Welcome of the spokesman

Dr. Christian Haslbeck

The chemist, inventor and manager Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger once said: “Innovations are an alliance with the future.” The Bavarian Research and Innovation Agency (BayFIA), as the central point of contact for innovations in Bavaria, is an institution that can make a significant contribution to forging this alliance for the future.

In the innovation ecosystem of the Free State of Bavaria, BayFIA stands for individually tailored services from a single source along the entire innovation chain. Four strong partner organisations – the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR), the Bavarian Patent Alliance (BayPAT), Bayern Innovativ GmbH and the Bavarian Research Foundation – cooperate closely with each other in order to optimally coordinate their offerings. These range from advice on funding opportunities at Bavarian, German and European level to support in the application process and the formation of research consortia to assistance with patenting, internationalisation and marketing of the solutions developed. In addition, BayFIA itself is also a sponsor in certain areas. This wide range of services is unique in Germany.

The BayFIA family wants to be a trustworthy companion of business and science on their common path from the initial idea to the later commercialization of the product or service. That’s what my fellow managing directors in the BayFIA network and I, as well as many employees at the locations in Munich and Nuremberg, work to achieve every day. I would like to thank all of you for your collegial and constructive cooperation so far and look forward to continuing it.

From July 1st 2023, I will once again be able to take on the role of BayFIA spokesperson as Managing Director of the Bavarian Research Foundation. My special thanks go to my predecessor Dr. Rainer Seßner (Bayern Innovativ) for what he has achieved over the past year.

It is a personal concern of mine to actively support and further develop the transfer of technology and knowledge in Bavaria. I would therefore like to encourage you to get in touch with the BayFIA family and talk to us about your innovative project ideas. We will be happy to advise you and help you to make this a reality.


Munich, July 1st 2023