On 25 February 2016, the Centre for Applied Research (ZAF) of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology hosted the 3rd Day of Research. Numerous guests were given the opportunity to inform themselves about current research projects and scientific work in the fields of economy and health. In a short lecture followed by a poster presentation, the scientists had the opportunity to present their current projects to a broad public. The first lecture series focused on further education, supply chain management, logistics, forecasting and data analysis as well as governance. The second lecture series focused on health, health management and megatrends of the future. The concept of the Research Day proved to be very entertaining, informative and exciting, which was also confirmed by the guests and participants with positive feedback. Edgar Sauer, Straubing:"....... I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for an extremely successful Research Day, an afternoon full of inspirations and perspectives for the near future, and here you can also see the acceptance of the challenges of this time. I'm still 'electrified' by the inspirations and concrete research and your research assignments..."