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Schaeffler and Fraunhofer Sign Partnership Agreement
July 31, 2017
What do the factories and workplaces of the future look like? How can emission-free, intelligent mobility for tomorrow be created in increasingly digitalized urban environments? These are topics that Schaeffler and Fraunhofer will be strategically working to tackle in the long term. Regularly exchanging information about the changes going on in the world and the resulting challenges and opportunities are important elements of the partnership for both parties.
“Future mobility will be characterized by new forms of transportation in urban areas. Schaeffler has made an early start here by developing the Schaeffler Bio Hybrid – a vehicle that represents emission-free, requirement-based mobility. Digitalization is set to bring about further changes to today’s world and make service-oriented business models possible in all sectors of industry. We are delighted to have Fraunhofer – Europe’s largest research organization for application-oriented research – on our side here”, said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, CTO at Schaeffler AG, at the signing ceremony for the strategic partnership. Fraunhofer is an important partner in Schaeffler’s global research and innovation network, which as an addition to the “SHARE” (“Schaeffler Hub for Advanced Research”) company-on-campus concept and the company’s collaboration with startups is based on several pillars.
For Schaeffler and Fraunhofer, the aim of this partnership is to bring technologies into practical applications in an even faster and more targeted manner. During the last few years, this collaboration has continuously been expanded and enhanced, the focus being on the topics of manufacturing technology, materials and coating technology, tribology, eco-friendly drives, and energy storage.