The Christian Doppler Research Association (CDG) is considered a pioneer in Austria for successful cooperations between science and the private sector. The form of the cooperation funded by the CDG usually has the following appearance: a research group elaborates fundamental knowledge that flows into the development of new products and processes at commercial partners. This generates a brisk exchange of knowledge, experience and questions between the partners.
For 25 years, CD Laboratories have opened the door for cooperation partners to perform application-orientated basic research of mutual benefit to companies and science. With the JR Centres, the Christian Doppler Research Association has also been promoting cooperation between science and business at universities of applied sciences since 2012.
The Christian Doppler Research Association
- funds application-orientated basic research,
- gives companies effective access to new knowledge and
- operates at the interface between business and science.