10. December 2018 | Press releases:

TU Braunschweig is member of two new EU Innovation Communities "Production Engineering" and "Urban Mobility"

The Technische Universtität Braunschweig is a partner of two successful innovation communities established by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Urban Mobility and Manufacturing are the associations that bring together industrial companies and public institutions as well as other universities. The project has a duration of seven years and a total financial volume of 1.6 billion euros each. The European Union is funding the innovation communities with 400 million euros each. As a member of the two consortia, TU Braunschweig is entitled to submit project-related applications for funding.

The EIT is an integral part of the European funding programme Horizon 2020. It supports partnerships between leading universities, research laboratories and companies, the so-called Knowledge and Innovation Communities. This is where ideas and innovative products in important fields of the future are quickly brought to market. With the two new alliances, the EIT now has a total of eight innovation communities.

Prof. Dr. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, President of the TU Braunschweig, says: “The innovation communities are European flagships for strong research and rapid technology transfer. The fact that we are on board in both new consortia shows our international competitiveness in the field of urban mobility and production technology. For our Lower Saxony Research Centre for Automotive Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, this is a well-deserved, huge success. My thanks also go to the State of Lower Saxony: “The Ministry of Science and Culture has supported us from the very beginning both ideally and financially in our application and membership of the consortium.”

Björn Thümler, Lower Saxony’s Minister of Science and Culture: “The membership in the two KICs ‘Urban Mobility’ and ‘Added Value Manufacturing’ is one more great success for the TU Braunschweig: The university is networking within European consortia and strengthening its research focus in the areas of mobility and production research. Both are highly innovative research topics that have a high impact beyond the region”.