6188403_lGERMANY: Fan and motor manufacturer Ebm-Papst is to set up its own research institute at the Künzelsau campus of Heilbronn University.

Around €3.5m will be spent on buildings and equipment as well as on professors and lecturers to extend research work in the field of electromagnetic drives.

“Research into electromagnetism is of great significance not just to ourselves but also to many other companies in the area aiming to make products, such as fan drives and motors, ever more efficient,” said Ebm-Papst chairman Rainer Hundsdörfer. “With this investment in science and education we are hoping to strengthen the position of the university and in particular to promote the “technology agenda” in Künzelsau.