The Research Centre ("ZAF" - Zentrum für Angewandte Forschung) is built upon the City of Ingolstadt´s science-based tradition dating back centuries. In this connection, the training and advancement of young researchers is given special attention: Research that consistently focuses on solutions for concrete problems is a boost to the developement and welfare of the entire Region. As a public research institution, we make our scientific contribution to solving urgent, global societal problems and challenges.
Rooted in our region.
With some 100 science-based employees, the centre conducts applied research projects that are both state-sponsored and industry-financed; with the active involvement of SMEs, suppliers and manufacturers, the centre sees itself as an important innovative driver for the region.
Committed to the community.
The ZAF builds on the intellectual tradition of ist science-based Ingolstadt location, which has been a prominent place of scholarship and research since the first university in Bavaria was founded there in 1472. In keeping with the Humboldt-based educational ideal which unites research and teaching, we aim to educate qualified young researchers to be capable of taking on independent research at the first possible opportunity. Outstanding graduates of Technische Hochschule and other colleges and universities are given the opportunity to complete their doctorates at ZAF as part of cooperative doctorate programmes with partner universities. Simultaneously, they are constantly involved as project engineers in industry projects.