This field of activity is the link between theory and practice. Industrial topics are scientifically investigated in short-term or long-term projects. The long-term objective is to use these findings to develop tailored analysis packages for consultation purposes. The Research Center has a wide variety of state-of-the-art and highly sensitive analysis equipment for this purpose, operated by scientists and extensively trained technicians. The Research Center also has a large number of proven pilot plants to produce samples on a small scale (see pilot plant). This set-up and focus ensures that we are always on the lookout for new approaches and issues in the brewing and beverage sector.