The Research and Technology Association of Thuringia (Forschungs- und Technologieverbund Thüringen e.V.) is an association of non-profit, business-oriented research institutions in Thuringia and the state representation for the German Industrial Research Association Konrad Zuse. The association is made up of 9 non-profit, industry-related research institutions with around 830 employees. The competencies of these institutions cover the most important technology fields of the Thuringian economy. The broad competence is explained by the diverse, specific research profiles of these institutes and the know-how of their members.
We see it as our task to discover and secure technologies and to develop exploitation strategies, to make innovations usable for the economy, to establish and coordinate networks and to support technology-oriented business start-ups and spin-offs.