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Management support

Modern research institutions require professional research management. The staff department and specialized management units ensure this at INP.

The management support advises the Board of Directors, the heads of the research divisions and the research priority managers in matters of research strategy and research policy. It is consulting and supporting INP researchers in the acquisition of external funding. In doing so, it informs them about new funding guidelines and is jointly responsible for the preparation of applications. In addition, the management support provides assistance in the transfer of technology and knowledge and in the implementation of large-scale projects, as well as process management.

The organizational unit is directly assigned to the Executive Board. Central, supporting units with superordinate special tasks are located here. In particular, these are the Communication Department with the tasks of public relations, internal communication and event management, the Legal and Patents Department for legal questions and patent matters, the Research Coordination Department and the Department for special tasks such as Senior Scientist or the management of major projects.

The in­sti­tu­te's mot­to – FROM IDEA TO PRO­TO­TY­PE – out­li­nes both the sta­tu­to­ry mis­si­on to con­duct ap­p­li­ca­ti­on-ori­en­ted ba­sic re­se­arch and the uti­liza­t­i­on of re­se­arch re­sults. The INP car­ri­es out pro­jects from pu­blic re­se­arch fun­ding to in­crea­se the know­ledge for so­ci­al­ly re­le­vant to­pics. The re­sults of the­se pro­jects are con­ti­nuous­ly pu­blis­hed by the in­sti­tu­te in peer-re­view­ed jour­nals, at na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces and at events for the ge­ne­ral pu­blic.

For ap­p­li­ca­ti­on-re­le­vant to­pics of eco­no­mic in­te­rest, INP cont­ri­bu­tes his know­ledge in terms of a ser­vice pro­vi­der for cust­o­m­er so­lu­ti­ons. The­se most­ly bi­la­te­ral in­dus­tri­al pro­jects help our busi­ness part­ners to be­ne­fit di­rect­ly from the most re­cent know­ledge of the re­se­arch at INP. As the first in­sti­tu­te of the Leib­niz As­so­cia­ti­on at all, INP foun­ded for its tech­no­lo­gy trans­fer its own firm: neo­plas GmbH (www.​neoplas.​eu). It acts as a se­cond part of the three-step mo­del de­ve­l­o­ped by the in­sti­tu­te. Ac­cor­ding to the mot­to "From Pro­to­ty­pe to Pro­duct", la­ter pi­lot cust­o­m­ers are in­vol­ved in the de­ve­lop­ment work, for ex­amp­le. If cer­tain uti­liza­t­i­on ac­tivi­ties ha­ve pro­ved to be eco­no­mi­cal­ly via­ble, they can lead to fur­ther spin-offs. Know­ledge, which is eco­no­mi­cal­ly ex­ploi­ta­ble and shall in­iti­al­ly not be of­fe­red as costu­mer so­lu­ti­on, could be de­ve­l­o­ped up to mar­ket rea­di­ness in a new spin-off that way: "From Pro­duct to Mar­ket".

Further information regarding scientific services, equipment, methods, qualifications, technologies and patents of the INP could be found at the Leibniz Transfer Portal: (in german).




Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

Dr. Hans Sawade
Head of Management Support

Phone: +49 3834 554 3899
Fax: +49 3834 554 301