The Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wirtschaft e. V. (Donors’ Association for the promotion of humanities and sciences in Germany) has awarded ProNES automation GmbH, developer of system platforms for use in the field of industrial automation, the seal “Innovativ durch Forschung” (Innovative through Research). As one of the largest private sponsors of science in Germany, the Stifterverband honours research-based companies for the special responsibility they assume for society.

“Research and development are the best investment in the future”, explains Jochen Weber, Managing Director of ProNES. This is the only way to make innovations possible. According to Weber, small and medium-sized companies have always been the backbone of the German economy. “At ProNES automation GmbH, we focus our activities on securing and optimising product and process quality”, says Weber. As a system integrator in the industrial environment, ProNES supports customers in optimising quality assurance in production. This reduces waste and the individual steps are mapped transparently.

The goal of the Stifterverband is to sustainably improve the German education and research landscape. The joint initiative of the German industry brings together around 3,000 companies, business associations, foundations and private persons under one roof.  On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Stifterverband conducts an annual R&D survey. The survey examines, among other things, how much the German industry invests in research and development.