Köppern has a longstanding tradition of working together with high-ranking universities and research organizations. These include:
- Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany - this technical university assists Köppern in process development research for briquetting, compaction, high-pressure comminution including air classifying and the wear behavior of materials
- Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany - mainly involved in wear materials research and development as well as FE calculations for machine parts
- RWTH Technical University, Aachen, Germany - assists in the field of wear testing of materials
- University of British Columbia, Canada - mainly involved in high-pressure comminution research and development.
High-pressure comminution and air classifying process research are fundamental elements of process design in the mining industry. Köppern has several semi-industrial pilot plant facilities currently installed at Bergakademie Freiberg, the University of British Columbia and also at research institutions such as Ammtec in Australia and TOMS in Russia.