CU members gained exclusive insights into 20 research and educational projects

Das CU-Projektforum powered by MAIOn January 18, 2024, the CU Project Forum powered by MAI Carbon once again impressed with its wealth of information, insights and suggestions from the 20 projects presented. The participants experienced an informative online event with inspiring moments and lively discussions that created a sense of closeness even in the digital atmosphere.
Project presentations on the virtual MAI Carbon stage
Project presentations on the virtual AVANCO Composites stage, platinum partner of the event

BERLIN/AUGSBURG | 22.01.2024  Once a year, Composites United e.V. gives its members exclusive insights into its research projects and provides information on progress and developments. The 20 projects presented are funded by various federal and state ministries. The CU Project Forum was hosted by the Leading-Edge Cluster MAI Carbon, which launched the format in 2014 as part of the Leading-Edge Cluster funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

More than just projects: Real added value for membership

The annual project forum is not only an opportunity to get to know innovative projects, but also a central component of Composites United membership. It underlines the importance of networking, research and joint efforts to successfully tackle the challenges facing the industry. With 20 outstanding projects from the areas of design and engineering, efficiency and sustainability, internationalization, networking and knowledge as well as production systems, the project forum reflected the diversity and innovative strength of CU members. “Our members are drivers of innovation in the field of fiber composites. The Project Forum is a platform where we can present the fruits of their work and underline the importance of networking and research in our industry. We are very proud of the commitment of our community”, emphasized Sven Blanck, Cluster Managing Director of MAI Carbon.

Digital networking in the CU-Mixup.World

To ensure that the project forum can take place even in times of global challenges, the event was once again held in CU-Mixup.World – an advanced tool for digital networking. The virtual world enables interactive participation with effective networking opportunities. Participants were able to listen to the project presentations alternately on two different stages: The MAI Carbon stage and the Avanco Composites stage, as the event’s platinum partner. „CU-Mixup.World has proven to be the ideal platform to unite members in a digital environment. We were not only able to present our projects, but also actively engage in dialogue and promote the exchange of knowledge”, emphasized Stefan Steinacker, Cluster Managing Director of CU BW.

Discover the Composites United project landscape

In conclusion, Dr. Thomas Heber, Managing Director of Composites United Leichtbau-Forschung gGmbH, encouraged the participants of the event to find out about all other CU projects and to help shape them: „You, our members – especially the SMEs – are the shapers of the future. Find out about the current projects and actively contribute your ideas and requirements.”

With Composites United Leichtbau-Forschung gGmbH, Composites United supports research projects in the field of fiber composites and lightweight construction as part of the BMWK’s Industrial Collective Research (IGF) program – one of many opportunities in the CU network.

The next CU Project Forum will take place on 23.01.2025.  ► All CU Projects