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Das neue Zentrum für IT und Medien in Berlin Adlershof, Bild: © Adlershof Special


Center for IT and media ZIM 3

The acoustic camera, the Berlin brain-computer interface (a machine that can read minds) and the robodogs are only some examples made in Adlershof. About a hundred companies with over six hundred personnel, the Humboldt...


Changes to the Management Board of SOLON SE

Stefan Säuberlich is new CEO; Management Board reduced to four members :

The Supervisory Board of SOLON SE has appointed Stefan Säuberlich as the new CEO. Thomas Krupke will continue to be available to the company as a consultant. The company is undergoing a far-reaching restructuring process in a...


New ideas for analyse dispersions from the market leader in innovative instruments

LUM Sales Meeting in Adlershof:

L.U.M. GmbH, welcomes its world-wide sales partners to the 11th international technical and cultural exchange at the headquarters in Berlin-Adlershof from 23-25 February.„During the last year we have increased our...


Data at the end of the Tunnel

Electric control of aligned Spins improves Computer Memory:

Researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the French research facility CNRS, south of Paris, are using electric fields to manipulate the property of electrons known as "spin" to store data permanently. This...

Adlershof Special 11: Photonik + Optik


Adlershof Special 11: Photonics + Optics

A label with a profound ring: interview with Bernd Weidner, CEO of OpTecBB // With new strategies against the crisis: entrepreneurs' investments in Adlershof // The laser enters new dimensions: MBI's world record with neutral...

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Revolutionary solutions and possibilities

Often, immediate goals control our everyday lives: the next scientific discovery, the next balance – new successes, new challenges at all times. And yet science, trade and politics must not declare themselves satisfied with...

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A label with a profound ring

Optical technologies made in Germany – this label had and still has a profound ring to it. Precision optics has become a great tradition in Germany, linked with such names like Carl Zeiss. Many innovations in precision optics...

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With new strategies against the crisis

“Now of all times is the best time to invest.” This was how Michael Roensch, Sales Director of AEMtec GmbH, justified the 100,000 Euros he invested in early October. Based in Berlin-Adlershof the company enlarged its Class...

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The laser enters new dimensions

From zero to 200 kilometres an hour in a millionth of a billionth of a second: that’s a world record – at least for neutral particles. “What really surprised us in our experiments was that neutral particles could reach such a...

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Instruments for the microcosm

Long trenches and a chessboard of gentle hills stretch to the horizon, broken by vertical shafts that seem to be bottomless. Yet nobody will ever set foot on these bizarre landscapes, the work of developers at Sentech...

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Light for health

A simple rapid test can be a life saver in the event of a suspected heart attack. Two years ago the Adlershof company Optricon presented an analyser for just this purpose. Utilising optical methods and microprocessor...

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Adlershof Special 10: Start-ups

"We don’t take just anybody": Adlershof Incubation Center // Jörg Muchametow, Managing Director eagleyard Photonics GmbH: Founders never stop learning // Proactive inspirers: Help for HU spinoffs // Over the pond: Two...

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Proactive inspirers

Centre or outskirts? In this case it is a matter of interpretation. Martin Mahn is based in the city centre, on Ziegelstraße in Berlin-Mitte, and drives out at least once a week to the outskirts – to a new centre, the Adlershof Technology Park. Mahn, Managing Director of Humboldt Innovation, is convinced: “If Humboldt University with its key institutes had not moved here to Adlershof there would have been fewer spinoffs.”:

He explains: Setups are easy in Adlershof. If a location is to support the setup of new companies it is important that it can provide suitable space and areas in all phases of these companies’ development. In Berlin City...

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Over the pond

“Whoever invents and produces a new kind of Spreewald gherkin does not have to go to America, but can stay on the regional market,” explained Prof. Dr. Dietmar Lerche. He himself sells four out of five devices abroad. Fifteen years ago he founded the company L.U.M. GmbH that develops new kinds of measuring methods and equipment, e.g. for the storage stability of paints, foodstuffs, and cosmetic products.:

Lerche is pleased: In the meantime his equipment has become the laboratory standard at a number of international groups. In other words it is used everywhere these groups develop and produce – distributed all over the...

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Finding the right partner

“We won through in the end,” claimed Marco Köhler, Managing Director of Cruso Systems GmbH. This young startup has made a name for itself with the development of the first mobile GPS city guide for pedestrians. The road was not easy: The development of a technology and its first launch as a product are worlds apart. Although the Science City Adlershof, where “the Cruso” was born, was developed to a great extent with public funds, different rules apply to company founders.:

When faced with the two financing options – bank or venture capital – the Cruso team chose the latter. The founders of this spinoff from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Engineering FIRST struck...

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The next generation

Christian Scholz took the corporate helm faster than anybody had thought. His company, LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH, is a leading capacity in the field of short pulse lasers for medicinal analysis, laser based measuring systems and high resolution spectrometers. His father founded it in 1990. Sören Schmahl does not consider himself second generation. Together with his father Wolfgang he started the Institute of Facility Management.:

Until 2008 LTB had five partners. When four business shares were offered for sale from mid 2007 father and son did not want to see the company fall into the hands of outside investors. Without further ado junior took the...

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Founders never stop learning

“Raising a child is generally more challenging than creating a child”, this was the conclusion drawn by Inc., the US magazine for entrepreneurs – and the same goes for firms and products.:

Well, as a father of two sons and cofounder of a startup, I can imagine what the author is trying to tell us. In 2002 it was really a simple decision to found the company eagleyard Photonics GmbH: At last we had the...


Angela Merkel's road to power...

...led her more than once to Adlershof:

Few traces remain of the Central Institute for Physical Chemistry in the suburb of Adlershof, part of the East German Academy of Sciences. The campus is now a business park, and the building where Merkel had her office has...


Matchmaking Event with Otaniemi Science Park

How about doing business in Finnland:

Contact Carolin Domann WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH // International CooperationRudower Chaussee 17, D-12489 BerlinPhone: +49 (0) 30 6392 2223Fax:     +49 (0) 30 6392 2204E-mail: Downloads

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Adlershof Special 9: Microsystems

Cover Story: Well equiped: Product miniaturisation:

Microsystems engineering in Berlin – a success story // Research as the driving power // Keyhole medicine and turbine inspections // Fresh meat guaranteed // New Center for Microsystems and Materials: A vibrant place for...