.V. (Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)) it is in company of more than 100 industry-based research associations which in turn combine more than 50,000 companies of all trades and industries under one roof. They are all part of industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (cooperative industrial research (IGF)). In addition, there are the 70 institutes of Zuse-Gemeinschaft e. V. (German industrial research community Konrad Zuse) which organises and represents our industrial research institutions at federal level. Its Saxon equivalent, SIG e. V. (Saxon industrial research community), has 18 members who closely cooperate at state level. The technical networks which are often initiated from these associations reach from nanocarbon, environmentally friendly packagings, medical engineering, biotechnology, to the Zuse cluster bioeconomy.