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20 Technology Park Adlershof In the course of the next spin-off growth phase, the question of whether or not to relocate to the Science and Technology Park Adlershof will be studied in cooperation with WISTA and IZBM (Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH). | 3 Non-University Research Leibniz-Institute for Analytical Sciences – ISAS – e.V. Berlin-Adlershof © WISTA Management GmbH of Adlershof since 2009. It serves as an important catalyst through these bridge professorships, as well as through the development of a collaborative infrastructure and enhanced cooperation with the private sector. Concretely, IRIS Adlershof takes an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of novel hybrid materials and functional systems with previously inaccessible optical, electronic, mechanical and chemical properties. This involves fundamental research on the structure and dynamics of matter at extreme scales of length and time and in complex systems. Entrepreneurial Spirit and New Start-ups In addition to teaching and interdisciplinary research, HUB in Adlershof has also created the conditions to efficientlly convert research results to commercial purposes. The Spin-Off ZONE Campus Adlershof was founded as part of its technology transfer program. It offers potential entrepreneurs an efficient infrastructure consisting of: • 52 workstations with telephone, Internet and printer • A large conference and seminar room for appointments with investors or customers • Hands-on training with experts • An entrepreneur lounge to swap ideas in an informal and creative atmosphere In addition to HUB, Adlershof also has a dynamic non-university research landscape. A total of more than 1800 people work at ten institutes, 1000 of whom are actively engaged in science and an additional 180 are working on their dissertations. These institutes have joined together to form the Joint Initiative of Non-University Research Institutes in Adlershof e.V. (IGAFA). The goal of IGAFA is to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and support greater public understanding of science. It also provides science infrastructure, by, for instance, assisting international guests, organizing events, managing meeting centers and supplying scientific literature. Work at the Leibniz-Institute for Analytical Sciences – ISAS – e.V. (ISAS) is focused on two key topics: “new materials” and “biomolecules” – both of which are being handled at the Berlin-Adlershof and Dortmund locations. ISAS projects cover the spectrum, ranging from fundamental research to the development of new or improved analytical procedures, techniques and instruments on through to the production of prototypes as well as validation and testing of research results for applications in other scientific fields. The basic goal is to better understand as many of the following parameters as possible: type of molecule, molecular structure, number of molecules, location and time, all of it aimed at answering the question: What amount of which substance is where at what point in time? In 2009, to further enhance ISAS’s profile, projects focusing on related topics were grouped together thematically in two long-term fields of research. The project groups for material analysis and interface spectroscopy now belong to 3

Technology Park Adlershof 21 Research Department I (Material and Interface Analytics), whereas the project groups for proteomics, metabolomics and miniaturization were integrated into Research Department II (Bioanalytics). One of the largest research institutes in Berlin is the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB).The HZB operates two separate large-scale research facilities in Adlershof and Wannsee – the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II and the neutron source BER II (see Chapter 4.4). Research on complex material systems is carried out to help in dealing with a variety of current challenges, such as the ongoing transition to sustainable forms of en- ergy (Energiewende). One focus at HZB is on materials for thin-film photovoltaics and for converting solar energy into chemical energy carriers (e.g. molecular hydrogen). BESSY II emits extremely brilliant photon pulses ranging from the long wave terahertz range to hard X-rays. Users can choose the energy range and polarization of the radiation. Around 50 beamlines at the undulator, wiggler and dipole sources provide the approximately 2500 users with a combination of brilliance and photon pulses, which makes BESSY II the ideal microscope in terms of space and time. Its scales go down to femtoseconds and picometers. Through the BERLin- Pro project, HZB aims to develop new accelerator technology and to put the principle of “Energy Recovery Linac” on a new technological foundation. Construction work on the linear accelerator should be completed in 2016. Electron Storage Ring BESSY II © HZB The Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) also researches processes in the femtosecond range. MBI conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics involving the interaction of light with matter and pursues applications that emerge from this research. It develops and employs ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers and laser-driven short-pulse light sources in a broad spectral range. These sources are used at MBI to research ultrafast and nonlinear phenomena in atoms, molecules, clusters and plasmas as well as on surfaces and in solids. MBI maintains close ties with the three Berlin universities. Its directors were each appointed by the institute and one of the universities. The Helmholtz Center Berlin and the Max Planck Society have joined together to build an X-ray beamline at the synchrotron source BESSY II that is designed for analyzing materials for renewable energy generation. This large-scale project has been dubbed EMIL (for Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory Berlin) and comprises two laboratory complexes: SISSY (Solar Energy Materials In-Situ Spectroscopy at the Synchrotron), which HZB is creating for studying photovoltaic materials; and the CAT (Catalysis Research for Sustainable Energy Supply) laboratory for researching (photo)catalytic processes, which is being financed by the Fritz-Haber-Institut and the Max Planck Society. 4 The work of the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) is devoted to investigating problems associated with growing crystalline materials, involving everything from basic research right on through to technological maturity. Like MBI, it is a part of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and a member of Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. And, also like MBI, it emerged in the early nineties from institutions that were originally part of the former East German Academy of Sciences. In addition to developing new functional materials for industrial and research uses, IKZ also specializes in techniques and equipment for characterizing crystals. 4

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