Leakage detection via ultrasound. The jointly developed SONAPHONE for Maintenance 4.0 is being mass produced by SONOTEC. Photo: SONOTEC.
Leakage detection via ultrasound. The jointly developed SONAPHONE for Maintenance 4.0 is being mass produced by SONOTEC. Photo: SONOTEC.


We analyse your requirements, your target application and the corresponding physical processes, map this understanding in our system designs and help you to develop and optimise your complete solution. We support you from from the concept stage until series maturity.

  • Options for cooperation

    Depending on the type, scope and time horizon of your topics, we can offer you cooperation within funded projects. To do this, we support you in applying for and in carrying out joint publicly funded research and development projects of the German Land of Thüringen, the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union. On the other hand, we are happy to assist you with our range of services, which you can commission independently at any time. You will find the appropriate contact person under the respective topic. Please feel free to contact us!

  • Target markets

    We catalyse cutting-edge results from science into innovations through application-oriented developments. In doing so, we focus on societal challenges in application fields and target industries in which miniaturisation and the integration of electronics, mechatronics and software into intelligent and energy-efficient system solutions bear high innovation and growth potential. These are especially the target industries:

    • Life Sciences
    • Automation technology and Industry 4.0
    • Environmental monitoring and smart city applications
    • Research institutions and ultra-precision mechanical engineering
  • Application fields

    Based on our research and know-how built up over the years, we are developing, for example, sensor systems for in-vitro diagnostics that enable individual, decentralised health monitoring for all with electronic rapid tests.

    We are researching energy-efficient solutions for RFID sensor technology and for IoT systems in order to open up new applications in environmental monitoring and to make processes in industry more resource-efficient.

    We are researching solutions for adaptive edge AI systems to enable AI on low-consumption embedded systems in industry and to network them in real time.

    For highly complex and secure integrated systems, we conduct research to automate their design and testing with AI algorithms and machine learning.

    In order to be able to manufacture the ever-increasing complexity of these integrated systems on ever-smaller semiconductor surfaces, we are researching on ever more precise drives for the nanometre measurement and structuring of objects.

  • Research for innovation

    Developments with industry highlight the need and challenges for novel approaches. We conduct research based on current results from science, which we prepare for transfer into innovations in our research fields:

    For all of this, we work in interdisciplinary teams and with research partners such as the Ilmenau TU and with local, national and international research organisations and technology providers.