Dr. Martin Müller
ERC Additive GmbH
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Head of the Refining and Product Application Department
- Examination of project applications for industrial collective research to be submitted to the AiF (German Federation of Industrial Research Associations) with regard to the benefit of the intended research results for SMEs
- Examination of the purposive and under existing guidelines appropiate participation of SMEs in project monitoring.
The technical evaluation of the projects is carried out in the DGMK technical committees.
AiF - German Federation of Industrial Research Associations
The AiF is an industry-based organisation with the aim of initiating research for small and medium-sized enterprises, qualifying young scientists and specialists in innovative fields and organising the exchange of information on the results of scientific research. It has a unique infrastructure for the transfer of knowledge to companies: With around 100 research associations from a wide range of industrial sectors and fields of technology, several thousand research projects are managed each year. With more than 1,200 integrated research centres, the AiF spans a nationwide network in which knowledge for innovations is generated.
The support of joint industrial research projects aims to compensate for the structural disadvantages of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs*) in the field of research and development. The aim is to ensure that research projects are of direct benefit to the target group of SMEs. The SME relevance of the projects is ensured by the composition of the project-accompanying committees.
*SMEs = small and medium-sized enterprises according to the definition of the AiF