Successful collaboration with universities

Inno­va­ti­on and the aim of making something good even better is an important driver for MANN+HUMMEL. Therefore, a glo­ba­l team of spe­cia­lis­ts work closely together in a network to develop ide­as into products ready for the market which solve customer problems.

Many issues require special know-how, profound scientific expertise or also measuring and testing equipment which are not commonplace. In order to open up this expertise, MANN+HUMMEL works together with numerous universities and research organizations. This enables faster and better development of new products for the benefit of customers. A profound scientific approach is combined with market-oriented development expertise to achieve the maximum effect.


Collaboration with universities is a vital part of our approach to innovation and our global R&D strategy. On top of the technological and scientific results I very much enjoy the spirit and the international exchange.

Thomas Jessberger, Manager Advanced Engineering


In this process the scope of the research partners is as extensive and international as the MANN+HUMMEL R&D network. Projects with academic institutions are established around the world in different regions to exploit closeness to the markets where the participants are familiar with the respective local requirements. Likewise, the best R&D departments can be selected from around the world which have the most extensive expertise and most modern facilities. Regardless of the respective country such as Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, the USA, India or China: MANN+HUMMEL exploits the access to top research institutes globally. The development scope ranges from the finest fibers and nanometer-sized particles up to the complete engine and vehicle.

A further aspect is to offer promising young academics access to current developments and trends to give them the opportunity to obtain insights at an early stage into possible areas of responsibility. At the same time, MANN+HUMEL can search intensively for talented people and future professionals at a good point in time.