Research Institutions

Optotransmitter-Umweltschutz-Technol…, BerlinResearch Institution, Lighting Technology, Optical Analytics, Biophotonics and Ophalmic Optics, Microelectronic and Mikrosystems Technology

The OUT e.V. was founded in 1991 as an innovative external research institution.
OUT e.V. is a nonprofit-registered association of private law. The statuary aim of OUT e.V. is to promote science and research, especially in the fields of micro and optoelectronics as well as environmental technologies. Members are SMEs, other research institutions and individual persons.

Out e.V. promotes and carries out industrial and basic research and development of prototypes in the fields of optoelectronics, thin film technologies, sensors and data processing. The institution owns two special laboratories with modern measurement equipment and simulation software.

OUT e.V. offers a wide range of successful, active international network management for SMEs working in the field of security technologies.

OUT e.V. has many years of experience in project coordination for single projects and research cooperation of varying scale.

OUT e.V. is a dynamic, mature research institution and exemplifies flexible networking between industry and research partners with the help of government support. OUT e.V. is always open to new and innovative technical fields for the benefit of the whole society.

OUT e.V. is a dynamic, mature research institution and exemplifies flexible networking between industry and research partners with the help of government support. OUT e.V. is always open to new and innovative technical fields for the benefit of the whole society.

Optotransmitter-Umweltschutz-Technologie e.V.

Köpenicker Str. 325, Haus 201
12555 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30 / 609 847 20
Technical University Berlin - Berlin…, BerlinResearch Institution, Optical Analytics, Biophotonics and Ophalmic Optics

The Berlin Laboratory for innovative X-ray Technologies (BLiX) aim to transfer technology in the field of X-ray technologies. Our vision goes beyond the idea of a bilateral, unidirectional transfer from science to industry. BLiX is rather a place of collaborative technology development in the knowledge triangle of research - education - innovation. BLiX is operated jointly by the Technical University of Berlin and the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy. BLiX is located at the Endowed Chair for Analytical X-Ray Physics of Prof. Birgit Kannengießer.

We support your company in your research and development via

  • Joint projects
  • Access to our measurement stations and our instrumentation
  • Advice, support and referral to our partners

We provide access to modern methods of X-ray spectroscopy via

  • Demonstrators and prototypes for new methods
  • Referral to our partners
  • Support and assistance with experiments

We school and train with

  • Continuing education courses
  • Master and doctoral theses

Technical University Berlin - Berlin laboratory for innovative X-ray technologies (BLiX)

Hardenbergstr. 36
10623 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30 / 314 25108
Technical University Berlin -…, BerlinResearch Institution, Laser Technology, Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communication and Sensors, Optical Analytics, Biophotonics and Ophalmic Optics

The group's activities are focused on the research of light-matter-interaction and its applications. The research, development and education are carried out in an international surrounding of science and industry. Different materials are investigated for their linear and nonlinear properties and transferred into possible applications. Current topics are:

Nonlinear Optics and Optical Spectroscopy

  • Colloidal nanoparticles and quantum dots in life sciences, labeling, as a biomarker, in photovoltaics and as single-photon sources
  • Semiconductor structures of low dimensionality and their optical properties
  • Nanoscaled Quantum Systems as potential ultrafast amplifiers and switches
  • Hybrid semiconductor / metal nanostructures for fundamental principles and applications in active and passive nano-plasmonics

Laser Development and Laser Material Processing

  • Development of powerful diode and lamp pumped solid-state lasers in the near infrared spectral range from 1 to 2 µm, especially in the eye-safe region from 1.5 to 1.7 µm for material processing, medical and remote sensing applications
  • Optimization of neodymium and erbium based laser sources with respect to their spectral and spatial characteristics
  • Spectroscopic investigation of crystalline materials in terms of stimulated Raman scattering and further second and third order nonlinear effects
  • Development of compact Raman lasers for efficient conversion of the emission wavelength of existing laser sources

Optical Thin Film Coatings

  • Calculation, preparation and characterization of dielectric and metal thin film systems for reflective and anti-reflective optical surfaces and for the production of spectral filters, beam splitters and functionalized surfaces
  • Antireflection coatings of the terminal surfaces of glass fibers used for the construction of fiber lasers and for transmitting high laser power, e.g. used in material processing and medical therapeutic applications
  • Manufacture of hybrid thin film structures on the end-faces of optical fibers for the development of optical fiber sensors, fiber coupled modulators for data communication, and other innovative applications


