Forms of cooperation

Research Cooperation

Applied research at TU Darmstadt. Photo: Katrin Binner – © Katrin Binner
Applied research at TU Darmstadt. Photo: Katrin Binner

Cooperation makes it possible for every question or problem to be individually and competently addressed. The complexity, time horizon and scope of the research projects are defined jointly with the partners. TU Darmstadt offers different formats to match the individual framework conditions of the project and the requirements of the participants:

Collaborative research and commissioned research

Collaborative research and commissioned research are the most common formats for research conducted together with or for companies. Collaborative research is used to investigate questions or problems that are interesting to all participants. All cooperation partners participate in the research and there is a constant intensive exchange of ideas. In contrast, commissioned research involves TU Darmstadt (as the contractor) carrying out a precisely defined and self-contained task for a company (as the client). go

Strategic Partnerships and TU Darmstadt-Kooperationsinstitute

TU Darmstadt enters into strategic partnerships with selected long-standing or closely linked partners, which generally focus on several research themes and cover multiple departments. The strategic partnership is individually designed according to the requirements of the partners. It is based on a variety of formats for cooperation such as Cooperative Labs or Strategic Alliances.

The label “TU Darmstadt-Kooperationsinstitut” can be issued by the Executive Board to special strategic partnerships. go


Searching for cooperation partners

Does your company have an idea for a cooperation project and is looking for the right partner at TU Darmstadt? Or are you a researcher at TU Darmstadt and looking for a company with whom you can cooperate?

We will be pleased to assist you in your search for a suitable contact, provide you with advice for technology transfer projects or help you to facilitate cooperation with TU Darmstadt. Please contact the employees of the Industrial Liaison Office for this purpose.

You can also find research partners at TU Darmstadt yourself by entering the topic of the planned project into the search field in the right-hand column.