The CD model

CD Laboratories are established at universities and non-university research institutions. Important features are:

 

  1. Application-oriented basic research on a high level
  2. Integration into scientific environment of universities and non-university research institutions
  3. Maximum duration of seven years
  4. Rigorous scientific quality monitoring
  5. Bottom-up orientation
  6. Compact research groups (5-15 people)
  7. Key position of the Head of Laboratory
  8. Guaranteed scientific freedom for the scientists
  9. Joint financing by the public purse and companies
  10. Flexibility and relatively little organisational effort
 

The funding models of the CDG connect business and science. In this way, CD Laboratories and JR Centres strengthen the innovative power of Austria’s economic performance.