Industrial Cooperations

Industrial Consortium e. V.

The association promotes cooperation between the Cluster of Excellence and commercial enterprises and serves as a point of reference to establish connections for applications.

Building Bridges to the Industry

The Industrial Consortium SimTech e. V. (IC SimTech) serves as a link between

  • companies
  • public institutions
  • and the experts at the Cluster of Excellence.

The association gives members the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, opening up new development prospects for all parties.

The Industrial Consortium e. V. regularly organizes conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops. Both researchers and companies benefit from collaborative group work. The association awards prizes and honors to students and scientists.


Current membership fees per year:

  • Companies from 20 employees: € 2,000
  • Companies up to 19 employees: € 1,000
  • Other legal entities (associations, institutes etc.): € 1,000

For further information on the association's activities and membership, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Ehlers.

Working Committees

The SimTech Working Committee “Manufacturing” serves to discuss the requirements, added values and latest developments in the field of technical simulations. The working committee involves participants and current projects of the Cluster of Excellence to ensure a timely transfer of results and to initiate new cooperations.

Cooperation Project “SIOCS”

The Cooperation Project “SIOCS” under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Röck was initiated by the Working Committee “Manufacturing”. The project aims to identify simulation-based parameters for the online condition monitoring of ball screw drives. The companies TRUMPF, CADFEM and ISG are involved in the project.

Project description “SIOCS”

The Working Committee “Simulation Methods” serves to discuss challenges, goals and potential synergies in the field of simulation methodology. Topics include issues from modeling to visualization and workflow.

The working committee involves numerous lead researchers and current projects of the Cluster of Excellence, as well as users and developers from the industry. The participants of the Working Committee “Simulation Methods” come from a wide range of sectors, from car manufacturing to software development. They all use the working committee as a platform to present their area of expertise. This ensures a timely transfer of results and encourages cooperations.

Steering Committee

Wolfgang Ehlers
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c.

Wolfgang Ehlers

Fellow (SC)

Peter Eberhard
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Peter Eberhard

Fellow (SC), Senior Participating Researcher

Claus-Dieter Munz
Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Claus-Dieter Munz

Principal Investigator (EXC), Fellow (SC)

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