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CORNET at Innovation Day 2019: Behind the projects

Innovation Day 2019: Behind the projects 

On 9 May, CORNET and its partner network IraSME again hosted the “International Area” at the Innovation Day for SMEs of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy showing vivid project cooperations with Austria – this year’s guest country. Christian Hirte, German Federal Government Commissioner for SMEs, also visited the International Area and had a closer look at successfully running CORNET projects.


Success Story: CORNET project SurfParquet

  Success Story: CORNET project SurfParquet

Parquet is getting more and more competition from other floor coverings like laminate. The Austrian-German CORNET project “SurfParquet” makes wooden floors with distinctive surface features more resistant to wear and tear through innovative coating that preserves the optical and haptic properties of natural wood.


Research Center looking for partners

Research Center looking for partners 

The Austrian Research Center for Non-Destructive Testing GmbH (RECENDT) is a non-university-based research organisation in Linz focusing on process optimisation. The institute is looking for R&D partners from science as well as companies as project partners.


Spread the word: Join CORNET

  Spread the word: Join CORNET

CORNET has grown to twelve countries/regions from all over the world. Besides the existing partnerships, pilot projects can be initiated at any time as the CORNET Coordination Office is always eager to involve new funding organisations from further countries.


27th CORNET Call for Proposals closed

27supth/sup CORNET Call for Proposals closed 

The 27th Call for Proposals closed on 27 March 2019. The number of proposals submitted by applicants from various countries and regions in and outside the EU has gone up. Several project proposals were submitted in cooperation with Japan and Switzerland. The next call will be opening on 12 June 2019!


AiF Forschung · Technik · Kommunikation GmbH
CORNET Coordination Office
Irina Bester (cornet@aif.de)
Bayenthalguertel 23
50968 Cologne
  +49 221 716101-22

Managing director: Jan-Frederik Kremer
Registergericht (comparable to „Registrar of Company“):
Amtsgericht Köln
Registernummer: HRB 72850
Value added tax identification number (Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer gemäß § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE 277 768 066
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