The Institute for Applied Research (IAF) acts as supporting organization for all research and development requests, placed at the University of Applied sciences Ingolstadt by external partners from industry and service. It provides an administrative and organizational platform to interested professors for handling contracts with external customers and provides help and advice on collecting public subsidies (i.e. from regional, federal or European sources). In addition it offers further academic qualification to excellent postgraduates.
Within the institute, the section „Materials and surface Technology“ represents one of the areas of research.
It is obvious, to organize the cooperation with external customers via the Institute for Applied Research if:

>the problem to be solved requires an orientation
at fundamental scientific principles and may occupy
a postgraduate over a longer period of time

>public subsidies should be requested for a
contemplated project

>the complexity of the matter seems to make
necessary an interdisciplinary cooperation with
other colleagues from the section “Materials and
Surface Technology” or other branches within the

As a matter of course, also less complex laboratory studies without an outstanding scientific standard can be transacted by the Institute for Applied Research. Compared with the alternative route, to order some amount of laboratory work together with my personal expertise, via the privately organized inncoa GmbH, the transaction of a similar project via the Institute of Applied Research may be cheaper, because it is possible to hire advanced students for the experimental work. However, as student assistants are not always available promptly, this way is normally less recommendable, if the matter is urgent.

















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Prof. Dr. Christoph Strobl, 2011
specialist for material and surface engineering