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Welcome to Leibniz X – Science2Market

Leibniz X is the knowledge and technology transfer center of Leibniz Association.

Established in 2004, Leibniz X is a project of high strategic and economic importance and is funded by German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). Leibniz X was brought to life to support all Leibniz institutions in the area of knowledge and technology transfer.

For instance, Leibniz X analyzes potentials and competences, screens for hidden knowledge and technologies which could be imparted towards the industry or could be used to increase numbers and volumes of third party research grants or contracts. Leibniz X make its mentoring services available to all interested scientists, engineers and technicians of Leibniz Association. Additionally, Leibniz X provides external management support (BMBF measure “Good practice”) to speed up the formations of new spin-off companies. Finally, we are consulting Leibniz institutions in all phases of a company formation until the young entrepreneurs could safely and successfully fly all the winds of the oceans. This is our contribution to secure existing jobs and to create new jobs for the benefit of human mankind.

Leibniz Association – inaugurated in 1992 – carries out excellent basic and applied research and is oriented towards subjects of strategic importance and interregional relevance. Leibniz Association employs about 7,100 scientists (in total 16.100 co-workers) who are involved in trend-setting and interdisciplinary research. The total annual budget of Leibniz Association is about 1.3 billion €. Its applied research is mirrored by industry contracts of ca. 51 mio € as well as by service and license fees of ca. 49 mio €. All 90 Leibniz institutions are regularly audited for their performance and they are co-financed by the German federal government and the German Länder (all numbers from 2009).

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Tobias Röwf

- Leibniz X Project manager –

PS: This successful project will terminate on December 31, 2010 due to its project end.

Leibniz Alumni of Business Start-ups

(Last updated on November 11, 2010)

Since 1990, 36 Leibniz institutions created at least 121 innovative business start-ups with about 1,600 new jobs. When seen from the regional perspective, the New Federal Lands and Berlin account for about 70% of the business start-ups. Leibniz business start-ups are generating an annual turnover of more than 150 million euro. The high sustainability and quality of the business start-ups is mirrored by a low insolvency rate of less than 5 percent.

The following three viewgraphs are showing the distribution of start-ups by sections,
by German Länder and by year of foundation.

A: The Humanities and Educational Research / B: Economics, Social Sciences, Regional Infrastructure Research /
C: Life Sciences / D: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering / E: Environmental Research

German Land = Land where head office of Leibniz institution is situated.

Listing of start-ups by Leibniz Institutions

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg (BNI)

(1998) artus Gesellschaft für molekularbiologische Diagnostik und Entwicklung mbH (ltd.)
(since 2005 QIAGEN Hamburg GmbH)

Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum – Leibniz-Zentrum für Diabetes-Forschung an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (DDZ)

(2006) mediStatistica

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Berlin (FBH)

(1999) Three-Five Epitaxial Services AG (TESAG)
(TESAG belongs to Jenoptik branch Laser & Material Treatment since January 01, 2009)

(2000) IXYS Berlin GmbH

(2002) Eagleyard Photonics GmbH

(2002) JENOPTIK Diode Lab GmbH

(2006) BeMiTec AG

Forschungszentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (FZD)

(1990) OXYPHEN GmbH
(100 percent daughter of OXYPHEN AG)

(1991) Teletronic Rossendorf GmbH

(1992) Ingenieurbedarf Günter Schöne & Wolfgang Schreiber GmbH

(1992) GBS Elektronik GmbH

(1994) Initial Werbung & Verlag GbR

(1995) CCR GmbH Beschichtungstechnologie

(1995) GeSiM – Gesellschaft für Silizium-Mikrosysteme mbH (ltd.)

(1995) Technologiezentrum Rossendorf ROTECH GmbH

(1997) BSR Büroservice Rossendorf

(2000) Angewandte Pulstechnik GmbH

(2000) nanoparc GmbH
(Enterprise applied for bankruptcy in August 2006. The founder is today’s CEO of DTF Technology GmbH
which took over some of the business fields of nanoparc GmbH.)

(2006) DREEBIT GmbH


German Institute of Economic Research, Berlin (DIW)

(2007) DIW econ GmbH

German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE)

(1997) Prosens Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung und Sensorik GmbH

(2001) peptides&elephants GmbH

German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Göttingen (DPZ)


Heinrich Pette Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology at the University of Hamburg (HPI)

(1997) CellTec GmbH
(Biotechnology enterprise, was dissolved after bankruptcy.)

(1999) Vision7 GmbH

(1999) mice & more GmbH & Co.KG
(Enterprise applied for bankruptcy in August 2002.
Nowadays, it runs under the name of genOway Germany GmbH.)

(2000) CCS Cell Culture Service GmbH

(2005) Cryoprotect GmbH

(2006) m2c microscopy measurement & calibration GmbH

Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics/Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Frankfurt (Oder) (IHP)

(1999) lesswire AG

(2006) Silicon Radar GmbH

Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf gGmbH (IUF) [Assoziiert]

(2010) Praeventicon GmbH

Institute for Analytical Sciences, Dortmund und Berlin (ISAS)

(1997) G.A.S. Gesellschaft für analytische Sensorsysteme mbH (ltd.)