  • Development and characterisation of integrated electro-optic components fabricated in a BiCMOS production process on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) wafers. This includes the development of optical couplers, splitters, spectral filters and resonators as well as active electro-optic structures e.g. modulators, Raman amplifiers and delay generators
  • In addition, complex photonic integrated circuits are designed for transceiver applications in optical data communication
  • The worldwide smallest high speed modulator in SOI has been demonstrated at the Institute of Optics an Atomic Physics

Technical University Berlin - Institut für Optik und Atomare Physik

Straße des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30 / 314 21699
Technical University Wildau, WildauResearch Institution, Laser Technology, Lighting Technology, Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communication and Sensors, Optical Analytics, Microelectronic and Mikrosystems Technology

Technical University Wildau – A Competent Partner for Commercial Businesses and Scientific Institutions

The opening of the Technical University Wildau in 1991 has resulted in academic teaching as well as scientific research and development becoming firmly established and highly esteemed in the region to the south-east of Berlin. Not only businesses and scientific institutions, but also public administrative bodies all profit directly from this development by being able to recruit Wildau graduates directly as young specialists and managers. They also benefit from R&ampD cooperation and projects, networks for knowledge and technology transfer in addition to further-training programmes which can be tailor-made for companies and a wide range of institutions.

Documented quality control and direct practical relevance are the outstanding hallmarks of 28 degree courses on offer, ranging from engineering, business and administration to legal studies, available both on campus and via distance learning. With more than 4,200 students Wildau is the biggest university in the regional state of Brandenburg. Changing from diploma to bachelor and master programmes has considerably strengthened the academic character of the Technical University Wildau.

Photonic, Laser and Plasma Technologies

Professor Sigurd Schrader’s working group is active in the areas of photonics, optical technologies, laser and plasma technologies, both in teaching and applied research. This group is involved in the following fields:

  • Material syntheses and experiments
  • Producing optoelectronic elements and components
  • Characterizing optoelectronic elements and components
  • Process characterization and optimization

This research group cooperates closely with industrial partners, mainly small and medium-sized companies situated in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region. Additionally, as a participant in national and international networks it has considerable contact with research institutions and universities. There is also direct cooperation on a contractual basis with the IHP Leibniz Institute for Innovative Microelectronics Ltd in Frankfurt an der Oder, which had led to their joint research and training centre (Joint Lab). The main focus of this activity is to develop concepts for innovative silicon based elements and technologies for high-speed electronics and photonics. Among Joint Lab’s activities are experiments aimed at generating graphic layers in order to attain higher limit frequencies up to the terahertz level. This may lead to new applications in sensorics and medical technology.

Microsystems Technology

Microsystems Technology is represented in the teaching and applied research carried out by Professor Andreas Foitzik. Hardware content is predominant in this field and the focus is on biological microsystems technology for life-science products and applications. A dust-free room (for structures as small as a nanometre) and a plastics laboratory (for the quick implementation of prototypes) are available. The wide range of research areas includes:

  • Elements for biochips and biosensors
  • Reactors in macro and micro fields (including microfluidics)
  • Processing surface structures
  • Constructing and joining technology (joining smaller elements to a larger system)
  • Integrating circuits (signal connection between the micro and macro world)
  • Measuring and regulating the overall system
  • Microstructuring
  • Micro injection moulding of small plastic elements
  • Cutting plastic or metal micro elements
  • Mechanical and optical material examination

The group’s expertise and infrastructure are available for applications beyond biological microsystems technology.

Technical University Wildau

Hochschulring 1
15745 Wildau

T: +49 (0)3375-508119
Technische Universität Berlin,…, BerlinResearch Institution, Lighting Technology

With the first Chair worldwide for lighting technology, the field of lighting technology at the TU Berlin has a long tradition. Within the department of electrical engineering and computer science, the field belongs to the Institute for Energy and Automation Technology. As a specialized subject of electrical engineering, it covers a promising field with a variety of interdisciplinary combinations such as building, architecture, environmental engineering and medicine.

Numerous applied research projects are carried out in close collaboration with industry at an internationally recognized level they successfully enrich the academic work. Important areas of research are, among others, daylight, building automation systems, light sources, photometry, applied light technology and color measurement.

The Institute provides various devices such as mirror gonio-photometers, bi-index measuring station, daylight measurement station, LED gonio-photometer, and spectro-radiometer for measuring radiators, lights, lamps, materials, etc.

Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Lichttechnik

Einsteinufer 19
10587 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30 / 314 22156
Universität der Künste Berlin -…, BerlinResearch Institution

Experimental design and product development, with special emphasis on new technologies. Focus in the development of lighting systems and lights using innovative LED and OLED technology. Design implementation in research and innovation-oriented areas.

Universität der Künste Berlin - Institut für Produkt- und Prozessgestaltung

Straße des 17. Juni 118
10623 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30 / 3185 2026
Universität Potsdam, PotsdamResearch Institution, Laser Technology, Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communication and Sensors, Optical Analytics, Biophotonics and Ophalmic Optics, Microelectronic and Mikrosystems Technology

Die Physikalische Chemie der Universität Potsdam (UPPC, ist Teil des Instituts für Chemie und hat ihren Sitz am neuen naturwissenschaftlichen Campus in Potsdam-Golm, der Teil des Golmer Wissenschaftsparks ist. Unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerd Löh-mannsröben, apl. Prof. Dr. Michael U. Kumke und JProf. Dr. Ilko Bald führt UPPC die Ausbildung in den naturwiss. Bachelor- und Masterstudiengängen in der Teildisziplin „Physikalische Chemie“ durch und ist stark in der Doktorandenausbildung engagiert. Sehr erfolgreich ist die Beteiligung an der Graduiertenschule SALSA, 2012 Siegerin im Exzellenzwettbewerb des Bundes und der Länder.

Grundlagen- und Anwendungsforschung in Photochemie und Photophysik, Laserspektroskopie und optischer Sensorik sind die Kernkompetenzen von UPPC. Die Untersuchung von elementaren Gasphasenreaktionen mit laserbasierter Ionenmobilitäts (IM)-Spektrometrie als ein spannendes Beispiel für die Erforschung von fundamentalen physiko-chemischen Phänomenen und die Entwicklung optischer Detektionsschemata für die point-of-care Diagnostik von Biomarkern für Lungenkrebs- und Alzheimer-Erkrankun¬gen verdeutlichen das breite Spektrum der Aktivitäten und Expertisen.
Die Berufung von JProf. Dr. Ilko Bald (Jan. 2013) ist eine wichtige wissenschaftliche und personelle Verstärkung (s. Beispiele für faser-basierte optische Methoden, in denen UPPC eine führende Rolle innehat, sind die Photonendichtewellen (PDW)-Spektroskopie (Bunsen-Kirchhoff-Preis für Dr. Oliver Reich 2014, spin-off-Firma PDW Analytics) sowie die O2- und pH-Sensorik auf mikroskopischer und zellulärer Ebene (spin-off-Firma Colibri Photo¬nics). Die hervorragende F&ampE-Infrastruktur verbun-den mit einer erstklassigen instrumentellen Ausstattung, beides noch deutlich gesteigert durch den Bezug des Drittmittelzentrums (Haus 29) im Herbst 2013, sowie die ausgeprägte interdisziplinäre Anlage der Forschungsthemen zeichnen UPPC als exzellenten Forschungspartner aus. Derzeit sind ca. 50 Mitarbeiter/innen an 15 F&E-Vor-haben mit regionalen, nationalen und internationalen Forschungs- und Industriepartnern beteiligt. Gemeinsam mit dem Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) wird UPPC das Zentrum für Innovationskompetenz inno-FSPEC Potsdam, gerade (August 2016) mit der weiteren BMBF-Förderung 2016 – 2020 ausgezeichnet, zu einem nationalen Exzellenzzentrum für faseroptische Spektroskopie und Sensorik entwickeln.

F&E-Programme und Projekte von UPPC (Auswahl, Kurztitel, Stichpunkte i. Klammern)

(I) „Zentrum für Innovationskompetenz inno-FSPEC Potsdam. Innovative faseroptische Spektroskopie und Sensorik“, Sieger in BMBF-Wettbewerben 2008 und 2015 (faserbasierte chemische Sensorik und optische Vielkanalspektroskopie, Vielfachstreuung, Photonendichtewellen, Angewandte Analytische Photonik, seit 2009).

(II) „Geochemische Radionuklidrückhaltung an Zementalterationsphasen (GRaZ)“, BMWi-Verbundvorhaben (molekulares Prozessverständnis, Wechselwirkungen von Lanthanoiden mit Komponenten homogener und heterogener salinarer Systeme, 2015 – 2018).

(III) Nachwuchsgruppe „Angewandte Laser-sensorik in komplexen Biosystemen (ALS ComBi)“, BMBF, Sieger im Wettbewerb Inno-Profile-Transfer 2012 (super resolution Spek-troskopie, Einzelmolekül- &amp Einzelzell-Detek-tion, photonische Kristallfasern, Atomkraft-Mikroskopie, Optogenetik, 2012 – 2017).

(IV) „School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA)“, Exzellenzgraduiertenschule (Analytik in Bio- und Lebenswissenschaften, Bild¬gebung und Mikroskopie, 2012 – 2019, derzeit 6 Doktoranden bzw. Doktorandinnen).

(V) „Nanopartikel-basierte photonische Vor-Ort-Analytik von Endotoxinen in Biopharmazeutika (EndoProve)“, BMBF-Verbundprojekt (Quantenpunkte als photonische Sonden, Aptamere-Erkennungselemente, 2015 – 2018).

(VI) „Entwicklung innovativer bestandsspezifischer Impfstoffe für Geflügel, innoVAK4¬DART“, BMEL-Verbundprojekt (Charakterisierung von Bakterien durch Fluoreszenzmikroskopie und Durchflußzytometrie, Photo-Inaktivierung, 2014 – 2017).

(VII) „Sensorsystem für Methan-Monitoring b. Schiefergasgewinnung“, BMWi ZIM-Koop.-Projekt, (CH4-Lasersensorik, 2014 – 2016).

(VIII) „Rohstoffscreening mit spektral-opti-schen Verfahren bei der Getreidelagerung (OptiScreen)“, BMEL-Verbundprojekt (Myko-toxin-Detektion, Fluoreszenzspektroskopie an Getreide, IMS-Analytik, 2015 – 2018).

(IX) „Intelligence for Soil. Integrated System for Site-Specific Soil Fertility Management (I4S)”, BMBF-Verbundvorhaben (2015 – 18).

(X) „Photonisch-mikrofluidisches Produktionsverfahren zur ultraschnellen Herstellung maßgeschneiderter monoklonaler Antikörper (Affinity Track)“. StaF-Programm (2017 – 19)

(XI) Industrieprojekte “UV Absorber” und “Lebensmitteldispersionen (2016 – 17)

Instrumentierung von UPPC

Umfassende optisch-spektroskopische Instrumentierung, Spektralbereich 200 nm – 10 µm, hohe spektrale, zeitliche (sub ps) und räumliche (sub µm) Auflösung, Mikroskopie und Bildgebung. Erstklassige instrumentelle Ausstattung mit Investitionsmaßnahmen von ca. 10 Mio. € seit 2001. Derzeit Ausstattung s. Beispiele:

• Diverse Laserapparaturen mit Absorptions- und Emissionsdetektion
• Einzelmolekülspektrometer
• Fluorescence-Imaging-Mikroskop-System
• PDW-, Lichtstreu- und Photonenkorrelationsspektrometer
• Ionenmobilitäts- und Massenspektrometer
• Fasertechnologie und –fusionsspleißgerät
• Ultrakurzpuls Ti:Sa-Laser mit Nachver-stärkung, Frequenzkonversion und OPA
• Schreibstand für Faser-Bragg-Gitter
• Durchflusszytometer
• Mikro-Thermophorese NanoTemper

Universität Potsdam

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24/25
14476 Potsdam

T: 0331 977 5222
UP Transfer GmbH an der Universität…, PotsdamResearch Institution, Laser Technology, Lighting Technology, Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communication and Sensors, Optical Analytics, Biophotonics and Ophalmic Optics, Microelectronic and Mikrosystems Technology

The main task of the company is to organize a modern and competitive knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Potsdam as well as in the region, but also on a national and international scale. The goal is the effective addition of excellence in research and teaching by a professional transfer of results from science and research.

The Department of Executive Education currently focuses on:
• Master degree programs in the areas of Public Administration and Private Management,
• Certificate courses in Mediation
• Scientific training courses;
• International projects in further education;
• Projects for refugees and migrants.

The projects of the Department of Applied Research &amp Development mainly focus on:
• Basic research;
• Applied research and development;
• Contract research;
• Scientific and technical consulting and services.

Important research areas are especially antibody research, inorganic chemistry research to improve the recycling of valuable precious and rare earth metals, laser development, material research of innovative polymer materials, geoscience research and consulting services.

The Department of UP Transfer Services offers the following services:
• Conference services mainly for scientific events;
• Patent licensing for higher education and research institutions of Brandenburg (Project “Brainshell”);
• UniShop of the University of Potsdam, selling a great variety of merchandising products;
• Project management and controlling;
• Administrative services.

UP Transfer GmbH an der Universität Potsdam

Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

T: 0331/977-1119