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Support measures with funds from the European Union

Industry-related infrastructure - establishment and expansion of innovation centers as part of non-economic activity (IZN).

Objective: Investment in a plant for laying and winding unidirectionally reinforced fiber composite molded parts as part of the Thuringian Innovation Center Mobility (ThIMo).

Duration: 01.06.2022 to 30.09.2023

Funding code: 2022 IZN 0006

The project funded by the Free State of Thuringia was co-financed by funds from the European Union within the framework of the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) and REACT-EU.


Business-related infrastructure - Business-related research facilities Investment in research-related equipment infrastructure

Objective: Investment in a fiber supply and spreading system for thermoplastic unidirectionally reinforced tapes (FAST UD)

Duration: 26.09.2022 until 30.09.2023

Funding code: 2022 WIN 0017

The project supported by the Free State of Thuringia was co-financed by funds of the European Union within the framework of the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) and REACT-EU


Business-related infrastructure - Business-related research facilities Investment in research-related equipment infrastructure

Objective: Investment in a pilot-scale multi-screw extruder line for processing plastics and recycled materials

Duration: 26.09.2022 to 30.09.2023

Funding code: 2022 WIN 0016

The project supported by the Free State of Thuringia was co-financed by funds of the European Union within the framework of the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) and REACT-EU.


Foreign trade promotion program

Objective: Participation in the international trade fair "IAA Mobility" 2021 in Munich

Duration: 07.06.2021 until 12.09.2021

Funding code: 2021 AWFG 0065

This measure is financed with funds from the Foreign Trade Promotion Directive of the Free State of Thuringia and with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Construction of a small-scale autoclave reactor polymerization plant

Aim: Synthesis and modification of various thermoplastic polymers by bulk polymerization.

Duration: 01.09.2018 to 31.08.2021

Funding code: 2018 WIN 0007

This measure is financed with investment grants from the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) 2014-2020.


Expansion of press technology options for processing thermoplastic high-performance polymers

Objective: Innovative fiber composite materials and semi-finished products on a thermoplastic basis are to be developed and designed in such a way that applications in the manufacture of battery module housings in fiber composite form are made possible and weight savings can be achieved compared with metal materials. The aim is to develop sustainable solutions that enable recycling processes at the end of the component's life. Thermoset systems are ruled out - the focus is increasingly on thermoplastic composites. composites. To this end, it must be possible to process polymers with softening temperatures > 250°C in compression molding processes.

Duration: 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021

Funding code: 2019 WIN 0004

This measure is financed with investment grants from the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) 2014-2020.


Construction and establishment of a tri-component melt spinning plant

Objective: Production of functional filaments for applications in textile, medical, safety and manufacturing technology.

Duration: 01.11.2019 until 30.04.2022

Funding code: 2019 WIN 0005

This measure is financed with investment grants from the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) 2014-2020.


Construction of an extrusion line for the production and further processing of T-NIPUs

Objective: Development of non-isocyanate based polyurethanes (T-NIPUs) for hot melt adhesives, lightweight foams and sustainable coatings

Duration: 01.02.2019 until 30.04.2020

Funding reference: 2018 WIN 0006

This measure is financed with investment grants from the "European Regional Development Fund" (ERDF) 2014-2020.


Support measures of the Free State of Thuringia

Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: The grant is earmarked for the preparation of the R&D cooperation project with the topic: "Development of extrinsic encapsulation of polymer-bound phase change materials".

Duration: 15.08.2022 until 14.03.2023

Funding code: 2022 IVN 0057

This measure is financed with funds from the directive of the Free State of Thuringia for the promotion of research, technology and innovation (RTI directive).


Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: The grant is earmarked for the preparation of the R&D cooperation project with the topic: "Development of lyocell fibers based on agricultural residues using an energetically optimized cooking process to obtain chemical pulps for the lyocell process".

Duration: 16.11.2022 until 31.03.2023

Funding code: 2022 IVN 0080

This measure is financed with funds from the directive of the Free State of Thuringia for the promotion of research, technology and innovation (RTI directive).


Support measures of the Free State of Thuringia

Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: The grant is earmarked for the preparation of the R&D cooperation project with the topic: development of textile joining processes based on biobased and -degradable hot melt adhesive systems.

