Two large-scale research projects in materials science and spintronics have been initiated at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the University of Kaiserslautern.
An industrially produced wafer with memory units resulting from the joint research projects at the universities of Mainz and Kaiserslautern.
photo/©: Andrés Conca Parra
Both projects have a financial volume of more than EUR 3.8 million and are receiving support through the "Wachstum durch Innovation" (Growth through Innovation) program to the tune of some EUR 2.37 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the state agencies for science and commerce. Their objective is to promote the rapid transition from university research to industrial application. It often takes years for theoretical ideas and products developed at universities to find their way into commercial production.
The two new projects, STeP and TT-DINEMA, are designed to help speed up the process of conversion to marketable procedures and products. "The two projects will not only enable us to ensure that our universities remain at the cutting edge in the fields of materials science and spintronics in future, but will also make a very important contribution to helping companies in Rhineland-Palatinate gain quick and easy access to innovation-relevant expertise in these high-tech areas," claimed Minister of Science Doris Ahnen.
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