Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Roland Markus Hinterhölzl

Managing Director

Composites United e.V. –
CU Austria

Contact details

c/o FH OÖ Studienbetriebs GmbH, Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften
Stelzhamerstraße 23
4600 Wels / Austria

Tel.: +43 (0) 50804 44550

The regional cluster CU Austria strengthens and bundles the competencies of highperformance companies and research institutions in Austria, which position themselves around the topic of CFRP.

As an independent association under Austrian association law, the regional cluster is headed by Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Roland Markus Hinterhölzl (Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, Head of the Lightweight Construction and Composite Materials course at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Natural Sciences) together with Franz Füreder (ENGEL Austria GmbH), Markus Wolfahrt (Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH) and Gerald Pinter (University of Leoben).

In addition to thematically oriented workshops and a series of further education offers, a coordinated cooperation of the members in terms of content is strengthened within the framework of working groups. Currently the working group Engineering is headed by Dr. Markus Wolfahrt (Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH) and the working group Manufacturing Processes is headed by Manuel Frank (FH Oberösterreich).

CU Austria

Stelzhamerstraße 23
4600 Wels/Österreich

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Executive Committee

The Executive Board provides strategic support for the further development of the cluster.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Roland Markus Hinterhölzl


University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Faculty of Engineering

Franz Füreder

Deputy Chairman

Engel Austria

Gerald Pinter


University of Leoben

Markus Wolfahrt


Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH


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Alpex Technologies GmbH

Gewerbepark 38
6068 Mils

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aps Automatisierte Produktions-Systeme GmbH

Bundesstrasse 8
6973 Höchst

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Bax Composites Inc.

Istanbul Endüstri ve Ticaret Serbest Bölgesi
Aydınlı Serbest Bölgesi Mahallesi Matraş Caddesi No:1/119
Posta Kodu: 34957
Tuzla / İstanbul / Türkiye

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C6 Composite Tooling GmbH

Carl-Benz-Str. 25
74722 Buchen (Odenwalnd)

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Chem-Trend (Deutschland) GmbH

Ganghoferstr. 47
82216 Maisach-Gernlinden

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ConSus - ANT Stationary Cutting Solutions GmbH

Hinter den Kirschkaten 32
23560 Lübeck

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Ludwig-Engel-Straße 1
4311 Schwertberg

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Fachhochschule Kärnten

Villacherstraße 1
9800 Spittal

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FH OÖ Studienbetriebs GmbH - Studiengang Leichtbau und Composite-Werkstoffe

Stelzhamerstr. 23
4600 Wels

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FloorBridge International GmbH

Gewerbepark 21
4101 Feldkirchen/Donau

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Johannes Kepler Universität Linz - Institut für Konstruktiven Leichtbau

Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

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Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH

Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

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Leidorf GmbH

Englwirtstraße 4
4950 Altheim

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Montanuniversität Leoben - Lehrstuhl für Konstruieren in Kunst- und Verbundstoffen

Otto Gloeckel-Str. 2
8700 Leoben, Austria

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Montanuniversität Leoben - Lehrstuhl Werkstoffkunde und Prüfung der Kunststoffe

Otto Glöckel-Strasse 2
AT-8700 Leoben

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Polymer Competence Center Leoben gmbH (PCCL)

Roseggerstr. 12
AT-8700 Leoben

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PRIME aerostructures GmbH

Am Campus 1
AT-3400 Klosterneuburg

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Technische Universität Wien - Institut für Leichtbau und Struktur-Biomechanik

Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Wien, Austria

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Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH

Franz-Fritsch-Str. 1
AT-4600 Wels

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VOGEL moulds and machines AG

Landstraße 71 OST
CH-4303 Kaiseraugst

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Members of  are also members of Composites United e.V.

Become a Member

Lydia Raab

Management Assistance,
Member & Project Management

Composites United e.V.

Contact details

Composites United e.V. is open to all companies and research institutes that are active in the field of high-performance fibre composites.

How can you apply for a membership?

Depending on the type and size of your organization, please fill out the adjacent application for membership in Composites United e.V. Please send the completed and signed application for membership by e-mail to Lydia Raab.

How does the procedure proceed?

