TRUMPF, a leading high-tech company, has announced a cooperation with Aalen University. This partnership aims to co-finance two endowed professorships in the field of photonics, a key sector for future technological developments.
The collaboration, which will extend over five years, provides for annual support of 160,000 euros from TRUMPF. In addition to the technology company ZEISS, the cities of Aalen and Oberkochen and the Ostalbkreis district are also making a financial commitment. The two endowed professorships will be dedicated to the topics of “Optical microsystems for sensors and quantum technology” and “Laser material processing”.
Richard Bannmüller, Chairman and CEO of TRUMPF Laser und Systemtechnik GmbH, says: “Every year, the TRUMPF Group invests a high three-digit million amount in research and development within the company worldwide. As a provider of solutions in the field of laser technology, the exchange with universities in the field of photonics is particularly important to us. Photonics is one of the key technologies of the near future.”
Professor Harald Riegel, Rector of Aalen University, says: “We are one of the strongest research universities for applied sciences in Germany. We are therefore particularly pleased about the future support from TRUMPF as one of the leading high-tech companies in the field of photonics, which is one of our central research focuses in Aalen. We are also pleased that other regional partners of the university, such as ZEISS and the municipalities of Aalen and Oberkochen, are participating in the endowed professorships. Such collaborations greatly strengthen the innovative power of the region.”
This cooperation between TRUMPF and Aalen University underlines the growing importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in research. The investment in endowed professorships in the field of photonics demonstrates the desire to actively shape future technologies and promote scientific exchange. Such partnerships are crucial for the development of innovative solutions and strengthen Germany’s position as a leading nation in high technology and applied research.