„Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing“ (W. v. Braun)
For product development, COTEC GmbH relies on current customers requirements. But they take it even a step further by also keeping a close eye on future developments and products. Ongoing improvements of existing products, customizing them to the customers’ needs or innovative new developments and market launches - it is all included in the research and development department of COTEC GmbH. The interdisciplinary team features scientists with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, mechatronics and computers.
In addition to their own R & D projects, individual government-funded projects, project cooperation with industry partners, as well as joint projects within the context of ZIM (The Central Innovation Program SME (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand – ZIM)) or the BMBF, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research are the focus of our development efforts. In this context, particular attention is placed on user-oriented development. It is in close cooperation with customers and vendors where customer-specific applications are developed, new market segments are defined and result in specific research projects.