Research project planning at Fogra
In the Federal Republic of Germany there are more than a hundred industries whose medium-sized member companies have banded together to form associations for joint industrial research. The umbrella organization for these research associations, the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations [AiF] plays an active role and Fogra is one of its founder members.In the first instance, it is the task of AiF members to investigate questions that might help companies to increase production reliability and quality. These are questions that are of comparable importance to a large number of companies but whose investigation exceeds the capabilities of any single medium-sized company. Joint research therefore provides an appropriate solution.
Subsequently, it is of great importance that the results of the research are transferred. For Fogra this means consistently acting as a provider of services to the printing industry and supporting companies through expert advice, reliable services and a range of high quality training courses and symposia in order to implement the knowledge that has been gained.
The success of these activities is fundamentally dependent upon a careful choice of research projects. In Fogra this is carried out by Technical Committees on which experts from industry sit to ensure practical relevance and consequently the implementation of the results.
Following the recommendations by the various Technical Committees, the Executive Committee of Fogra draws up the research programme in accordance with the articles of association and approves the projects for the new period.Link to further Information
With Fogra you get good advice
When making corporate decisions you need cast iron facts; expert evaluation of all the opportunities and risks based on long experience and extensive researchand development; precise measurements and independent, expert opinions. In short, advice from Fogra.
Fogra can help you by acting as a neutral expert in the event of uncertainty over the technical or human causes of a complaint. Our many thousands of expert opinions mean that we have established an international position as the first point of reference in the event of a dispute.
Individual advice and analysis
Are you faced by the challenges of new materials and technologies or the necessary quantitative analysis? We can help you with our expert knowledge and the latest analytical techniques.
When you really want to get to grips with a subject, simply ‘googling’ it is often not enough. Let Fogra’s experts find what has been published previously.
Trainings and Symposia
Only well trained staff are able to ensure that production runs smoothly and to evaluate the results. Fogra trainings and symposia help you and your employees stay abreast of developments. You'll find all information in the section Events.Link to further Information
Knowledge transfer is a core task of a research institute. As far as the public is concerned, research results that are not published or presented do not exist. However, simple publication on its own is not enough. It is only when companies recognize and make use of the results that they become relevant.Link to further Information