Especially in research-intensive industries, the opening of the innovation process is playing an increasingly important role. Open innovation and partnerships on a cross-company scale expedite the innovation process, making it easier for companies and institutes to join forces in mastering increasingly complex technological issues.
Festo takes pride in being a research partner. This commitment is very clearly borne out in various regional, national and international partnerships.
Top Cluster MicroTEC Südwest
The Top Cluster is a matured, cross-industry technology cluster in southwest Germany. Festo is a value partner in the Top Cluster.
Kompetenznetzwerk Mechatronik BW e.V. (Mechatronics Competence Network BW, KMBW) is a cooperative association of more than 90 companies in the field of mechatronic systems. Mechatronics constitutes the core of this network.
www.mechatronik-ev.de (german only)
MANUFUTURE Germany is the German initiative within the overall MANUFUTURE Europe programme. The MANUFUTURE platforms have the task of identifying and prioritising relevant research activities in cooperation with industry.
www.manufuture.de (german only)
MANUFUTURE Europe is the European umbrella initiative for the national platform MANUFUTURE Germany. This initiative was established with the ambition of identifying key leverage points for structural change.
EFFRA – European Factories of the
Future Research Association
EFFRA was founded by the MANUFUTURE technology platform. This association supports the implementation of future factories. EFFRA expedites the development of new and innovative production technologies.