Groundbreaking research is conducted at the Rudolf-Virchow Center for Experimental Biomedicine. Their main emphasis is on the study of key proteins. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Silica Research new materials are developed.
The ZAE Bayern is working on a new, energy-efficient future. The SKZ Plastic Materials Center is developing new materials for the plastic industry and participates in global progress in that arena. Mainfranken is ranked #5 in Germany for the development of new materials.