An innovative partnership at the service of industry
The GFA aims to boost a framework for partnerships with French and German industrial companies and start-ups including research, innovation, continuous and lifelong training, prospective cooperation, and their involvement in the strategy and orientation of the GFA activities.
To support and improve the competitiveness of industry and to serve as an effective Industry 4.0 tech accelerator, the GFA focuses on meeting the needs of businesses. The GFA relies on partnerships with industrial companies to bring industrial expertise in the steering of the research and the training activities and to share their visions of the trends in various fields, technological roadmaps and needs. In addition to direct access to the precompetitive research results of the Academy, industrial partners are given the opportunity to support more focused and advanced research activities linked to their future business in various ways including industrial chairs and research programs linked to their own technological challenges. The Academy also provides partner companies with a unique venue to link with students, to develop internships and to recruit young talents with high-value skills in the Industry of the Future and a German-French culture.
ArianeGroup is the fruit of a joint German-French venture in 2015 for Ariane 6, which sought to guarantee Europe’s sovereign access to space. It is therefore both an obvious choice and a source of pride to have our most innovative teams participate in the German-French Academy. With the support of our academic partners, we will be inspired to encourage and back new joint ventures that will promote Europe’s access to space. These new ventures promise to be increasingly innovative, competitive, and respectful of the environment, for the benefit of all.
An important focus of the GFA in the future will be increased business relations and networking activities. More industrial companies and for the first time also start-ups are to be won as strategic partners and integrated into the GFA Industrial Partners Club. Furthermore, conferences and event series with various partners, both internal and external to TUM and IMT, are planned as regular and high-profile networking activities.
As a flagship event, “Here. We. Go – The Future Industry Forum” will be organized on a recurring basis to present results from the research projects and to connect existing and new partners from science, business and politics. In order to intensively link the various partners within the GFA, the net working portfolio will be supplemented by joint exchange and mentoring progams for researchers, students and professionals.
Industrial Partners Club
IMT and TUM are putting companies at the heart of their partnership with the creation of an ambitious Industrial Partners Club, an innovative cooperation model aimed at fostering innovation and digital transformation.
Thanks to the different collaboration formats of the GFA, numerous fruitful collaborations between
top level researchers, young talents and experts from leading European industries emerged.