Funding success for innoFSPEC

27 March 2015 The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will fund the Centre for Innovation Competence innoFSPEC for another five years. Federal Minister Johanna Wanka praises the scientific expertise.

innoFSPEC is a collaborative project between the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Potsdam. The centre engages in basic research and develops innovative solutions for fibre-based sensors and multichannel spectroscopy.

In doing so, innoFSPEC combines the skills of new chemical analysis methods with high-performance multi-object and multi-channel spectroscopy. The centre's scientific and innovative approach follows the fast-paced developments in photonics. innoFSPEC received its first grant as a ZIK in 2008 through the BMBF funding programme "Zentrum für Innovationskompetenz: Exzellenz schaffen - Talente sichern".

The BMBF supports the establishment of outstanding international research at universities and research institutions located in the states of former East Germany. Key aspects in all ZIKs are excellent research on a highly international and competitive level as well as their ability to successfully transfer the results into the industry sector. The centres are also expected to exert a strong force of attraction upon young researchers.

Scientific contact AIP: Prof. Dr. Martin M. Roth, mmroth@aip.de, 0331 7499 313

Press contact: Dr. Janine Fohlmeister, presse@aip.de, 0331 7499 383

Further information: www.innofspec.de

Press release BMBF