Duration: 01.01.2022 until 31.12.2022

Funding code: 2021 IVN 0072

This measure is financed with funds from the directive of the Free State of Thuringia for the promotion of research, technology and innovation (RTI directive).


Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: The grant is earmarked for the preparation of the R&D cooperation project with the topic: rCF concrete - near-surface incorporation of rCF nonwovens into mineral matrices ("concrete") to increase the tensile strength in the component edge layers while simultaneously realizing surface heating with high efficiency.

Duration: 01.11.2021 until 31.08.2022

Funding code: 2021 IVN 0017

This measure is financed with funds from the directive of the Free State of Thuringia for the promotion of research, technology and innovation (RTI directive).


Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: The grant is earmarked for the preparation of the R&D cooperation project with the topic: development of antiviral functional materials by virus-inactivating modification of thermoplastic functional polymer materials.

Duration: 01.02.2022 to 31.07.2022

Funding code: 2021 IVN 0079

This measure is financed with funds from the directive of the Free State of Thuringia for the promotion of research, technology and innovation (RTI directive).


Work of a research group with scientific and technical staff.

Objective: 3D printing of biocompatible cellulose molded bodies with complex structures - 3D-CellForm.

Duration: 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2022.

Funding code: 2018 FGR 0075

The aim of the research group is to produce biobased 3D molded bodies - consisting of unmodified cellulose. The materials should have excellent biocompatibility and find application as implants and artificial skin and tissue in medicine. 3D printing techniques will be used to achieve a high level of detail. The innovative core of the planned basic research is that thermoplastic cellulose derivatives are used for 3D printing, which can be regenerated into cellulose. In this way, complex structures and thus personalized biomaterials can be generated compared to the conventional reshaping of cellulose.

The research and development work is divided into the following sub-aspects: Synthesis of thermoplastic cellulose derivatives, development of 3D printing processes, regeneration and property tuning of the cellulose molded bodies. By means of polymer analog chemical derivatization, cellulose ester, silyl ether, and mixed derivatives are prepared. By varying the molecular structure, 3D-printable compounds with defined melting and solidification temperatures and tailored rheological properties are developed. A crucial scientific issue concerns the "regeneration" of cellulose derivatives into cellulose moldings. Extensive studies are being carried out on the elimination of the groups referred to below as "thermoplastic" substituents under different reaction conditions: acidic, basic, photochemical, aqueous, anhydrous.

The application potential of the new cellulose moldings is largely determined by a variety of physical, chemical and biological material properties, such as mechanical strength and dimensional stability, surface morphology, absorption and retention capacity of water and biological fluids, and interaction with cells. Therefore, the aim of the project is to investigate the influence of the molecular structure of thermoplastic cellulose derivatives on the 3D printability, the regenerability and finally the material properties of the cellulose moldings by closely interlinking the individual sub-aspects. Structure-property relationships will be derived, which will be the basis for effective design of biocompatible cellulose 3D molded bodies.

This measure is supported by the Free State of Thuringia with funds from the European Social Fund.


Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: The grant is earmarked for the preparation of the R&D cooperation project with the topic: novel non-destructive testing method/system/device for ceramic piezoelectric fibers.

Duration: 16.07.2021 until 31.12.2021

Funding code: 2021 IVN 0026

This measure is financed with funds from the directive of the Free State of Thuringia for the promotion of research, technology and innovation (RTI directive).


Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: Digitization of office, administrative and business processes at TITK; implementation of an integrated digitization concept with digital communication, networking, information management.

Duration: 15.03.2021 until 30.09.2021

Funding code: 2021 WID 0017

This measure is financed with funds from the "R&D push" program of the Free State of Thuringia (based on the RTI guidelines).


Foreign trade promotion program

Objective: Participation in the international trade fair "Medica" 2021 in Düsseldorf

Duration: 25.08.2021 until 18.11.2021

Funding code: 2021 AWFG 0110

This measure is financed with funds from the Foreign Trade Promotion Directive of the Free State of Thuringia and with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Promotion of research, technology and innovation

Objective: Construction and establishment of an SLS plant (selective laser melting) as well as an extrusion plant for the processing of functionalized silicone rubber

Duration: 15.03.2021 until 30.09.2021

Funding code: 2021 WIN 0010

This measure is financed with funds from the "R&D push" program of the Free State of Thuringia (based on the RTI guidelines).