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The EFDS sees itself as a technical and scientific innovation platform for surface and thin-film technology. For 30 years, we have maintained contact with all major universities, colleges and research institutions – increasingly also in Europe. We are a member of the syndicate industrial research association. Together with our members and partners, we form a strong network for industrial collaborative research in surface and thin film technology.

Research needs strong partners

Research and development with EFDS

Relieve your R&D budget and support your R&D department through

  • Technical expertise in your R&D projects
  • Publicly funded projects – e.g. by BMWi/Aif; BMBF or EU
  • Synergies through several research partners working focused on one project and contributing their individual know-how
  • Actively influence research projects through exclusive participation in EFDS technical committees