On 18.10.2018 two medium-sized companies received the approval for their German-Dutch high-tech innovation project.

The companies Kurre Spezialmaschinenbau GmbH from Lower Saxony and PCOtech B.V. from the Netherlands (Enschede) met at the site of the German cooperation partner in Saterland-Ramsloh for their kick-off event. The consortium led by Kurre Spezialmaschienbau GmbH convinced the jury with a coating technology from the field of nanotechnology.

The German company develops and manufactures special-purpose machines and systems for all industry areas. Particularly in the field of cable machines the Kurre Group is currently one of the market leaders. The driver of this cross-border cooperation is the pooling of special know-how to produce wear-resistant and low-friction surfaces. The Dutch company PCOtech B.V. is a specialist in the interaction of material surfaces for the industrial sector and has several proprietary technologies that change the fundamental properties of a surface. Therefore, the methods used are not traditional coatings, but rather surface modifications. Many years of experience and successful participation in projects (including cooperations with research institutes) characterize the company as an ideal Dutch cooperation partner.

Within the next two years, both partners will carry out their project as part of the INTERREG V A project ROCKET. Thereby this is the third innovation project that has been launched by the partners of the ROCKET consortium under the lead of  innos – Sperlich GmbH. This increases the number to a total of ten ROCKET innovation projects and six feasibility studies with a total volume of 7.7 mio. €.