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An-Institute at the TU Ilmenau

The TITK has already been an affiliated institute of the TU Ilmenau for many years. This consolidates the existing research cooperation between the two partners, and basic research at the TU benefits from the application-oriented interdisciplinary know-how of the TITK as well as from its networking with industry.

The aim of this cooperation within the framework of projects in both basic or preliminary research and applied industrial research is to transfer novel material concepts and ideas into new products, processes and services as quickly as possible in order to make them usable for industry. To this end, the TU Ilmenau and the TITK are actively involved in a large number of regional and supra-regional to EU-wide initiatives for networking and cluster formation.

Joint research focuses include activities for the development of polymer-based electronic components, actuators using functional polymer systems, sensors based on materials with piezoelectric properties for monitoring the integrity of fiber composites, and joint material developments both within the framework of the Thuringian Innovation Center for Mobility (ThIMo) at the TU Ilmenau and the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialization for Thuringia - RIS3 Thüringen.