RelTest Solutions, a spinoff of the Technology Transfer Institute of Stuttgart University, will intensify its collaboration with Holland Innovative. Both parties have signed a declaration of intent to this end. The two institutes will jointly organize training courses and events on the themes of reliability and product development.

The two institutes will build upon the existing expertise on both sides. Both RelTest Solutions and Holland Innovative already offer various programs focused on reliability, lifespan monitoring, root-cause analysis, and data science. By intensifying their cooperation, the institutes expect to further improve the quality of the programs. In addition, the breadth of the programs will be expanded and offered in both countries.

In the past, the University of Stuttgart and Holland Innovative already worked together on various projects. The first plans for the future have also already been made: in the Reliability seminar of 25 & 26 March 2021 in Eindhoven, the collaboration will become visible through partner contributions and an executive round table for the exchange of knowledge. For Holland Innovative’s CEO Hans Meeske, the Letter of Intent with RelTest Solutions is a logical step: “We both work from the principle that knowledge should be shared as much as possible. This is – above all – true for our mutual expertise in Reliability. The world is changing at a rapid pace. In order to be able to keep up with this pace, it is important that engineers, as well as the management of manufacturing companies, are aware that their products are designed carefully and become as reliable as possible, meeting the expectations and needs of the customer. Our programs can help them to reach this goal.”

3,000 scientists

Stuttgart University wants to have a role in knowledge and technology transfer and builds partnerships like the one with Holland Innovative to meet that goal, said Martin Dazer, director of RelTest Solutions and head of the Institute for Machine Components, who leads the collaboration from Stuttgart. “Some 3,000 scientists are doing research at the University of Stuttgart, serving approximately 150 institutes. The researchers acquire advanced knowledge and develop many pioneering technologies that can be put to use in meeting critical challenges facing society, in producing goods more efficiently and sustainably, and for making people’s lives more comfortable.” For the transfer of technology to society, the university founded the Technology Transfer Institute. Dazer: “Objective of this institute is to enable spin-offs from the university to provide their knowledge and new technologies to society. RelTest Solutions is one of these spin-offs and provides wide knowledge in the area of Reliability, Quality, and Product Development.”