Important collaborative projects


BioSmartTrainee - Training in Bio-Inspired Design of Smart Adhesive materials

FLIPT - FLow Induced Phase Transitions, A new low energy paradigm for polymer processing

LASER4FUN - European ESRs Network on short pulsed laser micro/nanostructuring of surfaces

METAMECH - Template assisted assembly of metamaterials using mechanical instabilities

SNAL - Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid-bilayers

Nanoleap - Nanocomposite for building constructions and civil infrastructures: European network pilot production line to promote industrial application cases

NanoCF - Tuning the properties of NanoCarbon with Fluorination

HydroZONES - Bioactivated hierarchical hydrogels as zonal implants for articular cartilage regeneration

DAAD Strategic Partnerships and Thematic Networks - Bayreuth Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network

Completed EU Projects


DFG Research Centre 'Regenerative Therapies'

cfaed - Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden

DIGS-BB - Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

IHRS NanoNet - International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks

C³ - Carbon Concrete Composite

DFG Collaborative Research Centre 655 'Cells into tissues: Stem cell and progenitor commitment and interaction during tissue formation'

DFG Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 67 'Funktionelle Biomaterialien zur Steuerung von Heilungsprozessen in Knochen- und Hautgewebe - vom Material zur Klinik'

DFG Collaborative Research Center Transregio 79 'Materials for Tissue Regeneration in Systemically Diseased Bones'

BMBF Network of Excellence 'Nanosystem intergration'

BMBF Center of Innovation Competence "BCube - Molecular Bioengineering"

Research Centre for High-Performance Fibres, Structures and Textile Machine Development (HP-Fibre Structures)

Important collaborative projects of the past

EU Large Scale Integrating Project 'Angiogenesis-inducing Bioactive and Bioresponsive Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering - ANGIOSCAFF'

EU SME Cooperation EMBROIDERY - Development of energy efficient/lightweigt composite parts and tooling based on Tailored Fibre Placement technology/self heating technology

EU Large Scale Integrating Project 'Carbon Nanotube Confinement Strategies to Develop Novel Polymer Matrix Composites' - POCO

FLARETPOL - EU Specific Targeted Research Project 'Development of an innovative, cost-effective technology to produce halogen-free high performance flame-retarded polypropylene'

EU Integrated Project 'Innovative sensor-based prosessing technolgy of nanostructure d multifunctional hybrids and composites'

EU RTN 'KidStem - Developing a stem cell based therapy to replace nephrons lost through reflux nephropathy'

EU Integrated Project 'Advanced Nanostructured Surfaces for the Control of Biofouling' - AMBIO

EU Integrated Project 'Intelligent multi-reactive textiles intergrating nano-filler based CPC-fibers' - INTELTEX

EU STREP 'Application and process optimization of human stem cells for myocardium repair' - SC&CR

DFG Collaborative Research Centre 528 'Textile Reinforcements for Structural Strengthening and Repair'

DFG Collaborative Research Centre 287 'Reactive Polymers in Non-homogeneous Systems, in Melts and at Interfaces'

Ministries and Parent Organisation

Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (Leibniz Association)

Saxon State Ministry of Higher Education, Research Science and the Arts - SMWK

Federal Ministry of Education and Research - BMBF

Networks and Affiliations (selection)

DRESDEN concept

MFD - Materials Research Network Dresden


OES - Organic Electronics Saxony

Initiative Nano in Germany

Federation of Reinforced Plastics - AVK

wip - Knowledge and Innovation Network Polymer Technology

FEKM - Innovative Network Research and Development Plastics Technology Central Germany


GDCh - Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

DFO - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Oberflächenbehandlung

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde - DGM

Other German Research Organizations

Max Planck Society


Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Research Funding Organizations

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG (German Research Foundation)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen - AiF (Federation of Industrial Research Associations)

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation