CLUSTER

CU Switzerland
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Stève Mérillat

Cluster Manager

Composites United Switzerland

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Composites United Switzerland (CU Switzerland) is the Swiss network of Composites United e.V. The focus of CU Switzerland is on promoting the application of high-performance fiber composite technologies (composites) in Switzerland. The members cover the entire value chain.

 

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CU Switzerland

Technoparkstrasse 2
8406 Winterthur/Schweiz

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Contact person

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Ansprechpartner
Theo Sandu

Deputy Managing Director

Composites United Switzerland

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Our
Projects

Projects of CU Switzerland.
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  • Design and engineering

  • Efficiency and sustainability

  • Internationalization

  • Network and knowledge

  • Production systems

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Executive Committee

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

Ansprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Christian Brauner

President

Team leader structural mechanics; FHNW Institute for Polymer Engineering

Ansprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Gion A. Barandun

Composite Group Lead; IWK Institute for Materials Engineering and Plastics Processing at the HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

Ansprechpartner
Karl-Ludwig Brentrup

Actuary

Vice President R&D, MCAM Composites AG

Ansprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Andrea Castrovinci

Responsible for the Polymer materials for DTI; SUPSI/ Institute for Mechanical Engineer and Materials Technologies

Ansprechpartner
Tobias Gerngross

RUAG Space

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Prof. Véronique Michaud

Head of the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, EPFL

Ansprechpartner
Ahmet Muderris

CEO Composites Busch SA

Ansprechpartner
Maurice Perret

Cashier

Board of Directors Connova AG

Ansprechpartner
Dr. Albert Maria Vodermayer

Portfolio Manager Industry; icotec ag

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9T Labs AG

Technoparkstraße 1
8005 Zürich, Schweiz

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adultimum AG

Oberhofstettenstrasse 65d
9012 St. Gallen
Switzerland

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Aero Consultants AG

Grabenstr. 8
8606 Nänikon
Switzerland

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ANAXAM

Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

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ANSYS Switzerland GmbH

Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

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Antefil Composite Tech AG

Tannenstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Switzerland

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AOC AG

Bleicheplatz 2
8200 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

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aps Automatisierte Produktions-Systeme GmbH

Bundesstrasse 8
6973 Höchst
Austria

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Bax Composites Inc.

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Tuzla / İstanbul / Türkiye

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Bionic Composite Technologies AG

Flurhofstrasse 150
9000 St. Gallen, Schweiz

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Bolleter Composites AG

Brühlstrasse 29
9320 Arbon, Schweiz

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C6 Composite Tooling GmbH

Carl-Benz-Str. 25
74722 Buchen

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Carbomill AG

Birren 28
5703 Seon, Schweiz

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Chem-Trend (Deutschland) GmbH

Ganghoferstr. 47
82216 Maisach-Gernlinden

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Composites Busch SA

Chemin des Grandes-Vies 54
2900 Porrentruy, Schweiz

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CompPair Technologies Ltd.

EPFL Innovation Park
Bâtiment C
1015 Lausanne

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Connova AG

Durisolstrasse 8
5612 Villmergen, Schweiz

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ConSus - ANT Stationary Cutting Solutions GmbH

Hinter den Kirschkaten 32
23560 Lübeck

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Cross Composite AG

Ackerstr. 31
8266 Steckborn, Schweiz

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Empa

Überlandstr. 129
8600 Dübendorf

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Ensinger Composites Schweiz GmbH

Libernstrasse 24
8112 Otelfingen

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Envisma GmbH (LLC)

Gurtenstrasse 28
3122 Kehrsatz

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT)

Klosterzergelstrasse 2
5210 Windisch, Schweiz

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Fernlehrinstitut Dr. Robert Eckert GmbH

Dr.-Robert-Eckert-Str. 3
93128 Regenstauf

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Fraisa SA

Gurzelenstrasse 7
4512 Bellach, Schweiz

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Gunnar AG

Bafflesstrasse 17a
9450 Altstätten, Schweiz

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HEIG-VD / TIN / COMATEC Composite Group

Route de Cheseaux 1
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Schweiz

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Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG

Badenerstraße 13
5200 Brugg, Schweiz

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Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme Schweiz AG

Bolacker 7, 4563 Gerlafingen, Schweiz

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Icotec AG

Industriestrasse 12
9450 Altstätten, Schweiz

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Innovative Recycling

Viale Franscini, 1
6900 Lugano, Schweiz

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Inspire AG

Technoparkstr. 1
8005 Zürich, Schweiz

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IST Innovative Scan Technologies GmbH

Lise-Meitner Str. 2
24941 Flensburg

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Kisling AG

Motorenstr. 102
8620 Wetzikon
Schweiz

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KRELUS AG

Galileo-Strasse 10
6056 Kägiswil, Schweiz

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Kunststoff- Ausbildungs- und Technologie Zentrum (KATZ)

Schachenallee 29
5000 Aarau, Schweiz

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Kunststoffwerk AG Buchs

Rheinaustr. 7
9481 Buchs
St. Gallen, Schweiz

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Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC)

MXH145, Station 12
1015 Lausanne, Schweiz

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Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Composites

Hardstrasse 5
5600 Lenzburg, Schweiz

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MKT Müller Kunststofftechnik

Jöriacherstrasse 3
CH-5242 Birr

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Nägeli Swiss AG

Seestrasse 4
CH-8594 Güttingen

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NematX AG

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5
CH-8093 Zürich

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OST-Ostschweizer Fachhochschule - IWK

Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil

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RUAG Schweiz AG

Seetalstrasse 175
CH-6032 Emmen

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SAS Ingenieurbüro AG

Zum See 2
9320 Arbon, Schweiz

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Soliani EMC Srl

Via Varesina N 122
IT-222100 Como

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Suprem SA

Le Bey 17,
CH-1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

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SUPSI - MEMTI Research Institute

Via Pobiette 11
CH-6928 Manno

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Suter-Kunststoffe AG

Aefligenstr. 3
CH-3312 Fraubrunnen

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swiss cmt ag

Bahnhofstrasse 35
CH-8854 Siebnen

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texton e.V.

Alte Dresdner Str. 99
01108 Dresden

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Tissa Glasweberei AG

Webereistrasse 9
CH-5727 Oberkulm

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Topocrom GmbH

Hardtring 29
78333 Stockach

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V-Carbon GmbH

Badenerstrasse 13
CH-5200 Brugg

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VOGEL moulds and machines AG

Landstraße 71 OST
CH-4303 Kaiseraugst

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Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) - Fachgruppe FVK

Tössfeldstr. 27
CH-8401 Winterthur

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Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) - Institute of Materials and Process Engineering

Technikumstr. 9
CH-8401 Winterthur

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Become a Member

Ansprechpartner
Lydia Raab

Management Assistance,
Member & Project Management

Composites United e.V.

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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
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Network

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.

Events

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.

Projects

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

WE ACCOMPANY FUNDING APPLICATIONS

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.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

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.

HOW TO APPLY?

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.

Imprint

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

Postal address:
Am Technologiezentrum 5
D-86159 Augsburg
Contact:
Phone: +49 821 268 411-18
Fax: +49 821 2684 11-07
E-Mail: leichtbau-forschung@composites-united.com

Represented by:
Dr. Thomas Heber

Registered at
Local Court Augsburg
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