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A strong partnership

Currently there are 16 research groups of Aalen University involved in the strategic research partnership. Furthermore, there are more than 50 partners from industry, research and technology transfer participating in the project. Among these, there are a number of innovative small- and medium-sized businesses but also global market leaders as well as internationally recognised research institutions. The concept of a long-term cooperation enables the highly efficient exploitation of the results derived from the common research effort.

SmartPro partnership

SmartPro offers an innovative concept to a sustainable and demand-orientated strategy of knowledge and technology transfer into the region. This allows the university to intensify research activities in breakthrough areas as well as establish sustainable cooperation with industrial partners.

SmartPro offers substantial benefit to university and region in raising visibility and attractiveness. One of the consequences is an increase in the number and quality of student applications as well as candidates for academic positions. At the same time, the SmartPro network contributes to the qualification of students that integrates research and practical experiences. This answers the current demand for highly qualified experts in locally significant and future-orientated areas.

A dynamic partnership

Already at the start of SmartPro, more than 30 companies from the region were involved in the partnership. Additional, leading research institutions and transfer partners are active in SmartPro.

There are several ways to become part of the SmartPro cooperation network. If your company is interested in the research topics and being part of the network, please contact us!

The “FH-Impuls” framework: strong universities of applied sciences providing impulses for the region

Through the SmartPro partnership, Aalen University of Applied Sciences has positioned itself among the best universities of applied sciences in Germany. It is one of ten German universities of applied sciences awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with five million Euro for initially four years within the program „FH-Impuls“. The main objectives of the program are the sustainable expansion of a regional transfer and cooperation network as well as the development of a distinct research profile.