Within a three-hour “Tour of Discovery”  the Berlin Senator for Ecocnomics, Cornelia Yzer, visited companies and research institutions in the southwest of Berlin. One of the stops was MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR GENETICS, where young start-ups from Berlin presented themselves, one of them was GRASSE ZUR COMPOSITE TESTING (GZI).

„By now, the southwest of Berlin is a significant and highly regarded life science location. It shows what can arise if science, research and economy investigate and work in close proximity“, says Cornelia Yzer.

During the presentation, the two founders of GRASSE ZUR COMPOSITE TESTING  Dr.-Ing. Fabian Grasse and Dr.-Ing.Malte Zur explain the special features of the innovative shear testing system of GZI:

Using the novel shear testing system GZ-S 80 , shear properties of fibre reinforced composite materials can be determined with far greater accuracy than using the previous methods according to DIN 14129 Rail Shear (ASTM 7078 or ASTM 4255) and Iosipescu. The GZ-system is applicable to standard tensile testing machines and can be handled by one person only. The quick and easy specimen changeover of specimen for testing series of material samples takes only a few minutes and thus saves time and money. Important customers like BMW, BASF or REHAU could already be convinced of the testing system of GZI.

” We were delighted by Senator of Economics Cornelia Yzer’s visit”, says Norbert Kopp, borough mayor of Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf, „because we want to make the scientific and economic potential of the southwest of Berlin, rarely perceived by the public, better known.During the tour of discovery we introduced examples of successfull technology transfer out of excellence and founder university FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN (FU BERLIN). This includes, outside of the FU BERLIN, fife well-known MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUTES, the KONRAD ZUSE center of information technology and the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing. They offer a reliable foundation for starting up and developing new businesses. We also discussed the projected technology center southwest.“