The IVLV promotes the research of small and medium-sized, innovative companies from food technology and food packaging. As a member association of the AiF – Joint venture of industrial research associations "Otto von Guericke", the IVLV is entitled to apply for the research funding of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

The German Federation of Industrial Research Associations – AiF in short – is the leading national organization promoting applied research and development benefiting Germany’s small and medium-sized businesses. As an industry-driven organization, the AiF aims at initiating applied research and development (R&D) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as qualifying the new generation of academics in innovative fields and organizing the distribution of scientific knowledge.

Website of the AiF

The Industrial Collective Research ("Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung", IGF) builds a connection between basic research and economic applications. Under the management of AiF Research Associations, new technologies are being developed for entire industries and across all sectors to maintain and strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) promotes IGF with public funds. The IVLV as an AiF association member is entitled to apply for the following funding variants within the IGF: