Since January 2016, German furniture store POCO is the new "Partner of Innovation of the IRL". After the successful introduction of the partnership of innovation project last year, POCO is now the second partner of innovation alongside Fa. Bizerba. The project now successfully expands from groceries to other domains of retail. Joint goals for the partners are the promotion of knowledge transfer between science and practice, the advancement of innovations in retail, as well as realizing joint scientific and development projects. Mutual exchange and support, also personnel-wise, concerning joint projects are key elements of this partnership.
The program "Partner of Innovation of the IRL" is open to all companies.