Project initiation and coordination

VBU and its member companies are embedded in DECHEMA, its expert committees and working groups. This constellation is unique in Germany. Here, the VBU network and the expertise of the members of one of the leading scientific and technical societies are bundled and complemented by in-house expertise in e.g. project coordination and data analysis.

VBU offers member companies to support and coordinate project initiations and projects in cooperation with the DECHEMA Research and Project Coordination Working Group. Over the past 20 years, the working group has built up a great deal of methodological and technical expertise in this field and has excellent contacts with national and international research funding organisations. More information can be found here (flyer for download).

We are happy to support you in the following areas

  • Identification of future-oriented research topics
  • Searching for calls for proposals suitable for your project ideas
  • Identifying financing options
  • Search for cooperation partners from science and industry
  • Drafting und submitting project proposals
  • Projekt management und coordination

We also offer to take on tasks within your projects

  • Preparation of technology analyses
  • Identifying and closing technology gaps and finding possible new value chains
  • Preparation of feasibility studies
  • Preparation of market analyses
  • Assessment of economic viability
  • Bewertung von Risiken
  • Support for standardisation activities
  • Establishment of networks
  • Conducting interviews
  • Organisation of (online) training courses, workshops, seminars
  • If required; Arranging participation of the DECHEMA Research Institute for research tasks