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Chemistry

Bavaria's engine for chemical innovation

The Chemistry Cluster Bavaria (CCB) is an established network
of companies and research institutes of the Bavarian
chemical industry. Covering global players, a strong SME
base, and innovative research institutes, the cluster members
cover virtually the entire service spectrum of chemical
suppliers.

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Tasks and objectives

The CCB promotes product and process innovations for new, cross-industry markets with a focus on value crea­tion for its members. It provides support with the acqui­sition of funding through the »ConTact« contact center, the coordination of R&D collaboration, and the identifica­tion of new sales markets. Marketable solutions for inno­vative technologies and materials are developed in collab­oration between large and small companies, universities, and institutes.

Business Chemistry & Innovation Platform

Sales and innovation requirements from various indus­tries, such as aviation and aerospace, the paint and coat­ings industry, raw materials extraction, or the consumer goods sector are determined and coordinated with clus­ter members throughout Europe within the »Business Chemistry & Innovation Platform« initiative. Each year the Business Chemistry & Innovation Platform produces a va­riety of new industrial applications.

Network management

The CCB lives from the high level of activity of its mem­bers and close cooperation with regional and interna­tional networks and partners. Thanks to its broad range of contacts, the CCB is able to respond to special require­ments and find appropriate solutions in collaboration with its members. Regular events, such as technical forums on specific topics, workshops, and start-up days, provide op­portunities to obtain and exchange information on current topics.

ConTact – technology promotion & project financing

The joint contact center with the University of Bayreuth (ConTact) supports members with individual funding ad­vice and project acquisition. A key role played by ConTact is the targeted initiation and accompaniment of cooper­ative projects between companies and research institu­tions. ConTact provides advice on appropriate funding pro­grams, assists with project and consortium development in the application phase, and is also available for profes­sional project management.

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[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Cluster Spokesman
President Emeritus of Technical University of Munich

[Translate to English:] Dr. Günter von Au

Dr. Günter von Au

Cluster Spokesman

[Translate to English:] Dr. Patrick Prühs

Dr. Patrick Prühs

Cluster Managing Director