An innovative and reliable research partner

Collaborative research with Ilmenau University of Technology is indispensable to the companies in this region. Global players, among them Sony, Siemens, Daimler and many more, appreciate the university’s practical relevance and its innovation potential. The photo shows research using the scanning electron microscope in the ZMN (centre for micro and nanotechnology).

Science and industry meet

Intensive interdisciplinary collaboration between Ilmenau University of Technology and local industry has enabled significant research results to be quickly available and ready for use. The university has developed competitive clusters dedicated to a number of areas of research, such as nano-engineering, precision engineering, energy and automotive engineering, technical and biomedical systems, mobile communications and digital media technology.
For further information on partnerships with Ilmenau University of Technology, see their Transfer section.

Other development partners

Extramural research establishments with a worldwide reputation, such as IDMT, the Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie complement the expertise of Ilmenau University of Technology. Others are the IOSB (Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung), the AST (Angewandte Systemtechnik Ilmenau), IMMS (Institut für Mikroelektronik und Mechatronik-Systeme) and the Ilmenau Steinbeis Transfer Centres, all close to the university campus.

Fraunhofer IDMT
Fraunhofer AST
Steinbeis Transfer Centres:
- Quality assurance, Image processing,
- Mechatronics,
- Spring technology