The latest findings and experiences in science and research are a basic requirement for highest quality products and solutions. A regular exchange of information is decisive for innovations and further developments.
In order to get access to the latest information and findings on the development of products and solutions, Aescusoft works closely together with leading institutions, industry associations and their experts. Moreover Aescusoft has regular information exchanges with other companies with many years of experience in relevant sectors.
Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF (Germany)
The Materials Research Centre FMF is part of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany. Since 1990 the institute organizes subject and faculty comprehensive practical groundwork in the sector of materials research. Its main focus is on new organic and inorganic materials as well as material oriented technology.
Fraunhofer IPM (Germany)
The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Technology carries out research and development of optical sensors and insulation systems as well as being active in the field of thin-film technology. It develops parts and components for industrial use as well as prototypes and ready-to-use systems in the sectors of Process Measurement Technology, Bioanalysis, Railroad Measurement, Safety Technology, the measurement of geometrical volumes and laser insulation. Fraunhofer IPM is the scientific partner of Aescusoft for the sectors of Electronic Measurement Equipment and Optoelectronics. Together with Fraunhofer IPM Aescusoft has successfully realized numerous projects in the sector of Photovoltaic Measurement Technology.
Fraunhofer ISE (Germany)
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) with its research facilities in Freiburg, Gelsenkirchen (both in Germany) and Boston (USA) is a strategic partner of Aescusoft in the sectors of Renewable Energies and Semiconductors. With more than 800 employees the Fraunhofer Institute is the largest scientific institute for solar energy throughout Europe. The main focus of Fraunhofer range from basic research in the sector of large-scale use of solar energy to the development of new production technologies, prototypes and machines for demonstrative purposes.
In 2005 Aescusoft signed a scientific cooperation agreement with Fraunhofer, which involves joint research projects, experimental plants, prototype development, and the construction of pilot installations.
The Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. IMTEK currently has 24 professors, over 370 research, teaching, and technical staff, and 650 microsystems engineering students. We are one of the world’s largest academic institutions in our field today, and this is reflected in our uniquely broad scope of research and courses. Main research foci are: Energy Autonomous Microsystems, Smart Systems Integration, Lab-on-a-Chip and Medical MEMS, Smart materials, surfaces and processes, Optical Systems.
IOFFE, St. Petersburg (Russia)
The IOFFE Institute in St. Petersburg is one of the largest Russian institutions for Research and Development in the areas Physics and Applied Technology. Founded in 1918 the institute is named after Abram F. Ioffe, who was for decades chief of the institute. The Ioffe Institute is since many years active and internationally recognized in the sectors of III-V semiconductors and concentrator cells. Thru the alliance with IOFFE Aescusoft maintains international relations and networks.
The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) faces the grand challenge of developing efficient solar systems and of developing low-cost components for photovoltaics and solar thermal. ISFH offers know-how and research infrastructure for co-operations to industrial partners. Their research shall help the companies to generate better solar products in shorter times. ISFH also conduct publicly funded leading edge research for solar energy. The academic and practical knowledge generated shall help to spread the use of solar energy worldwide.ISFH is associated to the Leibniz University of Hanover and invests a lot of efforts in the educating tomorrow’s top solar researchers. ISFH is a non-profit organization owned and financially supported by the State of Lower Saxony.
Max-Planck-Institut, Halle (Germany)
The Max-Planck Research Institute, founded in 1992 in Halle, Germany, deals with Microstructural Physics, among other things with semiconductor structures. At the same time they also research thin-film and crystalline materials, the findings of which can be used in sectors such as Thermal Sensor Systems, Optoelectronics and microelectronics.
microTEC Südwest (Germany)
Aescusoft is a member of the association microTEC Südwest e.V. microTEC Südwest is the competence and cooperation network for intelligent microsystems technology solutions for Europe. The association's main goal is to link both at an international and national level research and industry working in the sectors of miniaturization, microtechnology and mechatronics as well as in the sector of nanotechnology integration. As an active member of microTEC Südwest Aescusoft is located at the junction of science and industry and thus has direct access to valuable experiences for the further development of its own products and solutions.
The Singapore's National Laboratory for Applied Solar Energy Research (SERIS) belongs to the National University of Singapore (NUS). A focus of SERIS is fundamental research in the solar energy sector and its practical uses. SERIS carries out industry-oriented research and development in the field of silicon and thin-film solar panels. Through the cooperation with SERIS Aescusoft takes profit from these researches and uses the new findings in its own products and solutions.
SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We create value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research concern that possesses international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences, and our aim is to become the most renowned contract research institution in Europe. SINTEF is an independent, non-commercial organisation.
The profits of our contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development. In the course of the past five years, we have invested NOK 600 million of our own funds in laboratories and scientific equipment. The SINTEF Group comprises the SINTEF Foundation, four limited companies and SINTEF Holding.