Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co. KG

Asdorfer Straße 96-106

57258 Freudenberg

The company Albrecht Bäumer develops and produces special machines and plants for the processing of polyurethane foams. In our core areas of cutting, gluing, processing and transporting, it is our goal to offer customers perfect solutions. Advanced technologies, automation and intelligent software ensure smooth, reliable processes and high profitability for our customers. Our production control system 'Sophie', developed for the foam industry, networks the entire foam production, increases production efficiency, transparency and safety.


Success is an obligation for more than 400 employees in Freudenberg and our subsidiaries in the USA, China and Japan.

Creaction International S.A.

Rue du château, 67

L-1329 Dommeldange


Créaction is a small internationally operating company and focusus on the identification and realisation of promising new technologies. Additionaly, Créaction generates applied creativity sessions with validation/optimization of new concepts, manages specifications and co-develops prototypes. Together with international partners, they developed a robotic concept directly mimicing insect behaviours. Furthermore, Créaction supports companies in cross-sectoral transfer of ideas, know-how, processes and products.

Fraunhofer - Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT


Additive Fertigung und Laserstrukturieren

Steinbachstraße 17

52074 Aachen

Fraunhofer IPT combines knowledge and experience from all areas of production technology and offers at the location in Aachen applied research and development services for cross-linked and adaptive production. Fraunhofer IPT considers the entirety of the processes as well as the individual links of the process chains. The business activities encompass the current challenges of diverse industrial sectors, technologies and product ranges such as tool and mold construction, optical industry, turbo-machine construction, life sciences engineering as well as lightweight production engineering.


Grootkoppel 33

23566 Lübeck

Environmental protection and technical progress from a single source. HYDROTECHNIK LÜBECK are water engineering specialists who combine environmental protection with technical progress. Along with oil booms, compressed air barriers, ice prevention systems and the creation of complete protection systems for desalination plants, underwater noise insulation is our most important field of activity. It was for this purpose that we developed the Big Bubble Curtain – a versatile compressed air system for reducing noise emissions during offshore pile-driving, but also for protecting marine wildlife during blasting to remove munitions.

Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University

Otto-Blumenthal-Straße 1

52074 Aachen

The institute focuses on mechanical engineering, textile process engineering, high-performance fibre materials, textile preforming, composites, polymer and medical technology, smart textiles and joining as well as simulation and measurement technology. ITA develops solutions from fibre to textile products for the fields of mobility, building & living, health, energy & environment, information & communication, production engineering and materials engineering. Furthermore, the ITA acts as a qualification service provider in academic teaching and industrial training as well as advanced training for industry professionals. The ITA is interdisciplinary, industry and internationally oriented.

KTW Technology GmbH /
KTW Systems GmbH

Gleeser Str.14

56653 Wehr

KTW Technology transfers innovations from space to earth for the benefit of humanity. Our vision is to make an essential contribution to the fulfilment of the goals of the SDG Agenda 2030 of the UN. Our goal is to become the most sustainable company in the world. Our technologies SmartValve, high vacuum laser welding and Titanium Matrix Composites reduce emissions, pesticides, waste of resources, support renewable energy sources and enable long-lasting hip implants and E-hybrid mobility. In doing so, we generate a double dividend by creating assets with high profitability and making an important contribution to society in terms of environmental protection and sustainability.

Materia Nova

Avenue Copernic, 3

7000 Mons


The Research Centre Materia Nova is a non-profit organization with the following skills:

  • Biopolymers and polymer nanocomposites: blends synthesis, polymer formulations, bio-sourced plastics from lab to pilot scale
  • Interface biotechnology: biological interface phenomena for increased proliferative properties of materials
  • Plasma surface treatments: strongly ionised plasmas for an improved quality of the thin films
  • Anticorrosion treatments: trivalent chromium coatings, self-healing surfaces, self-assembled films, sol-gel silicon-based compounds
  • Organic semiconductors: transparent organic electroluminescent diodes, photovoltaic cells and other organic optical electronic devices

Metallguss Herpers GmbH

Hermann-Löns-Straße 111

52078 Aachen

Metallguss Herpers GmbH specialises on aluminium casting with the highest level of difficulty. The realisation of highly demanding customer requirements expand the limits of the state of the art, for example casting with numerous cores or precision casting with high repeat accuracy with wall thicknesses from 1 mm. Thinner walls can also be reproducibly produced, but their application depends on the operational load profile. The business activities range from prototypes over semi-finished goods to finished products for mechanical engineering, vehicle manufacturing, aerospace applications and the electrical industry.


Röchlingstr. 18

73447 Oberkochen

OPPOLD SYSTEM is a company from Southern Germany specialised on the development and production of tools for the solid wood processing. Oppold belongs to the globally leading producers of tools systems for window and door manufacturing. For over 120 years, Oppold deals successfully with the increasing demands for flexible tool systems as a reliable partner for industry and craft. The product range includes simple tools for wood processing as well as flexible and highly complex tool systems for CNC machining centres. A comprehensive assortment of standard tools completes the product range.

Taktilesdesign GmbH

Tannenbergstraße 45

23689 Pansdorf

Taktilesdesign GmbH has expertise in the development of textured surfaces for functional applications and design. We create surface textures for moulding, transportation, furniture and product design. Especially for black marking, antireflective and hydrodynamic effects. we rely on the latest technology such as ultrashort pulse laser. Taktilesdesign delivers texture data ready for production for additive manufacturing and laser engraving based upon your CAD Data.


Within a project, we create greyscale data from given samples or own creative development with indifferent depth variations. With a mapping process, the texture is projected upon the surface and distortions are reduced.

Verhaert New Products & Services N.V.

Hogenakkerhoekstraat 21

9150 Kruibeke


Verhaert Masters in Innovation® has an integrated and comprehensive approach to make you successful in innovation. We deliver managed innovation services to create new products and business in an aligned process. We have invested in infrastructure and the sophistication of our methodology to meet the challenges in innovation. Thanks to our rich heritage and wide variety of references, you benefit from achieved knowledge and experience in various sectors such as advanced materials, life science, earth observation data, robotics, sensors and simulation. Our multidisciplinary teams of creative high-end professionals are looking forward to maximize the innovation potential of your company.





J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG | VPH

St. Pöltener Straße 43

89522 Heidenheim

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Westfälische Hochschule

Münsterstraße 265

46397 Bocholt


The Westphalian Institute of Biomimetics – established in 2012 – focuses on fundamental and applied research about biomimetics. Six professors and five research assistants offer consultation services, contract research and scientific partnerships with SME and large-scale enterprises in the field of biomimetics, biorobotics and bioinspired lightweight construction.