When your application for membership has been received by Composites United e.V., the managing director will recommend – after examination – the acceptance of the application to the executive committee and inform you about it. If there is no objection within ten days, the recommendation is accepted. You will then be informed about the admission.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Advantages of a Membership

Support in the implementation of innovations
Participation in research and development projects
Research promotion via Carbon Composites Leichtbau gGmbH as a member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e.V. (AiF).
Mediation of cooperations and business initiations with companies and research institutions of the latest composite technology
Involvement in new strategic development directions, e.g. in the field of digitisation and AI
Constructively critical support of the legislative authorities in the field of sustainability and recycling of CFRP.
Possibility of a targeted search for skilled workers
Access to new national and international markets
Information and participation in national and international funding initiatives
Reduced or free participation in theme days and specialist events
Free participation in numerous meetings of the working groups and circles as well as the possibility to create your own groups
High-profile presentation at the CU joint stand at national and international trade fairs
Publication of the latest information from your company in the CU reports
Reduced or free attendance of further education seminars
People with a passion for innovation and new technologies
National and international networking

CU Austria

Dates &



    Our prime concern is the networking of the players in the field of high-performance fibre composites within Switzerland. We enable this networking through events such as working group meetings, workshops, conferences, presence at trade fairs as well as through lively exchange between members, management and the board. The connection to the main association Composites United e.V. also facilitates access to the international market.


    Composites United Switzerland and our members organise a variety of events on the subject of high-performance fibre composites and attend relevant trade fairs and conferences. The current events in Switzerland are included in our calendar.

    Training and advanced training

    Some of our members offer advanced training events in the area of high-performance fibre composites. These are included in the training programme of Composites United e.V. (CU) and also in our calendar. In future, Composites United Switzerland is planning to take on an active role with relevant partners for the training and advanced training of professional people and engineers, in order to significantly improve the offer in these areas in Switzerland.


    Composites United Switzerland is the ideal platform for implementing your project ideas in collaborative ventures such as Innosuisse projects or EU projects. If you have project or product ideas in the area of high-performance fibre composites and are searching for suitable partners from industry, universities or research institutes do not hesitate to contact our office. We will help you find the appropriate project partner for you from our members.

    Application process


    Composites United Leichtbau-Forschung gGmbH (CU-LF) supports companies and research institutions in the technical and administrative process as well as in the administration of innovation projects. From the idea through the various application steps to the conclusion, funding applications can be accompanied within the framework of Industrial Cooperative Research (IGF).

    The funding of IGF projects aims to compensate for the structural disadvantages of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of research and development (R&D). Due to their small size, these companies are often unable to finance research contracts with external research institutions or to maintain their own research departments.

    Under the IGF, SMEs can solve their common problems through joint research activities conducted primarily by universities and non-profit business-related research institutions. This is particularly efficient, because it allows similar research needs to be bundled in a pre-competitive manner and risks to be shared. Furthermore, this program enables SMEs to benefit from research results that each would not have been able to achieve on its own.

    Eligible for funding are scientific and technical research projects that are cross-company in nature, advance new findings and further developments related to fiber composites, and can bring economic benefits to SMEs in particular. Applications for research projects must include proposals for transfer to industry, statements on feasibility and economic significance.


    In accordance with AiF statutes, the initial grant recipient is always the CU-LF. Through on-lending and bilateral agreements, it is possible to use legally independent, non-profit research institutions as final recipients, provided that

    1. these research institutions grant the CU-LF the necessary rights to carry out a project in accordance with its duties,
    2. these research institutions have the scientific qualifications required to work on the respective project, and
    3. have the necessary administration for the intended use of the funds.


    The project selection procedure of the CU-LF has two stages and is not limited in time. It consists of an idea phase and an application phase. After successfully passing the application phase, the CU-LF submits the project proposal to the AiF. It is recommended to contact the contact person at CU-LF before submitting an idea paper.

    Project proposals can be submitted open-ended as an idea paper to the contact person at the CU-LF via e-mail as a reviewable PDF. For this purpose, the template including its sub-items under the following link should be used.

    As a rule, the entire idea paper should not exceed five pages.

    The received idea papers will be evaluated according to the following criteria, among others:

    1. Interplay between the objective of the project and the objective of the CU-LF,
    2. Relevance for directly/indirectly involved SMEs,
    3. Relevance to the technology,
    4. Possibility of exploitation,
    5. coherence of the budget,
    6. composition of the project advisory committee (PA).

    The result of the evaluation is usually communicated to the applicants by e-mail within eight weeks after submission. In total, the average duration from submission of the first idea to project start is 12 months.


    Information according to § 5 TMG:
    Composites United Leichtbau-Forschung gGmbH

    Postal address:
    Am Technologiezentrum 5
    D-86159 Augsburg
    Phone: +49 821 268 411-18
    Fax: +49 821 2684 11-07

    Represented by:
    Dr. Thomas Heber

    Registered at
    Local Court Augsburg
    HRB 31661