The institute cooperates within the framework of the Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics (WGMHI) with the professorships represented there in research and teaching at a national level. Professor Sch├╝ppstuhl has been the founding board member of the WGMHI since 2011.

At the TU Hamburg, cooperation takes place within research priorities (FSP). The IFPT is a member of the following research areas, with Professor Sch├╝ppstuhl taking on the role of spokesperson for the area of digital production, logistics and MRO.

Collaboration took place or is taking place with the following companies within the framework of public or industrial research projects: