Translation of research results and knowledge transfer into industry and society are important objectives for MATH+. They will be achieved through a series of measures ranging from a specific Transfer Unit designed for joint research with industry to special programs of the MATH+ science communication unit. MATH+ transfer activities will further develop Matheon ‘s very successful activities and further invigorate the special strength of Berlin mathematics in this area.


The Berlin-based Research Center Matheon “Mathematics for Key Technologies”, founded in 2002, has maintained a pioneering role in the development of modeling, simulation, and optimization for real world processes in all key technology areas. Its success stories in translation of research showcase the relevance of mathematics for innovation in industry, economy and science. These activities will be continued within the framework of MATH+.

Partnership Area

The Partnership Area (PaA) is an area of co-creation, which, in this context, stands for a joint interdisciplinary cooperation of project partners in the course of an application-specific mathematical innovation process. Such cooperations include classical public-private research partnerships but are not limited to it. Centering around one or several core partners from the Berlin mathematical institutions that collaborate in MATH+, further project partners may come from other scientific disciplines including university external research institutes or from industry, or state agencies. The general idea is that translation of mathematical research has to be seen on a broader scale than in typical industry projects. Thus, this new area crucially extends the concept behind our previous Transfer Unit (TrU).

In its most recent project competition (in September 2023) MATH+ successfully identified five new projects for the new PaA. Accordingly, together with cooperation partners from other disciplines and/or industry smaller topical clusters around the themes ’efficient transportation’, ’energy’ and ’AI’ will provide high visibility to these working areas of MATH+.


Currently, the following projects are active in the MATH+ Partnership Area



Successfully completed projects:

Research Campus MODAL

MODAL resulted from a national competition in which the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) awarded nine public–private partnerships. The initiative supports long-term projects that bring academic and industrial researchers together in one place. The Berlin-based MODAL is the only one of these partnerships centered on mathematics. It comprises fourteen industry partners, several network partners, and research partners form the Berlin mathematics landscape. The framework established by MODAL will be open to the entire MATH+ Community as a platform for transfer to industry.