Cooperation Opportunities

The DAP Chair focuses on the consolidation and expansion of scientific cooperation activities and is well connected in both basic and applied research. Are you looking for scientific expertise to solve a current problem or to advance an innovation? Please contact us!

Why us?

There are good reasons to work together with the DAP chair:

  • You have access to a network of top researchers in the field of additive manufacturing and digitisation. Due to the close cooperation within the cluster “Photonic” on the Campus Melaten there are over 4,700 m² of the best conditions for researching the interdisciplinary interrelationships of the digital photonic process chain.


How you can work with us

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.


Gerne unterstützen wir Sie auch im Rahmen von Auftragsforschungen oder Dienstleistungen. Nachfolgend sind die wichtigsten Forschungsarten tabellarisch dargestellt.

Cooperation Opportuntities DAP Table 1

Funding Opportunities

There are a number of public funding programmes at EU, federal or state level with which your research projects can receive financial support. The type of funding, the composition of the consortia and the funding conditions differ.


On the cluster platform, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research provide information on numerous cluster associations of almost all sectors and fields of technology. They are funded by the Federal Government, the states as well as by the private sector.


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports research and development of promising technologies in order to create the economic and social foundations for the future of our country. Its tasks also include international exchange in education, science and research



The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWI) wants to support innovation in Germany through innovation-friendly framework conditions and market-oriented funding programmes. The aim is to help small and medium-sized enterprises to make progress in innovation and digitisation. Additionally they want to arouse enthusiasm for technical and scientific professions and by that secure our future with skilled young professionals.



The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the central self-governing organisation of science in Germany. It serves science in all its branches by funding research projects at universities and other research institutions.



The Central Innovation Programme (ZIM) is a support programme especially for small and medium-sized enterprises without technology or industry restrictions.


The aim of industrial collaborative research (IGF) is to generate orientation knowledge and develop technological platforms for entire sectors or for cross-industry use. This is intended to support permanent research cooperation in industry-wide and/or cross-industry networks and to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular to gain access to research results with a practical orientation.



The German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) as a registered non-profit association focuses on application-oriented research and development for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Therefore, it primarily promotes the exchange between industry and science in order to quickly put new research results into practice. Its services are aimed particularly at German companies.


EU Horizon

The European Union funds research under Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. In essence, Horizon 2020 focuses on three key areas: scientific excellence, industrial leadership and societal challenges.