DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany's research center for aeronautics and space. They conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security, and digitalization. The German Space Agency at DLR plans and implements the national space program on behalf of the federal government. Two DLR project management agencies oversee funding programs and support knowledge transfer.

Climate, mobility, and technology are changing globally. DLR uses the expertise of its 55 research institutes and facilities to develop solutions to these challenges. Their 10,000 employees share a mission – to explore Earth and space and develop technologies for a sustainable future. In doing so, DLR contributes to strengthening Germany's position as a prime location for research and industry.

Within GENEX, smart patch repair and visually assisted scarfing will be exploited as services/licensing to aerospace industries. DLR has a close collaboration with AIRBUS Germany to further develop these technologies achieving the necessary certification for full commercialization by 2035.