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Farbanalyse mit Hyperspektralkamera. LLA Instruments. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Growth through technology

How Adlershof-based companies develop:

How do Adlershof-based companies grow? Is growth plannable? Is it all about the numbers? We put out our feelers among successful companies on the campus. The optical measurement technology systems of the Adlershof-based LLA...

August Schleicher (l.) und Stefan Martini. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


„Adlershof is perfect as a location“

In conversation with Stefan Martini & August Schleicher, owner of the tax consultancy martini + schleicher Steuerberatungsgesellschaft:

All tax advisors are loners and mavericks? This classic tax advisor stereotype does not apply to Stefan A. Martini und August Schleicher. On the contrary, the two merged their respective offices to become the go-to office for...

Heike Enke. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Researching bacteria

Heike Enke uses microbes to extract substances against cancer:

It all started with trips to the nearby lake Wannsee a decade and a half ago. That day, Heike Enke forgot to bring her swim wear. However, she did bring a 20-litre jerry can, which she filled with water and carried back to...

Entwurf Wiili-Schwabe-Straße. Bild: Adlershof Journal


Growth with a clear focus

MediaCity Adlershof is expanding:

Prices for real estate in Berlin are increasing, while additional land for new businesses is scarce. The Adlershof site is becoming more densely populated. This is a new development. The doors keep turning at the office of...

Martin Lehmann, EBK Krüger. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Manufacturing a new beginning

EBK Krüger is expanding in Adlershof:

The new headquarters of EBK Krüger in Adlershof is brand new - office buildings, manufacturing halls, meeting rooms, and staff locker rooms. Everything but the manufacturing facility that is about to put in operation in the...

Thomas Schröder, IKZ Adlershof. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Tailor-made crystals

The IKZ develops indispensable raw materials for the high-tech industry:

Crystals are most commonly associated with glistening chandeliers or the spheres of fortune tellers. However, the lattice structures have become indispensable raw materials for the high-tech industry. The regular, repeating...

Cyril Tuschi. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


A hero’s quest

Virtual reality worlds are interactive adventure stories for the whole family:

On Sophienstrasse, in the utmost centre of Berlin, there is a gate do a different world. An infinite number of worlds, to be precise. A head-high metal frame on a plywood pedestal, a fan and a smell generator on the wall is...

Elena Holsten, A² Accelerator Berlin. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Adlershof’s accelerator programme A² supports the development of start-ups

A Bavarian start-up teamed up with a Berlin-based energy provider on a project towards the digitisation of district heating data:

The “A² Adlershof Accelerator-Programm Berlin” made it possible for a Bavarian start-up and a Berlin-based energy provider to come together to work on a project towards the digitisation of district heating data. A² enabled...

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Electric polarization in the macroscopic world and electrons moving at atomic scales

New route for understanding and tailoring the properties of ferroelectric materials:

Femtosecond x-ray experiments in combination with a new theoretical approach establish a direct connection between electric properties in the macroscopic world and electron motions on the time and length scale of atoms. The...

A² Accelerator Berlin, Top Accelerator. Illustration: D. Mahnkopf © WISTA


A² Accelerator Berlin is one of Germany’s top accelerators

Start-ups evaluate their participation in accelerator programmes for a survey of the University of Applied Sciences Cologne:

A study carried out by the University of Applied Sciences Cologne for the first time surveyed 110 start-up entrepreneurs, who had taken part in accelerator programmes, as well as operators, investors, and managers of...

neurocat GmbH,  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


More security for artificial intelligence

neurocat GmbH tricks self-learning systems and makes them more reliable:

The Adlershof-based neurocat GmbH increases the security of artificial intelligence applications. The company’s young team is leading efforts for developing the industry’s security standards – which it is pushing forward in...

HySPRINT-Labor am HZB © HZB/M. Setzpfandt


2.8 Mio Euro Funding for preparing perovskite solar cells for high volume manufacturing

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and partners want to further improve the manufacturing process:

HZB participates in a new consortium for Perovskite solar technology that is led by Oxford PV Germany GmbH. The consortium is funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy with 2.8 Million Euros and aims to further...

Diodenlaserstack © FBH / P. Immerz


Securing the technological lead with laser innovations

Research institutes and companies are developing the world's first pulsed Joule-class laser light source for the mid-infrared spectral range:

Two German regions are pooling their expertise in the field of laser technology in the recently launched BMBF HECMIR project (Mittlerer-Infrarot-Laser für die Hochenergie-Klasse – High Energy Class Mid-Infrared Lasers). The...

A² Accelerator Berlin, Smart City 2018, Illustration: D. Mahnkopf © WISTA


A² Accelerator kicking off with fresh ideas for future smart cities

At the Technology Park Adlershof, the start-ups of A² are realising pilot projects with renowned industrial partners:

The “A² Adlershof Accelerator ‘Smart City’” is kicking off on 23 August 2018. Five young companies - AR4 GmbH (Graz), Breeze Technologies UG (Hamburg), dive solutions GmbH (Berlin), M2MGo GmbH (Berlin), S O NAH UG (Aachen) –...

HySPRINT-Logo. Herstellung und Foto: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/List-Kratochvil


Printing solar cells and organic LEDs

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin form a joint lab and research group “Generative production processes for hybrid components”:

Solar cells, LEDs and detectors made of organic and hybrid semiconductors can nowadays be simply printed out, even together with teensy nanostructures that make them function better. The development of low-cost printing...

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Light-controlled molecules: Scientists develop new recycling strategy

Discovery lays the foundation for recycling of yet non-recyclable plastics:

Robust plastics are composed of molecular building-blocks, held together by tough chemical linkages. Their cleavage is extremely difficult to achieve, rendering the recycling of these materials almost impossible. A research...

Atomistische Simulation der Laser-induzierten Cluster-Explosion. Bild: MBI


MBI researchers find the solution to the puzzle

Slow, but efficient: Low-energy electron emission from intense laser cluster interactions:

For the past 30 years intense laser cluster interactions have been seen primarily as a way to generate energetic ions and electrons. In surprising contrast with the hitherto prevailing paradigm, a team of researchers has now...

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World record: Fastest 3D tomographic images at BESSY II

An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics.:

This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record. The quality of materials often depends on the manufacturing process. In...

Gebäude der JENOPTIK Diode Lab in Berlin © JENOPTIK AG


Jenoptik is investing in its Berlin site

Jenoptik is responding to the growing demand for high-power laser diodes with technical modernization and higher levels of staffing.:

In Berlin, Jenoptik is investing in modern production equipment, so ensuring the long-term competitiveness in a photonic core business: Thanks to new machines and systems, Jenoptik can speed up order processing for the...

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Concepts for new switchable plasmonic nanodivices

A magneto-plasmonic nanoscale router and a high-contrast magneto-plasmonic disk modulator controlled by external magnetic fields:

Plasmonic waveguides open the possibility to develop dramatically miniaturized optical devices and provide a promising route towards the next-generation of integrated nanophotonic circuits for information processing, optical...