Research and development
Participation of the staff of the Materials, Biotechnology and Energy Department in collaborative projects with foreign partners is considerable, and the contact network of the department has become very strong. New project areas are constantly being examined, and the results are very visible through the publication of papers and patent applications.
MBE has formulated a policy of concentrating on projects for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in partnership with leading enterprises overseas. It is a great asset for progressive businesses to take part in this work and to reap the benefits. The department has achieved good results with project applications within Iceland and has thus found a niche for itself as a desirable partner for businesses that are contemplating innovation and practical research.
R&D is the core of the MBE operation that is provided to customers of the department.
The main research areas are detailed below: