The Cluster New Materials, managed by Bayern Innovativ GmbH, is the Bavarian information and communication platform for advanced materials.
Its objective is to promote the technology transfer spanning different materials and sectors to identify technological issues based on demand and to tackle these issues by proactive network activities.
Moreover, the cluster actively contributes to initiating technology-oriented joint projects with regional value creation. The cluster focuses its activities on seven fields including metallic lightweight construction materials, fibre composites, plastics and glass.
Cluster working groups dealing with these topics have already been set up throughout Bavaria. Cluster meetings on specific subjects are held at companies and institutes bringing together experts and potential customers. Cluster working groups and expert panels meet regularly to discuss special issues thus condensing topics down to the project level and supporting partners in their market-oriented project work.
The advisory board of 16 experts of the materials business supports the Cluster-Management to integrate economy and science to set the course.
This is done by establishing a constantly updated und pro-actively organized platform for companies and institutes, as well as visits of enterprises and institutes - the so called cluster-meetings.
With these meetings, forums and workshops, the Cluster New Materials brings together decision makers and key members of materials business and enables target-oriented exchange of information and experiences.