Their institute is pursuing a holistic approach to design, manufacture and product development using novel polymers and fibre reinforced composites. Lightweight structures are one important aspect in sustainable mobility for aviation, aerospace and the automotive industry. Hence, they are active in the areas of industrialisation for efficient serial production, novel processing and recycling of composites. The Institute of Polymer Engineering is one element of a Polymer Engineering Cluster, working with collaborators in nanotechnology, the Swiss industry and fundamental academic institutions. Typically, their research activities are conducted directly with industry, or via national or European research grants.