The German Ministry of Education and Research has granted the CQSE GmbH company from Garching near Munich, Germany, over 660,000 euros in support of one of their research projects. The funded project goes by the name of “Q-Effekt.” In close cooperation with Technical University Munich (TUM) CQSE GmbH will develop new, innovative methods and tools that improve and guarantee software quality. The efficiency of the envisaged methods and prototype tools will be tested in real-life software development projects at the municipal utilities company, Stadtwerke München, and the insurance company, Lebensversicherung von 1871.
Stefan Müller, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, congratulated CQSE GmbH on the positive assessment by the experts who evaluated the projects’ level of innovation as well as the excellence of the partners involved. According to Stefan Müller, the project is of great significance when it comes to strengthening Germany as a location for software development. The CQSE GmbH staff are delighted with this recognition by the Ministry: “Although currently CQSE GmbH is only a small company with 15 employees we have managed to secure a leading position in software quality analysis in a market that includes large American companies. Research projects like “Q-Effekt” enable us to extend our lead, to grow and to create highly qualified jobs,” says managing partner Dr. Martin Feilkas.
The “Q-Effekt” project is an example of the promotion of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. Through the “KMU-innovativ” initiative, the Ministry has created a “fast lane” for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME = KMU in German). These can file project ideas in the fields of information and communications technology at any time and will receive preferential treatment through simplified sponsorship and accelerated approval procedures. The aim is to minimise innovation risks for the companies and to support excellence in the high-tech sector.