R&D partner identification and subsidy arrangement for SKF

Client: SKF (The Netherlands)

Industry: Bearings and Lubrication Systems

Goal: Developing advanced coating technologies

Project description: As a leading developer and supplier of ball and roller bearings, SKF wanted to find an R&D partner capable of co-developing advanced coatings. We identified a leading research institute in Moscow in the area of materials science, helped both organizations to define a joint R&D project, identified the relevant subsidy for high-tech cooperations between The Netherlands and Russia, and prepared all required documents for the subsidy tender.

Results: The subsidy for a 3-year R&D project was approved by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. It has covered the full project cost. As a result, a new coating material and technology was developed and received an “SKF Excellence Award”.
Would you like to learn more about this or our similar projects? Contact Bert van der Heide at Bert.vanderHeide@kurtzmarketing.com 

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