After three years of preparation and construction, Bayreuth University in Germany will celebrate the opening of it’s new state-of-the-art research and education centre on Thursday August 6.
The University and the Fraunhofer Project Group Process Innovation will host 200 invited guests from the world’s of academia, business and politics at the EUR 8 million facility that will reaffirm the Bayreuth’s position as a pre-eminent hub for the science-based development of processes and services for the reman industry. The facility is set to play a key role in the education and training of students, graduates and engineers who will contribute to remanufacturing knowledge over the coming decades.
Over the past two months, the staff of 40 engineers as well as machinery and equipment has been moved from the nearby Bayreuth University campus to the new building.
The new building comprises 1,000 sq m office space for a staff of 50, 850 sq m workshops and laboratories as well as a number of storage rooms, teaching facilities and meeting rooms.
Part of the renowned Fraunhofer Project Group Process Innovation, the centre will contribute significantly to meeting rising demands for “regenerative (sustainable) production processes.” Headed by Professor Rolf Steinhilper and Dr. Stefan Freiberger, it has over the past decade established a position as Europe’s leading research institution for remanufacturing.