The themes of our research address major societal challenges such as sustainable energy, mobility, health & well-being and packaging. These research themes can also be related to Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s proposal for the next EU programme for research and innovation, a pivotal part of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and economic growth.

Our programs

Additive Manufacturing

Creating Innovative Functionalities for 3D Printed Parts and Products by Research & Development in Polymer Materials for Additive Manufacturing

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Lightweight automotive

Predictive modeling of thermoplastic composites during its life’s use, either in injection over-molded parts or in metal plastic hybrid parts.

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Sustainable Buildings

Decrease the energy consumption of buildings by development of innovative optical materials and coatings

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Shared Research Programs

The Shared Research Programs are supported by specific expertise in the field of Technology Platforms. These are fields of conceptual or generic knowledge that can be used to study complex application problems. The Center develops new applications only if and when building on core technological strengths. As a basic principle, the Technology Platform should be able to serve solving issues in multiple application areas within the shared research programs. This will automatically lead to innovation, as the learnings from one application can be used for other applications.