Steinbeis is one of the world’s most successful service providers in knowledge and technology transfer. Close to 1,000 transfer companies established in the Steinbeis Network are highly specialized and provide research and development, consulting and expertise, as well as education and training for all technology and management fields. The Steinbeis companies are located mainly at research institutions, notably universities, which constitute the origins of knowledge for Steinbeis. Around 6,000 experts contribute practically to the transfer between science and industry. Acting as an umbrella organization over the Steinbeis Network is the non-profit Steinbeis Foundation launched in 1971, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
The Steinbeis-Forschungszentrum Systementwurf und Test, based in Chemnitz, deals with specification, design, verification, testing and quality assurance of electronic components.
Furthermore, it is engaged in validation and formal verification methods as procedures of system tests and the self-test. The close connection between science and industry and the related transfer of technology occupy a center position of the Steinbeis network.