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Future Technology Award

The Schaeffler FAG Foundation breaches the gap between industry and science by awarding the ideas, visions and goals of those working at the universities, in research and business. The purpose of the Future Technology Award is to recognize highly innovative research projects whose real feasibility can only be tested at a high level of risk in terms of success.

Promotion Concept and Foundation Bodies

  • Future Technology Award
  • Scientific theses from the field of bearing engineering by offering the Innovation Award.
  • Promotion of school development

Promoting Innovations and Competitive Performance

The Schaeffler FAG Foundation promotes science, research and teaching in the field of scientific engineering related to bearing technology.

The foundation breaches the gap between industry and science by awarding the ideas, visions and goals of those working at the universities, in research and business.

For this purpose, the Foundation is presenting the Future Technology Award - which is worth € 100.000 - for the first time.

The Foundation promotes highly innovative research idea. and competitive performance. In serving its aims, applications for the Future Technology Award can be submitted by November 30, 2020.

Treatises Related to Bearing Technology

The research idea can be submitted. We refer to the definition of bearings technology in the designated competetive conditions.

The research idea can be submitted by university/university of higher education or by an individual faculty/department.

The respective university/institute of higher education or individual faculty/department must obtain authorization to participate in the competition before submitting the research idea.

The request can be submitted in German or English.

Applications are to be directed to the Schaeffler FAG Foundation by the announced application deadline.

Documents

The following documents must be submitted along with an application:

Address

The documents should be sent by post to:

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Schaeffler FAG Foundation
z. Hd. Lisa Schleier
Georg-Schäfer-Str. 30
97421 Schweinfurt
Germany

or by email to:
Lisa Schleier

The contents of all applications received will be treated confidentially. The university/institute of higher education or the faculty/department consents to the application documents that it has submitted being forwarded to the respective representatives of the Schaeffler FAG Foundation for assessment.

The Foundation will treat the application documents that have been submitted with the utmost care. However, no liability can be assumed for any loss, unauthorized use by third parties, or damage that may occur.

Recipients of the prize shall be selected by the committee of the Schaeffler FAG Foundation.

All decisions are final.

The Foundation reserves the right to forgo the awarding of any prizes in the event of a lack of applications of sufficient merit.

The submission of an application shall constitute a binding acceptance of the competition conditions.

Broad subject areas

  • Rolling, plain and magnetic bearings for mechanical engineering, automotive and aerospace industries
  • Both rotary and linear motions
  • Mechanical and mechatronical solutions
  • Ideas related to Industry 4.0
  • Ideas related to the overall lifecycle

To apply, please use the application documents.

Promotion Concept and Foundation Bodies

Foundation bodies

Foundation council

  • Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann, Chairwoman
    Co-owner of the INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG
    Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
  • Lic.oec. HSG Georg F. W. Schaeffler, JD/LLM
    Owner of the INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG
  • Klaus Rosenfeld
    Chief Executive Officer
    Schaeffler AG
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher
    Laboratory for Machine Tools
    RWTH Aachen
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Udo Lindemann
    Chair of Product Development
    TU München
  • Professor Dr. Robert Grebner, Deputy Chairman
    President University of Applied Sciences
    Würzburg-Schweinfurt
  • Professor Dr. Sandro Wartzack
    Chair of Engineering Design
    FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Foundation Board

  • Andreas Hamann, Chairman Foundation Board
    Senior Vice President HR Europe
  • Dr. Stefan Spindler
    Member of the Executive Board Schaeffler AG
    CEO Industrial
  • Uwe Wagner
    Member of the Executive Board Schaeffler AG
    Chief Technology Officer

Management

  • Peter Schuster, Foundation Manager
    Vice President R&D Industry 4.0
    Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
  • Lisa Schleier, Administration
    Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

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