(2009) B & S Analytik GmbH

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

(2005) analytix

(2009) Kiel Economics Research & Forecasting GmbH & CO. KG

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg (ZALF)

(1992) Umwelt-Geräte-Technik GmbH

(2005) Lenné3D GmbH

Leibniz Institute für Age Research – Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena (FLI)

(1998) Graffinity Pharmaceutical Design GmbH
(Runs under the name of Graffinity Pharmaceuticals GmbH since 2005)

(1999) MoBiTec LLC

(2000) Bio-Gate AG
(formerly Bio-Gate Bioinnovative Materials GmbH)

(2001) BIO.CO.NE. Biotechnology Competence Network GbR

(2002) Prisma Diagnostika GmbH
(integrated into HUMAN GmbH today)

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB)

(2002) Control in applied Physiology GbR (CP)

(2003) BioenergieBeratungBornim GmbH (B³)

Leibniz Institute for Catalysis e. V. at the University of Rostock (LIKAT)

(2009) NatMedics UG (haftungsbeschränkt) (limited liability)
(in cooperation with University of Rostock)

(2010) cataHRO GmbH

Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin (IKZ)

(1997) Hinzmann & Krause GmbH

(1997) WBK (Wissenschaftliche Kristallbearbeitung)
(Company does not exist any more.)

Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf (FBN)

(1990) BIORAT GmbH
(since 1998 BioMath GmbH)

(1992) DNA Diagnostik Nord GmbH

(1992) VETEC

(1992) GMK – Gesellschaft für Meß- und Kalibriersysteme

Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin (IGB)

(2001) Criterion – Evaluation & Information Management

Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR)

(1994) Mariscope Meerestechnik

(1994) CRM – Coastal Research & Management GbR

(1995) MariLim Gesellschaft für Gewässeruntersuchung mbH (ltd.)

(2002) BIOTECmarin GmbH

(2007) MicrobiMaris Biotec GmbH

Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin (FMP)

(2000) PSF Biotech AG
(Enterprise dissolved after bankruptcy.)

(2000) Combinature Biopharm AG
(Enterprise is part of MerLion Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd of Singapore, today.)

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute, Jena (HKI)

(1996) BioControl Jena GmbH

(1997) Oncoscreen – Gesellschaft zur Nutzung molekularbiologischer Technologien mbH (ltd.)

(1997) Probiodrug AG

(1998) CLONDIAG chip technologies GmbH

(1999) ProThera GmbH
(Traded under the name Wacker Biotech GmbH, a 100 percent daughter of the WACKER trust,
since January 2005. Direct successor of ProThera GmbH.)

(2000) SIRS-Lab GmbH

(2000) CyBio Screening GmbH
(Today it belongs to CyBio AG.)

(2000) WERNER BioAgents

(2004) BioConzept Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (ltd.)
(Enterprise was dissolved in 2008.)

(2004) IndyMED Gesellschaft für Individualisierte Medizin mbH (ltd.)

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology – Center for Learning and Memory Research, Magdeburg (IfN)

(1996) FAN GmbH

(2000) KeyNeurotek Pharmaceuticals AG

(2001) MR confon GmbH

(2004) arivis Multiple Image Tools GmbH

Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken (INM)

(1995) Nanosol AG

(1999) NANO-X GmbH

(1999) Engineered nanoProducts Germany AG
(Originally founded as European Centre for Product Innovation and Coatings)

(1999) Nanogate AG

(2000) Nano-Care AG

(2000) inomat GmbH

(2000) NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH

(2000) Surface Contacts GmbH

(2000) ItN Nanovation AG

(2001) sarastro GmbH

(2003) Viking Advanced Materials GmbH

(2005) Bühler Partec GmbH

Leibniz-Institute für Oberflächenmodifizierung, Leipzig (IOM)

(1998) IOT – Innovative Surface Technologies GmbH

(1999) NTGL Nano Technologie Leipzig GmbH
(100 percent daughter of NTG Neue Technologien GmbH)

(2000) Solarion AG / Photovoltaics

(2001) OPTEG GmbH

(2005) Cetelon Nanotechnik GmbH

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle (Saale) (IPB)


Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben (IPK)

(1998) Novoplant GmbH
(Genetic engineering enterprise, applied for bankruptcy in February 2008.)

(1998) SunGene GmbH

(2000) TraitGenetics GmbH

(2003) Array-On GmbH

(2009) IT-Breeding GmbH

Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald (INP)

(2005) neoplas GmbH

(2006) neoplas control GmbH

(2009) neoplas tools GmbH

Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden (IPF)

(1998) Hightex Verstärkungsstrukturen GmbH

(2005) ZetaSCIENCE GmbH

(2009) Qpoint Composite GmbH

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden (IFW)

(1999) DSL Dresden Material-Innovation GmbH

(2004) evico GmbH

(2004) Systenanix GmbH
(Enterprise was dissolved in 2008.)

(2006) evico magnetics GmbH

(2009) ScIDre Scientific Instruments Dresden GmbH

(2010) BelektroniG – Brünig & Guhr Elektronik GbR

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig (IfT)

(2003) Leipzig Institute for Science, Technology and Research GmbH (LISTaR)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

(2005) Climate & Environment Consulting Potsdam GmbH (CEC Potsdam)

(2008) Climate Analytics GmbH

Research Center Borstel – Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences (FZB)

(1997) Glycobiotech GmbH

(2007) Protectimmun GmbH

Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Essen (RWI)

(2006) Institute for Health Care Business GmbH

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Frankfurt am Main (SGN)

(2005) MORPHISTO Evolutionsforschung und Anwendung GmbH

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

(1998) choice mobilitätsproviding GmbH

(2004) location3

(2006) Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel (InnoZ) GmbH

(Sources: Leibniz X-inquiry & Leibniz Institutions (n=121), updated: November 11, 2010)

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