Applied Competence Clusters (ACC)
The Applied Competence Clusters (ACC), like the Research Departments, are building blocks of the university's „Research Campus“ concept. In autumn 2009 two ACC have been installed from within the Ruhr-University and are supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine Westphalia MIWF during the years 2009 and 2010. The goal of the newly founded ACC Plasma Technology and ACC Terahertz is to establish a fast and reliable science to market technology transfer. Science to market technology transfer is a key factor in strengthening the innovative potential of small and mid-sized companies. The ACC cluster their knowledge and competence in their respective field of expertise (i.e. Terahertz or Plasma Technology), and are responsible for transferring relevant applications to industry. As a result, the ACC extend existing collaborations as well as discover new ones. With a strong connection to top level independent research, the ACC transport new research results to market and search for answers to industry-relevant problems. The CEOs of the Applied Competence Cluster are the contacts for their respective fields of expertise. They interconnect companies with science and organize the necessary work to satisfy the companies’ requirements.
ACC complement the well-established technology transfer platforms like CHIP-TZR GmbH and Rubitec GmbH through the transfer of interdisciplinary, highly specialized know-how and are therefore positioned at the centre of research activities. By establishing direct contact with researchers, the ACC provide the necessary insight into specific scientific resources. Consequently, a fast, reliable, and efficient connection between science and industry is maintained.
The Applied Competence Clusters are designed such that other strong research areas are encouraged to install an ACC themselves.
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Dr.-Ing. Egmont SemmlerADDRESS CHANGE NOTICE: WE MOVED TO A NEW FACILITY!
ACC Plasma Technology
Building ID, Level 1, Room 531 (ID 1/531)
Dr. Jens Soetebier
Building NC, Level 6, Room 71 (NC 6/71)
Dr. Birgit Felten
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ACC Plasma and ACC THz Opening Ceremony
The Applied Competence Clusters Terahertz and Plasma Technology celebrate their founding in an opening ceremony on the 22nd of February 2010 in the CPST Labs in the ICN 03/95 building. The beginning is scheduled for 9:30 with greetings from the vice chancellor of the RUB Prof. Weiler. It will be accompanied general presentations on the ACCs given by Prof. Havenith and Prof. Awakowicz. Afterwards, insights into the associated labs are offered in order to get an idea about the ACC's experise.
Founding of ACC Terahertz
The image shows Prof. Havenith, Dr. Soetebier and Prof. Hofmann (from left to right) at a typical THz-application. Final equipment would be more compact.
Founding of ACC Plasma Technology
The picture above shows a custom designed industry-style vacuum decontamination process. The process development was achieved in close cooperation with the Research Department „Plasmas with Complex Interactions".