Basic research attempts to clarify previously unknown objects, behavioral mechanisms, basic structures or functional relationships of an elementary nature. For example, basic scientific research at DAP deals with the interaction of material and energy in additive manufacturing.
The aim of applied research is to help small and medium-sized enterprises to advance in innovation and digitisation, to arouse enthusiasm for technical and scientific careers and to secure the qualified young people of tomorrow. As part of its funding, the DAP works in consortium projects together with leading global corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the region and beyond.
The image of the cooperative university is rounded off by profile partnerships as well as cooperation on an international level.