Innovation and Technology Transfer

DLR makes the economy successful through research

There is no innovation without business partners. Valuable technological knowledge and expertise is acquired at DLR every day. However, commercial products, services or processes are offered to the market by DLR’s cooperation partners. The spectrum ranges from small and medium-sized companies to start-ups and large industrial enterprises.

DLR offers companies a large portfolio of tailored solutions and cooperation opportunities – from specialised DLR capabilities, including the latest technologies and expertise in the field of applied research with strong market potential, to the joint development of innovation ideas.

Innovation, transfer and research infrastructure

As a research centre for aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security, DLR makes significant contributions to safeguarding the future. It combines research and innovation processes and thus fulfils the socio-political task of sustainably securing growth and prosperity.

DLR places a strong emphasis on integrating research and industry even more closely in order to identify market needs earlier, develop market potential in a systematic manner and thus bring valuable knowledge into commercial use. DLR is an important source of inputs and ideas for future innovations for industrial partners and strengthens marketable developments with tests in over 180 large-scale facilities. Together, ideas and technologies are further developed into new products, processes and services – for commercial applications to benefit society.


German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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