Industrial Research and Innovation
The department Industrial Research and Innovation acts, on behalf of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Traffic and Technology, as a project manager for the programme “Bavarian Microsystems Technology” and for the programme “Bavarian Information and Communication Technology”. It functions as a local contact for Bavarian companies and research institutions. It provides information on possibilities of research and development funding and assists small and medium-sized enterprises as a competent partner in the innovation process. What is more, it fulfils tasks connected with the programme management for the ZIM programme of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).
The personnel of the sector Industrial Research and Innovation possesses in-depth knowledge and know-how of microsystems technology as well as information and communication technology and, to some extent, long-standing industrial experience in R&D and production. Its experts are also able to cover the specialised fields of chemistry and process engineering and semi-conductor technology.
Microsystems in Bavaria support programme
In the Microsystem Technologies support programme the Bavarian State Government supports medium-sized companies in enhancing and applying this key technology. The joining of different functions and technologies in very small spaces creates intelligent integrated systems. The programme is intended to speed up the application of these systems in new products and therefore to further enhance the competitive capabilities of Bavarian companies. The VDI/VDE-IT supports the Microsystems Support Programme professionally and organizationally.
Support Programme Information and Communications Technology Bavaria
The Bavarian State Government supports research institutes and companies in developing, enhancing and applying these future technologies via the Information and Communications Technology in Bavaria support programme. This is intended to speed up the application of information and communications technology in new products and solutions and thus to strengthen Bavaria as a high-tech location. The VDI/VDE-IT is the project executing organization of the programme and therefore manages the whole application and project process.