News | 13-02-2023

IKZ receives 2.5 Mio € ERDF funds to build up a modern application laboratory on state-of-the-art in-situ electron microscopy

Good team work for IKZ´s EFRE application: (from left to right) Dr. Maike Schröder, Head of Science Management | Dr. Martin Albrecht, Head of Department Materials Sciences | Dr. Janet Zapke, Head of IKZ Administration | Prof. Thomas Schröder, Head of Institute


The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is an important financing approach to promote social cohesion in the European Union. In the latest ERDF call on application laboratories for non-university research institutes issued by the ´Land Berlin`, IKZ successfully applied and will receive a total amount of 2.5 Mio € EFRE funding with the project start in 2024. The total project volume is on the scale of 6 Mio € and IKZ will thus contribute 3.5 Mio € from its institute budget in the years 2024 to 2026. The central idea is to build up a modern application laboratory on advanced in-situ electron microscopy. The concept foresees the installation of ultra-modern electron microscopy facilities for structure and chemical analysis at the atomic scale of functional materials and devices. It is expected to act as an open science laboratory to support not only users from academia but also from industry. The new IKZ application laboratory will be strongly interconnected with further partners in modern electron microscopy, in especial from Humboldt University Berlin (HUB), Paul-Drude-Institut (PDI), Fritz-Haber Institute (FHI) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The goal is to create an internationally leading electron microscopy platform in Berlin-Adlershof to accelerate the transfer from basic research results in materials science towards commercial applications.

For further information, please contact Dr. Martin Albrecht: