Research is the basis of the blz. With project-oriented support of public authorities self-financed fundamentals for other business areas are being developed. The competencies that result from this strategic research are used and implemented by the blz as a transfer center, engineering partner, test laboratory and manufacturer of systems and components. The revenues which are generated in this field are once again used to finance strategic research projects.
With the intention to generate new knowledge and stimulus for innovations, the research institute blz initializes, coordinates and works on regional, national and European research projects. Thus, almost always the use of lasers in production engineering is in the center of interest. In order to gain an even deeper understanding of process, theoretical research is also conducted with the help of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). However, the intermediate-term vision is always practice.