The Cetex Institute is located in the traditional industrial site of Chemnitz. The region is characterized by a strong group of medium-sized companies, large enterprises and a pronounced research landscape. As an affiliated institute of the Technical University of Chemnitz, there are particularly close cooperative relations.
Strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises through tailor-made innovations is the focus of all activities.
Cetex is a partner of the Chemnitz Alliance of Lightweight Design (Allianz Textiler Leichtbau - ATL), which coordinates and works on more than 350 research projects. The partners of this alliance are the TU Chemnitz, the Fraunhofer Research Center - STEX and the STFI. The alliance is cooperating with a variety of regional companies and research facilities.
Research partners regional / cross-regional
As part of its research activities, Cetex cooperates with numerous industrial partners.
As a network management facility, Cetex coordinates the "FÜKOMP_hybrid" and the "RESSOURCETEX" networks that are being funded within the scope of the central innovation program "SME".
The FÜKOMP_hybrid network brings together 19 companies and 3 research institutes in order to develop new approaches to the development of joining technologies for hybrid materials systems.
More information: www.fükomp-hybrid.de
13 companies and 4 research institutes are pooling their know-how in the RESSOURCETEX network in order to break new ground for continuous production of resource-efficient semi-finished reinforced plastics, as well as for the development of recycling concepts for residual fiber materials and recycled carbon and mineral fibers.
More information: www.ressourcetex.de
The international ZIM cooperation network INMOLDNET bundles Polish and German expertise with 23 partners in order to develop and produce high-end components in injection moulding highly efficiently.
More information: www.inmoldnet.de
Cooperation in organisations and associations
As a partner of the following regional and cross-regional associations, Cetex is cooperating with the non-university research landscape in Saxony and Germany:
- Sächsische Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (SIG)
- Deutsche Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft Konrad Zuse e.V.
- Verband innovativer Unternehmen e.V.
The goals of our commitment are, not least, the improvement of the framework conditions for non-university research and the promotion of cooperation and networking.