Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e. V.

Association of Sponsors

Take an active role in research: the IAPK Association of Sponsors

The IAPK works on a non-profit basis and receives support from an Association of Sponsors comprised of individuals and companies active in the sector. The goal of the Association of Sponsors is to foster research and teaching in the realms of powder metallurgy, ceramics and ceramic joining technology. This support includes everything from initial proposals and suggestions for research projects and contracts as well as the concrete carrying-out of research and development work. Furthermore, the Association of Sponsors contributes to the education of students at RWTH Aachen University and promotes their ongoing training wherever possible. And, finally, the association also fosters the publication of research findings, thereby making them available to the general public in the most appropriate form possible.

In short, the IAPK Association of Sponsors is the body that makes our research possible in the first place! And when individuals and companies become members, they are automatically invited to actively shape our work.

»The IAPK Association of Sponsors is the body that makes our research possible in the first place! And when individuals and companies become members, they are automatically invited to actively shape our work.«

A strong network:
our members.

Whether you’re an interested individual or a company active in the sector, when you become a member of our Association of Sponsors, you become part of an ever-expanding network of high-end industry leaders. Take a look at the list of our current members.

CeramTech GmbH
Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH
TÜV Rheinland AG
3B Fibreglass
Pallas GmbH & Co KG
Alumina Systems GmbH
Stackpole Powertrain International GmbH
Cerobear GmbH
Elgeti GmbH
Hilti. AG
Köppern Entwicklungs-GmbH
HIP PM Volker
Goeller Verlag GmbH

It pays to get involved:
the benefits of membership.

Membership in the IAPK Association of Sponsors is worthwhile in many ways. Here are the advantages at a glance.

  • Rapid access to research findings
    As a member, you have early-stage access to all research findings produced by our institute alliance (IWM+IAPK).
  • Self-initiated research project proposals
    As a member, you are invited to suggest research topics and concrete research contracts.
  • Active participation in research and development projects
    As a member, you have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects – for example as part of the committees of AiF-funded projects.
  • Effective visibility for your company logo
    As a member, you are invited to publish your company logo on the IAPK homepage and profit from increased visibility in our strong network.
  • Discounts on participation in various events
    Members are invited to take part in events organised by our institute alliance (IWM and IAPK) at particularly favourable terms.
  • Regular subscription to our newsletter
    As a member, you automatically receive our newsletter, which means you will always be well-informed on current topics, industry trends and research.
  • Access to our resources
    Members have privileged access to the resources of our institute alliance (IWM and IAPK).
  • Targeted placement of Master’s and Bachelor’s students
    As a member, you are invited to ask the Association of Sponsors to connect you with suitable Master’s and Bachelor’s students for specific research issues.
  • Targeted literature research in the context of research projects
    Are you in need of specific literature research into a certain product, procedure or scientific issue? Members can request that this literature research be carried out as part of project papers or student research papers.