New materials

From materials to innovations

Bavaria is one of the international leaders in the field of "New Materials". With its broad-based research landscape, highly innovative technology and process companies as well as a strong user industry, it has the best prerequisites to play the leading role in the future. The Cluster New Materials is the Bavarian-wide information, communication and cooperation platform. The Cluster New Materials is managed by the Bayern Innovativ GmbH and brings together players from science and industry - interdisciplinary and across technologies and industries. The creation of transparency with regard to material competencies - especially from Bavaria - and marketing of innovations with new materials is one of the Cluster's core competence.


Focus Areas

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Lightweight and multi material design
  • Resource efficiency and sustainability

The Cluster New Materials is covering almost all material classes, from polymers and composites to light metal materials, functionalized surfaces, textiles as well as technical ceramics and glass.

The portfolio of project activities and services are differentiated and consistently developed towards the needs of the Bavarian companies and institutions. Close collaboration with regional networks and initiatives is an essential pillar for the cluster network.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marion Merklein

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marion Merklein

Cluster Spokeswoman

Dr. Nicole de Boer

Cluster Managing Director