Stage for Innovation

A high percentage of research and development in companies as well as close cooperation’s with the University of Bayreuth and research institutions, make Bayreuth an ideal location for innovation.

Setting for Excellence

Bayreuth is not only the setting for world-renowned cultural offers. Thanks to the University of Bayreuth, research institutions and companies who break new ground, Bayreuth also shines with its innovation landscape that revolutionizes education, materials and processes.

The three Fraunhofer- Institutions, the Competence Center for Digital Crafts and Trades, the Medical Campus, the TAO and the steadily growing number of research and innovation institutions alongside the Technology Axis make Bayreuth a prime location for innovation with areas of expertise that far surpass academic research.

University of Bayreuth

With an interdisciplinary approach to research and academics the University of Bayreuth challenges and crosses boundaries that stand in the way of their quest for knowledge and answers to scientific, technical, and social questions. The campus is a place for creative thinking that provides lecturers, students, and staff with the freedom to reach their full potential. The University is the ideal springboard for a long-lasting and successful career. Proof for the University’s unique profile and state-of-the-art teaching and research offer its top positions in national teaching and research rankings.

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TAO – Technology Alliance of Upper Franconia

Cooperative knowledge transfer instead of rivalry make the Technology Alliance of Upper Franconia, with headquarters in Bayreuth, a one of kind collaboration dedicated to unlocking and further developing synergies between universities, universities of applied sciences and a strong economy in the areas of education, research and development.

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BayBatt – Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology

The BayBatt is a nationwide unparalleled project. With its interdisciplinary research and training BayBatt seeks to make an important contribution to efficient energy conversion and storage – key technologies of the energy and transport turnaround.

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Competence Center for Digital Crafts and Trades

Broadening the definition of digitalization – Large scale enterprises or small craft businesses, digitalization is a deciding factor for future economic success regardless of the firm size. The Competence Center with its emphasis on manufacturing, fabrication and automation technology offers its assistance to all small handicraft businesses located in Bavaria when it comes to strengthening their competitiveness and the development of new business areas in the context of digitalization.

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Medical Campus

Ensuring the highest level of medical in-patient and out-patient care outside of metropolitan areas is the main goal of the new degree program with clinical education at the Medical Campus Upper Franconia in cooperation with the Campus Hospital Bayreuth.

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Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH (NMB)

Material solutions for plastics, metals and material combinations are the core competencies of the NMB research facility. The focus is on aspects of sustainability, digitalization and energy.

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Fraunhofer-Center for High Temperature Materials and Design (HTL)

Efficient solutions during high-temperature processes – from high-temperature materials, high-temperature components to high-temperature measuring methods – are HTL’s areas of expertise. At the throughout-Europe unprecedented Fiber Pilot Plant in Bayreuth researchers aim to optimize the energy efficiency and material sustainability of high-temperature processes.

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Fraunhofer-Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering (FIT)

In a unique way the FIT combines research, practical experiences and academics when it comes to the field of digitalization. The FIT has proven expertise in the areas of Computer-aided Financial Management, Customer Relationship Management, Energy und Critical Infrastructures, Innovation Management, Digital Life, IT and Data Security, Strategic IT-Management und Value-based Business Process Management. With a customer-focused and solution-oriented way of working the FIT employs its methodological know-how at the highest scientific level onto applied research projects.

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Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe Prozessinnovation (IPA)

About 50 engineers and researchers at the IPA worked tirelessly in the last five years to set 150 clients up for success. Individually customized regenerative production – the IPA offers groundbreaking services in the fields of sustainable product engineering, increase of energy efficiency and replacement parts production.

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Steingraeber & Söhne – Piano Manufactory

Handcrafted pianos and tonal richness make Steingraeber & Söhne a household name in the industry. Since 1852 Steingraeber & Söhne has been making upright and grand pianos in the Festival City of Bayreuth. Then as now, Steingraeber has been a leader of new developments in the construction of world-class instruments and continues to enrich classical piano building with innovative techniques. Steingraeber pianos are played worldwide by an array of distinguished artists in the most-renowned concert halls.

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