Academia Meets Industry

For HEINZMANN, close collaboration with universities and research institutes is a fundamental principle and a necessity for maintaning innovation leadership in areas such as reducing diesel-engine emissions and electric mobility.

A selection of our current collaborative projects with universities:

  • Efficient wheel-hub motors for electric vehicles – with the IWM and IFAM Fraunhofer Institutes, and AUDI
  • Energy-efficient hybrid drivetrains in mobile work machines – with the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Lti Drives GmbH
  • Low-emission electro-mobile commercial vehicles – together with the ISE Fraunhofer Institute and Lti Drives GmbH

Projects are supported by both the German Federal Government and the EU and have lead to considerable developmental success in the past: The fuel-saving "Schluckspecht" (gas guzzler) diesel engine, designed by students from the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, recently won the international Shell Eco-marathon. [ Detailed article from the Badische Zeitung newspaper ] In 2012, the project "Variable-speed generator", in collaboration with MOBIMA/KIT (based at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Hatz Motoren GmbH, was presented as part of the German Federal President's Environment Week. [ Detailed article from the Badische Zeitung newspaper ]

Finally, these projects offer the students involved a chance to move on from their studies and into a challenging career in the industry. Make the most of our university events and meet employees to discuss possible student-based projects with HEINZMANN.

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Recruiting Fair  | Offenburg University | Booth 4 | November 6 | 9.30 am - 3 pm

Bonding Fair  | Kaiserslautern University | Booth M3 | November 20

Hochschulkooperation Maschinenbau Industrielabor Antriebstechnik Heinzmann GmbH
Industrial laboratory 'Alternative drives and emission reductions' at HEINZMANN: Mechanical Engineering Masters students together with Professor Kuhnt and Professor Zahoransky from the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences