Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. - Research Association for drive technology

The Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. (FVA – Research Association for drive technology) is a non-profit association for the purpose of joint research and training in the field of drive technology.

The FVA always focuses on areas where something is driven, controlled and moved. Research projects concentrate on mechanical and electrical or mechatronic drive technology in stationary industrial plants, in motor vehicles and mobile machines, through to aircraft. All links in the value added chain are put to the test, from materials, production technologies and quality assurance, components and systems and their calculation, lubricants, through to environmental compatibility, quality, costs and innovation management.  Currently approx. 180 ongoing projects are co-ordinated each year by 25 active working groups.

The research results are integrated into the calculation platform FVA Workbench and are consequently available for direct implementation. Smaller and medium-sized enterprises profit from their membership in the FVA as they can participate in extensive research projects and benefit from their results without having to undertake incalculable financial risks. At the same time they incorporate their innovative potential in the research. Because of the high efficiency and multiplication effect of the joint research and thanks to the financial support from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and foundations, the counter value of this research significantly exceeds the funds invested by the companies – synergy in the interest of effective drive technology in the future.

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The Research Association for Combustion Engines - FVV

FVV | The Research Association for Combustion Engines is a globally unique network of companies, research & technology performers (RTD) and funding bodies. Manufacturers of automotive engines, industrial engines, fuel cells and turbomachinery as well as their suppliers and service providers work together with universities and other research establishments on cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to make engines and turbines cleaner, more efficient and sustainable – for the benefit of society, industry and the environment.

Combustion engines facilitate individual mobility, transportation, energy supply and industrial added value. The innovative power of the industry and its economic success make a significant contribution to social prosperity. As a non-profit organisation, the FVV supports the development of its members - small, medium and large companies - and the promotion of young scientists through pre-competitive industrial collective research.

The FVV is a member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen - AiF), the leading national organisation for applied research and development for SMEs. It has invested more than 500 million euros in 1,200 research projects since it was founded in 1956.

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