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New materials in NRW

Companies in the new materials sector profit from the fact that North Rhine-Westphalia has one of Europe's densest research networks. Major 'innovation regions' have emerged around the cities of Aachen, Bochum and Paderborn. Since 2008 the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) at Bochum University has been using computer simulation techniques in order to create innovative materials. The Institute of Materials Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is exploring new applications in the aerospace, energy and automotive sectors. A further focus for innovation is the Jülich Research Center, which has created new materials for fuel cells.

720,000

employees
More than 720,000 employees, sales revenues of over €200 billion and more than 6,000 enterprises and research organizations in NRW are linked to new materials.

22

universities and co
More than 22 universities and non-university establishments, including approx. 120 departments specialized in materials research, in NRW are conducting research into new materials.

Leading position in technical textiles

North Rhine-Westphalia has developed extensive skills in the area of technical textiles and textile composites. Alongside outstanding scientific research establishments, NRW also boasts a large number of materials manufacturing and processing enterprises, some of which can look back on a long tradition.

SAERTEX - Leading manufacturer of composite material for strengthening plastics

For instance, the Münsterland-based company SAERTEX produces strong lightweight materials that can be tailored to a broad range of applications, e.g. bridge components, ships, airplanes, wind power installations and sports equipment.

AUNDE - Leading manufacturer of automobile textiles

AUNDE in Mönchengladbach manufactures innovative technical textiles for the automotive and aerospace industries. AUNDE ranks among the global market leaders for automotive textiles, cloth and leather seat covers for car interiors.

NMWP.NRW

Specializing in nanomaterials, micromaterials and photonics, this cluster promotes various cross-industry technologies that have a strong leverage effect for North Rhine-Westphalia.

How to do business in NRW

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NRW州では、堅牢な研究環境と緊密な産学連携がイノベーションの進行速度を高める効果を発揮しています。このようなダイナミックな市場からメリットを受けているのはNRW州に拠点を置くドイツ企業、そして外国企業です。

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NRW州はドイツにおける化学産業の最重要拠点です。最先端研究がが進められ、また幅広い中堅企業と世界で成功を収める多くの大手企業が共存し、この一大経済拠点を形成しています。