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CU Switzerland
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Stève Mérillat

Clustermanager

Composites United e.V. – CU Switzerland

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The association Composites United Switzerland (CU Switzerland) is the Swiss regional cluster of Composites United e.V. (former Carbon Composites e.V.) and has been selected as the national thematic network (NTN) by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse (former CTI). CU Switzerland focuses on the promotion of the application of high-performance fiber composite technology in Switzerland.

 

CU Switzerland

Technoparkstrasse 2
8406 Winterthur/Schweiz

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Contact person

Feel free to contact us, we will help you.

Ansprechpartner
Theo Sandu

Business and Market Development Manager

Composites United e.V. – CU 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

Our
Executive Committee

The board strategically supports the further development of the cluster.

Ansprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Christian Brauner

President

Team leader structural mechanics; FHNW Institute for Polymer Engineering

Ansprechpartner
Karl-Ludwig Brentrup

Actuary

Vice President R&D, MCAM Composites AG

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Maurice Perret

Cashier

Board of Directors Connova AG

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Prof. Dr. Gion A. Barandun

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

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Prof. Dr. Andrea Castrovinci

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

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Prof. Véronique Michaud

Head of the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, EPFL

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Ahmet Muderris

CEO Composites Busch SA

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Klaus Ritter

Head of Global Product Innovation; Industrial Composites, Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland)

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Dr. Albert Maria Vodermayer

Portfolio Manager Industry; icotec ag

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Dr. Jürg Wildi

CTO of RUAG Aviation / RUAG Schweiz AG

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ANSYS Switzerland GmbH

Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich

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adultimum AG

Oberhofstettenstrasse 65d
9012 St. Gallen, Schweiz

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Aero Consultants AG

Grabenstr. 8
8606 Nänikon, Schweiz

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Become a Member

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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

As the National Thematic Network (NTN) and the Swiss regional cluster of Composites United e.V. (CU), the networking of those involved in the high-performance fibre composites sector in Switzerland is our prime concern. We want to bring about this networking through events such as the members’ meeting, working group meetings, themed days, presence at trade fairs and conferences as well as active exchanges between members, general management and the Management Board.

Events

Carbon Composites Schweiz 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, Carbon Composites Schweiz 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

As the National Thematic Network of the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, Carbon Composites Schweiz 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.