The prerequisite for our scientific and technical performance is our own research and development of high quality and continuity. Research and development is the basis for our scientific-technical, governmental and public services as well as for knowledge and technology transfer. Basic research and applied research are just as much a part of this as the development of new products and processes.

R&D services provided by BAM (for EU, Federal Government, Federal States, DFG, private industry, foundations, associations, etc.) include:

  • Proposal research
  • Contract research
  • Research cooperations

Interdisciplinary knowledge and own research

In the leading-edge and key technologies of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry, we conduct research as a departmental research institution with specialist expertise and many years of experience on the technical safety of products, processes and the living and working environment of people.

Our international research and development activities can be assigned to different stages in a simple production model: The beginning of new questions is strong and open-ended basic research, as our work at the highest level is not possible without a solid knowledge base. This is followed by applied research, which is focused on a specific outcome. It is often third-party funded and generates additional third-party revenue in addition to publications. The next stage is technology development. It builds on existing knowledge and is clearly focused on the development of new products and processes.

BAM's research activities are divided into five thematic areas:





Analytical Sciences

Innovation projects and technology development

In particular, we support technology transfer projects with small and medium-sized enterprises. The aim is to promote ambitious innovation projects in order to promptly incorporate research and development results with a high potential for economic application in cooperation with companies into innovative products, processes and services (e.g. tests, approvals or conformity assessments) that are ready for the market.