SAFIR Network Partnership
At the center of the SAFIR network partnership there is THI as a research-intensive HAW with proven expertise in the HRK research focus on vehicle and traffic safety, as well as specialized SMEs and suppliers in the vehicle safety environment. In the intensification phase, the SAFIR innovation partnership continues to focus on close networking between business and science in research and development topics. Starting with the generation of ideas with large companies and specialized SMEs, the process continues with research into basic principles with university and non-university research institutions, through the individual development steps, to series production and ultimately professional disposal.
The research partnership currently comprises 25 partners - in addition to 12 core partners, there are 13 other, so-called associated partners, from science and industry. The networking includes the existing and planned research infrastructure of the CARISSMA research building, such as the test track for autonomous driving (highway section A9; "first mile" Ingolstadt) as well as the OEM vehicle test site. The city and region are to strengthen the international competitiveness of regional companies as a test field for networked mobility. Ingolstadt, as a test area for networked mobility, is to support CARISSMA and strengthen innovations at regional companies and through start-ups.
The city of Ingolstadt is a member of the European Metropolitan Region of Munich (EMM). The EMM is one of the world's leading automotive locations with a network combining Audi, BMW, automotive suppliers, engineering service providers, and research and development institutions with an automotive focus.
As in previous years, partner meetings such as networking events, innovation forums or workshops will be hosted regularly during the intensification phase in order to promote a personal and constant exchange among SAFIR stakeholders.