The work of the NRW Innovation Alliance has resulted in a large number of collaborations of businesses, associations, social and other institutions on the one side and universities and research institutes on the other. Whether it is issues such as energy management or energy sources, biomedical sciences, agriculture, production engineering and manufacturing, or addiction assistance or other social challenges: there is great demand for the willingness to innovate of businesses, policy-makers, or responsible employees and the know how of scientists.
Cooperations with businesses result in innovative product developments or optimised workflows and thus, as a rule, to improved bottom lines and increased employee numbers. Some of the cooperation projects, e.g. the development of a stable-cleaning robot, received the renowned Seifriz Award of the German Trades.
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Fascinated by large molecules - Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Better batteries through nano powder - RWTH Aachen
Crushing the tar sands - Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Biochips 2.0 – a new generation - University of Bielefeld
Using water jets to exploit geothermal energy - Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Collaborating against dementia - University of Bonn
How an idea revolutionises manufacturing - Dortmund University of Applied Sciences/Dortmund University Transfer Organisation mbH
Smart meters for more energy efficiency - TU Dortmund University
MIMO: in love with reflections - University of Duisburg-Essen
The cavitation challenge - Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences
Riding the fuel cell hybrid bus to the energy conference - Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Kitchen slops to coal - Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences
Dispelling the darkness - Münster University of Applied Sciences
Tiny solutions solve big problems - University of Münster
Twittering in the office - Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Quality and quantity - University of Paderborn
A helping hand for SMEs - University of Siegen
Testing endoprostheses - South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
Saving resources in manufacturing - University of Wuppertal
At the beginning were: on the one hand, a successful medium-sized company looking for ways to grow its business in the industry, and on the other, a university with many connections to regional businesses seeking new cooperations. The fact that both partners – the Berghoff GmbH company and the University of Siegen – found each other is due to the initiative of the NRW Innovation Alliance ...
Helmut Mauell GmbH, a medium-sized enterprise, manufactures control technology used to automate power plants and energy grids, successfully defending its market position against major corporations such as Siemens or ABB. In order to have more know how at its disposal for the further development of its systems technology, the company went looking for support. Its request reached, by way of Innovation Alliance, the EnergieInstitut of Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences - kicking off a successful collaboration ...