German Ministry for Research and Technology founded a program called “Production Technology 1988 - 1992” to promote the implementation of CIM solutions in Germany. In the scope of this program, industrial enterprises - mainly those from mechanical engineering, plant engineering and construction - could obtain financial support for creating and implementing CIM concepts. A further measure, which was financed by this program, is the so-called “wide efficacious diffusion via CIM-Technology-Transfer”. This part of the promotion program supported the building-up of CIM-Technology-TransferCenters (CIM-TTC) at 21 university departments in Germany (see Fig. E.I.01). CIM-TTC Saarbrücken being part of Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik (IWi) at the University of Saarland is affiliated to the only business administration institute in the project. All the other CIM-TT partners are affiliated to institutes of the engineering science area. The cooperation among the CIM-TTCs was handled by BMFT’s department “production techniques”, which is located at Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK). Five of the CIM-TTCs had been installed in the new Eastern German states after the unification in 1990. Their sponsorship was prolonged until 1995, while the program ended for the 16 CIM-TTCs in the West But most of those CIM-TTCs exist further, e.g. CIM-TTC Saarbrücken pays its way by seminars and research projects which are hold in cooperation with Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik.
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