For the path from a promising idea to a marketable product or process, it becomes more important than ever to bundle competencies. The era of companies acting on their own is over. We are convinced that external influences affect innovations and improvements. Therefore, we bring together knowledge from various fields and with different orientations in our academical and innovation network. Innovation is always driven by people who look at a topic from individual perspectives. In research and development, we work together with various partners from industry and science – with benefits for all involved. We exchange information, expertise or resources and learn from each other.