The Research Association was founded in 1992 with eight founding members. Since then the Research Association has grown steadily and today represents the world‘s largest network in the field of Mechatronic Integrated Devices with approx. 100 members (industrial companies and research institutions). In 1996 we joined the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) with steadily increasing subsidies, which currently amount to approx. 1.8 million euros (Status 02/2020).
In addition to the international MID Congress, which was first held in 1994, further events and participations were launched. These include the network event MID Summit, numerous workshops and working groups, individual booths at LOPEC, Rapid.Tech 3D and SMT as well as an approx. 120 m² large joint booth on leading exhibitions on electronics like electronica.
Tasks and goals
The main goals of the Association are marketing, promotion and further development of MID technology. This strengthens the market position of our members in the long term and enables innovative products and processes. These goals should be achieved in particular through coverage of the following areas:
- Forum for the exchange of experience
- Competition-neutral community research
- Cooperative promotion of MID technology
- Crystallization point for 3D-MID technology
- Realization of 3D-MID projects
The results produced by the research groups will be presented to the members of the Research Association in advance and are subsequently published in an appropriate manner.