Investing in Bayreuth: the city of the Wagner Opera Festival and the University is also a lively business centre.
Seventy percent of the workforce is employed in the tertiary sector. Bayreuth is the centre for regional business services in Upper Franconia. Moreover, Bayreuth itself possesses a well-balanced industrial infrastructure and offers interesting opportunities for cooperative ventures.
Typical industries utilising “New Materials”:
“New Materials” belong to the key technologies. A great potential for innovation exists in the development of production materials and process-engineering technologies, which in the
interim have become indispensable for manufacturers of the most diverse products and facilities imaginable in order to achieve that all-important competitive edge.
In Bayreuth, the research and development of new materials is a major focus of the following facilities:
In particular, the Faculty of Engineering, with its numerous departments and projects which focus on material research.
The competence profile in Engineering and the Natural Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is based on the linking of specialised basic research with applied research, which is targeted at the need for innovation in the industrial sector of the economy.
Including a college of technology, qualification centre, technology marketing and an innovation forum the Centre for New Materials provides intensive cooperative development in the introduction and applications of “New Materials”. The laboratories and technological facilities are industrially equipped to drive the development phase up to and including the production of prototypes as well as of parts and semi-manufactured components in small runs.
The newly constructed Centre for New Materials in the vicinity of the university and the motorway exit “Bayreuth-South” is the focal point of the application of “New Materials” in the following research projects:
The research and development projects of small and medium-sized enterprises can be supported by the Bavarian Ministry for Trade and Commerce in the form of subsidies of up to 35% or loans of up
to 80% of the proposed costs.
Decisions regarding the land utilisation of the Bayreuth Technology Park, the Industrial Park at the airport as well as that of the Lohengrin thermal spa area are made exclusively by the City of Bayreuth. These areas will be directly awarded to interested parties at attractive prices; development of the area in question at short notice is guaranteed.