Friday, August 26, 2016

Blooming Technology Bavarian Forest – Bavarian State newspaper

One may argue about whether 2008 termination of the Transrapid project was a loss for Munich as airport transfers. A stroke of luck on the other hand it was for today’s technology, Bavarian Forest region. Science Secretary Bernd Sibler (CSU) says openly: “Today the transfer of research to the economy in the rural areas is a great success story that goes on constantly. But without the money from the Transrapid we could never enforce the ideas from the Fachhochschule Deggendorf. “

Located in the state parliament election in 2008 examined the state government attractive uses for over 700 million euros Transrapid reserves. The former Science Minister Thomas Goppel (CSU) had an undesirable in his ministry project proposed by the Fachhochschule Deggendorf in the drawer: technology transfer centers in the Bavarian Forest as branches of Deggendorf University. Their presidential-dent, Professor Reinhard Höpfl had worked together with Professor Peter Sperber and colleagues the concept. Today Sperber President is the current Technical University of Applied Sciences and Research in Deggendorf.

In an election year, and money from the Transrapid no university branches

He remembers well the beginning: “Without an election year and money from Transrapid our idea with university offices of opposition from the centralists in Munich would have failed.” Both the Ministry of Science, as well as in the cabinet there were concerned about the concept: Instead of a central university places should also transfer centers are established with various research areas for cooperation with host-society and communities – distributed in the East Bavarian border area. Goppel could prevail lack competition from other projects.

Secretary Sibler recently the Technology Application Center visited (TAZ) in Spiegelau. Here were present at a ceremony: TH-President Professor Sperber, Professor Heinz Gerhäuser, president of the Bavarian Research Foundation and Professor Raimund Förg, the scientific director of the TAZ Spiegelau, together with employees and local politicians of the district Freyung-Grafenau. Occasion of the celebration was the handing over of a conveyor communication from the Foundation, a fat contract for a thin project: “Präzisionsbie-gen thin glass”

In the project funded by the development of a method to flat glass in previously. unrivaled precision so thin constructed that it can be bent and formed. A first application is to find the method in the manufacture of X-ray telescope mirror, which will come as part of a satellite of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics used. The development is ge-together with companies:. The Stoba Sondermaschinen GmbH from Memmingen, the ECM Engineered Ceramic Materials GmbH from Moosinning (Landkreis Erding) and the cutting Werkzeugschleiftechnik Moser from Schön-anger (Freyung-Grafenau)

Municipal and county were initially overwhelmed with the project

the TAZ Spiegelau focusing “hot glass technology” was opened only 2012 Design. It was the wrong location because the small glassmaker Spiegelau and the district Freyung-Grafenau were initially overwhelmed with the project. But the TAZ was intended to compensate for the closure of glassworks in the Bavarian Forest region. The TAZ Spiegelau limped long behind the first three campus ago. Meanwhile also the problem child of TH has economically quite well developed in Spiegelau

This is especially the cooperation with the University of Bayreuth and the new glass technology alliance Upper Franconia East Bavaria – briefly. “Glass Taoo called “- owe. The aim of the alliance is to develop new production technologies, efficient use of resources and environmentally friendly products for the glass industry. Renowned glass manufacturers belong to the alliance already. Since the research mission of the Foundation comes in handy. Professor Förg, a Straubinger presented, determined proud: “Space tech now comes from the Bavarian Forest!” Schneller were commercially successful the first three Technology Transfer Campus: in Cham for mechatronic systems, in Teisnach for optical manufacturing, measurement and high-frequency technology in Freyung for Geoinformatics and called Embeddid system (for example, for electric vehicles, switching and communication systems).

Eight Campus emerged

total so far gradually eight such campus and this created some research institutes: in addition to the mentioned in Grafenau for demand forecasting, merchandise planning and logistics, with the aim to reduce food waste. In Campus of Bad Koetzting it comes to municipal health management and health sciences programs; additionally also the Campus Schloss Mariakirchen engaged in applied nursing and health sciences, environmental management, demography and gerontology.

The research priorities are far more comprehensive than it can describe the listed keywords. In cooperation of TH Deggendorf with the University of Applied Sciences in Ansbach (Middle Franconia) was in Weißenburg established a technology and study center, which is engaged in research and development in the plastics industry.

Secretary Sibler is proud to be politically responsible as Deggendorfer MP for this area. “The aim of our strategy was and is,” he said in an interview with the government newspaper, “the universities in rural areas to anchor more and strengthen by networking with scientific research institutions.” At the presentation of research communication in Spiegelau he reiterated the “the Bavarian way to build regional centers of excellence has once again proven correct. for science, the economy and the people here”

small SMEs gain access to research

aim of this concept it was noisy President Sperber also, small and medium-sized companies to gain access to academic institutions and expensive laboratories to exploit their research results economically and reduce inhibitions between entrepreneurs and professors.
TH Deggendorf wants to thereby secure the students coming from the region and create skilled jobs for young people to be able to return home after graduation. “
local and temporal differences these objectives have been until now largely achieved.

interim assessment of Professor Sperber: “The evaluation is running well everywhere, we have experienced no bust. Rather, we have proven that you can tethered to the industry in the rural community research betrei-ben. You can feel everywhere optimism “Secretary Sibler adds:” These regions have experienced an upturn, the local economic strength was due to industrial development and foundations strengthened by new companies “

Both confirmed Rita Röhrl (SPD), the Mayor of. Teisnach (county rain) and district councilor in Lower Bavaria, from their experience. Teisnach in 2008 was the first of three municipalities that have been awarded the contract for a technology campus such as the extension of the TH Deggendorf. “In 2009 we started to build and inaugurated the campus. We had strong company headquartered in Teisnach, such as Rhode & amp; Black Microwaves and optical metrology are cooperating now very close to the campus. Meanwhile, we also have many new high-quality companies here that you would not suspect with us in the Bavarian Forest. “

” Since 2009, 350 new jobs have been created and been old saved “

Teisnach had prepared for the campus a concentrated industrial area with a large area in which companies or their branches can rent space. “We are the largest employer in the county”, the successful mayor proudly reports: “Since 2009 350 new jobs have been created and many were old secured. Because of the wide spread of companies, each with varying degrees of success, the host-venture power is more stable; Bankruptcies we have seen and it is not yet a tenant left the campus. “

Teisnach has since immigrants, especially but many commuters from the wider region. Röhrl: “They have the advantage that they have to commute instead of Dingolfing, Regensburg and Munich, staying at home and in the evening can sit comfortably on the terrace in your own Häusl.” This also means that the community infrastructure for commuting to campus must provide. “been with the campus, the whole region is upgraded, constructed the image of a technology region and the self-confidence of the people enormously strengthened in the long disadvantaged borderland”

, says Rita Röhrl. but adds critical added: “. Our experience with the campus to show us that we have to think much more in larger regions as a whole instead of narrow parochialism politicians in the Bavarian Forest”
( Hannes Burger )


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