MAI Carbon

As a partner of MAI Carbon...

  • you participate in establishing a global centre for fiberreinforced plastics.
  • you are integrated into a network in which your organization can realize research projects in the field of fibercomposite materials, which are required and realizable only with difficulty.
  • you have the possibility to cooperate with the companies of most repute and revenue turnover, from the sectors involving automobile manufacture, aerospace travel, as well as mechanical engineering with ongoing R&D projects. In this way, you can gain entry to these sectors, or secure your commitments in them.

Whether it involves small, medium-sized or large-scale companies, manufacturing departments or service providers, colleges or chairs: Companies and investigation facilities from the region Munich, Augsburg and Ingolstadt, which are active in the field of carbon fiber reinforced plastics and who wish to participate in the development of this region to a European Leading-Edge Cluster center for fibercomposite technologies, can as MAI Carbon partners, make a contribution to the success of the region and the technology.

Of course MAI Carbon supports and coordinates all projects on-going in the cluster and, in addition, takes care of the strategic cluster controlling, monitoring and reporting to the projecting parties and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as also about Lobbying and Public Relations. At central focus in the cluster strategy is the further development of innovative processes, in the sense of sustainability.



Airbus Group Innovations | Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH | Apodius GmbH | Audi AG | Autefa Solutions Germany GmbH | Automation W+R GmbH | BA Composites GmbH | Baumer Inspection GmbH | Bayern Innovativ GmbH | bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH | BMW AG | Carbon-Werke Weißgerber GmbH & Co. KG | CG TEC GmbH | CirComp GmbH | Compositence GmbH | Coriolis Composites GmbH | Covestro Thermoplast Composite GmbH | csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH | D & S Strahltechnik GmbH & Co. KG | DEKUMED Kunststoff und Maschinenvertrieb GmbH | Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institut für Fahrzeugkonzepte - FK | DIEHL Aviation | EDAG Engineering GmbH | ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd | ESI Engineering System International GmbH | Foldcore GmbH | Fördergemeinschaft für das SKZ, FSKZ e.V. | Fraunhofer ICT – Institut für Chemische Technologie | GFD Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte mbH | GKN Holdings Deutschland GmbH | GMA-Werkstoffprüfung GmbH | HA-CO Carbon GmbH | Haufler Composites GmbH & Co. KG | Hexcel Composites GmbH | Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften - FH Augsburg | Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hof - Institut für Materialwissenschaften | Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften München | Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH | Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH | iii-carbon Weißgerber GmbH & Co. KG | inno-focus businessconsulting gmbh | Institut für Leichtbau der Universität der Bundeswehr München | Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University | ITD – Institut für Technik und Design GmbH | JETCAM GmbH | KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH | Lebmeier Konstruktionen | Lehrstuhl für Carbon Composites - LCC der Technischen Universität München | Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG | LEUKA – Inh. Karlheinz Leuze e. K. | MT Aerospace AG | Munich Composites GmbH | Neenah Gessner GmbH | Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH | P + Z Engineering GmbH (ARRK Engineering Division) | Premium AEROTEC GmbH | Roding Automobile GmbH | Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH | SGL Carbon GmbH | Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt | TEC-KNIT CCTT GmbH | thyssenkrupp Carbon Components GmbH | Universität Augsburg | Universität Stuttgart | Voith Composites SE & Co. KG | ZF Friedrichshafen AG


Admission criteria

The MAI Carbon Board of Management decides on the admission of new partners in the MAI Carbon department** using the following guidelines:

  1. A partner in the MAI region can be included as a partner in the Leading-Edge Cluster, if they can contribute (e.g. through participation in working groups and projects) to achieving the Leading-Edge Cluster targets.
  2. A partner outside of the MAI region can be recorded as an entitled funding partner in the Leading-Edge Cluster, if they can contribute with their skills and participation (e.g. in working groups and projects) to achieving the Leading-Edge Cluster goals and if these skills are not already provided by a regional partner in the cluster. This type of partner retains its membership and eligibility even if at a later time a partner is added (as per item 1) with the same skill set from the region in the department.
  3. A partner outside of the MAI region can be integrated into the Leading-Edge Cluster as a partner not eligible for funding, if they contribute with their skills and active participation (e.g. working groups and projects) to achieving the Leading-Edge Cluster goals*.

*) The cluster goals come from the strategy document in its current version.

**) The admission to the MAI Carbon Board of Management requires admission to the association of Carbon Composites e.V.