Research and development from idea to prototype
The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP) is one of the leading research institutes in the area of physical plasma, its basics and applications. It is the largest non-university institute in Europe, in the field of low temperature plasmas, employing about 200 scientists, engineers and other specialised personnel. In addition to application-oriented research, the INP promotes the development of plasma-assisted processes and products.
The institute undertakes research and development, from idea to prototype. The thematic focus bases on the needs of the market, allowing the INP to provide customer-specific solutions in the areas of plasma-derived technologies, as well as services, such as feasibility studies and consultancy. At present, plasmas for materials and energy, environment and health, are the focus of interest. Innovative product ideas, as a result of the research of the INP, are being explored together with partners from industry or transferred into marketable products and applications by the spin-offs of the institute.
In collaboration with universities, research facilities and industry, the INP actively promotes the training and continuous education of scientific and technical junior staff in the field of low temperature plasma physics. The institute is a registered non-profit organisation and, since its foundation, a member of the Leibniz Association (https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en.html).