Opportunities for research and development collaborations

Those that walk in the footsteps of others leave no footprints of their own and never tread new ground.

Wilhelm Busch

Is a cooperation of interest for your company, Start-Up or SME to carry out a joint project with us?

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We are happy to discuss your request and find the most suitable collaboration format. If necessary, we can also offer you our assistance to find a suitable funding program for your project, as well as active support in submitting your application. Upon your request, we will handle the entire application process ourselves for you where this is possible.

Additionally, thanks to our large network, we can establish a contact with other partners that would be valuable additions to a consortium for your project.

The Division Plastics offers its many years of experience in a wide range of research and development projects  in all kinds of initiatives – from individual partnerships to large, international, interdisciplinary consortia, from projects funded by the EU or charitable foundations to publicly funded projects and from subcontracting arrangements to direct contract research.

One single partner for everything – from synthesis and formulation to processing

As we perform research and development from monomers to test specimens and from formulation to processing, the Division Plastics is able to cover a major part of the plastics value chain in any project. The advantage for you here is that even for a wide variety of competencies, no additional partners besides Fraunhofer LBF is needed, which will greatly simplify the collaboration in terms of communication and coordination during the collaboration.

Our customers value the continuity of our scientific and technical staff, which is an ideal condition for a long-term partnership. As an independent, non-profit research institute, we are also not a market competitor. As such, thanks to our network of contacts among research institutions and in the plastics sector, you will benefit from our insights into the latest developments in plastics research.


Knowledge to give you the edge

Work with us in a joint industrial research project! Let our know-how provide your research and development endeavors with a competitive edge through customized, target-oriented optimization.


We would love to hear from you!