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HyCentA – Embedded in Worldwide Scientific and Industrial Cooperations

HyCentA implements innovations together with companies and accompanies technologies from the idea to market maturity. The available disciplines and experience provide the opportunity to solve current and future challenges in a results-oriented manner. In doing so, HyCentA plays an integral role in linking science and industry by translating the latest scientific developments, concepts and breakthroughs into industrial applications, thus creating added value for companies and society. 

Structure, methods, project teams and duration are carefully planned for each specific project to meet individual needs while creating optimal cost efficiency in a results-oriented manner. 

Forms of cooperation

As a research centre, HyCentA is open for collaborations and partners can choose between a variety of funded and non-funded cooperation opportunities:


Compared to other national and international funding programmes, the COMET K1 funding programme offers simple application procedures within the scientific focus of HyCentA. The project consortium must consist of at least one scientific and two industrial partners. Due to the public funding, this cooperation scenario is particularly suitable for projects whose potential has not yet been fully explored and for companies seeking a balanced relationship between risk and investment.

Non-COMET projects

Non-COMET projects are implemented in the area not funded by COMET. The project costs must be borne entirely by the project consortium. Non-COMET projects can be tailored to the specific needs of the client. Funded Non-COMET projects offer the opportunity to significantly reduce the costs of high-risk research projects by applying for national and international funding programmes (e.g. CLEAN HYDROGEN, HORIZON, Framework Programme of the European Union).

Contract research

Within the framework of contract research projects, HyCentA provides specific, fully cost-covering services for one or more clients without any self-financing or external financing.

Strategic partnerships

At HyCentA, we believe in the power of collaborations and partnerships to achieve outstanding results together. We actively work to build long-term, strategically synergistic and aligned partnerships based on a good culture of collaboration.
Our partnerships are based on trust, commitment and open dialogue. We work closely with our partners to develop a deep understanding of their needs and challenges and to find innovative solutions together. It is important to us that both sides benefit from the cooperation.
That is why we offer our partners individually tailored cooperation that is aligned with their needs and goals. We believe that long-term success can only be achieved by working together as partners at eye level.
Our cooperations are not limited to a specific industry or size. We work with large companies, start-ups, research institutions and other organisations to jointly develop and implement innovative solutions. If you are interested in partnering with us, we look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact us and let's shape the future together.