Sicoya wins ‘Start Up Energy Transition Award’
Innovative business ideas for the energy tradition rewarded:
The winners of the ‘Start Up Energy Transition Award’, presented by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – have now been...
Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures
The Berlin Adlershof Science City is one of the most successful high-technology sites in Germany and Berlin’s largest media site. It is home to 1,041...
Graciosa Microgrid System Proves Environmental Benefits
Forschungszentrum Jülich confirms significant advantages of the renewable energy system on the Azorian Island:
A study by the renowned German research institute Forschungszentrum Jülich has quantified significant environmental benefits derived from the world’s...
Center for Laser Materials launched
World-leading research environment for laser research established in Adlershof:
The Zentrum für Lasermaterialien-Kristalle (Center for Laser Materials-Crystals, ZLM-K) is currently installed at the IKZ in the framework of the...
Nanostructures give directions to efficient laser-proton accelerators
MBI Scientists investigate benefits of nanostructured surfaces:
Nanostructured surfaces have manifold applications. Among others they are used to selectively increase aborption of light. You can find them...
How to increase efficiencies of ultrathin CIGSe solar cells
Nanoparticles at the back help harvesting the light:
Ultrathin CIGSe solar cells need much less rare earth elements and energy for production. Unfortunately, they are much less efficient too. Now a...
Highly sensitive method for detecting ion pairs in aqueous solution developed
For the first time, scientists detect the specific non-local electron transfer process in water:
Scientists of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Heidelberg, and the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague...
HZB and Freie Universität Berlin are establishing the joint research group “Macromolecular Crystallography”
This practical education for budding biochemists is unique in Germany:
For eight years, HZB’s “Macromolecular Crystallography” workgroup has been successfully cooperating with the “Structural Biochemistry” research group...
Adlershof Journal March/April 2017
The High Energy Neighbourhood: How We Recharge Our Batteries:
View into EMIL: Research on new energy materials // Access control: IT company entri develops software-based systems // Pocket-Sized...
In conversation with Tobias Kirschnick
Head of the Innovation and Business Incubation Centre (IGZ) in Adlershof since October:
In this interview, Tobias Kirschnick lets us in on his plans for the centre’s reorganisation. Kirschnick, who is now in his late thirties, started...
Anton Nagy builds testing facilities for customers from the chemical industry and is fascinated by Berlin:
Berlin in the 1990s: “Really awesome!” His successful application as a PhD student at the Fritz-Haber-Institute and the collegiality back then:...
A Model Neighborhood for Energy Efficiency
How the Science City Adlershof will save a third in primary energy consumption:
Intelligent technologies will help the Science City Berlin Adlershof, which covers an area of 420 hectares, become energy-efficient. A project...
Efficient and convenient
Energy-efficient living in so-called Plus-Energy-Houses and so-called “Powerhouses”:
Many single-family houses are now increasingly built as passive or plus-energy houses. Several Adlershof-based projects aim to show that multi-family...
Going Strong after 25 Years
Loptek, a company specialised on fibre glass, has moved manufacturing to the Technology Park:
2017 was a special year for Loptek GmbH & Co. KG. The company, which specialises on fibre optical light guides, fiber optic systems and precision...
The Welcome System
The IT company entri developes software-based systems for access control:
Visitors are greeted by the word “entri” in huge, blue letters when they enter through the glass front door. Naturally, a company named “entri” would...
Why Scientists X-ray Solar Cells
The electron storage ring BESSY II and the transition to clean energy:
Researchers at the “EMIL” laboratory of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH explore possible components for the...
Spaces of Knowledge Creation
Economic geographer Suntje Schmidt explores the development of creative spaces:
How do the things work that surround us? Where does innovation come from and which conditions does it need to thrive? These are some of the questions...
The Pocket-Sized Laboratory
The start-up diamond inventics finds legionella at record speed:
Precise, fast, energy and water-saving and about the size of a credit card. An innovative chip system can detect pathogenic microorganisms in water...
5G can pave the way for the digital revolution
Test field for studying the impact of 5G on the energy sector at Adlershof and in Bonn:
According to Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and distribution network operator Stromnetz Berlin, 5th generation (5G) communication networks could have a...
Lattice of nanotraps and line narrowing in Raman gas
Decreasing the emission linewidth from a molecule is one of the key aims in precision spectroscopy. One approach is based on cooling molecules to...