Projects at FU are driven from either:
- the need for further development of the scientific and technological knowhow of its faculty, for staying relevant and up to date in their respective fields of expertise, or
- or the need to provide a solution (new/improved product/service/process) to an existing or perceived problem, or a business/society requirement.
In the former case the projects are characterized as Basic/Fundamental Research or Applied/Industrial Research, whereas in the second case the projects are usually of Experimental Development nature with or without elements of Applied Research.
In this context, and based on the various disciplines of the individual faculty and of the research teams at the University, numerous R&D projects have been implemented. Here below follows an indicative list of the most recent, externally funded projects with the lead or significant involvement of FU faculty, categorized in thematic areas: