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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


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.

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

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Cluster Spokesman

[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