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Networks

Wherever possible, we draw in regionally available technology into our research and thus contribute to the networking of companies so that small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, can fully exploit their innovation potential. In addition, we initiate and help shape regional and supraregional as well as cross-sectoral clusters and networks. We are particularly involved in application-oriented working groups and scientific committees. Our regular workshops promote the transfer of know-how to network partners and industry.

We are involved in the following networks

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Electronic measurement and instrumentation technology Thüringen (ELMUG)

In the ELMUG industrial cluster, developers, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and research institutions in the field of electronic measurement and instrumentation technology in Thüringen work together to expand and consistently develop one of Thüringen's core industries on a national and international scale. As a founding member of ELMUG, we contribute our research on smart distributed measurement and test systems , integrated sensor systems and mechatronic systems, among other things.

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Erfurt Research and Industrial Centre (FIZ)

The association coordinates and promotes measures and projects that improve the conditions for the development of local companies and encourages the establishment of further technology-oriented companies in Erfurt. We support the association through our branch office in Erfurt.

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EtherCAT Technology Group

The EtherCAT Technology Group is a global user organisation in which manufacturers of EtherCAT devices, technology providers and users have joined forces to advance EtherCAT. As an open Industrial Ethernet technology, EtherCAT sets standards in terms of real-time performance, low costs, flexible topology and ease of use. EtherCAT is being expanded and further developed in a large number of technical working groups.

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European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen)

In the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) companies and research institutes promote their latest technology developments, products, and services and keep up to date with those in the field. IMMS contributes expertise in sub-nanometre precision direct drive technology and strengthens the transfer of research results to the ultraprecision mechanical engineering industry.

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InSignA performance center

Ilmenau TU, five Thuringian Fraunhofer institutes and IMMS are working together with companies to quickly bring innovations in the field of intelligent signal analysis and assistance systems (InSignA) into application. InSignA stands for excellent, cross-organisational infrastructures, knowledge transfer and a strong network. IMMS contributed to the cooperation in the InSignA pilot project 1 with the collection of microclimatic data on the campus of Ilmenau TU for energy consumption optimisations.

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medways

medways acts as a hub for the medical and biotechnology industries in Thüringen. We contribute our research on integrated sensor systems and in-vitro diagnostics and thus support the goals of medways – to advance innovative products and processes for the optimal diagnosis and efficient treatment of diseases.

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NFC Forum

Through the NFC Forum, member companies share their development, application and marketing expertise to develop the best possible solutions for the use of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. We use the Forum to advance our research on RFID sensors. Here we are developing solutions for battery-free sensors that can be powered and read out via the NFC functionality of smartphones, among other things.

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Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)

The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) aims to promote and coordinate the development of open source software for mechanical and plant engineering and for the automation industry. Among other things, we have transferred know-how to various companies through joint Linux workshops and contribute to topics for real-time data processing and communications. One example is the OSADL QA Farm on Real-time of Mainline Linux project.

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OptoNet – the central German Photonics Cluster

OptoNet e. V. represents the interests of players from industry, research and education who are active in the field of photonics. They all pursue the common goal of strengthening the internationally successful high-tech location in the heart of Germany and to contribute to a better future with light-related technologies.