Shaping the Future through Research, Development and Technology Transfer

From robotics and building automation to biomaterial science or healthcare - Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences (THRO) has versatile and interdisciplinary know-how in the field of applied research and development. We work successfully on the transfer of knowledge and technology at regional, national and international level.

Our goal is bringing together the right partners from private and public sector and facilitating synergies for technological and social progress. The cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises in research projects funded by the EU, federal or Bavarian ministries is of particular importance to us. In recent years, we have been able to significantly expand our third-party funding infrastructure and record steady growth in funding volumes and project participants.

Our comprehensive international research engagement covers five overarching research areas:

  • Bioeconomy, Wood Technology and Bio-based Materials
  • Digital Transformation
  • Health, Social Change and Well-being
  • Construction, Planning and Energy
  • Products and Production

In these fields, our multifaceted engagement is reflected by:

  • internationally renowned awards
    • such as the 2nd place in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010, with a competitive interdisciplinary THRO team currently preparing for the competition 2021 in Wuppertal
    • In 2014, the Technical University of Rosenheim won the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) with RO-BERTA, the largest international ideas competition in the field of satellite navigation. The university prevailed against more than 50 universities and institutions worldwide

  • active networks, e.g. our co-founding of the BioEconomy Cluster
  • a number of ambitious research initiatives. To name just a few,
    • the Centre for Bio-Based Materials (ZBM), stands for innovative wood utilization and sustainable management. With a research focus on sustainable wood utilization as well as the mechanical and chemical decomposition of raw materials, the ZBM aims to support the transition to a circular wood-based bioeconomy
    • with the Rosenheim Centre for Entrepreneurship (ROCkET), THRO strengthens the structured support for start-ups in order to increase the number of spin-offs
    • our EUR 3.7 million research project "Your house 4.0" aims at creating an exemplary living environment at home for people in need of help and care through the use of state-of-the-art technology
    • a EUR 2.5 million production facility supports the development of innovative climate- and resource-friendly processes and products (multifunctional natural fiber plastic composites)
    • THRO also has considerable experience in the implementation of EU projects, e.g. ONEforest (consortium leader, Horizon 2020), KMU 4.0, SMART SPACE, Circular 4.0 (all Interreg), as well as CTC (FP7)

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