Aachener Kompetenzzentrum für Ressourcentechnologie e.V.

Ressource technologies

Secondary raw materials

Aktionslinie Hessen-Nanotech

Material- and Nanotechnology


Anwenderkreis Atmosphärendruckplasma (AK-ADP)

Surface technologies, coatings

Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings

AVIAspace Bremen e.V.

aerospace technologies


Bioanalytik Münster e.V.



BioEconomy e.V.
BioEconomy Cluster

bio-based materials, chemicals, products

Composite Technology,
Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

Bundesvereinigung Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik e.V.

materials, materials technologies


Carbon Composites e.V.

covering the entire value chain of high-performance fibre reinforced composites

Composite Technology

cc-NanoBioNet e. V.

cc-NanoBioNet is one of the largest German networks in nanotechnology


CeNIDE "Centre for Nanointegration"



CenTech "Centre for Nanotechnology"

applied research on Nanotechnology


Ceramic Composites

Ceramic composites

Composite Technology,
Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

CFK-Valley Stade e.V.

new procedures and processes in the area of fiber composite materials are developed, carbon fiber reinforced plastic , fully automatic recycling of CFRP structures

Composite Technology, Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

Cluster Neue Werkstoffe



DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Network


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien e.V.


materials for health

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallographie

material science crystallography


DGM-Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde

materials research


Die Verbindungsspezialisten

welding, joining


DVM-Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung- und Prüfung

 testing of materials, components and systems


Fraunhofer Allianz Batterien

Battery systems


Fraunhofer Allianz Energie

Research and services offered by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the fields of energy technology and energy industry


Fraunhofer Allianz Numerische Simulation

Development and improvement of simulation methods


Fraunhofer Allianz Polymere Oberflächen

Functionalisation of polymer surfaces'


Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance

The activities of the Nanotechnology Alliance cover the whole R&D value chain and are focused on e.g. multifunctional coatings for use in the optical, automotive and electronics industry, the design of special nanoparticles as fillers (carbon nanotubes, metals, oxides etc), nanocomposites, functional materials e.g for biomedical applications and CNT-based structural materials and actuators. The alliance also treats questions regarding toxicology and operational safety when dealing with nanoparticles. Almost a third of the Fraunhofer institutes are active in nanotechnology. The institutes of this alliance focuses its activities on the following main topics: Nanomaterials, Measuring and processing techniques, Nano- biotechnology, Nano-optics / -electronics, Nano processing / handling


Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme

Ceramic high-performance materials


Informationszentrum technische Keramik/ Verband der Keramischen Industrie e.V. (VKI)




Initiative Leichtbau

The Lightweighting Initiative Coordination Office is a national and international network hub for German companies, and especially SMEs, supporting the implementation of lightweighting and fostering the cross-sectoral transfer of technology – with activities ranging from backing for initiatives to a more widespread industrial roll-out of lightweighting and its use in mass production.

Lightweighting skills in Germany at a glance: interactive map "LEICHTBAUATLAS"



InnoZent OWL

ICT, RFID, Wireless Sensor Systems, Smart Power


Kompetenzzentrum Kunststoff



Kompetenzzentrum Ultrapräzise Oberflächenbearbeitung (CC UPOB e.V.)

Surface characterisation, optical machining processes, mechanic machining processes, Ion-beam machining processes

Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings

Kompetenzzentrum Werkstoffe der Mikrotechnik Universität Ulm



Leibniz Institute for new materials/ Leibniz Network Nanotechnology

INM is focused on the research and development of materials, nanotechnology


Leibniz Institute for Solid state and materials research Dresden

It is concerned with modern materials science and combines explorative research in physics, chemistry and materials science with technological development of new materials and products


Leibniz Research Alliance on Nanosafety

The Leibniz Research Alliance on Nanosafety deals with safety issues that are either caused by or can be addressed by nanomaterials and nanoproducts. interdependency between nanomaterials and human tissue and  organs. Design of safe Nanomaterials, nanosafety research


MAI Carbon

Application of the CFK-technology in the large scale industry by material development, optimizing the production prozess and automation the fabrication. This includes aspects like recycling, multi-scale modeling and testing. 

Composite Technology

materials valley e.V.

materials research (polymers, metals, ceramic, composites).


Nanomat am KIT

Nanotechnologies and Materials:  printed materials and systems, Nanoelectronics and optical technologies, new materials for car industry and energy sector,
Graphene,   Mikroskopie (AFM, TEM), safety and environmental friendly analysis nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, appliead research


Nanonetz Bayern e.V.

application-oriented research in the field of nanotechnology


Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)

NIM brings together research groups in the Munich area covering the fields of physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, electrical engineering, and medicine.


Nano-Technology Center of Competence "Ultrathin Functional Films"

WG 1: Advanced CMOS
WG 2: Novel components
WG 3: Biomolecular films for medical and technological purposes
WG 4: Mechanical and protective film applications
WG 5: Ultrathin films for optics and photonics
WG 6: Nano-size actorics and sensorics


Netzwerk Textile Innovation


Composite Technology

Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH

new materials, application and solution-oriented research projects



Nanotechnology, Mikrosythemtechnology, Materials, optical technologies


Norddeutsche Initiative Nanomaterialien (NINa)

Production and analysis of nanoparticles, Materials and coating. nanobiotechnology,

Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
Composite Technology
Materials for Health

NRW Netzwerk Oberfläche



OpTech-Net e.V.

optical communication technologies,  measurement technique in the area of Display and lightning technique


Kompetenznetz Adaptronik e. V.

smart materials, composite materials, modelling

composite technology

Institut für Oberflächentechnik (IOT), RWTH-Aachen

surface engineering


WIN: Werkstoffinnovation Niedersachsen

Materials Testing, Materials Processing and Processing, Metallic Materials, Plastics, Concrete, Other Materials


WIP-Kunststoffe e.V. Wissens- und Innovations-Netzwerk Polymertechnik

polymers, composites, nanomaterials, interfaces and surfaces