Research project planning at Fogra
In the Federal Republic of Germany there are more than a hundred industries whose medium-sized member companies have banded together to form associations for joint industrial research. The umbrella organization for these research associations, the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations [AiF] plays an active role and Fogra is one of its founder members.
In the first instance, it is the task of AiF members to investigate questions that might help companies to increase production reliability and quality. These are questions that are of comparable importance to a large number of companies but whose investigation exceeds the capabilities of any single medium-sized company. Joint research therefore provides an appropriate solution.
Subsequently, it is of great importance that the results of the research are transferred. For Fogra this means consistently acting as a provider of services to the printing industry and supporting companies through expert advice, reliable services and a range of high quality training courses and symposia in order to implement the knowledge that has been gained.
The focus of Fogra‘s research
The success of our activities is fundamentally dependent upon a careful choice of research projects. In Fogra this is carried out by Technical Committees on which experts from industry sit to ensure practical relevance and consequently the implementation of the results.
Following the recommendations by the various Technical Committees, the Executive Committee of Fogra draws up the research programme in accordance with the articles of association and approves the projects for the new period.
The detailed research programme of Fogra (This file does not exist anymore.)