Cooperative industrial research enables expertise to be shared profitably. The German Research Association for Drive Technology FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V.) has been proving this for the past 50 years.
The FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V.) is the world's most successful and largest drive technology research and innovation network. Since 1967, industrial developers and scientific researchers have been working together on basic pre-competitive questions of drive technology. This form of industrial collaborative research provides the basis for product innovations of the more than 200 FVA members. Over 1700 projects with an investment volume of more than 230 million euros have been carried out by the FVA over the past 50 years.
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The FVV is a worldwide innovation network in which globally active manufacturers of energy plants and energy sources, drive systems, vehicle/industrial engines, fuel cells, aircraft engines and turbo machinery, as well as their suppliers and development service providers, conduct joint and pre-competitive research on future technologies with universities and other research institutions within the framework of Industrial Cooperative Research (IGF). The goal is to operate engines, hybrid drives, turbines, compressors and fuel cells in new, (partially) electrified, integrated and digitalised energy conversion systems even more efficiently, cleanly and sustainably with regenerative energy sources - to the benefit of society, the climate, the environment and industry. Since the founding of the
Research Association in 1956, the FVV has invested nearly 1 billion euros in 1,500 research projects.
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