The coordinated consolidation of the research and development work of the four members Technical University of Munich, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, German Aerospace Center and Bauhaus Luftfahrt as well as their stronger networking is achieved thanks to the recognition of research groups. In order to exchange ideas, knowledge and information within their research work, the participating scientists of all four members maintain close contact, for example as part of the Graduate School.
Munich Aerospace currently supports 12 research groups, in each of which at least two of the members and two of the Munich Aerospace doctoral fellows participate. The research groups are assigned to Munich Aerospace’s key topics. These key topics are pooling regionally existing competences in important future fields.
Recognised research groups are led by professors or qualified scientific staff of a Munich Aerospace member. They can apply for funding from the association’s scholarship fund or may also receive third-party funding, e.g. as part of industry cooperations. As a rule, Munich Aerospace supports a research project for a period of three to four years. Companies are invited to participate in Munich Aerospace’s research groups or to initiate their own research projects as part of industry cooperations.
The following chart shows the classification of research projects related to Munich Aerospace in the technology readiness level scale: