Application Focused R & D
Harnessing fundamental research for application in practice
A major part of any innovation is industrially focused or application-focused research. This includes the translation of results from fundamental research or from other specialist fields to a specific application.
“Industrialising fundamental research” in this way produces directly usable results, which in turn bring direct economic benefits and hence competitive advantages for industrial enterprises.
Process optimisation – with an eye to serving climate goals and efficiency
Innovations like these help to optimise processes in iron and steelmaking and are also transferred to many other sectors of industry. While helping to enhance the semi-finished and end products, developments targeting energy and resource efficiency make important contributions to achieving climate goals.
VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut (BFI) is a leading European provider of industrially focused and application-focused R&D in the field of steelmaking technology. Delivering through-process optimisation in terms of quality, resource and energy efficiency with the aim of improving overall operational cost-effectiveness is our first and foremost objective. To achieve these goals, we improve existing processes and adapt known methods to meet the complex requirements of industrial applications.