27 universities initiated the NRW Innovation Alliance with a view to developing innovation transfer, as well as opening up more to cooperation/networking. Universities in NRW have outstanding research competences. This enables them to provide partners with a broad spectrum of R&D services. The Innovation Alliance pools the knowledge of its member universities and offers companies/institutions a platform linking R&D to the respective application. The moulds are preferably intended for small and medium-sized production runs of moulded parts. The special structure, in which the CRP laminate assumes both the loadbearing function and the resistance heating function, leads to considerable energy and cost savings. This causes a reduction of cycle times, when compared to other heated moulds. The new method allows a wide variety of applications.