AiF at a glance

Name

AiF  German Federation of Industrial Research Associations

Foundation

1954

Objective and Mission

Leading national organisation for applied research and development for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Legal status

Non-profit association

Members

Network of 101 industrial research associations from all branches of the economy, serving approx. 50,000 SMEs

Staff

183 employees (incl. affiliates)

Executive committee

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bauer, Edwin Büchter, Dr. Andreas Zielonka

CEO

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kathöfer