The FVV (Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen | Research Association for Combustion Engines ) is a worldwide innovation network of companies, research & technology performers (RTD) and funding bodies. In the context of pre-competitive Industrial Collective Research (IGF), manufacturers of automotive engines, industrial engines and turbomachinery as well as their suppliers and service providers work together with universities and other research establishments on cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to make engines and turbines cleaner, more efficient and sustainable – for the benefit of society, industry and the environment. The FVV has invested more than 500 million euros in 1,200 research projects since it was founded in 1956.
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What role do the universities and research institutes from Germany play in the European Research Area? And what about the proportions and distribution of funds within the German science system - between large and small universities or different subject areas, but also between basic and third-party funding? Comprehensive figures, data and graphics on these and many other topics are contained in the "2018 Funding Atlas" of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which was presented in Berlin on 5 July 2018, together with the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and the Stifterverband (SV).Read more
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Perspectives of large engines in the context of emissions, fuels and costs
The 5th Rostock Large Engine Symposium constitutes a forum for a professional dialog between legislation, researchers, developers and operators of large engines. The spectrum of topics ranges from future framework conditions for large engines to technology concepts for compliance with future emissions legislation right through to components and systems. The Chair of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines of the University of Rostock is looking forward to your participation.
Shaping change – a dialog between research and industry on electric vehicle drives
The evolution of mobility is in full swing. Political environmental objectives and the digitisation of society and industry are key drivers of electromobility. The future powertrain will be determined by the further development and integration of new technologies.
The 10th Expert Forum on EV Powertrains in Stuttgart from 12 to 13 September 2018 is focused on these issues and offers experts from research and industry a platform for dialogue.
Highlights of the automobile and engine technology
This year, the Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology organised by the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) of RWTH Aachen University takes place for the 27th time. International experts and scientists of the automotive industry meet to discuss the latest results and technologies every year. The FVV will once again present three projects from the current IGF research programme.
The lubricant as a design element
The integrated world of optimised lubrication of powertrains and all involved components is the focus of the 5th International Conference on Gear and Powertrain Lubrication. The spectrum of topics ranges from efficiency and sustainability, to special transmission applications, to lubricant development, test procedures and requirements, through to tribological systems and corresponding analytical methods. Presentations on standards and guidelines as well as a look into the future complete the programme.
Europe is the world's largest factory of knowledge, ideas and innovation: Around one-third of the global production of know-how and innovative products comes from EU engineers and researchers. Cross-border cooperation unites the best minds and ideas. It makes the difference: globalisation - climate-neutral economy - energy transition in transport - mobility of tomorrow. These are just a few examples of the tasks of the future that need to be adressed - together with our members and partners in Europe and the world.
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VDMA, FVA and FVV publish new study on the electrification of the automotive powertrain and its impact on the mechanical engineering and supply industries - For the first time passenger cars, commercial vehicles and mobile machinery are focused with regard to future added value - Added value growth of automotive powertrains for passenger cars at 1.7 percent annually - New "Zero Emission Vehicle Index": By 2024 boundary conditions for the European passenger car market are expected in which an electric vehicle will be competitive.Learn more
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The 25th Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) was held in Berlin on 7 June 2018. 300 companies and research facilities presented 200 new products, processes and services to more than 1,800 visitors. The FVV promoted this year the innovative research project "3D-DynRoCo" coordinated by its Turbomachinery Research Group and was extremely honoured to welcome Dr Ole Janssen, Head of the Innovation and Technology Policy Division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) at our booth.Lern more
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