The IVLV network stands for innovation by joint research in currently 43 projects and comprises of:

  • more than 250 companies involved in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics manufacturing, packaging system and packaging material manufacturing, as well as the construction of machinery for manufacturing food and packaging materials;
  • over 35 research organizations, university departments/institutes, technical colleges, and non-university research establishments;
  • and collaborative partners such as the VDMA and ZLV.

In pre-competitive research projects, the right partners are networked, new knowledge is created and practical solutions are worked out. The knowledge gained flows directly back to the participating companies through direct knowledge transfer in the joint projects. In this way, the IVLV secures industry knowledge, educates and promotes junior staff and continuously creates new knowledge on questions from member companies.