Ludwig Bölkow Campus

In co-operation with the Free State of Bavaria eight consortium partners from business and the sciences have been shaping the future of the Ludwig Bölkow Campus located south of Munich since 2013. Embracing cutting edge research, training and continuing education to top-notch international standards while fostering an entrepreneurial spirit this project is aimed at underscoring and promoting Bavaria's competitive standing and leadership in innovation. From its Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn location it secures for the Free State a key role in the emerging markets of the future.

Munich Aerospace and its four member institutions, Technical University of Munich, German Aerospace Center, University of the German Armed Forces and Bauhaus Luftfahrt, represent the scientific partners of the consortium. The role of Munich Aerospace as part of the Ludwig Bölkow Campus is thus closely related to all of the Association’s activities, resulting in a substantial expansion of the Munich Aerospace network and greater leveraging of granted funds.

The Association follows up on and supervises the academic and scientific activities at this location, for instance

  • coordinating research projects,
  • initiating university study courses,
  • setting up international research co-operations, and
  • offering an attractive graduate programme.

For further information please visit the website of LBC GmbH (lb-campus.com).

  • Vision

    The Ludwig Bölkow Campus is intended as an international research and innovation hub for aerospace and security technologies based on trend-setting innovations, a novel intellectual approach and promotion of young talent in the sciences. To achieve this, it is vital to bring academic teaching and scientific research facilities into direct vicinity of the research units of large corporations and newly founded small businesses and start-ups in the field of aerospace and security technology. The aim is to provide a creative environment interlinking teaching, science and industry from all over the world, thus enabling the implementation of the complete chain of innovation from initial idea to final product.

  • Organisational Structures

    The Ludwig Bölkow Campus is a platform joining scientific institutions and industry in co-operative research efforts, teaching and innovation, and is a co-operation between two independent legal entities: Munich Aerospace e.V. representing the sciences and LBC GmbH representing the corporate consortium partners of the Campus.

  • Governance

    The scope of co-operation between both entities forming the Campus, Munich Aerospace e.V. and LBC GmbH, is defined in a co-operation agreement. Their central decision-making bodies comprise two panels: The Steering Committee and the Extended Steering Committee.

    Steering Committee

    The Steering Committee comprises three representatives each from Munich Aerospace and LBC GmbH and convenes once every quarter. It is responsible for all operative issues, decides on new research projects and prepares decision-making documentation for the Extended Steering Committee. The members of the Ludwig Bölkow Campus Steering Committee are:

    Representing Munich Aerospace:
    • Prof. Klaus Drechsler, TUM, Member of the Munich Aerospace Executive Board
    • Dr. Eva Rogowicz-Grimm, Managing Director Munich Aerospace
    • Prof. Mirko Hornung, Executive Director Bauhaus Luftfahrt
    Representing LBC GmbH:
    • Dr. Frank Anton, Siemens, Executive Vice President eAircraft
    • Alexander Mager, Managing Director, LBC GmbH
    • Prof. Rudolf Schwarz, IABG, Chairman of the Management Board


    Extended Steering Committee

    The Extended Steering Committee comprises at least one representative each of all Ludwig Bölkow Campus consortium partners. It convenes twice annually and decides on content-related and strategic matters pertaining to the Campus. Members of the Extended Steering Committee are:

    • Dr. Frank Anton (Deputy Chairman), Siemens, Executive Vice President eAircraft
    • Prof. Klaus Drechsler, TUM, Member of the Munich Aerospace Executive Board
    • Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board
    • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter W. Hein, UniBw, Member of the Munich Aerospace Executive Board
    • Prof. Wolfgang Herrmann, President of the Technical University of Munich
    • Prof. Mirko Hornung, Executive Director of Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V.
    • Prof. Martin Leitner, President of the Munich University of Applied Sciences
    • Alexander Mager, Managing Director, LBC GmbH
    • Andrew Anderson, Airbus, Chief Operating Officer Corporate Technology Office
    • Prof. Merith Niehuss (Chair), President of the University of the German Armed Forces Munich
    • Dr. Eva Rogowicz-Grimm (Secretary), Managing Director Munich Aerospace
    • Prof. Rudolf Schwarz, IABG, Chairman of the Management Board
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